Brookfield podiatrist Dr. Samir Zaky, 38, was sentenced Tuesday to almost three and a half years in prison and one year probation after being found guilty on a combined 28 counts of defrauding Medicare.
He was sentenced Tuesday to 41 months imprisonment followed by one year of supervised release.
According to evidence presented at trial, from August 2010 to July 2011, Zaky submitted numerous claims to the Medicare program stating that he had performed nail avulsions, a surgical procedure that requires use of an injectable anesthetic and removes the entire border of a patient’s toenail when, in fact, he had only clipped or trimmed the patient’s toenails.
Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred Covello ordered Zaky to pay $134,139 in restitution to Medicare, which includes restitution for fraudulent claims dating back to 2005.
Zaky has been detained since June 17 — three days after his conviction — after another judge determined he had violated the conditions of his bond by traveling to the house of a 93-year-old patient shortly after his conviction to ask his patient why he had testified against him during the trial.