This anti fraud case involves a medical device distributor and a hospital in New Mexico which allegedly violated Medicare anti-kickback statutes, as well as industry ethical standards. The distributor in question employeed a woman working at a medical center that the medical device firm sold to, and gave her a commission for every device sold to the medical center. Allegedly, this employee was also involved in a romantic relationship with one of the hospital’s general surgeons, who frequently purchased equipment from the defendant firm. Representatives from other medical device firms made note of this conduct and reported the issue. It was alleged that the payments received by the hospital’s employee were unethical.