Kabins was facing up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250, 000 for each count if convicted on all eight counts. In pleading guilty, Kabins admitted that he assisted John Thalgott, M.D. in surgery on Ms. Simon. He admitted that he knew that he could be sued and ask Howard Awand to persuade Gage not to sue him or Thalgott.
The question now becomes whom will the DOJ go after next, and will they put some closure on their current investigations into our industry? The fact remains that there is a connection between our industry and this type of behavior. Word on the street in Vegas is that Kabins and Awand may be willing to tell the Feds more than they ever expected. TSB wants to know what our readers think?