From the Daily News:
It was no joke when the feds showed up Wednesday to arrest a Brooklyn proctologist on Medicare fraud charges at his posh oceanfront condo.
Dr. Boris Sachakov, who was hauled off in handcuffs, is accused of bilking $3.5 million through phony bills from his Colon and Rectal Care of New York in Brighton Beach.
The red flags included $60,020 in bills for 85 hemorrhoidectomies Sachakov claimed he had performed on one unfortunate patient in 20 months.
Sachakov, a solo practitioner, often billed for working more than 24 hours a day, officials said.
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.
Investigators from the Medicare Fraud Strike Force began examining Sachakov’s practice after complaints from patients who said he submitted claims formedical services they did not receive.
…Sachakov, 41, was released on $500,000 bond. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.