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Oct. 13, 2017

Jacksonville Cardiovascular Practice Agrees To Pay More Than $440,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations For Failing To Reimburse Government Health Care Programs

Jacksonville, FL – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, P.A. (“FCCI”) has agreed to pay $448,821.58 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly delaying repayment of more than $175,000 in overpayments owed to Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Oct. 11, 2017

Former Military Contractor Found Guilty of Fraud Charges

Danville, VIRGINIA – The former owner and chief executive officer of an armored vehicle company with offices in Danville and Canada, was found guilty yesterday evening in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Danville of all federal charges levied against him, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced.

Oct. 4, 2017

Miami-Dade County Residents Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Illegally Export Prohibited Articles to Syria in Violation of U.S. Export Control Laws

Three Miami-Dade County residents pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to defraud the United States and to illegally export aviation parts and equipment to Syria, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).

Oct. 2, 2017

Compounding Pharmacy Owner Charged with $10 Million Health Care Fraud

BIRMINGHAM – Federal prosecutors today charged the owner of a Decatur compounding pharmacy with conspiracy to defraud a federal health insurance program out of more than $10 million. U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigation, Miami Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Justin Green and Defense Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent in Charge John F. Khin announced the charge.

Sept. 25, 2017

Huntsville Defense Contractor Sentenced for Defrauding DTRA, NASA

HUNTSVILLE – A federal judge last week sentenced a Huntsville defense contractor on criminal charges of falsely obtaining Small Business Innovation Research contracts with the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, NASA Inspector General Paul Martin and Defense Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent in Charge John Khin.

Sept. 18, 2017

Pharmacist And His Employee Convicted Of Over $30 Million Health Care Fraud Against Military Insurance Program

On September 5, 2017, after a one-month trial, a federal jury found Francois guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, twelve counts of health care fraud, conspiracy to pay kickbacks in connection with a federal health care program, five counts of paying such kickbacks, and twelve counts of money laundering.

Sept. 13, 2017

Former Soldier Sentenced in Connection with Theft and Conversion of $289,276 Worth of Government Property

RALEIGH – United States Attorney John Stuart Bruce announced that today in federal court, Kenneth preston blevins, 29, of Lexington, South Carolina, was sentenced to 51 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release for theft and conversion of government property by Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt. BLEVINS was also ordered to pay $289,276 in restitution. BLEVINS previously pled guilty to that charge on May 1, 2017.

Sept. 5, 2017

Novo Nordisk Agrees to Pay $58 Million for Failure to Comply with FDA-Mandated Risk Program

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Novo Nordisk Inc. will pay $58.65 million to resolve allegations that the company failed to comply with the FDA-mandated Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for its Type II diabetes medication Victoza, the Justice Department announced today.

Aug. 28, 2017

Former Top Ranking Executive At Pediatric Behavioral Health Clinic Pleads Guilty To Falsifying Patient Records

Jacksonville, FL – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that John Christopher Walcutt (40, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to falsifying patient progress notes of children with autism and other behavioral health issues, in response to a federal audit. He faces a maximum term of five years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

Aug. 22, 2017

Bettendorf Doctor Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

DAVENPORT, IA – On August 22, 2017, Dr. Paul Matthew Bolger, 45, of Bettendorf, Iowa, pleaded guilty to 18 counts of false statements relating to health care matters and five counts of introduction of misbranded drugs.