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

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.
Read more: http://longisland.news12.com/news/weight-loss-surgeon-dr-syed-ahmed-accused-of-massive-medicare-fraud-1.7504633

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