Conspirator gets prison term in massive health fraud scheme

One of the principal figures in a large-scale health care fraud scheme in New Jersey has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison.

Craig Nordman received a 21-month sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to bribe doctors and money laundering. Nordman was involved in a yearslong scheme in which New Jersey-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services bribed doctors to provide blood samples for testing that often was unnecessary.

Another company associate, Cliff Antell, also received a 21-month sentence Wednesday

More than 50 people have pleaded guilty overall in the scheme, including nearly 40 doctors.

Nordman's cousins, David and Scott Nicoll, orchestrated the scheme and are to be sentenced in two weeks.

Authorities estimate their company made $100 million from the scheme.