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Oct. 18, 2019

Chinese National Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export Military- and Space-Grade Technology from the United States to China

On October 16, 2019, United States District Judge Diane J. Humetewa sentenced Tao Li, a 39-year-old Chinese national, to 40 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Li had previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to export military- and space-grade technology to the People’s Republic of China without a license in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Notwithstanding the licensing requirement, the Department of Commerce has a policy of denial to export these types of electronic components to the People’s Republic of China.

Oct. 16, 2019

Vance AFB Major Pleads Guilty to Kickbacks Involving Compounding Pharmacies

ROMEATRIUS MOSS, 39, a nurse and Air Force Major stationed at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, has pleaded guilty to criminal health care fraud in which she accepted kickbacks for referring TRICARE beneficiaries to pharmacies furnishing compounded drugs, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

Oct. 15, 2019

16-Count Superseding Indictment Charges Owner Of Pain MD And Three Medical Professionals In Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy

A 16-count superseding indictment unsealed today charged Michael Kestner, 67, of Nashville, Tennessee, Brian Richey, 37, of Cookeville, Tennessee, Daniel Seeley, 58, of Batesville, Mississippi, and Jonathan White, 49, of Tullahoma, Tennessee, with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and multiple counts of healthcare fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee and Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division.

Oct. 10, 2019

Florida Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Health Care Fraud

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Natacha Gonzalez, age 4 7, of Weston, Florida, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison after pleading guilty to Health Care Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft. Gonzalez was also ordered to pay $61,738.08 in restitution to various insurance companies. United States District Court Judge Timothy Cain, of Anderson, presided.

Oct. 1, 2019

Former NNS Inspector Plead Guilty to Falsely Certifying Welds

A Suffolk man pleaded guilty today to making a false statement in a matter within the jurisdiction of the United States. According to court documents, in November 2012, Joseph Powell, 29, was hired by Newport News Shipbuilding to be a Non-Destructive Test (NDT) Inspector, in Newport News. As an NDT Inspector, Powell performed weld inspections on vessels such as Virginia Class Submarines and Aircraft Carriers.

Sept. 27, 2019

Men Charged for Selling Stolen Military Property

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that a federal criminal information has been filed charging JARED KENT NUCCI, age 28, of Fayetteville, NC, with one count of shipping stolen property belonging to the United States military overseas in violation of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). In a separately filed criminal information, JOSE MANUEL ORTIZ-RIVERA, age 32, of Fayetteville, NC, was charged with one count of conspiracy to steal government property.

Sept. 27, 2019

Former Soldier Sentenced on Firearm Offense

United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced JOSEPH RUSSEL GRAFF, 39, of Newport, North Carolina to 52 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Sept. 26, 2019

Federal Health Care Fraud Takedown In Northeastern U.S. Results In 54 Defendants Charged And Convicted

The Justice Department today announced a coordinated health care fraud enforcement action across seven federal districts in the Northeastern United States, involving more than $800 million in losses and the distribution of over 3.25 million pills of opioids in "pill mill" clinics and doctors' offices. The takedown includes new charges and convictions by guilty plea against 54 defendants for their roles in submitting nearly $800 million in fraudulent claims made to federal payers, including 15 doctors or medical professionals, and 24 defendants are charged for their roles in diverting opioids.

Sept. 26, 2019

Prime Contractor Employee at U.S. Military Bases Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison for $1.4 Million Fraud and Taking Kickbacks

A Pennsylvania man employed as a regional manager for a contractor involved with construction projects at Picatinny Arsenal (PICA) and at Joint Base McGuire-Dix- Lakehurst (Ft. Dix) was sentenced today to 28 months in prison for his role in a fraud scheme that caused losses of $1.4 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Sept. 26, 2019

Additional New Jersey Case Announced As Part Of Federal Health Care Fraud Takedown In Northeastern U.S.

The Justice Department today announced a coordinated health care fraud enforcement action across seven federal districts in the Northeastern United States, involving more than $800 million in losses and the distribution of over 3.25 million pills of opioids in "pill mill" clinics and doctors' offices. The takedown includes new charges and convictions by guilty plea against 54 defendants for their roles in submitting nearly $800 million in fraudulent claims made to federal payers, including 15 doctors or medical professionals, and 24 defendants are charged for their roles in diverting opioids.