Today, in federal court in Central Islip, Peter Adamsak, a licensed chiropractor who operates in East Meadows, Long Island, sued a private insurance company for more than $1 million for acupuncture services that never took place. He pleaded guilty to health care fraud in connection with claiming .
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Breon Peace, Assistant Secretary of State for the Federal Bureau of Investigation New York Field Office (FBI) Michael Driscoll, and New York State Inspector General Lucy Lang announced: guilty plea.
“Adamczak billed his insurance company for acupuncture treatments he never did and brazenly lied to fill his pocket with money he didn’t earn,” said U.S. Attorney Peace. I’m here. “As a healthcare professional, Adamszak was required to uphold the highest standards of honesty and integrity, and failed miserably on both. increase.”
“False medical claims threaten the health of sick and injured New Yorkers and drive up costs for all of us,” New York State Inspector General Lucy Lang said. I would like to thank my colleagues at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York for working with me to do this.” We would like to thank Angelus Okeke of , and investigator Mario Rubino.
According to court filings and facts presented during judicial proceedings from 2016 to 2020, Adamczak filed over $1 million in fraudulent claims for reimbursement to private insurance companies. Adamczak claimed that the acupuncture was provided by an unaffiliated acupuncturist who rented office space from the defendant. did not. Based on Adamczak’s fraudulent claims, a private insurance company refunded the beneficiary approximately $994,838.16, and the beneficiary paid his Adamczak. In one case, a beneficiary, a relative of Adamczak, deposited a redemption check into a personal bank account and held the funds.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John Valleratos is in charge of the prosecution. Assistant U.S. Attorney Claire Kedesian of the bureau’s Asset Recovery Division is handling the forfeiture issue.
Huntington, New York
EDNY Docket No. 22-CR-287 (JS)