Doctor Used Other Physicians' Names To Perform Nip/Tucks On Insurance Companies' Dime
Dennis Romero reports:
A Torrance-based doctor was convicted this week of charging insurance companies for medically unnecessary procedures that included facelifts and tummy tucks, according to the U.S. Deptartment of Justice.
Lawrence Saks, a 57-year-old from Rolling Hills Estates, even used other doctors’ names when submitting claims, a jury concluded. He was found guilty of four counts of health care fraud, five counts of mail fraud, four counts of false statements relating to health care matters and three counts of aggravated identity theft.
It was actually Saks’ second trial. A first in November saw one juror hold out in an 11-1 vote. He ran Madison Park Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in Torrance and San Pedro.
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