Civil Complaint Seeks $800K, Cars, and Home from New York Psychiatrist, Muhammad Cheema, Charged with Fraud

August 15, 2018

Pittsford, NY - A civil forfeiture complaint has been filed against a Pittsford psychiatrist charged with health care fraud. Last month, Psychiatrist Muhammad Cheema was charged by criminal complaint with health care fraud and making false statements relating to health care matters.
The civil complaint wants Cheema to turn over $806,871.91 from three separate bank accounts, a 2015 Audi A8, a 2107 Mercedes Benz, and his home on Bromsgrove Hill in Pittsford he allegedly obtained through fraud and money laundering. 
According to the criminal complaint, the doctor routinely changed office visit billing codes, billed insurance companies for telephone appointments as office visits, and regularly had 30 or more patients on his daily schedule while his daily private practice office hours were 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cheema was employed by Rochester Regional Health from 2004 through 2017. He resigned by his own choosing in January of 2017. If convicted of the criminal charges, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 
"Civil complaint seeks to obtain $800K, cars, and home from psychiatrist charged with fraud," WHEC-TV News 10, 15 Aug 2018,


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