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Sept. 17, 2018

Another Pharmacist Pleads Guilty Relating to Largest Health Care Fraud Case Ever in Mississippi

Marco Bisa Hawkins Moran, 45, of Raymond, pled guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to a Criminal Information outlining his role in a more than $22 million dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving our nation's military, veterans, and their respective family members, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze, IRS-Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Thomas Jay Holloman, III, and Special Agent in Charge John F. Khin of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service's Southeast Field Office.

Sept. 12, 2018

Nicholas Rivecca, Sr., and Sonag Ready Mix, LLC to Pay $629,732 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

United States Attorney Matthew D. Kreuger announced today that Nicholas Rivecca, Sr., of Hartland Wisconsin, and his company, Sonag Ready Mix, LLC, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have agreed to pay $629,732 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by defrauding the United States Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise ("DBE") program.

Sept. 11, 2018

Pain Management Physician Sentenced To 8 Years In Federal Prison For Central Role In Million Dollar Kickback Scheme And Fraudulent Billing Scheme

Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Atif Babar Malik, age 48, of Germantown, Maryland, today to eight years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

Sept. 7, 2018

South Florida Pharmacist Convicted of Health Care Fraud for Role in $5 Million Compounding Pharmacy Scheme

A federal jury found a South Florida pharmacist guilty today of health care fraud for his role in a $5 million compounding pharmacy scheme.

Sept. 6, 2018

Owner of Defense Firm Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud Department of Defense of $7 Million, Violate Arms Export Control Act

A Turkish man who owns a New Jersey defense contracting business has been charged in a scheme to fraudulently acquire lucrative manufacturing contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and for conspiring to export military techinical drawings to Turkey without a license from the State Department, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.

Aug. 29, 2018

Alameda Laboratory To Pay $1.25 Million To Settle Claims of Conducting Unnecessary Testing

Laboratory testing services company Singulex, Inc. of Alameda, Calif., has agreed to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by billing federal health care programs for medically unnecessary testing, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse, Special Agent in Charge Steven J. Ryan of the Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), Special Agent in Charge Chris D. Hendrickson of the Western Field Office, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), and Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett of the Federal Bureau of Investigation San Francisco Field Office.

Aug. 24, 2018

CEO and CFO of Utah Biodiesel Company and California Businessman Charged in $500 Million Fuel Tax Credit Scheme

A federal grand jury sitting in the District of Utah has returned an indictment, which was unsealed today, charging the CEO and CFO of Washakie Renewable Energy (WRE), a Utah-based biodiesel company, and a California businessman with laundering proceeds of a mail fraud scheme, which obtained over $511 million in renewable fuel tax credits from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Aug. 24, 2018

Scientist Sentenced To Three Years For Defrauding NASA, U.S. Navy, And Missile Defense Agency

U.S. District Judge Birginia Hernandez Covington has sentenced Akbar Fard (53, formerly of Tampa) to three years in federal prison for wire fraud. The court also ordered Fard to forfeit $1,472,082, proceeds which are traceable to of the offense. A federal jury found him guilty on February 9, 2018.

Aug. 17, 2018

Former U.S. Navy Captain and Two Chief Petty Officers Latest to be Indicted in International Navy Bribery and Fraud Scandal

U.S. Navy Captain (Retired) David Williams Haas was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on charges that he received at least $145,000 in bribes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Francis, who plied him with parties at luxurious hotels, prostitutes, top-shelf booze and food.

Aug. 9, 2018

Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty As Part of Largest Health Care Fraud Case Ever in Mississippi

Thomas Edward Spell, Jr., 50, or Ridgeland, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to a Crimiinal Information outlining his role in a more then $240 million dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving our nation's military, veterans, and their respective family members, announced U.S. Attorney, Mike Hurst, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze, IRS-Criminal Investigation Acting Special in Charge John F. Khin of the Defense Ciminal Investigative Service.