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April 6, 2016

U.S. Department of Defense Employee in Korea Pleads Guilty to Illegally Obtaining More than $141,000 in Government Housing Allowance Funds

A civilian employee of the U.S. Department of Defense’s 501st Military Intelligence Brigade pleaded guilty today in the Eastern District of Virginia to illegally obtaining over $141,561 in Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) funds.

April 6, 2016

Employee Sentenced For Using Personal Information Stolen From Her Employers To Obtain Fraudulent Tax Refunds And Credit Cards

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Tricia N. Bryan, age 30, of Gwynn Oak, Maryland, today to 30 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for wire and bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

March 30, 2016

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud U.S. Defense Contractors

Oyesanya admitted that he was part of a conspiracy, led by two Nigerian nationals, to fraudulently obtain computer hardware and products from contractors and vendors who were approved to do business with the U.S. Government, specifically the U.S. Department of Defense.

March 29, 2016

Former Navy Noncommissioned Officer Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison For Accepting Bribes While Serving In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – A former Navy noncommissioned officer was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for accepting approximately $25,000 in cash bribes from vendors while he served in Afghanistan.

March 28, 2016

Tennessee And New York-based Defense Contractors Agree To Pay $8 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Involving Defective Countermeasure Flares Sold To The U.s. Army

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that Kilgore Flares Company and one of its subcontractors, ESM Group Inc., have agreed to pay a total of $8 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by selling or conspiring to sell defective infrared countermeasure flares to the U.S. Army and, in the case of ESM, knowingly evading customs duties owed to the United States.

March 25, 2016

Highest-Ranking Navy Official Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Accepting Bribes from Foreign Defense Contractor in Massive Bribery and Fraud Scheme

U.S. Navy Captain Daniel Dusek, the highest-ranking official charged in the massive Navy bribery scandal, was sentenced in federal court today to 46 months in prison for giving classified information to foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis in exchange for prostitutes, luxury travel and other gifts.

March 25, 2016

Georgia Doctor Pleads Guilty to False Billing for Surgical Monitoring Performed by Medical Assistant

Robert E. Windsor, an Atlanta-area physician, has pleaded guilty to health care fraud for filing claims for surgical monitoring services he did not perform.

March 18, 2016

Former Executive of Defense Contractor Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for $30 Million Fraud Scheme

SAN DIEGO – Alex Wisidagama, a former executive of a Singapore-based defense contracting firm Glenn Defense Marine Asia, was sentenced to 63 months in prison today for his participation in a fraud scheme that over-billed the U.S. Navy by more than $34 million for ship husbanding services.

March 14, 2016

The Hayner Hoyt Corporation To Pay $5 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Liability

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Syracuse-based Hayner Hoyt Corporation has agreed to pay $5 million, plus interest, to resolve allegations that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Thurston, its President, Jeremy Thurston, employees, Ralph Bennett and Steve Benedict and Hayner Hoyt affiliates LeMoyne Interiors and Doyner Inc., engaged in conduct designed to exploit contracting opportunities reserved for service-disabled veterans.

March 10, 2016

Shipping Companies Fined for Falsifying Records Under Defense Contract

Farrell Lines, Incorporated (Farrell) and DAMCO USA, Inc. (Damco) have paid to the United States of America three million six hundred fifty nine thousand five hundred dollars ($3,659,500.00) in civil penalties regarding Farrell and Damco’s failure to comply with certain terms of its contract with the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, James L. Porter, announced today.