N.J. Chiropractor Admits Destroying Patient Records Sought by Federal Agents

June 12, 2014

Federal prosecutors say a northwestern New Jersey chiropractor has admitted destroying patient appointment records sought by federal agents investigating potential billing fraud at her medical office.

Mary Jean Negri of Lafayette pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstructing an investigation of a health care offense. The 57-year-old Negri faces five years in prison when she’s sentenced Sept. 29.

Prosecutors say Negri, a licensed chiropractor and registered nurse in New Jersey, has owned the Lafayette Hilltop Chiropractic Center for 24 years. In May 2012, she discovered the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office were investigating the business for potentially fraudulent billing practices.

Negri suspected investigators were interested in obtaining the center’s patient appointment books as evidence of potential fraud. In an effort to obstruct the government’s investigation, she discarded those books.

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  • October 15, 2014 at 9:23 pm
    Joel Leibowitz says:
    I went to Dr. Negri 30 years ago when I couldn't move and was in extreme Pain. Orthopedic Dr. wanted to operate but would give me no guarantee. Dr Mary Negri was recommended ... read more
  • June 13, 2014 at 4:41 am
    johnnybravo says:
    I went to her 3 times a week for years for extreme neck pain.. No MRI was done just x-rays and told my neck just needed constant adjustments. When my regular doctor finally se... read more
  • June 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm
    double d says:
    Chiropractors are in a high demand in prison, 5 smokes can get you a full adjustment...but it will always come out to 7 smokes..
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