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Detroit Doctor Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Accepting Kickbacks and Fraud

Posted by Audrey Schechter | Feb 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Eastern District of Michigan Judge Nancy G. Edmonds sentenced Dr. Mahmoud Rahim to 6 years in prison for his role in a $10.4 Million Dollar healthcare kickback scheme.  Dr. Rahim was found guilty of several healthcare fraud related counts for accepting kickbacks in exchange for referring patients for electromyogram tests, some of which were unnecessary, and physical therapy performed by unlicensed therapists.  Rahim attempted to disguise the kickbacks, calling them "rent". It does not appear that a whistleblower brought these misdeeds to the government's attention; rather, the government's own investigation seems to have led to the indictement and ultimate conviction.

DOJ press release.

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Audrey Schechter

Audrey Hildes Schechter is an experienced commercial and civil litigator, working in the areas of fraud, qui tam, healthcare fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, Tricare fraud, appellate practice, health care law, and employment litigation. Audrey has practiced in Florida for 25 years and in New Y...


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