Porzio Statement On Michael Sher Guilty Plea
Michael Sher of Northfield, New Jersey, pled guilty today to his participation in a conspiracy to commit health care fraud before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler. He is represented by Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. principal William J. Hughes, Jr., who made the following statement after the plea:
"Nobody wakes up and says, "today I am going to violate federal law. Mike Sher is no exception. Done correctly, there is no law that prohibits an individual from receiving a commission from a compounding pharmacy for marketing products to other individuals. Mike Sher, however, did not do everything correctly, and for this, he is going to pay a significant price. Mike has accepted responsibility and deeply regrets the mistakes that he made. He must now focus on making amends with his family and to his community while he prepares for the Court to impose a just punishment upon him. Mike Sher has led an otherwise exemplary life as a first-responder, an active volunteer in his community, and a husband and father to young children. We hope that this transgression will not taint the many good works he has accomplished."