A New Jersey cardiologist stands accused of stealing more than $52,000 by billing insurance companies for services that allegedly were performed while he was out of the country.
Ahmad Mossavi, also known as Seyed Mossavizadeh, faces 48 counts of health care claims fraud and one count of theft by deception in an indictment handed up Tuesday by a state grand jury. It was made public Wednesday.
The 52-year-old Wayside resident has offices in Ocean Township (Monmouth County) and South Plainfield. The indictment alleges that between Jan. 20, 2008 and Oct. 9, 2009, Mossavi falsely submitted — or caused to be submitted — claims that he was providing patient care.
Authorities say Mossavi fraudulently billed several insurers for claims totaling $52,717. He faces decades in prison if convicted on all charges.