Staten Island doctor charged with taking bribes from N.J. blood lab involved in kickback plot
A Staten Island doctor took $25,000 in bribes to steer his patients to a New Jersey blood-testing lab at the center of a massive kickback scheme, federal authorities allege.
Thomas Savino, 57, was indicted Tuesday with conspiring to violate federal anti-kickback laws and wire fraud.
He’s the latest doctor accused of taking bribes from Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services, a Parsippany-based clinical lab at the heart of what federal prosecutors have called the “largest physician bribery case ever prosecuted.”
The now-defunct company pleaded guilty to anti-kickback and money laundering violations in June. The probe has resulted in 41 guilty pleas, 27 from doctors, prosecutors said.