Fla. Man Fights Bid For Longer Sentence In Lap-Band Suit

Law360, New York (May 17, 2017, 6:26 PM EDT) -- A Florida man who has pled guilty to selling doctors expired gastric banding systems objected Tuesday to prosecutors’ request for upward departure from the sentencing guidelines, saying the government’s reasons for the heightened sentence are unsupported.

Peter Lawrence Kafka, who worked with Gregory Charles Grimm to relabel and sell expired or almost-expired Lap-Band Adjustable Gastric Banding Systems to Florida doctors, contested the government’s upward sentencing request, saying prosecutors already had access to bank records they say show he hid the extent of the scheme ahead of...
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