Sunday, February 27, 2011

Update on Major Davis (Army cardidologist being prosecuted for taking money from Boston Scientific)

I recently blogged about U.S. Army Major Jason L. Davis, whom the DoJ is prosecuting for accepting money from Boston Scientific (see the charging instrument below).   It is a criminal offense for a military officer to receive compensation from a non-federal source (e.g., such as Boston Scientific) for performance of his governmental duties.  The criminal offense in question is 18 U.S.C. §209, and punishment is under 18 U.S.C. §216.  In addition to these laws, a number of regulations (e.g., the Joint Ethics Regulation and ethics rules from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics) also prohibit the type of relationship that Major Davis and Boston Scientific engaged in. 

Major Davis agreed to plead guilty and has entered into a plea agreement with DoJ.  His sentencing hearing was reset; here is the announcement from PACER.

02/17/2011NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED HEARING as to Jason Layne Davis (cc: USPO, PTS, USMO) Sentencing reset from 4/5/2011 to 5/18/2011 at 10:00 AM in D Courtroom before Judge J Richard Creatura at defendant's request. (KAM) (Entered: 02/17/2011)

Major Davis (Charging Document)                                                            

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