Wednesday, November 15, 2006

More on fraud at Jersey's UMDNJ

The Newark Star-Ledger has been following the UMDNJ fraud story. On Nov. 14:

U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie has begun an investigation into charges that the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey paid nearly $6 million in illegal kickbacks to 18 cardiologists in exchange for patient referrals.

At the same time, Christie said he was particularly disturbed by findings that UMDNJ had violated a deferred prosecution agreement with the government by failing to cooperate with the university's federal monitor on a five-month inquiry into the matter.

From the Asbury Park Press (Nov. 14):

South Jersey political boss George E. Norcross III wants the state to build a new four-year medical school in downtown Camden in partnership with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. That's the last thing this state needs — a UMDNJ South.


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