Former N.J. Chiropractor Accused of Role in $4M Insurance Fraud Ring

April 19, 2016

New Jersey authorities say a chiropractor whose license was revoked more than a decade ago played a role in a medical fraud ring that allegedly stole nearly $4 million from insurance companies.

Philip Potacco faces numerous counts, including conspiracy and money laundering, in an indictment made public on April 15. The 62-year-old Kinnelon, New Jersey, resident would face several decades in prison if convicted on all counts, but his attorney says he plans to plead not guilty.

Authorities say Potacco used a medical consulting group to recruit accident victims and people who staged car crashes so he could submit bogus insurance claims. He also allegedly hired a licensed chiropractor to serve as a front man of a practice Potacco himself ran for five years.

The state’s Chiropractic Examiners Board revoked Potacco’s license for misconduct in 2002.

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