Spine device CEO speaks out against kickback charges

Spinal Tech

The CEO of SpineFrontier has described recent kickback charges against him and the company's CFO as "baseless," Boston Business Journal reported Sept. 17.

SpineFrontier CEO Kingsley Chin, MD, and CFO Aditya Humad were indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice Sept. 7 on counts of conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute, violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The Justice Department said the two bribed surgeons to use SpineFrontier's products and paid them between $32,625 and $978,000 each.

Dr. Chin spoke out against the allegations in an email to Boston Business Journal

"America is a great country in which we do get the chance to tell our story to an impartial jury of our peers and hope to be vindicated," he told the publication. He also told the Boston Business Journal that the allegations have been "very damaging."

Two people pleaded guilty to related charges in August 2020. 

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