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Conspiracy – Referral Kickbacks

On March 25, 2015, after a seven‐week trial, a jury convicted Edward Novak and Clarence Nagelvoort of knowingly and willfully causing Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, to offer and pay kickbacks to physicians in return for patient referrals, in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1320a–7b(b)(2)(A)(Anti‐Kickback Statute), and conspiracy to do so in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.

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