Yet another state lawmaker has been indicted in connection to an alleged bribery scheme to pressure insurance companies into covering treatments at a chain of diabetes clinics.
Federal court documents show Republican Rep. Randy Davis of Daphne was indicted earlier this week on conspiracy to commit bribery and other charges.
Prosecutors say Davis lobbied Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama to cover infusion treatments at Trina Health clinics and spoke in favor of a bill to require the coverage, even though he had received finder's fees for recruiting investors to Trina – and even though the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said there was no evidence the treatment improved outcomes.
The legislation did not pass.
Davis is the second Alabama lawmaker to be indicted in relation to Trina Health. Republican state Rep. Jack D. Williams of Vestavia Hills, lobbyist Marty Connors and health executive G. Ford Gilbert of California were arrested earlier this year and charged with conspiracy to commit bribery. Those charges relate to payments prosecutors say Gilbert paid to another former state representative, Micky Hammon.