A Franklin Lakes doctor who appeared on The Real Housewives was sentenced Wednesday to five months in prison, five months of home confinement and fined $30,000 for his role in a payment-for-patients scheme in which he took envelopes of cash in exchange for making patient referrals, according to U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.
Dov Rand, 48, who specializes in back and neck pain, had pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Claire Cecchi to one count of violating the federal healthcare program anti-kickback statute. Cecchi imposed the sentence Wednesday in Newark federal court.
In December 2011, an AP report citing court papers said Rand had bragged to an undercover agent that his appearance on Real Housewives of NJ would bring him referrals.
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