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June 30, 2016

Former Pharmaceutical Employee Admits Role In Scheme To Obtain Medically Unnecessary Prescription Compound Medication

A former pharmaceutical employee today admitted accepting thousands of dollars in exchange for obtaining and filling her own medically unnecessary prescriptions for compounded medication and creams, causing losses of $250,971, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

June 23, 2016

Former Supervisory Contracting Officer Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes From Foreign Defense Contractor

WASHINGTON – A former Department of Defense (DoD) supervisory contracting officer pleaded guilty today to charges that he accepted bribes from the owner of the foreign defense contractor at the center of a massive bribery and fraud scandal.

June 23, 2016

Former MCC Construction Company Officer and Owner Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Obstruct Government Proceeding

Thomas Harper, a former officer and owner of MCC Construction Company (MCC), pleaded guilty today to conspiring to obstruct justice before the Small Business Administration(SBA). Harper also agreed to pay restitution in the amount of $165,711, the Department of Justice announced today.

June 22, 2016

National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges against 301 Individuals for Approximately $900 Million in False Billing

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced today an unprecedented nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in 36 federal districts, resulting in criminal and civil charges against 301 individuals, including 61 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving approximately $900 million in false billings. Twenty-three state Medicaid Fraud Control Units also participated in today’s arrests. In addition, the HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is suspending payment to a number of providers using its suspension authority provided in the Affordable Care Act. This coordinated takedown is the largest in history, both in terms of the number of defendants charged and loss amount.

June 14, 2016

Nurse-Practitioner Indicted on Federal Charges, Accused of Illegally Distributing Oxycodone

Ivan Lamont Robinson, a licensed nurse practitioner who was based in Southeast Washington, has been indicted on federal charges that he distributed oxycodone outside the legitimate scope of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose.

June 13, 2016

Florida And Mississippi Men Sentenced For Bribing Public Officials At Georgia Military Base

A former agent and a former driver for a large national trucking company were sentenced prison for paying bribes to officials at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia, in order to obtain lucrative freight-hauling business, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Acting U.S. Attorney G.F. Peterman III of the Middle District of Georgia.

June 10, 2016

California Resident Convicted of Conspiring to Illegally Export Fighter Jet Engines and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to China

A California resident was convicted by a Southern District of Florida jury of conspiring to export and cause the export to the People’s Republic of China of fighter jet engines, an unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, and related technical data, in violation of the Arms Export Control Act.

June 9, 2016

U.S. Navy Admiral Pleads Guilty to Lying to Feds about his Relationship with Foreign Defense Contractor in Massive Navy Bribery and Fraud Investigation

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau pleaded guilty today in federal court to felony charges that he lied to federal investigators to conceal his illicit years-long relationship with Leonard Glenn Francis, the foreign defense contractor at the center of a massive bribery and fraud scandal.

May 27, 2016

Three Navy Officers Charged in Expanding Bribery and Fraud Scheme

Three current and former Navy officers were charged in documents unsealed today for their roles in a massive bribery and fraud scheme involving a Navy contractor.

May 23, 2016

Four Army National Guardsmen Indicted In Two Fraud Schemes

Greenbelt, Maryland – Three guardsmen from the District of Columbia Army National Guard were indicted on charges arising from a scheme to use Bitcoin to buy stolen credit and debit card numbers from foreign websites, re-encode cards issued in their names with those stolen numbers, and then fraudulently purchase items at Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) stores on military bases and elsewhere for use and resale (Shelton Stewart Indictment): Derrick K. Shelton, II, age 28, of Washington, D.C., James C. Stewart, III, (J. Stewart) age 25, of District Heights, Maryland; and Quentin T. Stewart, age 28, of Parkville, Maryland.