A chiropractor has pleaded guilty to bilking insurance companies to treat car accident victims whose injuries were exaggerated.
Connecticut Hearst Newspapers and The Hartford Courant report that Marc Kirshner pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Bridgeport to conspiring to defraud insurance carriers.
Prosecutors say more than 10 insurance carriers paid about $1.7 million for phony claims as a result of Kirshner’s role in the scheme. Authorities are seeking restitution from Kirshner.
Authorities say Kirshner and others who have pleaded guilty created false medical records, prescribed powerful and unnecessary pain medication, required extended and unneeded chiropractic treatment and recommended exotic and questionable diagnostics.
Prosecutors say the 46-year-old Kirshner faces between four and five years in prison.
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