Fort Myers, FL – U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell today sentenced Dr. Michael Frey (46, Fort Myers) to 18 months in federal prison for conspiracy to receive healthcare kickbacks. Frey had pleaded guilty in June 2018. In addition to his guilty plea, Frey previously agreed to a civil settlement in which he will pay $2.8 million to the United States to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act in a number of ways, including receiving illegal kickbacks and by ordering medically unnecessary laboratory tests.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Simon Eth and Rachel K. Jones, with assistance from the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services–Office of Inspector General, and the U.S. Postal Service–Office of Inspector General.

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