Armed with the information obtained through bribes, the two gangs then steered the victims to doctors involved in the scam ring, according to a press release from the US attorney general’s office. These doctors then performed “unnecessary and often painful” medical procedures on victims, overburdening insurance companies.
According to Manhattan US Attorney Damian Williams, the two fraud rings are among the largest ever to involve no-fault auto insurance.
The first crew, consisting of Alexander “Little Alex” Gulkarov, Roman Israilov, Peter Khaimov and Anthony DiPietro, allegedly managed to defraud insurers out of $30 million between 2014 and 2021. who ceded “control of their medical offices” to Gulkarov’s gang.
Officials have also named Robert Wisnicki as one of the co-conspirators in the scheme. Wisnicki allegedly laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars for the gang through his law offices. The gang was also allegedly aided by NYPD officer Albert Aronov, who allegedly used the department’s computers to steal information about car crash victims.
The second scam ring was allegedly run by Bradley Pierre from 2008 to 2021. He was joined by rehab doctor Marvin Moy and osteopath William Weiner. Prosecutors said both Moy and Weiner agreed to perform unnecessary medical procedures on crash victims. It is alleged that two men, Arthur Borgoraz and Andrew Prime, worked as bribes for Pierre by facilitating payouts. Pierre’s crew also allegedly bribed hospital officials and NYPD officers, but no police officers were named in the indictment, the New York Daily News reported.
According to prosecutors, Pierre’s crew defrauded insurers out of $70 million over a 13-year period.
A press release from US Attorney Damian Williams’ office said the schemes’ leaders are considering federal sentences of up to 42 years.