November 8, 2017 / 9:30 PM / a year ago

N.Y. doctor gets 33 months in prison over blood-test bribe scheme

A New York doctor was sentenced on Wednesday to 33 months in prison for accepting bribes in return for referring patients’ blood specimens to a New Jersey diagnostic laboratory company at the center of a massive U.S. probe.

Ahmed El Soury, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stanley Chesler in Newark after pleading guilty in April to conspiring to violate a federal anti-kickback law and to commit wire fraud, prosecutors said.

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