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March 25, 2016

Highest-Ranking Navy Official Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Accepting Bribes from Foreign Defense Contractor in Massive Bribery and Fraud Scheme

U.S. Navy Captain Daniel Dusek, the highest-ranking official charged in the massive Navy bribery scandal, was sentenced in federal court today to 46 months in prison for giving classified information to foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis in exchange for prostitutes, luxury travel and other gifts.

March 25, 2016

Georgia Doctor Pleads Guilty to False Billing for Surgical Monitoring Performed by Medical Assistant

Robert E. Windsor, an Atlanta-area physician, has pleaded guilty to health care fraud for filing claims for surgical monitoring services he did not perform.

March 18, 2016

Former Executive of Defense Contractor Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for $30 Million Fraud Scheme

SAN DIEGO – Alex Wisidagama, a former executive of a Singapore-based defense contracting firm Glenn Defense Marine Asia, was sentenced to 63 months in prison today for his participation in a fraud scheme that over-billed the U.S. Navy by more than $34 million for ship husbanding services.

March 14, 2016

The Hayner Hoyt Corporation To Pay $5 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Liability

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Syracuse-based Hayner Hoyt Corporation has agreed to pay $5 million, plus interest, to resolve allegations that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Thurston, its President, Jeremy Thurston, employees, Ralph Bennett and Steve Benedict and Hayner Hoyt affiliates LeMoyne Interiors and Doyner Inc., engaged in conduct designed to exploit contracting opportunities reserved for service-disabled veterans.

March 10, 2016

Shipping Companies Fined for Falsifying Records Under Defense Contract

Farrell Lines, Incorporated (Farrell) and DAMCO USA, Inc. (Damco) have paid to the United States of America three million six hundred fifty nine thousand five hundred dollars ($3,659,500.00) in civil penalties regarding Farrell and Damco’s failure to comply with certain terms of its contract with the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today.

March 9, 2016

Federal Jury Finds Man Guilty of Conspiracy And Theft of Brass Shell Casings from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

SAN DIEGO - A federal jury has found John Vescuso guilty of theft of government property and conspiracy to sell and dispose of more than $500,000 of brass shell casings from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton from April 2010 to June 2012.

March 8, 2016


21st Century Oncology Inc., the nation’s largest physician led integrated cancer care provider and its wholly owned subsidiary South Florida Radiation Oncology LLC, have agreed to settle allegations that they performed and billed for procedures that were not medically necessary, the Department of Justice announced today. 21st Century is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, and has offices in 16 states.

March 7, 2016

Boca Raton Resident Sentenced for Impersonating a Federal Official

Simon E. Zablah, 29, of Boca Raton, Florida, was sentenced by U.S. District Senior Judge Daniel Hurley in West Palm Beach to one year and a day in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to two counts of impersonating a federal official and one count of access device fraud. Zablah was also order to pay $3,500 in restitution.

March 4, 2016

Federal Jury Convicts Dallas Anesthesiologist on Health Care Fraud Offenses Involving Approximately $10 Million in Fraudulent Billings

DALLAS — Following a four-day trial before U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor and approximately three hours of deliberation, a federal jury has convicted Dr. Richard Ferdinand Toussaint, Jr., a licensed anesthesiologist, on all counts of a superseding indictment charging seven counts of health care fraud, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

March 1, 2016

Former Officers of New Mexico-Based Defense Contractor Plead Guilty to Criminal Charges Relating to Iraq Rebuilding Efforts

ALBUQUERQUE – Two former officers of a New Mexico-based defense contracting firm pleaded guilty on Feb. 26, 2016, to criminal charges arising out of their involvement in a scheme to solicit and accept kickbacks in return for favorable treatment in awarding subcontracts relating to wartime rebuilding projects in Iraq. Neal Kasper, 66, of Montana, and his wife Tiffany White, 49, of Cibolo, Tex., entered their guilty pleas in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M. Kasper pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy to solicit and accept kickbacks charges, and White pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax charges.