Ilan T. Graff, the Attorney for the United States, Acting Under Authority Conferred by 28 U.S.C. § 515, announced today that cardiologist ASIM HAMEEDI was sentenced to 20 months in prison for orchestrating a widespread healthcare fraud scheme from approximately 2003 to 2015. HAMEEDI owned a Queens, New York, medical clinic, City Medical Associates (“CMA”), through which he perpetrated a fraud scheme involving, among other things, fraudulent reimbursement claims and false representations to insurers regarding medical tests and procedures. HAMEEDI previously pled guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud before U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl, who imposed today’s sentence.
Mr. Graff said: “Doctors and medical clinics should be focused on their patients’ wellbeing, not on fraudulently lining their own pockets. Thanks to the dogged investigative work of our partners at the FBI, HHS, and NYPD, Asim Hameedi is headed to prison for defrauding Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance companies.”