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May 27, 2016

Three Navy Officers Charged in Expanding Bribery and Fraud Scheme

Three current and former Navy officers were charged in documents unsealed today for their roles in a massive bribery and fraud scheme involving a Navy contractor.

May 23, 2016

Four Army National Guardsmen Indicted In Two Fraud Schemes

Greenbelt, Maryland – Three guardsmen from the District of Columbia Army National Guard were indicted on charges arising from a scheme to use Bitcoin to buy stolen credit and debit card numbers from foreign websites, re-encode cards issued in their names with those stolen numbers, and then fraudulently purchase items at Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) stores on military bases and elsewhere for use and resale (Shelton Stewart Indictment): Derrick K. Shelton, II, age 28, of Washington, D.C., James C. Stewart, III, (J. Stewart) age 25, of District Heights, Maryland; and Quentin T. Stewart, age 28, of Parkville, Maryland.

May 11, 2016

Granite City Chiropractor Pleads Guilty To Healthcare Fraud And Money Laundering

James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today, that Bridget Brasfield, 45, of Edwardsville, Illinois, pled guilty to a two-count information charging Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering. Sentencing has been set for August 30, 2016, in U.S. District Court in Benton, Illinois. At that time Brasfield will face up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $500,000, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

May 6, 2016

Defense Contractor Agrees To Pay $2.1 Million To Resolve Allegations Of False Claims And Overcharges

PHILADELPHIA – The United States has reached a settlement agreement with Hesco Bastion Limited (Hesco), based in Leeds, England, in which the company has agreed to pay $2.1 million to resolve allegations of false claims and overcharges, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The allegations stem from the international transportation of blast walls that Hesco manufactured and sold to the U.S. government. Hesco is a privately held company.

May 4, 2016

Former Marine Corps Contracting Officer Sentenced To 37 Months For Conspiracy

NEW BERN – The United States Attorney’s Office announced that today in Federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced DAVID G. LIU, 41, of Monterey, California to 37 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

April 29, 2016

U.S. Navy Captain Select Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Accepting Cash and Prostitutes in International Bribery Scheme

A U.S. Navy Captain Select was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for bribery charges, admitting that he accepted cash, gifts, travel expenses, entertainment and the services of prostitutes from foreign defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) in exchange for classified U.S. Navy information, including ship schedules that contained information related to the U.S. Navy’s ballistic missile defense operations in the Pacific. In addition, he was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $100,000 and to forfeit $95,000 in proceeds for the scheme.

April 27, 2016

Bering Straits Technical Services and Parent Company Pay Civil Fines for Alleged Violations of the False Claims Act

Bering Straits Technical Services LLC (BSTS) and its parent company, Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC), have paid the Southern District of Texas $2 million in damages to resolve numerous alleged violations of the False Claims Act, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. The settlement was finalized April 26, 2016, without an admission of liability.

April 21, 2016

Kilgore Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison after Pleading Guilty to Three Counts of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud

Jacob J. Kilgore, a former owner of a Salt Lake City durable medical equipment company, will serve 60 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to three counts of conspiracy to commit health care fraud as a part of Medicare fraud scheme involving power wheelchairs. Three company sales representatives were sentenced Thursday, two receiving prison terms, for their role in the fraud scheme.

April 14, 2016

Former Owner Of Defense Contracting Businesses Sentenced To 57 Months In Prison For Illegally Exporting Military Blueprints To India Without A License

The former owner of two New Jersey defense contracting businesses was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for conspiring to send sensitive military technical data to India, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin announced.

April 14, 2016

Chinese National Arrested for Illegally Attempting to Export High-Grade Carbon Fiber to China

Fuyi Sun, aka Frank, 52, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China, was arrested yesterday in connection with a scheme to illegally export to China, without a license, high-grade carbon fiber that is used primarily in aerospace and military applications.