ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The former administrator of an upstate New York anesthesiology department has admitted steering millions of dollars in illicit payments to herself and two doctors.
U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr. says 53-year-old Debra Bulter pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring in the scheme from 2007 to 2012 while she worked for the University of Rochester Medical Center. It included fraudulent payments to the doctors, who worked for a practice that contracted with the university.
Hochul says there were several scams, including one that paid $1.4 million shared between the unnamed doctors and a company Bulter started.
Another involved bogus contracts to divert more than $1.9 million to the doctors and almost $1.2 million to her company. A third involved $500,000 stolen through false payroll records.
Bulter is expected to cooperate in an investigation of the doctors. Her sentencing is set for November.