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Jan. 21, 2016

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Trading Classified Information for Cash and iPads; He is the First to be Sentenced in Colossal International Fraud and Bribery Scandal

U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Daniel Layug was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for accepting cash, consumer electronics and travel expenses from foreign defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia in exchange for classified U.S. Navy information.

Jan. 8, 2016

Former DoD Contracting Official Sentenced To Prison for Bribery

James Edward Addas, 55, of Stafford, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving U.S. government contracts in Iraq.

Jan. 7, 2016

Former UCSD Professor Admits Fraud, Agrees to Forfeit $180,000

Dr. Homayoun Karimabadi, a former research professor at the University of California, San Diego ("UCSD") and the Chief Executive Officer for SciberQuest, Inc., was charged in federal court today with fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in government grants and contracts.

Dec. 23, 2015

Former U.S. State Department Employee Indicted in $2 Million Government Contract Conspiracy

Kenneth Apple, 65, of Beaverton, Oregon, was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on charges related to his role in awarding $2 million in micro-dairy contracts from the U.S. government for use in Iraq. According to the indictment, Apple, a former employee with the U.S. Department of State, helped to steer the sole-sourcing of $2 million in micro-dairy contracts to a company in which his son, Jonathan Apple, owned a 50 percent interest.

Dec. 23, 2015

Former Army Pharmacy Specialist Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Stealing Prescription Drugs From Walter Reed Hospital

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Lamelle Marquez Malone, age 35, formerly of Columbia, Maryland, today to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to steal prescription drugs from a military hospital and for interstate transportation of stolen property. Judge Grimm also entered an order requiring Malone to pay a money judgment of $500,000 and restitution of $2,113,483.51.

Dec. 21, 2015

San Fernando Valley Man Convicted of Giving Illegal Gifts to Government Employees in Exchange For Business

A man who operated two businesses that sold office supplies to the federal government has been convicted by a federal jury of giving illegal gifts to federal employees who did business with his companies. Ivan Greenhut, 57, of Tarzana, was convicted late yesterday afternoon in United States District Court of one count of conspiring to give gifts to federal officials who purchased products from Greenhut’s companies and one count of giving a gift to a public official, specifically a United States Army employee who purchased products from Greenhut’s companies.

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.