July 19, 2018 / 11:43 PM / 7 months ago

8th Circuit upholds Minnesota doctor's $421,000 restitution order

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld an order requiring a Minnesota doctor to pay the U.S. government more than $421,000 in restitution as part of her sentence for accepting kickbacks from a pharmacy in exchange for patient referrals.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower-court judge did not err in concluding Dr. Elena Polukhin not only received kickbacks but also conspired more broadly with two men, a pharmacist and a part-owner at Best Aid Pharmacy, to defraud the government.

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