A Naperville man who owns a medical laboratory in Highland, Indiana, is set to plead guilty Friday to paying two doctors kickbacks in exchange for sending their clients to him.
According to court records filed in the U.S. District Court in Hammond, Indiana, Gopal Shah owns Highland Diagnostics, Inc., and Highland Open MRI, Inc. Starting in 2008, Shah began paying two doctors, not named in records, kickbacks for referring their Medicare and Medicaid patients to his companies.
The scheme ran until 2012, according to the indictment.
Although court records do not say how much he paid the doctors or how much income he made from the scheme, his plea agreement calls for him to pay restitution of $28,384 to Medicare and $14,716 to Indiana Medicaid.
Shah is 64. He faces up to five years in prison.Tags: crime