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Imprisoned Doctor Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

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Dr. Edwin Njoku (Courtesy East Hartford Police)

Dr. Edwin Njoku (Courtesy East Hartford Police)

An East Hartford   doctor,convicted of Sexual Assault and  Witness Tampering in August has pleaded no contest to  Medicaid Fraud.

Edwin Njoku was convicted  of one count of Larceny in the  Second Degree by Defrauding a  Public Community.

According to information presented in court, a female patient went to Dr.Njoku’s office  in October 2011 for treatment of lower back pain.Instead, Njoku sexually assaulted her and then billed the state’s Medicaid program $37.48 for medical treatment that was never provided.

Njoku was sentenced last month to  an effective  term of ten  years in prison, suspended after five years and five years probation.As a result of Wednesday’s plea,

Njoku has been sentenced to an additional eighteen months, to be served concurrently with  the previous sexual assault sentence.

 

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