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Feb. 12, 2019

Former Government Contracting Officer Representative Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Conspiracy and Bribery

Jerry T. Vertefeuille, 54, of Niceville, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison. Co-defendant Christopher A. Carter, 37, of Fort Walton Beach, is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, February 15, at 11 :00 a.m. CST. The sentence was announced by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

Feb. 8, 2019

Southern District of Georgia continues crackdown on healthcare fraud

Martinez man has been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay nearly $1.5 million in restitution for defrauding government healthcare and disability programs.

Feb. 8, 2019

Marketer Agrees to Pay Nearly $340,000 for Allegedly Engaging in an Illegal Kickback Scheme with OK Compounding

James Paul Adams, 35, of Cypress, Texas, also known as Beau Adams, owner of the Texas marketing company One Source Healthcare Organization, LLC, agreed to pay the government $339,412.50 for allegedly accepting illegal kickback payments from OK Compounding, LLC, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.

Feb. 8, 2019

Former U.S. Navy Captain Sentenced in Sweeping U.S. Navy Corruption and Fraud Probe

Former U.S. Navy Captain Jeffrey Breslau, previously the director of public affairs for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, was sentenced in federal court today to six months in custody for secretly moonlighting as a paid public relations consultant for foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis.

Feb. 6, 2019

$3.6 Million Settlement Resolves Procurement Fraud Investigation Against Colorado and Maryland Construction Companies Involved With SBA's Minority Disadvantaged Business Development Program

VMJ Construction, LLC ("VMJ") and its owner, Colorado resident Michael T. Vigil, as well as Maryland-based Vigil Contracting, Inc. ("Vigil Contracting") and its Operations Manager, John J. Vigil, have agreed to pay the United States $3.6 million to resolve allegations that they defrauded the Small Business Administration ("SBA") 8(a) Business Development Program.

Feb. 6, 2019

McAllen Woman Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Kickback Conspiracy

A local marketer has been charged for her role in a multi-million dollar illegal kickback conspiracy involving a pharmacy in the Rio Grande Valley and doctors throughout Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Feb. 5, 2019

Former Army colonel, wife sentenced to prison for roles in Fort Gordon fraud, kickback scheme

A former active-duty U.S. Army colonel and his wife have been sentenced to federal prison and fined more than $200,000 for their roles in steering government contracts to co-conspirators in return for cash.

Jan. 29, 2019

Mississippi Couple Charged With Receiving $1.7 Million in Health Care Kickback Scheme

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that a Mississippi couple, KIMBERLY HOMRIGHAUSEN, age 42, and RICHARD HOMRIGHAUSEN, age 35, were charged on January 22, 2019, with conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks related to compounded medications paid for by TRICARE, a federally funded health care benefit program that serves United States military personnel and their families.

Jan. 29, 2019

Newark-Based Company and CEO Agree to Pay $2.75 Million to Resolve Allegations of Government Contracting Fraud

David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced today that E.M. Photonics, Inc. ("EMP") and its Chief Executive Officer, Eric Kelmelis, have agreed to pay $2.75 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by seeking disbursements from federal agencies for falsified labor cost and duplicative work in order to maximize charges to contracts awarded by federal agencies.

Jan. 28, 2019

Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei and Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng Charged With Financial Fraud

A 13-count indictment was unsealed earlier today in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging four defendants,including Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei), the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, with headquarters in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and operations around the world. The indicted defendants include Huawei and two Huawei affiliates -Huawei Device USA Inc. (Huawei USA) and Skycom Tech Co. Ltd. (Skycom) -as well as Huawei's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Wanzhou Meng (Meng).