A co-owner of a now-closed health care lab in Lake Park who fled to the Bahamas just after his arrest and was captured on a catamaran named “Chillin’ like a Villain” pleaded responsible Wednesday to 53 counts of affected individual brokering.

Thomas Ralph Stanley, 54, of Stuart will receive five decades in prison when Circuit Decide Sarah Willis sentences him in April, in accordance to court docket data.

On Wednesday, Willis purchased Stanley to pay back fines totaling $250,000 as properly as courtroom expenditures. The fines will drop to $100,000 if Stanley pays them in 60 days.

Why patient brokering is unlawful

Stanley was a co-owner of Coastal Laboratories LLC in Lake Park. He was between dozens arrested in 2019 in a multimillion dollar affected person brokering plan related to the now-closed lab.