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NEW YORK (360Dx) – A New Jersey internal medicine doctor has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined $7,500 for his role in a test referral-bribery scheme, the US Attorney's Office District of New Jersey announced today.

Basel Batarseh, 57, of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey previously pleaded guilty to one count of accepting bribes in violation of the Federal Travel Act. The scheme was operated by the now-defunct Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president, and numerous associates, according to the AG's office.

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