An indictment accuses a Brooklyn pharmacy owner of running an $800,000 Medicaid scheme.
The Brooklyn district attorney's office said Thursday that Aleksandr Ilyayev allegedly billed Medicaid for HIV medications that were not dispensed, or were only partly dispensed.
Authorities also allege that the Williamsburg pharmacist gave patients kickbacks in the form of cash or Metrocards for participating.
Ilyayev denies any wrongdoing. Defense attorney John Kaley says the charges will be proved unfounded and his client should be presumed innocent in the meantime.