Imprisoned Doctor Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud
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.