Norman Ackerman

Newsday (New York)
Psychiatric Clinic Charged In $ 1.3M Fraud
By Gale Scott
December 7, 1990

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A Roslyn psychiatrist and his two Manhattan partners were arrested yesterday and charged with $ 1.3 million in Medicaid fraud in connection with a defunct psychiatric clinic they operated on 121st Street in Harlem.

Dr. Nathaniel Lehrman, 67, of Roslyn, Dr. Norman Ackerman, 65, who practiced psychiatry in Manhattan until his license was revoked for sexual misconduct, and their office manager, Robert Cohen, 51, are charged with fraudulently billing the state for 50,000 “phantom” psychotherapy sessions at the Lenox Psychiatric Clinic from 1985 to 1990, according to Kevin Ryan, spokesman for Deputy State Attorney General Edward J. Kuriansky, special prosecutor for Medicaid fraud.

Ackerman and Cohen live together at 27 W. 74th St., where Ackerman’s office is located…