By KARA HARTNETT
This story was first published by our sister paper the Nashville Post.
Former medical equipment company owner Brenda Montgomery has been sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for her participation in a $4.6 million Medicare kickback scheme alongside former Brentwood-based Comprehensive Pain Specialists CEO John Davis.
On top of the prison sentence, the District Court of Middle Tennessee ordered Montgomery to pay a fine of $30,000 as well as a mandatory $100 special assessment per count. She will forfeit nearly $596,000 for her role in the scheme. Her company, CCC Medical, is now closed.
In January, Montgomery signed onto a plea agreement with the federal government pleading guilty to 15 counts for her involvement in the kickback conspiracy, with a negotiated 10-year maximum prison sentence. Co-Defendant John Davis pled not guilty and underwent a jury trial in May which, ultimately, convicted him on all counts. Davis continues to battle for a retrial. His sentencing is scheduled for later this year.
At the sentencing hearing on Wednesday, Montgomery took responsibility for her actions and apologized to all parties affected. Due to her extensive health issues, she is being recommended to be held at a women’s incarceration institution in Forth Worth, Texas. She will self-report for her sentence in 60 days.
The United States was represented by Henry Leventis and Anthony Burba of the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Tennessee.