New Jersey Pharmacist Gets 3 Years in Prison for Filing False Claims, Defrauding Medicaid Program

A pharmacist from Lyndhurst, N.J., has been sentenced to three years in prison for fraudulently billing the federal Medicaid program, according to a New Jersey Newsroom report.

Kamal Moorjani, who worked at Amethyst Pharmacy in Jersey City, N.J., pleaded guilty to accusations that he had billed Medicaid more than $1,200 for prescriptions he never dispensed between Jan. 1, 2009, and Jan. 27, 2009, according to the report.

In addition to his prison sentence, Mr. Moojani's pharmaceutical license has been suspended, and he was ordered to pay $1,289 in restitution to the Medicaid program and $10,000 to the Jersey City police, according to the report.

Read the New Jersey Newsroom report about Mr. Kamal Moorjani's sentence.

Read other coverage about Medicaid fraud:

- Women's Clinic in Utah Being Investigated for Medicaid Fraud

- Unlicensed Massachusetts Nurse Pleads Guilty to Role in $4.6M Medicaid Fraud Scheme

- DOJ Investigates Allegations Florida Health System Assisted WellCare in Medicaid Fraud

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