Alabama Lawmaker Indicted, Charged With Paying Kickbacks

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Alabama State Rep. Ed Henry has been indicted in an ongoing federal pill mill case in Montgomery.

The indictment, announced on Thursday by Middle District U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr., charges the 47-year-old lawmaker from Hartselle with one count of conspiring to pay kickbacks and to defraud the U.S., one count of conspiring to commit health care fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, five counts of health care fraud and six counts of paying unlawful kickbacks.

Efforts to reach Henry for comment weren’t immediately successful.

Doug Howard, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said Henry pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Thursday morning and will be released on bond today. The trial is currently set for October.

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