Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Clifton Ambulance Operator Gets 18 Years for Fraud

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Clifton Ambulance Operator Gets 18 Years for Fraud

Article excerpt

A 57-year-old Clifton man who was convicted on health-care fraud and money-laundering charges as part of operating his illegal ambulance company, was sentenced on Monday to 18 years in federal prison.

Imadeldin Awad Khair was convicted following a nine-day bench trial before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton.

He had been previously convicted on state health-care fraud charges in 2004 and was barred from working with health-care programs for 11 years.

Instead, Khair began operating a business named K&S Invalid Coach in his brother's name, authorities said.

From that date until his indictment, Medicare and Medicaid paid more than $9 million in claims submitted by the company.

He got a business associate to tell authorities that he was an employee of the company and not running it. …

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