Virginia doctor pleads guilty to nearly $2M fraud scheme

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia doctor has pleaded guilty to a nearly $2 million health care fraud scheme that involved medically unnecessary pain and scar creams.

Seventy-two-year-old Leonard Rosen of Fairfax Station has been a practicing obstetrician in the area since 1980.

On Friday, he pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria as part of a plea deal.

He admitted that he struck a deal with a pharmacist to prescribe expensive compounded pain and scar creams and to direct those prescriptions to his pharmacies.

Rosen received a kickback on the prescriptions. The scheme cost insurers $1.88 million.

The pharmacist, 48-year-old Mohamed Abdalla of Allendale, New Jersey, was sentenced earlier this year to four years in prison.

Rosen will be sentenced in December.

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