Florida Business Executives Charged In Illegal Kickback Scheme

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Tampa, Florida –United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Thomas Mollick (79, Odessa) and Martin Krytus (55, Windemere) with conspiracy to solicit and receive, and a substantive count of soliciting and receiving, illegal remunerations (kickbacks and bribes). If convicted on all counts, Mollick and Krytus each face a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Mollick and Krytus that the United States intends to forfeit any assets, which are alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the offense.

According to the indictment, Mollick co-founded and served as President of RX Development (“RXD”), and as President and Director of Mollick Enterprises, Inc. (“MEI”). Between January 2012 and March 2017, Mollick, who was responsible for overseeing the creation and operation of RXD’s in-office drug dispensing program, selected the company’s wholesale drug supplier, Business #1, and solicited and caused the supplier to make kickback payments to MEI. Krytus co-founded and served as Vice President of RXD, and as President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director of Eastwood & Assoc., Inc. (“EW”). Krytus, who was also responsible for overseeing the creation and operation of RXD’s in-office drug dispensing program, received a portion of kickback payments made by Business #1 to MEI.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Postal Service – Office of Inspector General, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Greg Pizzo and Rachelle DesVaux Bedke.