South Bay Chiropractor Sentenced to 14 Months in Federal Prison for Receiving Kickbacks for Referring Patients for Spinal Surgeries

LOS ANGELES – A South Bay chiropractor was sentenced today to 14 months in federal prison for taking kickbacks from Pacific Hospital – a corrupt medical center in Long Beach whose owner was later imprisoned – and for soliciting kickbacks from another Southern California hospital. 

Brian Carrico, 68, of Redondo Beach, was sentenced by United States District Judge Josephine L. Staton, who also ordered him to pay a fine of $25,000. 

Carrico pleaded guilty on February 24 to one count of soliciting kickbacks – the same day his two Redondo Beach-based companies, Performance Medical & Rehab Center Inc., and One Accord Management Inc., each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to solicit kickbacks. 

Read the full press release.  US Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, August 26, 2022. 

NICB assisted the investigation.