The New York Times
August 3, 1985
Doctor Sentenced In Medicaid Theft
A Yonkers psychiatrist was ordered today to perform six months of community service and to treat 50 Medicaid patients for free as punishment for stealing $100,000 from the state’s Medicaid program.
Judge Nicholas Colabella in Westchester County Court also placed the psychiatrist, 51-year-old Hector Retik, who lives in New City, on probation for five years and ordered him to repay the stolen money.
Dr. Retik could have been sentenced to as many as four years in prison. He pleaded guilty on June 6 to submitting inflated Medicaid reimbursement claims between January 1981 and December 1984.
According to Edward Kuriansky, a deputy attorney general, Dr. Retik billed the state for 31-to-60-minute psychotherapy sessions for various Medicaid patients, when in fact the sessions were shorter.