Federal agents arrested Brighton Beach Proctologist Dr. Boris Sachakov on charges of defrauding Medicare $3.5 million through fake medical bills. Investigators from the Medicare Fraud Strike Force started looking into Sachakov’s Medicare claims after getting complaints from clients at his Colon and Rectal Care of New York. The Clients claimed Sachakov reported services they did not receive. From NY Daily News:
The red flags included $60,020 in bills for 85 hemorrhoidectomies Sachakov claimed he had performed on one unfortunate patient in 20 months…He was supposedly so busy he claimed to have performed 6,593 hemorrhoidectomies and other procedures between February 2009 and January 2010.
The next busiest proctology clinic in the country billed Medicare for a mere 381 procedures in the same time period, a criminal complaint said.
If convicted for his heinous crimes, Sachakov is looking at a $250,000 fine, and up to 10 years in prison. Don’t drop the soap near this guy.