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Toxicology Lab Owner and Marketer Sentenced for Payment of Kickbacks; Doctor Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Kickbacks

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Several defendants were recently convicted or sentenced for their roles in a conspiracy to violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. On December 4 and December 7, 2020, Uday Shah, 66, of Houston, Texas, and Timothy Andrews, 57, of Deer Park, Texas, were sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves to 24 and 15 months' imprisonment, respectively, for their roles in a conspiracy to pay kickbacks to a physician, Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed, in exchange for Dr. Syed's referral of urine drug testing to laboratories operated by Shah. On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, Dr. Syed pleaded guilty to soliciting and accepting kickbacks as part of the same scheme.


Action Details

  • Date:December 9, 2020
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions