Doctor Sentenced for Accepting Illegal Kickback Payment in Return for Writing Prescriptions for Compounded Drugs

US Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma, Oct. 19, 2022

A doctor licensed in the states of Oklahoma and Texas was sentenced for writing and referring compounded drug prescriptions in return for illegal kickback payments, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland sentenced Jerry May Keepers, 69, of Kingwood, Texas, to 36 months of supervised probation. Restitution will be determined at a later date. Keepers will pay no more than $1,518,180.46 in restitution according to his plea agreement.

Keepers previously pleaded guilty to one count of soliciting and receiving heath care kickback. Keepers violated the federal anti-kickback statute when he accepted the illegal payment.

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