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Aug. 20, 2015

Polezero Corporation Agrees To Pay $2.8 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Department of Defense contractor PoleZero Corporation, owned by Dover Corporation since 2007, has agreed to pay the United States $2,800,000 to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that the company caused false claims to be submitted to the Department of Air Force for communications equipment.

Aug. 13, 2015

Former Army Pharmacy Specialist Pleads Guilty To Stealing Drugs From Walter Reed Hospital

Lamelle Marquez Malone, age 35, of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Columbia, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to steal prescription drugs from a military hospital and to interstate transportation of stolen property.

Aug. 7, 2015

Former Intelligence Agency Official Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Agents

Brian P. Hearing, 43, of Falls Church, Virginia, a former official with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), pleaded guilty today to lying to federal investigators to conceal his ownership of a private company he was inappropriately using his official position to promote.

Aug. 3, 2015

Fresno Man Sentenced for Extensive Fraudulent Bonding Scheme and Aggravated Identity Theft

FRESNO, Calif. - Abel Martin Carreon, 57, of Fresno, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii to five years and five months in prison for one count of mail fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Carreon was also ordered to pay $1,253,000 in restitution.

July 30, 2015

Medical Device Manufacturer Nuvasive Inc.To Pay $13.5 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations

California-based medical device manufacturer NuVasive Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $13.5 million to resolve allegations that the company caused health care providers to submit false claims to Medicare and other federal health care programs for spine surgeries by marketing the company’s CoRoent System for surgical uses that were not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The settlement further resolves allegations that NuVasive caused false claims by paying kickbacks to induce physicians to use the company’s CoRoent System.

July 27, 2015

Husband And Wife Admit To Procurement Fraud Scheme And To Embezzling Employee Benefits

Shaun Tucker, a/k/a “Shawn Turner,” and “Mark Tyler,” age 49, and his wife, Joanne Tucker, a/k/a “Joanne Krcma,” “Jill Swanson,” and “Jocelyn Turner,” age 50, both of Keymar, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to charges in connection with defrauding the United States of over $30 million in connection with obtaining government contracts, stealing over $1.6 million in employee benefits and evading taxes.

July 20, 2015

Staten Island, New York, Man Sentenced To 54 Months In Prison For Multimillion-dollar Organized Retail Crime Conspiracy

A Staten Island, New York, man was sentenced today to 54 months in prison for his role in a large-scale, organized, retail crime scheme involving the theft of tens of millions of dollars’ worth of over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals and health and beauty aid (HBA) products, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

July 15, 2015

Three Owners and CEO of Contracting Company Indicted for Bribing Army National Guard Colonel

Three owners and the CEO of a government contracting company headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, all of whom are retired Army National Guard colonels, were indicted today for their alleged participation in a scheme to bribe an active-duty Army National Guard colonel in order to obtain millions of dollars of Army National Guard marketing, retention and recruitment contracts.

July 15, 2015

Army Reserve Staff Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Bulk Cash Smuggling and Theft of Government Property While Serving in Afghanistan

A Fort Buchanan Army Reserve Staff Sergeant pleaded guilty today to bulk cash smuggling of $113,050 and theft of government property worth $6,302 while serving in Afghanistan.

July 15, 2015

United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Jacksonville-Based Compounding Pharmacy For More Than $8 Million

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that the United States has settled allegations that a Jacksonville-based compounding pharmacy knowingly billed the government for improper and medically unnecessary compounding pain prescriptions. The allegations resolved included liability under the False Claims Act (FCA).