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Dec. 11, 2017

National Security Division Announces Agreement with Netcracker for Enhanced Security Protocols in Software Development

Netcracker Technology Corp. (NTC), a global software company serving the telecommunications industry, has agreed to implement enhanced security protocols for software development, implementation, and its other services to clients, many of whom are part of the United States’s critical communications infrastructure, announced Dana Boente, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s National Security Division and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. NTC is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corp.

Nov. 30, 2017

Florida Pharmacy and Owner Agree to Pay $170,000 to Resolve Allegations of Fraudulent Claims to Tricare for Compounded Medications

Express Plus Pharmacy, LLC, a pharmacy that operated in Davie, Florida and its owner, Antonio Primo, have agreed to pay $170,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting fraudulent claims to Tricare for compounded medications such as pain creams, the United States Attorney’s Office announced today.

Nov. 28, 2017

Miami Resident Sentenced to 1 Year for Impersonating a Federal Officer

A 46 year old resident of Bay harbor was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Darrin P.Gayles to serve one year in prison, to be followed by one year of supervised release, for impersonating a U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard officer.

Nov. 17, 2017

Long Island-Based Telephonics Corporation Pays $4.25 Million to Settle Overbilling Claims on Army & Navy Contracts

Bridget M. Rohde, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, today announced that Telephonics Corporation, based in Farmingdale, New York, has agreed to pay $4,250,000 to the United States to settle claims that Telephonics overbilled the federal government under certain contracts to provide vehicle-mounted counter-improvised explosive device systems (Warlock Systems) to the Army and multi-mode radar systems (LAMPS Systems) to the Navy.

Nov. 9, 2017

Former Army Official And Contractor Sentenced To 18 Months In Federal Prison For Bribery Scheme Involving Contracts At Aberdeen Proving Ground

Baltimore, Maryland – On November 8, 2017 United States District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Danielle N. Kays, age 41, of Bel Air, Maryland to 18 months in federal prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States and commit bribery related to contracting at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), in Harford County, Maryland. Judge Russell also ordered Kays pay forfeiture of $250,700. Kays' husband John Kays, age 42, of Bel Air, Maryland and Matthew Barrow, age 42, of Toledo, Ohio were also charged in the scheme, have pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

Nov. 8, 2017

Owner Of Defense Contracting Firm Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Paying Bribes To Civilian Employee At Aberdeen Proving Ground

Baltimore, Maryland – On November 7, 2017, United States District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Rainier Ramos, age 50, of Bel Air, Maryland, to two years in prison, including a 12-month period of home confinement, followed by three years of supervised release for bribery in connection with his duties at the U.S. Army Public Health Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Judge Bennett also ordered Ramos to pay a money judgment of at least $33,000, and pay restitution in the full amount of the victim’s losses, $2,215,779.

Nov. 8, 2017

Mercer Transportation Company Agrees To Pay $4.4 Million To Resolve Alleged Violations Of The False Claims Act

G. F. “Pete” Peterman, III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced today a civil settlement with trucking company Mercer Transportation Company, Inc. (Mercer). Mercer has agreed to pay $4.4 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims for payment related to shipments originating at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia, that were obtained by bribery of Government officials from 2006 through 2012.

Nov. 6, 2017

Owner of Florida Pharmacy Pleads Guilty in $100 Million Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Scheme; Real Properties, Cars and a 50-Foot Boat Will Be Forfeited

The president and owner of a Florida pharmacy that was at the center of a massive compounding pharmacy fraud scheme, which impacted private insurance companies, Medicare and TRICARE, pleaded guilty today for his role in the scheme. Seven other individuals have previously pleaded guilty in connection to the scheme. Various real properties, cars and a 50-foot boat will be forfeited as part of the guilty pleas.

Oct. 30, 2017

Pain Management Physician Convicted On Charges Of Accepting Kickbacks And Submitting Fraudulent Bills For Anesthesia Services

Baltimore, Maryland – On October 27, 2017, following a thirteen-day trial, a federal jury convicted Atif Babar Malik, age 48, of Germantown, Maryland, on 26 felony counts arising from two criminal schemes that involved referring patients’ urine toxicology specimens to a New Jersey diagnostic testing lab in return for $1.376 million in kickbacks and fraudulently billing for anesthesia services provided in connection with spinal nerve block injections. Malik was convicted on one count of conspiracy to violate the federal Anti-Kickback Act and the Travel Act; 12 counts of violating the Anti-Kickback Act; three counts of violating the Travel Act; six counts of health care fraud; and three counts of making false entries in patients’ medical records.

Oct. 26, 2017

Founder and Owner of Pharmaceutical Company Insys Arrested and Charged with Racketeering

BOSTON – The founder and majority owner of Insys Therapeutics Inc., was arrested today and charged with leading a nationwide conspiracy to profit by using bribes and fraud to cause the illegal distribution of a Fentanyl spray intended for cancer patients experiencing breakthrough pain.