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Sept. 15, 2015

Canton man sentenced to prison, ordered to repay $6.7 million, for fraud in getting federal contracts

A Canton man was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to repay $6.7 million for making false representations about the company’s office location so it could obtain a HUBZone certification and qualify for federal contracts, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Sept. 11, 2015

Scientists Sentenced To Prison For Defrauding The Small Business Innovation Research Program

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington has sentenced Mahmoud Aldissi (a/k/a Matt) and Anastassia Bogomolova (a/k/a Anastasia) for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and falsification of records. Aldissi was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison and Bogomolova was sentenced to a term of 13 years. As part of their sentences, the court entered a money judgment in the amount of $10.6 million, representing the proceeds of the crime, and ordered them to pay $10.6 million in restitution. Aldissi and Bogomolova were found guilty on March 20, 2015.

Sept. 11, 2015

Area Government Contractor Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charges

St. Louis, MO – James Matthew Alexander, the President of a local defense contractor, pled guilty to a scheme to defraud the United States related to the construction of shipping containers for use with the F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft.

Sept. 10, 2015

Two Contractors and One Former Civilian Employee Sentenced in Bribery Scheme at Georgia Military Base

WASHINGTON - A former civilian employee and a former contractor of the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia, as well as one outside contractor were sentenced today to prison terms for bribery and fraud arising from their handling of military trucking contracts and theft of surplus military equipment.

Aug. 24, 2015

Former USAF Captain Sentenced for Violating Restrictions on Post-Government Employment and Making a False Statement to Federal Authorities

SIOUX CITY, IOWA - A former Captain in the United States Air Force (USAF) who served in 2010 as a U.S. military contracting officer representative in Afghanistan, was sentenced last Thursday in United States District Court in Sioux City, Iowa, after having earlier pleaded guilty to violating restrictions on post-government employment and making a false statement to law enforcement agents, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kevin W. Techau of the Northern District of Iowa.

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.