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May 9, 2017

Two Former Executives of Foreign Defense Contractor Plead Guilty to Fraud in International Navy Corruption Scandal

Two former executives of a foreign defense contractor pleaded guilty in federal court today for participating in a conspiracy to submit bogus bids, claims and invoices to the U.S. Navy in an effort to steal tens of millions of dollars as part of a years-long corruption and fraud scheme.

May 4, 2017

Former Military Sealift Command Contractor Charged with Bribery and Fraud

A former contractor at the Military Sealift Command (MSC) was indicted for his role in a bribery and fraud conspiracy from approximately 1999 to 2014, in which he allegedly received almost $3 million dollars in bribes. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia made the announcement.

May 2, 2017

Dr. Jian Dong Sentenced to Seventy Months for Grant Fraud

United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Dr. Jian Yun Dong, aka John Dong, was sentenced to seventy months imprisonment for multiple fraud-based convictions and ordered to pay over three million dollars in restitution.

April 28, 2017

South Florida Doctor Convicted of Sixty-Seven Criminal Counts Related to Medicare Fraud Scheme

Today, a federal jury in South Florida convicted Dr. Salomon Melgen of sixty-seven criminal counts related to his participation in a health care fraud scheme involving the filing of false claims and the inclusion of false entries into patients’ medical charts.

April 28, 2017

Blood Testing Laboratory to Pay $6 Million to Settle Allegations of Kickbacks and Unnecessary Testing

Quest Diagnostics Inc. has agreed to pay $6 million to resolve a lawsuit by the United States alleging that Berkeley HeartLab Inc., of Alameda, California, violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to physicians and patients to induce the use of Berkeley for blood testing services and by charging for medically unnecessary tests. Quest, which is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey, acquired Berkeley in 2011, and ended the conduct that gave rise to the settlement.

April 25, 2017

Construction Company Officer Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Defraud Government

Michelle Cho, an officer of Far East Construction Corporation (Far East) and other construction companies, was sentenced today to six months in prison and 24 months of supervised release on a federal charge of conspiring to commit wire fraud. Cho was also ordered to pay forfeiture in the amount of $169,166 and pay a criminal fine in the amount of $35,000.

April 19, 2017

Former Army Staff Sergeant Found Guilty Of Conspiracy And Paying Illegal Kickbacks

Tampa, FL – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that a federal jury today found Cordera Hill (27, Tampa) guilty of one count of conspiracy and two counts of offering to pay and paying illegal kickbacks in connection with a federal health care benefit program. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison on each count. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

March 24, 2017

CEO, CFO, and Company Convicted of a $180 Million Scheme to Defraud, Launder Money, and Obstruct Justice

PHILADELPHIA – Dean Volkes, 53, and Donna Fallon, 52, of Long Island, NY, and Devos Ltd., doing business as Guaranteed Returns, located in Long Island, were convicted Wednesday on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, theft of government property, money laundering conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and false statements, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis Lappen.

March 23, 2017

Civilian Employee at Aberdeen Proving Ground Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes in Exchange for Favorable Actions on Contracts

Baltimore, Maryland – Rainier Ramos, age 50, of Bel Air, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to bribery in connection with his duties at the U.S. Army Public Health Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

March 22, 2017

Owner of New England Compounding Center Convicted of Racketeering Leading to Nationwide Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Barry Cadden, the owner and head pharmacist of New England Compounding Center (NECC), was convicted today by a federal jury of racketeering and mail fraud in connection with the 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak, the Justice Department announced.