Utica physician acquitted of health care fraud and mail fraud charges in connection with his billing practices

By WKTV News

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WKTV) - A federal jury in Utica, New York found Dilip D. Kachare, a Utica, physician, not guilty of three counts of health care fraud and sixteen counts of mail fraud following a four week trial.          
Friday's verdict follows a prior three week trial in October/November 2013, when a mistrial was declared after a jury was unable to reach a decision after three days of deliberation.      
"Although this was not the outcome we expected based on the evidence presented, we believe that justice is served when a case is fully and fairly adjudicated before an impartial, attentive jury who listened to the facts that were presented and tested by lawyers on both sides of the issue," said United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. "That is what happened here and we accept the jury's verdict.  We bring cases based on the facts and the law, not popularity or other good works, and we do not shy away from difficult cases, especially those involving the misappropriation of public funds."          
The indictment resulted from an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin P. Dooley of the Binghamton office.  

Further inquiries can be directed to Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan at the (315) 448-0672.     

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