U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams said in a release: “As alleged, Sady Ribeiro abused his professional license and position of trust by performing medically unnecessary surgeries to increase the value of fraudulent trip-and-fall lawsuits. (Credit: Damian Horatiu Sultanoiu/Adobe Stock) U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams said in a release: “As alleged, Sady Ribeiro abused his professional license and position of trust by performing medically unnecessary surgeries to increase the value of fraudulent trip-and-fall lawsuits. (Credit: Damian Horatiu Sultanoiu/Adobe Stock)

A New York-licensed pain management doctor and surgeon plead guilty to counts of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud as part of a trip-and-fall scheme that attempted to bilk insurance companies for more than $31 million, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Southern District of New York.

The doctor, Sady Ribeiro, was the second person to plead guilty in the case. Ribeiro performed back surgeries and other medical procedures on nearly 200 people. Adrian Alexander, the owner of a litigation funding company, admit his guilt earlier this year.

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