November 7, 2019
Medical device manufacturer Life Spine Inc.
has agreed to pay $5.5 million
to settle fraud allegations stemming from a qui tam
suit, with founder and CEO Michael Butler
agreeing pay another $375,000, and VP of business development Richard Greiber
agreeing to pay another $115,000. As part of the settlement, the defendants admitted to paying kickbacks to surgeons and entities between 2012 and 2018 in exchange for their use of Life Spine’s spinal implants, devices, and equipment. USAO SDNY