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NEW YORK –The US Department of Justice said on Wednesday that it has convicted and sentenced several people involved in a toxicology lab kickback scheme.

According to DOJ, on Dec. 4 and Dec. 7, 2020, Uday Shah of Houston and Timothy Andrews of Deer Park, Texas, were sentenced to 24 and 15 months in prison, respectively, for paying kickbacks to physician Ghyasuddin Syed to refer urine drug testing to labs run by Shah. Syed pleaded guilty on Dec. 2, 2020, of soliciting and accepting kickbacks as part of the scheme.

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