May 10, 2018 / 9:55 PM / 2 years ago

New Jersey doctor gets two-year sentence for test-referral bribes

A New Jersey doctor was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison for his role in a now-defunct diagnostic laboratory’s scheme to pay bribes for test referrals that has led to a record number of prosecutions of medical professionals.

Ralph Messo, 56, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stanley Chesler in Newark after admitting in 2015 that he accepted about $82,500 bribes from Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC.

To read the full story on Westlaw Practitioner Insights, click here: (Reporting By Herbert Samuels)

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