NEWARK, N.J. – An elderly New Jersey doctor convicted of accepting kickbacks as part of a long-running, $200 million bribes-for-test-referrals scheme run by a blood testing lab has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.
Federal prosecutors say Bernard Greenspan, of River Edge, received a 41-month sentence Tuesday. The 79-year-old family doctor also must forfeit $203,693.
Greenspan was convicted in March of crimes including violating federal anti-kickback laws.
Prosecutors said Greenspan accepted about $200,000 in bribes from employees and associates of Parsippany-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services from March 2006 to April 2013. They said his referrals alone generated more than $3 million in revenue for the now-defunct company.
Greenspan's attorney told jurors that the payments were legitimate and Greenspan did nothing illegal.