Massachusetts dentist sentenced to 2 years in prison for embezzlement, fraud

A Massachusetts dentist was sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling more than $1.2 million from his employer and fraudulently obtaining government benefits in his employer’s name. 

Jack Massarsky, DDS, worked as a dentist and bookkeeper for a practice in Hyannis, Mass., between 2015 and 2021. During that time period, he opened a secret bank account under the dental practice's name and deposited insurance reimbursement checks into that account, embezzling more than $1.2 million. He also submitted a fraudulent application to the Health Resources and Services Administration Provider Relief Fund using the dentistry practice's name and fraudulently obtained more than $52,000 in pandemic relief funds, which were deposited into the secret bank account.

Dr. Massarsky pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud in January. 

He was sentenced to two years in prison and three years of supervised release. He also paid more than $1.2 million in restitution prior to sentencing, according to a May 15 news release.

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