Weight-loss surgeon Dr. Syed Ahmed accused of massive Medicare fraud

Federal authorities say the 49-year-old Dr. Syed Ahmed

Federal authorities say the 49-year-old Dr. Syed Ahmed reaped millions off of taxpayers by billing Medicare for procedures he never performed. (March 25, 2014 10:37 PM)

A weight loss surgeon with a home on Long Island is accused of ripping off Medicare for millions of dollars.

Federal authorities say the 49-year-old Dr. Syed Ahmed reaped millions off of taxpayers by billing Medicare for procedures he never performed.

The FBI says the surgeon, who has a practice in Bellmore, used the scheme to fund a lavish lifestyle that included a $4 million Muttontown...

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