Beverly Hills doctor sentenced, ordered to pay $2.9M in restitution for massive medical insurance scam

A Beverly Hills doctor who authorities say performed unnecessary surgeries on patients in one of the nation’s largest medical insurance fraud schemes was sentenced Friday.

Dr. Mario Rosenberg pleaded no contest in 2014 to felony insurance fraud and was given three years of probation and ordered to perform 1,000 hours of community service and pay $2.9 million in restitution, the Orange County Register reported.

Rosenberg and others recruited healthy people to undergo surgeries in exchange for money or low-cost cosmetic procedures such as “tummy tucks,” prosecutors said.

Health insurers were then billed for unnecessary and dangerous procedures, which included hysterectomies and colonoscopies, prosecutors alleged.

They said more than 2,800 people were recruited and Rosenberg and two other doctors performed more than 1,000 surgeries. The scam was centered at a now-closed surgical outpatient clinic in Buena Park.

The $154 million scheme ended in 2008 with 19 people being indicted. At the

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Medical waste incinerator agrees to pay $2.6M to resolve alleged clean air violations

Medical waste processor Stericycle Inc. will pay $600,000 in penalties and another $2 million toward replacing old school buses under an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve several violations arising from its controversial North Salt Lake incinerator.



a sign on the side of a building: (Keith Johnson | Tribune file photo) This Jan. 21, 2014, file photo shows the Stericycle plant in North Salt Lake that incinerated hazardous medical waste and racked up multiple violations of clean air laws and regulations. It has now agreed to pay $2.6 million to resolve a case brought by the Environmental Protection Agency.


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(Keith Johnson | Tribune file photo) This Jan. 21, 2014, file photo shows the Stericycle plant in North Salt Lake that incinerated hazardous medical waste and racked up multiple violations of clean air laws and regulations. It has now agreed to pay $2.6 million to resolve a case brought by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Stericycle made Utah headlines in 2013 after state air quality regulators documented instances where the incinerator, located next to the Foxboro neighborhood, allegedly exceeded its emission limits and rigged stack tests in violation of its state permit. Ultimately, the Illinois-based firm was fined $2.3 million and agreed to relocate the North Salt Lake

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