"According to prosecutors, Leventhal told potential investors that his company, Neovision USA, Inc., had written agreements with Health Canada to provide it with "Heltheo's McCoy Home Health Tablet," a device that could quickly deliver detailed patient data to doctors. The device, prosecutors said, was apparently named after the fictional character Dr. Leonard McCoy from Star Trek."
Man pleads guilty in multimillion-dollar Star Trek-inspired fraud
The Vancouver Sun
An Illinois man pleaded guilty Monday in New York to fraud in connection with a multimillion-dollar scheme that duped investors into thinking that he had a lucrative contract with the Canadian government to provide a medical device named after the doctor in the television and movie franchise Star Trek, prosecutors said.
Howard Leventhal, 56, also pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft for stealing the identity of Canada's former deputy minister of health, Glenda Yeates.