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Jackson Woman Sentenced to 10 Months for Soliciting Kickbacks and Obstructing Justice

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A Jackson, Ky., woman, Theresa C. Merced, 81, was sentenced to five months imprisonment to be followed by five months of home detention, and was ordered to pay a $55,000 fine, by Chief U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves, following her convictions for soliciting kickbacks from a toxicology laboratory in exchange for urine drug testing referrals, lying to law enforcement agents about the kickback she received, and then attempting to cover up the kickback by requesting the alteration of certain financial records.


Action Details

  • Date:May 11, 2020
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions