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Oct. 14, 2016

Ten Additional Defendants Charged in $100 Million TRICARE Fraud Scheme

Two Defendants, Owners of CCMGRX, LLC, Were Indicted Earlier this Year in This Scheme That Involved Claims for Compounded Pain and Scar Creams

Oct. 13, 2016

Another Navy Officer Pleads Guilty in Expanding Bribery and Fraud Investigation

SAN DIEGO - U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Gentry Debord pleaded guilty to a bribery charge in federal court today, admitting that he accepted cash, luxury hotels and prostitutes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis in exchange for proprietary Navy information that benefitted Francis' company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia.

Oct. 4, 2016

GAO Component transfers to Washington Headquarters Service

On October 1, 2016 the DoD OIG Government Accountability Office Liaison and Follow-up functions were transferred to the Washington Headquarters Service. The new organization is now located in the Executive Services Directorate, Directives Division under the leadership of Mr. Edward Burbol. Mr. Bryan K. Kitchens serves as the new chief of GAO Affairs for Mr. Burbol and can be reached at 571-372-4042, ryan.k.kitchens.civ@mail.mil. The new GAO Affairs inbox is osd.mc-alex.odcmo.mbx.gao-affairs@mail.mil.

Sept. 30, 2016

Tulsa Doctor Found Guilty Of Health Care Fraud

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that STEVEN WILLIAM DELIA, age 61, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was found guilty of HEALTH CARE FRAUD by a federal jury on Thursday, September 29,2016. The jury also found that the defendant should forfeit $83,769.27 in assets as part of any sentence imposed.

Sept. 29, 2016

Six Men, Including Three Local Law Enforcement Officers, Charged with Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JADALLAH SAED, age 30; ANWAR ABDELMAJID-AHMAD, a/k/a Tony, age 29, both of Gretna; ATALLA ATALLA, a/k/a Tommy, age 38, of Wilmington, North Carolina; JUSTIN BROWN, age 29; JOSHUA CARTHON, age 32, and GARRETT PARTMAN, age 31, all of New Orleans, were arrested yesterday in connection with the unsealing of an Indictment charging them with conspiring to traffic in contraband cigarettes and evading the federal excise tax imposed on tobacco; trafficking in contraband cigarettes, and interstate transportation in aid of racketeering enterprises, in Title 18, United States Code, Sections 371 and 1952(a)(3), respectively.

Sept. 22, 2016

Five Defendants Face Federal Charges in Pain Management Clinic Kickback Scheme

Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury indicted five defendants on charges arising from a scheme whereby physicians and administrative personnel associated with a Maryland pain management practice agreed to refer urine specimens to a testing lab for evaluation in return for $1.37 million in kickbacks: 

Sandeep Sherlekar, age 51, of Germantown, Maryland, Atif Babar Malik, age 46, of Germantown, Muhammad Ahmad Khan, age 43, of Pakistan, Mubtagha Shah Syed, age 49, of Jersey City, New Jersey, and Konstantin Bas, age 40, of Brooklyn, New York.

Sept. 15, 2016

Five Indicted For Fraud Against The U.s. Government And Other Purchasers In “made In The Usa” Marketing Scheme

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On Sept. 13, 2016, a federal grand jury in Greeneville returned an indictment against Vincent Lee Ferguson, 65, of Knoxville, Tenn.; Matthew Lee Ferguson, 40, of Lenoir City, Tenn.; Kerry Joseph Ferguson, 35, of Houston, Texas; Matthew Harrison Martland, 32, of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Stephanie Lynn Kaemmerer, 44, of Knoxville, Tenn., for wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, major fraud against the United States, and smuggling goods into the United States.

Sept. 15, 2016

Two Former Executives of Foreign Defense Contractor Charged in Expanding Fraud and Corruption Probe

Two former executives of a foreign defense contractor have been charged in an indictment unsealed today with participating in a conspiracy to submit fraudulent information, price quotes, claims and invoices to the U.S. Navy in an effort to steal millions of dollars as part of a years-long corruption and fraud scheme.

Sept. 8, 2016

Fire Chief of the United States Air Force Indicted for Procurement Violation and Wire Fraud

United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on September 7, 2016, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against James E. Podolske Jr. (age: 59) of Panama City, Florida charging him with Procurement Fraud in violation of Title 41, United States Code, Section 2102 and Wire Fraud in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343.

Aug. 31, 2016

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 6 Explo Company Officials For Offenses Related To Camp Minden, Louisiana Ammunition Disposal

SHREVEPORT, La. - United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a federal grand jury returned a 32-count indictment, unsealed today, charging six company officials of Explo Systems Inc. of defrauding the federal government and committing federal offenses relating to a munitions demilitarization contract with the U.S. Army.