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Oct. 1, 2018

Amerisourcebergen Corp. To Pay $625 Million To Settle Civil Fraud Allegations Resulting From Its Repackaging And Sale of Adulterated Drugs and Unapproved New Drugs, Double Billing and Providing Kickbacks

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC), one of the nation’s largest wholesale drug companies, and its subsidiaries AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group (ABSG), AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation (ABDC), Oncology Supply Company (OSC), and Medical Initiatives, Inc. (MII) (collectively, “ABC” or “the Company”), entered into a settlement with the United States in which it agreed to pay $625 million to resolve civil liability under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3730 et seq.

Sept. 28, 2018

Government Settles $1.2 Million Lawsuit Against Florida Compounding Pharmacy And Its Owner For Excessive Charges To TRICARE

U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that the United States has settled allegations that a Tampa-based compounding pharmacy, now-defunct RS Compounding, LLC, and its owner, Renier Gobea, knowingly billed TRICARE excessive prices for compounded prescriptions. In reaching this settlement, the parties resolved allegations that, between January 1, 2012, and January 31, 2014, Gobea and RS Compounding charged TRICARE at least 2,000 percent more for drugs than they charged cash-paying customers, in violation of the False Claims Act.

Sept. 27, 2018

Mississippi Nurse Practitioner and Clinic Owner Sentenced to Prison for Role in Compounding Pharmacy Scheme to Defraud Tricare

A Mississippi-based nurse practitioner and former owner of a family health clinic was sentenced to 42 months in prison today for her role in a scheme to defraud health care benefit programs including TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving U.S. military, veterans and their respective family members.

Sept. 21, 2018

Former Marine Receives 33 Months for Embezzling Over $500,000 from Marine Corps and Over $20,000 From Toys for Tots

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama annonces today that Senior United States District Judge Callie V.S. Granade sentenced former United states Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Christopher Aragon, 32, a resident of Mobile, Alabama, to 33 months imprisonment for conspiring with his wife, co-defendant Teneshia Aragon, and co-defendent Dana Davis to commit wire fraud.

Sept. 21, 2018

V.P. of Sales for North Alabama Compounding Pharmacy Charged in Insurance Conspiracy

Federal prosecutors today charged the vice president of sales for Northside Pharmacy, a Haleyville, Ala.-based compounding pharmacy doing business as Global Compounding Pharmacy, with participating in a conspiracy to generate prescriptions and defraud health care insurers and prescription drug administrators out of tens of millions of dollars.

Sept. 17, 2018

Another Pharmacist Pleads Guilty Relating to Largest Health Care Fraud Case Ever in Mississippi

Marco Bisa Hawkins Moran, 45, of Raymond, pled guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to a Criminal Information outlining his role in a more than $22 million dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving our nation's military, veterans, and their respective family members, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze, IRS-Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Thomas Jay Holloman, III, and Special Agent in Charge John F. Khin of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service's Southeast Field Office.

Sept. 12, 2018

Nicholas Rivecca, Sr., and Sonag Ready Mix, LLC to Pay $629,732 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

United States Attorney Matthew D. Kreuger announced today that Nicholas Rivecca, Sr., of Hartland Wisconsin, and his company, Sonag Ready Mix, LLC, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have agreed to pay $629,732 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by defrauding the United States Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise ("DBE") program.

Sept. 11, 2018

Pain Management Physician Sentenced To 8 Years In Federal Prison For Central Role In Million Dollar Kickback Scheme And Fraudulent Billing Scheme

Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Atif Babar Malik, age 48, of Germantown, Maryland, today to eight years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

Sept. 7, 2018

South Florida Pharmacist Convicted of Health Care Fraud for Role in $5 Million Compounding Pharmacy Scheme

A federal jury found a South Florida pharmacist guilty today of health care fraud for his role in a $5 million compounding pharmacy scheme.

Sept. 6, 2018

Owner of Defense Firm Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud Department of Defense of $7 Million, Violate Arms Export Control Act

A Turkish man who owns a New Jersey defense contracting business has been charged in a scheme to fraudulently acquire lucrative manufacturing contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and for conspiring to export military techinical drawings to Turkey without a license from the State Department, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.