Stryker, Execs Indicted For Bone Device Sales Fraud

Law360, New York (October 28, 2009, 7:19 PM EDT) -- Stryker Corp. unit Stryker Biotech LLC and four of its current and former executives are facing charges that they fraudulently marketed devices used in invasive bone surgeries, federal prosecutors in Massachusetts announced Wednesday.

A federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts returned a 16-count indictment against Stryker Biotech; its former president, Mark Philip of Massachusetts; and its current sales managers William Heppner of Illinois, David Ard of California and Jeff Whitaker of North Carolina, alleging that they engaged in a...
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