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Feb. 2, 2017

Pain Management Physician Resolves False Claims Act Allegations

Pain management physician Dr. Robert Windsor has agreed to the entry of a $20 million consent judgment to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by billing federal health care programs for surgical monitoring services that he did not perform and for medically unnecessary diagnostic tests. Dr. Windsor owned pain management clinics in Georgia and Kentucky that operated under the umbrella of National Pain Care, Inc.

Jan. 26, 2017

Virginia Man Convicted at Trial of Abusing Corporate Position to Defraud Employer and United States Government

Yesterday, a West Palm Beach jury convicted Brian Charles Tolley, 41, of Bedford, Virginia, of wire fraud, identity theft, aggravated identity theft, possession of counterfeit government seals with the intent to defraud, money laundering, making and subscribing false federal income tax returns, and failing to file federal income tax returns.

Jan. 25, 2017

Two Former Army Officials and Contractor Indicted for Bribery Scheme Involving Contracts at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging John Kays, age 42, his wife, Danielle N. Kays, age 41, both of Bel Air, Maryland, and Matthew Barrow, age 42, of Toledo, Ohio, with conspiracy and bribery charges related to contracting at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), in Harford County, Maryland.

Jan. 19, 2017

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces $50 Million Settlement With Walgreens For Paying Kickbacks To Induce Beneficiaries Of Government Healthcare Programs To Fill Their Prescriptions At Walgreens’ Pharmacies

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“HHS-OIG”), and Craig Rupert, Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Field Office of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General (“DoD-OIG”), announced today a $50 million settlement in a civil fraud lawsuit against WALGREEN CO. (“WALGREENS”), a nationwide retail pharmacy chain that owns and operates thousands of retail pharmacies throughout the United States.

Jan. 12, 2017

Navy Officer Sentenced to 30 Months in Expanding Bribery and Fraud Investigation

A U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for accepting cash, hotel expenses and the services of a prostitute from foreign defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) in exchange for classified Navy information.

Jan. 11, 2017

Shire PLC Subsidiaries to Pay $350 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

The Justice Department announced today that Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC and other subsidiaries of Shire plc (Shire) will pay $350 million to settle federal and state False Claims Act allegations that Shire and the company it acquired in 2011, Advanced BioHealing (ABH), employed kickbacks and other unlawful methods to induce clinics and physicians to use or overuse its product “Dermagraft,” a bioengineered human skin substitute approved by the FDA for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Shire plc is a multinational pharmaceutical firm headquartered in Ireland, with its United States operational headquarters in Lexington, Massachusetts. Shire sold the assets associated with Dermagraft in early 2014.

Dec. 28, 2016

Defense Contractor Agrees to $4.535 Million Settlement for Alleged False Claim Act Violations

Baltimore, Maryland - Advanced C4 Solutions, Inc. agreed today to pay $4.535 million to the United States to settle allegations that it submitted inflated invoices to the government for work performed at Joint Base Andrews.

Dec. 20, 2016

Citizen of China Who Attempted Illegal Export of Advanced Military Computer Chips is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Mary B. McCord, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security, announced that JIANG YAN, 34, of Shenzhen, China, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to approximately 12 months of imprisonment, time already served, for attempting to purchase and export to China without a required license certain sophisticated integrated circuits used in military satellites and missiles, and for conspiring to sell counterfeits of those same integrated circuits to a purchaser in the United States.

Dec. 19, 2016

Chinese National Admits to Stealing Sensitive Military Program Documents from United Technologies

Yu Long, 38, a citizen of China and lawful permanent resident of the U.S., waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to charges related to his theft of numerous sensitive military program documents from United Technologies and transporting them to China.

Dec. 13, 2016

Tampa Resident Indicted for Involvement with Tricare Health Care Fraud Scheme

Tampa resident indicted in the Southern District of Florida for his involvement in Tricare health care fraud scheme, money laundering, and the misbranding of drugs.