By MATT BLOIS
A co-defendant in a case about a kickback scheme allegedly involving a Brentwood healthcare company pleaded guilty to charges of fraud in federal court this week.
Brenda Montgomery was the owner of a medical devices company based in Camden, Tennessee. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has accused her of participating in a kickback scheme with the Brentwood company Comprehensive Pain Solutions.
Montgomery, along with the former Comprehensive Pain Solutions CEO John Davis, were indicted in April for multiple charges of fraud and conspiracy. They both initially pleaded not guilty.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office accused Davis of placing fraudulent orders for medical equipment from Montgomery’s company. In return, prosecutors say that Montgomery paid kickbacks to Davis. According to the indictment, Davis and Montgomery split the profits from the fraudulent orders.
In the indictment, prosecutors accused Davis of taking more than $770,000 in kickbacks, and accused Montgomery of fraudulently billing at least $4.6 million to the Medicare program.
Montgomery changed her plea to guilty on Monday, and a sentencing hearing is set for Friday, April 12. Davis hasn’t changed his plea.
Between nine different charges, Montgomery could face several years in prison and fines of more than $200,000.
According to court documents, the criminal case stemmed from a civil investigation into Brentwood-based Comprehensive Pain Solutions.