Insys Doc Who Lied About Ex-Colleagues Gets Nearly 5 Years

Law360, New York (January 27, 2020, 7:10 PM EST) -- A Manhattan federal judge hit a New York City anesthesiologist with almost five years in prison Monday for taking kickbacks from Insys Inc., sharply criticizing the defendant for fraudulently impugning former medical community colleagues online after his arrest and termination from Mount Sinai Medical Center.

U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood hit Alexandru Burducea, 43, with a sentence of 57 months and more than $68,000 of forfeiture, the amount in fees he took from Boston-based Insys while part of its ill-fated speakership program.

Burducea was arrested in 2018 and entered a guilty plea in 2019, admitting that the speakership program was...

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