NEWARK, NJ – A Montclair doctor with a practice in Clifton, admitted today to accepting bribes in connection with a long-running and elaborate test referral scheme.

The facility was operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, its president and numerous associates, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Juan Espindola, 58, of Montclair, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler in Newark federal court to an information charging him with violating the Federal Travel Act by accepting bribes to refer patient blood specimens to BLS,