Sept. 14, 2023
Laboratory Owner Sentenced to 36 Months in Federal Prison for Healthcare Kickback Scheme
United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced Terry Wilks Jr., age 41, of Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, to 36 months in federal prison following his conviction for conspiracy to pay and receive healthcare kickbacks. The Court further sentenced Wilks to serve two years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment ordered him to pay restitution in the amount of $5,017,861.03 and forfeit $447,249.52. Laboratory Sales Representative, Leslie McHugh, age 38, of Palmetto, Florida, was previously sentenced by Chief Judge Dick to 12 months and one day in federal prison for her involvement in the scheme. The Court further sentenced McHugh to serve two years of supervised release following her term of imprisonment.