Ocean Grove sales executive sentenced for medical bribes
A blood testing lab marketer from Ocean Grove is given a year and a day in prison for bribing a Toms River doctor for referrals.
Daniel Gilman, 63, was sentenced Wednesday in a Camden federal courtroom, according to the office of New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman. He had pleaded guilty to one count of kickback conspiracy.
The doctor who admitted taking the cash, Vincent Destasio, is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.
Gilman, working for Promed Practice Consultants LLC, admitted giving thousands to Destasio in exchange for referrals to two companies, between March 2014 and May 2015.
The payoffs came from monthly commissions Gilman received from the firms, equalling 10 percent of reimbursements sent to the labs by insurors, including Medicare, authorities said.
Investigators said that no one in either company was aware of the arrangement.
Gilman was also ordered to served two years of parole supervision, fined $1,000 and entered a $25,000 forfeiture judgement.
According to Fishman's office the Health Care and Government Fraud Unit has recovered more than $1,300,000,000 in health care and government fraud settlements, fines, judgements, restitution and forfeiture since its formation in 2010.