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Aug. 15, 2017

Defense Contractor Agrees to Pay $9.2 Million to Settle False Billing Allegations

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII), a publicly traded company headquartered in Newport, Virginia, has agreed to a $9.2 million settlement of allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the government for labor on U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships at its shipyards in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Under the settlement, HII will make a payment of $7.9 million which, combined with earlier repayments, will result in the settlement recovery of approximately $9.2 million.

Aug. 12, 2017

Singapore Executives Sentenced for Fraud in International Navy Corruption Scandal

Two former executives of foreign defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) were sentenced on Friday for conspiring to submit bogus claims and invoices to the U.S. Navy in an effort to win contracts and overcharge the U.S. Navy by tens of millions of dollars as part of a years-long corruption and fraud scheme.

Aug. 10, 2017

Navy Contractor Admits Accepting Funds from Port Engineer Administering Contracts Involving his Company

SAN DIEGO – Alfonso Liburd, the President and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego-based defense contractor NEVWEST, Inc. (“NevWest”), pleaded guilty today to improperly aiding and abetting Navy Port Engineer, John Nasshan (charged elsewhere), who improperly administered projects in which he (Nasshan) had a financial interest.

Aug. 10, 2017

Nurse-Practitioner Found Guilty of Federal Charges for Illegally Distributing Oxycodone and Money Laundering --- Defendant Ran Pain Management Practice in Southeast Washington

WASHINGTON - Ivan Lamont Robinson, a licensed nurse practitioner who was based in Southeast Washington, was found guilty by a jury today of 42 federal charges that he distributed oxycodone outside the legitimate scope of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose, and two counts of money laundering.

Aug. 8, 2017

Government Contractor Pleads Guilty To Making False Claims And False Statements --- Claimed to be Working When She Was Not

Baltimore, Maryland - Shawn Penn, age 41, of Pasadena, Maryland, pled guilty today in federal court to making false claims and false statements. Penn falsely represented to her employer that she was working as a security guard at a government facility, when she was actually elsewhere.

Aug. 1, 2017

Orange County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge of Failing to Properly Overhaul Part Used on Apache Helicopters

LOS ANGELES – A Yorba Linda man who owns a Gardena company that contracted with the U.S. Army to overhaul linear actuators used on Apache helicopters pleaded guilty to violating his contract with the military by making unauthorized repairs to motors inside the part.

July 25, 2017

Former Employee of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Approximately $320,000 in Bribes From Contractors

A former employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) based in Afghanistan pleaded guilty today to soliciting approximately $320,000 in bribes from Afghan contractors in return for his assistance in U.S. government contracts.

July 25, 2017

Pharmacist Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Charges for Role in $192 Million Compounded Medication Scheme; Pharmacy Marketer Also Pleads Guilty

The Pharmacist in Charge of a Hattiesburg, Mississippi compounding pharmacy pleaded guilty today to health care fraud charges for his role in a scheme that defrauded TRICARE and private insurance companies out of at least $192 million in payments for medically unnecessary compounded medications.

July 19, 2017

Miami Resident Indicted for Impersonating a Federal Officer

Benjamin Greenberg, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; John Khin, Special Agent in Charge, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS); and Thomas Robarge, Special Agent in Charge, Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS), made the announcement.

July 18, 2017

Former Employee of U.S. Government Contractor in Afghanistan Pleads Guilty to Accepting Over $250,000 in Kickbacks From Subcontractor

A former employee of a U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan pleaded guilty today to accepting over $250,000 in illegal kickbacks from an Afghan subcontractor in return for his assistance in obtaining subcontracts on U.S. government contracts.