May 8, 2015
United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Multiple Jacksonville Hospitals And An Ambulance Company For $7.5 Million
United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that the United States has settled allegations that nine hospitals in Jacksonville had a practice of routinely ordering basic life support ambulances when this type of transport was not medically necessary. The United States has also settled allegations with an ambulance company for its role in submitting millions of dollars of false claims to federal healthcare programs. The allegations resolved included liability under the False Claims Act (FCA).
May 1, 2015
Two V.I. National Guard Soldiers Arrested on Charges of Wire Fraud, Theft, and Making False Statements
St. Croix, USVI – Two Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) soldiers have been arrested after a federal grand jury returned indictments charging them with wire fraud, theft of government money, and making false statements to the government, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced today.
April 28, 2015
Palm Beach County Gastroenterologist Sentenced for His Role in an Income Tax Fraud Scheme
Dr. Krishna Tripuraneni, 56, of Palm Beach County, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Darrin P. Gayles to two years in prison, to be followed by one year of supervised release and two hundred hours of community service, for his participation in an income tax fraud scheme.
April 27, 2015
Florida Man and Company Sentenced for Violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and US Department of Commerce Denial Order
A Palm Beach County, Florida, man and company were sentenced for violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), as well as the terms of a denial order issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
San Diego Jury Finds Former Iranian National Guilty Of Illegal Scheme To Export Sensitive U.S. Technology To Iran
On April 23, 2015, a federal jury convicted a naturalized U.S. citizen and former Iranian national of violations of U.S. export and money laundering laws, arising from his involvement in a scheme to purchase marine navigation equipment and military electronic equipment for illegal export to, and end-use in, Iran.
April 15, 2015
U.S. Navy Officer Pleads Guilty To Selling Classified Ship Schedules As Part Of Expanding Navy Bribery Probe
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Todd Dale Malaki pleaded guilty to bribery charges in federal court today, admitting that he accepted cash, hotel expenses and the services of a prostitute in return for providing classified U.S. Navy ship schedules and other internal Navy information to an executive of a defense contracting firm.
April 14, 2015
South Florida Doctor Indicted for Medicare Fraud
A South Florida Doctor was charged in a seventy-six count indictment for participating in a Medicare fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro of the FBI’s Miami Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Shimon Richmond of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General’s Miami Region (HHS-OIG), Special Agent in Charge Michael D. Angelucci of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board’s Office of Inspector General (RRB) and Special Agent in Charge John Khin of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS).
New York Man Sentenced To 92 Months In Prison For Role In Multimillion-Dollar International Cybercrime Scheme
A member of an international cybercrime, identity theft and credit card fraud conspiracy was sentenced today to 92 months in prison for using information hacked from customer accounts held at more than a dozen banks, brokerage firms, payroll processing companies and government agencies in an attempt to steal at least $15 million from American customers, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
April 9, 2015
Former Owner of Defense Contracting Company Admits Defrauding U.S. Department of Defense with Foreign Aircraft Parts
TRENTON, N.J. – The former owner of a New Jersey defense contracting business today admitted supplying the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with foreign-made replacement parts on contracts that only allow products manufactured in the United States, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Two Cardiovascular Disease Testing Laboratories to Pay $48.5 Million to Settle Claims of Paying Kickbacks and Conducting Unnecessary Testing
Cardiovascular testing disease laboratories Health Diagnostics Laboratory Inc. (HDL), of Richmond, Virginia, and Singulex Inc., of Alameda, California, have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by paying remuneration to physicians in exchange for patient referrals and billing federal health care programs for medically unnecessary testing, the Department of Justice announced today.