Ad Agency Head Gets Probation For $200M Referral Scheme

Law360 (October 1, 2020, 8:37 PM EDT) -- An ad agency owner who helped market outside physicians in what prosecutors called a $200 million hospital referral fraud scheme was sentenced on Thursday to three months of probation.

Kelly Wade Loter pled guilty in March 2018 to conspiracy to pay and receive health care bribes and kickbacks for his part in the referral scheme created by Richard Ferdinand Toussaint Jr., the co-founder of defunct Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas. Loter's agency provided marketing for outside physicians as bribes in exchange for their referral of bariatric and spinal surgery patients to the hospital.

According to court documents, the kickback scheme...

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