Medtronic pays $9.2M to settle South Dakota kickback case

Medtronic's operational headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota. Photo: Photo courtesy of Medtronic. Medtronic's operational headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota.

Associated Press
Created: October 29, 2020 03:39 PM

Minnesota-based Medtronic has agreed to pay $9.2 million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to a South Dakota neurosurgeon and failed to accurately report them.

The settlement announced Thursday by the Department of Justice resolves allegations that Medtronic paid for more than 100 social events at a restaurant owned by Dr. Wilson Asfora.

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