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Co-conspirator to be sentenced in the huge health fraud scheme

NEWARK, N. J. – One of the most important figures in a large-scale health care fraud scheme is scheduled to be sentenced in New Jersey.

Craig Nordman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribe physicians and money laundering for his role in a yearslong scheme in which New Jersey-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services of bribing doctors to send blood samples for testing that are often not necessary.

Nordman’s sentencing is scheduled for Wednesday in Newark. He faces a combined maximum term of imprisonment of 25 years, but is expected to receive far less time because he cooperated with investigators.

More than 50 people have pleaded guilty, including nearly 40 doctors.

Nordman nieces and nephews, David and Scott Nicoll, orchestrated the scheme and are to be sentenced in two weeks.

The authorities estimate that their company made $100 million from the scheme.

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