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Dec. 21, 2015

21st Century Oncology To Pay $19.75 Million To Settle Alleged False Claims For Unnecessary Laboratory Tests

Century Oncology LLC, has agreed to pay $19.75 million to the government to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by billing federal health care programs for laboratory tests that were not medically necessary, the Justice Department announced today. 21st Century is a nationwide provider of integrated cancer care services that is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida.

Dec. 14, 2015

Waldorf Man Indicted in Scheme to Export Firearm Parts and Accessories

A federal grand jury indicted Brian Thomas Platt, age 39, of Waldorf, Maryland, for illegally attempting to export and exporting firearms parts and other items designated as defense articles. The indictment was returned on December 7, 2015.

Dec. 14, 2015

Army Sergeant Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy in Afghanistan Bribery Scheme

An Army sergeant was sentenced to 24 months in prison today for his role in a conspiracy to commit bribery in connection with supply contracts while serving in Afghanistan. Ramiro Pena Jr., 43, of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, previously pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit bribery.

Dec. 3, 2015

Defendant Sentenced to Prison for Procurement Fraud, Embezzling Employee Benefits and Evading Taxes

Wife and Husband Fraudulently Obtained Over $30 Million in Government Service Contracts Using False Representations, Embezzled Over $1.6 Million from Employee Benefits Plans and Evaded Payment of $492,961 in Taxes.

Dec. 3, 2015

Civil Settlement Reached With Environmental Testing Company Over Claims That Testing Procedures Were Not Followed

NEWARK, N.J. - An environmental testing company headquartered in Dayton, New Jersey, will pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it failed to follow proper EPA methodology during some of its tests, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced today. Accutest Corp., also known as Accutest Laboratories (Accutest) is an environmental testing laboratory founded in 1956. It provides environmental analytical services to industrial, engineering/consulting, and government clients, according to its website.

Nov. 25, 2015

Manhattan U.S. Attorney files charges and settles false claims regarding defective weapons and sights

As alleged in the complaint, for years, EOTECH sold defective holographic weapon sights to the DOD, the DHS, and the FBI. These sights were designed to allow users to quickly acquire and hit targets, and to return fire in a range of extreme environmental conditions.

Nov. 24, 2015

South Florida-Based Government Contractor Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

A Fort Lauderdale, Florida based government contractor pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to filing a false income tax return, Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division announced.

Nov. 23, 2015

Wife of Department of Defense Employee Sentenced for Fraudulently Obtaining Over $750,000 from Contracts with Aberdeen Proving Ground

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Sandra Nixon, a/k/a “Lisa Hart,” age 52, of Silver Spring, Maryland today to six months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiring to defraud the United States. Judge Garbis also entered an order requiring Nixon to pay restitution of $750,000.

Nov. 20, 2015

Defendant Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Three Fraud Schemes

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Shaun Tucker, a/k/a “Shawn Turner,” and “Mark Tyler,” age 50, of Keymar, Maryland, today to eight years in prison followed by three years of supervised release in connection with defrauding the United States of over $30 million in obtaining government contracts, stealing over $1.6 million in employee benefits and evading taxes.

Nov. 16, 2015

Silver Spring Contractor Indicted For Scheme To Fraudulently Obtain Sba 8(a) Contract

A federal grand jury indicted Anthony Nwagbara Daniels, a/k/a “Tony Daniels,” age 59, of Silver Spring, Maryland, today on wire fraud charges arising from a scheme to defraud the United States by fraudulently obtaining a government contract.