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CEO of Implant Distributor Gets 6 Months for Fraud

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Monday, October 21, 2013 | 0

The former head of an implant distributor pleaded no contest to fraud on Thursday, ending what is believed to be the first prosecution of an individual for exploiting a loophole in California law that allowed for double payment on devices used in spinal fusions.The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office reported that Trudy Maurer, 68, chief executive officer of Implantium, was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $50,000. Implantium paid $130,000 in reimbursement before Maurer was sentenced, prosecutors said.Maurer, along with Implantium’s medical director Tigran Shahsu...

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