MORRISTOWN, NJ – A 54-year-old Morristown doctor will spend four years in prison for his participation in a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid of $30 million dollars, according to United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey S. Berman.
Paul J. Mathieu was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield to 48 months in prison for his participation in a $30 million scheme to defraud Medicare and the New York State Medicaid Program, officials said.
“Corrupt doctors and therapists who defraud Medicare and Medicaid betray their medical training, their professions, their patients, and the taxpayers. These taxpayer-funded programs are designed to provide essential medical services to the elderly and the needy, not to enrich corrupt doctors and other fraudsters,” Berman said. “Paul Mathieu’s sentence sends a clear message that those who cheat Medicare and Medicaid will be held accountable.”