March 29, 2018 —
An indictment has been unsealed charging Frank V. Monte (38, Valrico) and Kimberley S. Anderson (50, New Port Richey) with one count of conspiracy, five counts of paying healthcare kickbacks, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and three counts of illegal monetary transactions. Monte is also charged with two counts of making false statements.
If convicted, each faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison for the conspiracy count, up to 5 years’ imprisonment for each count of paying a kickback, and up to 10 years in federal prison for each money laundering and monetary transaction charge. Monte faces up to 5 years’ imprisonment on each false statement charge. The indictment also notifies Monte and Anderson that the United States intends to forfeit cash, vehicles, and real estate, all of which are alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the offenses.