An Upper East Side doctor is linked to a ring of doctors -- which included a licensed neurologist, a chiropractor, two general practitioners, and two acupuncturists -- who allegedly collaborated to help exaggerate patient injuries and scam insurance companies for more than $6.2 million, according to the Sun.
The ring allegedly recruited people who had only minor injuries from car accidents and put them through a litany of medical tests in order to charge insurance companies for more money. Patients were paid to exaggerate injuries, police said, and occasionally members of the group known as "runners" purposefully set up car accidents in order to persuade the victims to come into the office, according to police...
Police used undercover officers who posed as accident victims in order to infiltrate the operation. The Manhattan district attorney's office said 11 people had been indicted yesterday and charged with enterprise corruption and other offenses.
The alleged leader of the operation, a layman, was identified as Gregory Vinarsky. Doctors included Aron Goldman, of the Upper East Side, Chantal Hilaire, of Rockville Center, and Roman Tabakman, of Fort Lee, N.J.