A Missouri surgeon and a Kansas distributor have agreed to plead guilty to taking part in a kickback scheme to promote the sale of spinal implants sold by a Massachusetts medical device company, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Surgeon Jason Montone, 44, will plead guilty to conspiracy and obstruction. According to a plea agreement filed Monday in federal court in Massachusetts, the government will recommend a sentence of one year of supervised release, a fine and forfeiture of$379,000.
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