- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey doctor has admitted his role in a three-year scheme to bill Medicare for services that authorities say were not provided or were performed by unlicensed and unsupervised providers.

Benjamin Sabido, a 62-year-old Franklin Lakes resident who has medical offices in Newark, Union City, Paterson and Passaic, pleaded guilty Wednesday to health care fraud. He now faces up to 10 years in prison when he’s sentenced May 14.

Prosecutors say that from at least December 2006 through April 2010, Sabido received $237,182 from Medicare and Medicaid based upon fraudulent claims.

They also say he told staff to submit bills for physical therapy services that were not provided and also authorized and encouraged unqualified staff members to provide physical therapy services.

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