PITTSBURGH – A resident of Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court following his conviction at trial on two counts of health care fraud, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
United States District Judge David S. Cercone sentenced Samirkumar J. Shah, 58, to 78 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release.
“Dr. Shah risked the health of his patients so he could make millions of dollars through unnecessary procedures, and lied and fabricated records for years to perpetuate his fraud scheme,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Kaufman. “This prosecution demonstrates our commitment to protect the healthcare system from fraud and sends a clear message of deterrence to others who might consider similar criminal behavior.”
“Today’s sentence holds Mr. Shah accountable for his appalling actions,” said FBI Pittsburgh Special Agent in Charge Mike Nordwall. “Mr. Shah used his position as a doctor to illegally profit from a healthcare program paid for by taxpayers. Fraud of this magnitude will not be tolerated. The FBI, along with our partners, are committed to making sure the integrity of our health care benefit programs remains intact and will always work diligently to investigate and hold accountable those who think they can steal from the system.” …
Source: Fox Chapel Cardiologist Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Health Care Fraud Scheme Involving More Than $13 Million of Insurance Billings / U.S. Department of Justice Western District of Pennsylvania