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Feb. 17, 2021

Japanese CEO and Employees Charged in Scheme to Defraud U.S. Navy and Dump Wastewater in Ocean

Three Japanese nationals, including the president and chief executive officer of Yokohama, Japan-based Kanto Kosan Co. Ltd. (Kanto Kosan) were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday in connection with an alleged long-running scheme to defraud the U.S. Navy and pollute Japanese waters by dumping contaminated water removed from U.S. Navy ships into the ocean.

Feb. 17, 2021

Concrete Contractor Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $3.9 Million

COLAS Djibouti SARL (Colas Djibouti) has agreed to resolve for $3.9 million civil allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by selling substandard concrete used to construct U.S. Navy airfields in the Republic of Djibouti, the Department of Justice announced today.

Feb. 10, 2021

Former Co-Owner of Pharmacy Pleads Guilty in Prescription Drug Billing Scheme

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -Today an additional defendant pleaded guilty in a long-running investigation into a prescription drug-billing scheme involving a Haleyville, Ala.-based pharmacy, Northside Pharmacy doing business as Global Compounding Pharmacy. U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Special Agent in Charge Derrick L. Jackson, Defense Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent in Charge Cynthia Bruce, United States Postal Inspector in Charge, Houston Division Adrian Gonzalez, and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge James Dorsey announced the guilty plea.

Feb. 5, 2021

Compounding Pharmacy and Owner Plead Guilty to Health Care Fraud and Kickback Scheme that Led to $14 Million in Payments

A West Los Angeles pharmacy and its owner pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges stemming from a scheme in which millions of dollars in reimbursements for compounded drugs were generated through the payment of illegal kickbacks for patient referrals and by fraudulently paying patients' copayments.

Feb. 5, 2021

Judge sentences 'Doctors on the Go' owner to nine years in prison for fraud and receiving kickbacks

ST. LOUIS- United States District Judge Henry E. Autrey sentenced Denis Mikhlin to 108 months in prison today. The judge also ordered Mikhlin to pay restitution. The 41-year-old St. Louis County, Missouri resident pleaded guilty, in August, to four felony counts of conspiracy, obtaining oxycodone and other opioid drugs by fraud and deceit, receiving illegal kickbacks in return for sending urine specimens to Central Diagnostic Laboratory for medically unnecessary testing, and causing the Medicare and Medicaid programs to pay $4,704,568 for medically unnecessary prescription drugs and drug tests.

Feb. 3, 2021

Burlington County Man Admits $350,000 Fraud Scheme

A Burlington County, New Jersey, man today admitted stealing more than $350,000 from a special needs trust, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Feb. 2, 2021

Clinton Pharmacist Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud

Marco Bisa Hawkins Moran, 45, of Clinton, Mississippi, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to 120 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiring to commit health care fraud, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca, Special Agent in Charge Michelle Sutphin of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi, Acting Special Agent in Charge Andrew M. Thornton of IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-Cl), Special Agent in Charge Cynthia Bruce of Defense Criminal Investigative Services (DCIS) Southeast Field Office, and Director Steven Maxwell of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN).

Jan. 29, 2021

United Kingdom National Charged with Bribery and Kickback Scheme Involving Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts

A United Kingdom national is charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery for his role in a scheme involving the award of millions of dollars of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USAGE) reconstruction contracts in Iraq, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.

Jan. 22, 2021

Atlanta Man Admits To Bribing U.S. Marine Corps Official In Exchange For $2,000,000 in Transportation Contracts

United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that DARREL FITZPATRICK, aged 30, pleaded guilty on January 21 , 2021 to Conspiracy to Commit Bribery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 371 and 201(b)(1). The Honorable Carl J. Barbier set sentencing for April 29, 2021. FITZPATRICK faces up to five years imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and a mandatory special assessment of $100.

Jan. 15, 2021

Compounding Pharmacy Mogul Sentenced for Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud Scheme

A Mississippi businessman was sentenced today for his role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving U.S. military, veterans, and their respective family members, as well as private health care benefit programs.