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Medical cab company owners arrested in corruption investigation

May 24, 2018 12:58 PM

A dozen medical cab company owners around Queensbury and Ticonderoga have been arrested. New York's inspector general says for years, the Northway corridor has been plagued with corruption in this type of business.

Muhammad Jahangir, 23, and Waqas Nauman, 36, from Queensbury were among those arrested.

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In general, Medicaid can cover the cost of getting people to and from a medical appointment. The U.S. attorney's office says these medical transport companies used elaborate schemes involving false billing and paying kickbacks to Medicaid recipients.

State police investigated this for two years.

Both of the Queensbury men were charged with grand larceny, among other charges.

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