Wayne doctor gets five-year sentence in medical bribe scheme

In this file photo, Dr. Frank Santangelo, left, leaves federal court in Newark in 2013.

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In this file photo, Dr. Frank Santangelo, left, leaves federal court in Newark in 2013.

A Morris County doctor who practiced in Wayne and Montville was sentenced to five years and three months behind bars on Wednesday for accepting $1.8 million in bribes in exchange for referring clients to a diagnostic lab for blood work.

Frank Santangelo, 45, of Boonton, is one of 38 people – including 26 doctors from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut – who have been convicted in what U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman has said may be the largest laboratory bribery prosecution in …read more

Source: North Jersey Passaic

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