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June 6, 2019

Fort Washington Man Sentenced to 66 Months in Federal Prison for Two Separate Drug Cases

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Daniel Mark Wilkerson, age 45, of Fort Washington, Maryland today to 66 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, and in a separate case for conspiring to steal prescription drugs from federal military hospitals. Judge Grimm also ordered that Wilkerson pay restitution of $4,450,679.60, and forfeit $16,320.44.

June 5, 2019

Opioid Manufacturer Insys Therapeutics Agrees to Enter $225 Million Global Resolution of Criminal and Civil Investigations

As part of the civil resolution, lnsys agreed to pay $195 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. As part of the criminal resolution, lnsys will enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the government, lnsys's operating subsidiary will plead guilty to five counts of mail fraud, and the company will pay a $2 million fine and $28 million in forfeiture.

June 3, 2019

Government Contractor Pleads Guilty To Making False Statements

Enco Industries, Inc., a company located in Plaistow, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty to making false statements to the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency, announced United States Attorney Scott W. Murray.

June 3, 2019

United States Files False Claims Act Complaint Against South Carolina Chiropractor, Pain Management Clinics, Urine Drug Testing Laboratories, and Substance Abuse Counseling Center

The United States has filed a complaint under the False Claims Act against Daniel McCollum, a chiropractor based in Greenville, South Carolina, and pain management clinics and urine drug testing laboratories that McCollum owned or managed for engaging in illegal financial relationships and providing medically unnecessary services and items, including urine drug testing and steroid injections and prescriptions for opioids and lidocaine ointment, the Department of Justice announced today.

May 30, 2019

Kansas Cardiologist and His Practice Pay $5.8 Million to Resolve Alleged False Billings for Unnecessary Cardiac Procedures

Joseph P. Galichia M.D., a Wichita, Kansas, cardiologist, has agreed to pay $5.8 million to resolve allegations that he and his medical group, Galichia Medical Group, P.A. (GMED), violated the False Claims Act by improperly billing federal health care programs for medically unnecessary cardiac stent procedures, the Department of Justice announced.

May 30, 2019

Two Former New England Compounding Center Pharmacists Sentenced

Two former clean room pharmacists at New England Compounding Center (NECC) were sentenced this week in federal court in Boston in connection with the 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak.

May 30, 2019

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Facility Agrees to Pay the United States Over $400,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

HyperHeal Hyperbarics, Inc. ("HyperHeal") has agreed to pay $414,640.25 to settle claims that it submitted false claims to the United States for physician services that were not rendered and for medically unnecessary hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

May 30, 2019

O.C. Businessman Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for SellingCounterfeit Integrated Circuits with Military and CommercialUses

The owner of PRB Logics Corporation, an Orange County-based seller of electronic components, was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison for selling counterfeit integrated circuits he obtained from China, some of which were purchased by defense contractors for military use.

May 9, 2019

Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Inc. To Pay $790,000 to Resolve False Billing Allegations

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that the United States Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina has resolved claims of health care fraud with Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Inc. ("Carolina PT"). Carolina PT was a chain of nine physical therapy practices headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, with practice locations in Columbia, Irmo, Lexington, Sumter, and Mount Pleasant.

May 9, 2019

Oahu Physical Therapist Sentenced To 42 Months For Mulit-Million Dollar Health Care Fraud Scheme

Garrett Okubo, 52, of Honolulu, Hawaii, was sentenced today to 42 months of imprisonment for committing health care fraud. As part of his sentence, Okubo must pay $3.7 million in restitution, $3.7 million in forfeiture, and must serve three years of supervised release.