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New York Surgeon Pleads Guilty to Participating In $31M Trip-and-Fall Fraud

October 3, 2022


A New York doctor last week pled guilty to performing unnecessary surgeries as part of a scheme by doctors and lawyers to obtain insurance reimbursements and other compensation from fraudulent trip-and-fall accidents, according to federal prosecutors. A litigation funding company previously pled guilty to involvement in the same scheme.

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams announced that Sady Ribeiro, a New York-licensed pain management doctor and surgeon, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the scheme.

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