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Two former Humana employees sentenced to one year in prison

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two former Humana employees were each sentenced to one year in prison.

Glen Allan Fine, Humana's former regional sales director, and James E. Wenger, Humana's former sales manager, were each sentenced to one year and one day in prison on September 10, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office-Western District of Kentucky.

Officials say both men participated in a racketeering and bribery scheme.

Both men were ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution and forfeit $900,000.

“Fine and Wenger unlawfully diverted millions of dollars in a kickback scheme that took advantage of their positions of trust and authority at Humana,” U.S. Attorney John Kuhn said in a release. “We simply cannot allow the integrity and efficiency of the health insurance market to be compromised by underhanded, back-door deals. The prison sentence and restitution order is a just outcome.”  

Authorities say Wenger and Fine abused their positions to get about $2 million each in unlawful kickbacks.

Fine and Wenger, who are both from Louisville, previously pleaded guilty in 2013 to a single count charging them with taking kickbacks that totaled more than $4 million, according to officials.

Officials say this occurred while the men were employees of the MarketPoint Organization, Humana's sales and marketing division.   

The men's plea agreement says Fine admitted in 2005 that he, Wenger and others met at a Florida hotel to talk about sending insurance agents to Shep Cutler, a large managing general agency, and Dan McNerney, who was one of his business partners and also a managing general agency.

According to authorities, Fine and Wenger agreed to send insurance agents to Cutler and McNerney. In exchange, Cutler would send payments to Fine and Wenger.

Officials say Fine, Wenger, Cutler and McNerney agreed to split override fees and each was to receive payments of 25 percent.

Authorities say Fine and Wenger  agreed to set up fake business accounts in their wives' names.

Fine and Wenger admitted they sent agents to Cutler and McNerney's agencies, according to authorities. Officials say the men stated their wives "did not provide any service in exchange for the money received from Cutler."

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