Fort Myers, FL – Dr. Michael Frey, M.D. (46, Fort Myers) has pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to receive healthcare kickbacks. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison for each count. Dr. Frey also faces a term of supervised release of up to three years for each count. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
In addition to his guilty plea, Dr. Frey has agreed to a civil settlement under 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 is being prosecuted criminally by Assistant United States Attorneys Rachel Jones and Simon Eth and civilly by Assistant United States Attorney Kyle S. Cohen, with assistance from the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.