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Dec. 8, 2016

Fayetteville Black Market Purchaser Sentenced For Receiving Stolen Military Property From Fort Bragg, NC

RALEIGH – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that today in Federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced JOSEPH W. HORNER, JR., 73, of Fayetteville, North Carolina to 24 months imprisonment and three years of supervised release.

Dec. 7, 2016

South Miami Hospital Agrees to Pay the United States $12 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

South Miami Hospital, a not-for-profit regional hospital located in South Miami, Florida has agreed to pay the United States approximately $12 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to federal healthcare programs for medically unnecessary electrophysiology studies and other procedures allegedly performed by John R. Dylewski, M.D., at South Miami Hospital.

Dec. 5, 2016

Former Fort Bragg Army Sergeant and Owner of California Telemarketing Company Plead Guilty to Gratuity and Bribery Charges

GREENVILLE –The United States Attorney’s Office announced that today in federal court, ANTONELLE ANN SANCHEZ, 35, pled guilty to two counts of Accepting and Receiving a Gratuity. As part of her plea, SANCHEZ agreed to pay $95,610 in forfeiture. She faces a maximum of four years’ imprisonment. GEORGE SZEKERES, 67, pled guilty to one count of Bribery. As part of his plea, SZEKERES agreed to pay $95,610 in forfeiture, which he has already done. He faces a maximum of fifteen years’ imprisonment.

Dec. 2, 2016

Government Contractor Indicted for Making False Claims and False Statements

Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury has charged Shawn Penn, age 41, of Pasadena, with making false claims and false statements, for allegedly falsely representing to her employer that she was working as a security guard at a government facility, when she was actually elsewhere. The indictment was returned on December 1, 2016.

Dec. 2, 2016

Former Supervisory Contracting Officer Sentenced to 72 Months in Prison as Part of Expanding Navy Bribery Scandal

A former supervisory contracting officer was sentenced to 72 months in prison today for accepting bribe payments in exchange for steering U.S. Navy contracts to the president and chief executive officer of a defense contractor.

Dec. 1, 2016

Executives, Surgeons, Physicians, and Others Affiliated with Forest Park Medical Center (FPMC) in Dallas Indicted in Massive Conspiracy

DALLAS — Founders and investors of the physician-owned Forest Park Medical Center (FPMC) in Dallas, other executives at the hospital, and physicians, surgeons, and others affiliated with the hospital, have been charged in a federal indictment, returned by a grand jury in Dallas last month and unsealed today, with various felony offenses stemming from their payment and/or receipt of approximately $40 million in bribes and kickbacks for referring certain patients to FPMC.

Nov. 15, 2016

Construction Company Officer Pleads Guilty To Conspiring to Defraud Government

WASHINGTON - Michelle Cho, an officer of Far East Construction Corporation (Far East) and other construction companies, pleaded guilty today to a federal charge of conspiring to commit wire fraud. Cho also agreed to pay forfeiture in the amount of $169,166 and pay a criminal fine in the amount of $35,000.

Nov. 15, 2016

Navy Officer Pleads Guilty in Massive Fraud and Corruption Scandal

A retired Navy Captain pleaded guilty today for his role in a massive bribery and fraud scheme involving a foreign defense contractor for the U.S. Navy.

Nov. 15, 2016

Lemon Bay Drugs North And Brooksville Drugs Agree To Pay $750,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Fort Myers, FL - United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Lemon Bay Drugs North, Inc. and Brooksville Drugs, Inc. have agreed to pay a total of $750,000 to the government to resolve allegations that the pharmacies violated the False Claims Act by causing claims to be submitted to federal health care programs for prescription drugs that were never dispensed.

Nov. 14, 2016

Former High-Ranking Louisiana Army National Guardsman Indicted on Fraud and False Statements Charges

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that RANDY M. KILEY, SR., 63, of Slidell, a former Sergeant Major in the Louisiana Army National Guard, was charged Thursday, November 10th, with wire fraud and making false statements in furtherance of an alleged scheme to defraud the United States Department of Defense.