Rockland County man admits role in health care fraud scheme

The 44-year-old from Chestnut Ridge, along with his co-conspirators, orchestrated the submission of false and fraudulent claims totaling more than $127 million.

News 12 Staff

Oct 12, 2023, 10:14 AM

Updated 244 days ago

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Eric Karlewicz, also known as Anthony Mazza, is facing charges after admitting his involvement in a health care fraud and kickback scheme.
According to court documents, Karlewicz collaborated with durable medical equipment companies, telemedicine companies, and doctors to submit false claims to health care benefit programs from June 2017 to May 2019.
The 44-year-old from Chestnut Ridge, along with his co-conspirators, orchestrated the submission of false and fraudulent claims totaling more than $127 million.
Karlewicz used the proceeds to purchase multiple luxury vehicles. He is charged with conspiracy to violate the federal anti-kickback statute and conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 20.


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