Pharma Salesman Cops To Defrauding NJ Insurance Programs

Law360, New York (November 13, 2017, 8:49 PM EST) -- A New Jersey pharmaceutical sales representative on Monday copped to defrauding state health benefits programs and other insurers out of nearly $500,000 by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions as part of a conspiracy, federal and state prosecutors said.

Andrew Gerstel, 39, of Galloway, New Jersey, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, according to acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick and New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino. He...
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