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Weight-loss Surgeon Dr. Syed Ahmed Accused Of Massive Medicare Fraud

March 26, 2014

Syed Ahmed reaped millions off of taxpayers by billing max workouts Medicare for procedures he never performed. (3/25/14) BELLMORE - A weight loss surgeon with a home on Long Island is accused of ripping max workouts off Medicare for millions of dollars. Federal authorities say the 49-year-old Dr. Syed Ahmed reaped millions off of taxpayers by billing Medicare for procedures he never performed. The FBI says the surgeon, who has a practice in Bellmore, used workout the scheme to fund a lavish lifestyle that included a $4 million Muttontown mansion. MORE: Long Island Crime Stories In a criminal complaint unsealed in Brooklyn Federal court Tuesday, it was revealed that seizure warrants were issued for the mansion and the contents of seven bank accounts. As a sole practitioner, they say Dr. Ahmed billed Medicare for $85 million between 2011 and 2013. Authorities did not reveal how much of the $85 million was considered fraudulent.
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