Chiropractor gets 27 months in fraud scheme

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Stamford man has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison in an insurance fraud scheme and ordered to pay nearly $1.7 million in restitution.

The U.S. attorney’s office and FBI said 49-year-old Marc Kirshner was sentenced Monday to 27 months. He previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit mail fraud to defraud insurance carriers.

Prosecutors say Kirshner conspired with an attorney and others to defraud insurance companies by exaggerating the auto accident injuries of the attorney’s clients to justify bigger settlements. The co-conspirators fabricated medical records, overstated injuries or disabilities and billed for questionable diagnostic tests, among other things.

Kirshner, who owned the now-defunct Health First Medical PC, must report to prison Oct. 8.

His prosecution stemmed from a 14-month undercover investigation dubbed “Operation Running Man.”

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