Albert Davis of Richardson, Texas, pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to misrepresenting himself as a Cerner employee for his own financial gain.
Federal prosecutors said Davis and four other co-conspirators created fake Cerner business entities, web domains, documents and invoices, all meant to give the impression that they were employees of the North Kansas City health care information technology company in order to influence business transactions and legal proceedings.
Court records indicate that the conspirators created invoices and other documents for the sale of expensive medical equipment to hospitals in Oklahoma and Texas.
They also testified in lawsuits over business deals that occurred while they held themselves out as Cerner officials.
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In one case, Davis received a $24 million jury award in a 2014 trial before his counterpart realized the fraud and filed for sanctions.
The Justice Department estimated the total loss from Davis and his co-conspirators’ actions at more than $9.5 million.
Davis’ co-conspirators David Hernon, David Tayce, Richard Bryant and Christina Bryant all pleaded guilty earlier.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas City said the investigation remains ongoing.