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June 16, 2015

IAP Worldwide Services Inc. Resolves Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation

A Florida defense and government contracting company, IAP Worldwide Services Inc. (IAP), entered into a non-prosecution agreement and agreed to pay a $7.1 million penalty to resolve the government’s investigation into whether the company conspired to bribe Kuwaiti officials in order to secure a government contract. A former vice president of IAP also pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for his involvement in the bribery scheme.

June 15, 2015

Department Of Defense Employee Admits To Fraudulently Obtaining Over $750,000 From Contracts With Aberdeen Proving Ground

Mark Nixon, age 54, of Silver Spring, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to defraud the United States and to acts affecting a personal financial interest. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Frank Robey, Director of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Major Procurement Fraud Unit; Special Agent in Charge Robert Craig of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service - Mid-Atlantic Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

June 15, 2015

Former Utica Resident Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Irs Tax Refund Scam

Mark Nixon, age 54, of Silver Spring, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to defraud the United States and to acts affecting a personal financial interest. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Frank Robey, Director of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Major Procurement Fraud Unit; Special Agent in Charge Robert Craig of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service - Mid-Atlantic Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

June 2, 2015

United States Contracting Official Charged with Obstructing a Federal Audit

Federal prosecutors today charged a civilian contract officer working with the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal with obstructing an audit by the Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General (DODIG), announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

May 26, 2015

Former Fresno Resident Pleads Guilty to Fraudulent Bonding Scheme Involving Government Contracts

Abel Martin Carreon, 57, formerly of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to one count of mail fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme involving surety bonds and government contracts, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced

May 20, 2015

Nigerian Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Role in Computer Hacking Scheme That Targeted Government Employees

A Nigerian man was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for his role in a computer hacking and identity theft scheme that defrauded vendors of nearly $1 million of office products after “phishing” e-mail login information from government employees, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

May 19, 2015

UPS Agrees to Pay $25 Million to Settle Civil False Claims Act Violations

Settlement resolves allegations that UPS supplied federal customers with inaccurate delivery times and “exception codes” to deprive the customers of the ability to request “Guaranteed Service Refunds” for late overnight deliveries

May 14, 2015

Duke Energy Subsidiaries Plead Guilty and Sentenced to Pay $102 Million for Clean Water Act Crimes

Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corporation, the largest utility in the United States, pleaded guilty today to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68 million criminal fine and spend $34 million on environmental projects and land conservation to benefit rivers and wetlands in North Carolina and Virginia. Four of the charges are the direct result of the massive coal ash spill from the Dan River steam station into the Dan River near Eden, North Carolina, in February 2014. The remaining violations were discovered as the scope of the investigation broadened based on allegations of historical violations at the companies’ other facilities.

May 13, 2015

Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., To Pay $5.9 Million To Resolve Civil False Claims Act Allegations

Healthcare technology company Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. (“SMS”) has agreed to pay $5.9 million to resolve an investigation into the overcharging of the federal government for purchases of medical imaging equipment. The civil resolution was announced today by United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

May 11, 2015

Virginia Woman Sentenced for Making False Statements in an International Terrorism Investigation

Heather Elizabeth Coffman, 29, of Glen Allen, Virginia, was sentenced today to 54 months in prison for making false statements in an international terrorism investigation. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia and Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Lee of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office made the announcement.