NJ Pair Indicted In $6.6M Health Care Benefits Fraud Scheme

Law360, Newark (January 9, 2017, 8:50 PM EST) -- A former union official and an insurance broker have been indicted on conspiracy charges related to a scheme to defraud Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and the union's self-insured health care plan out of a combined $6.6 million for medical benefits claims, the U.S. attorney for New Jersey announced Monday.

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said that Sergio Acosta, 66, of Passaic, N.J., and Lawrence Ackerman, 53, of Old Tappan, N.J., were each indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiring to defraud...
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