Jan. 10, 2023

Former Co-Owner and Sales Manager of defunct medical testing lab sentenced to prison

A resident of Astoria, Oregon was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to two years in prison for five federal felonies connected to his scheme to profit from illegal kickbacks in the medical testing industry, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Richard Reid, 53, was convicted in March 2022, following a six-day jury trial. At today's sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour denied a defense motion to postpone the prison sentence while Reid appeals his conviction.

Jan. 9, 2023

Fort Stewart soldier sentenced to prison for prolific fraud scheme targeting COVID-19 relief programs, student loans

A U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Stewart has been sentenced to federal prison for leading a prolific fraud scheme in which she and others illegally raked in millions of dollars from COVID/ 19 relief programs and federal student loan forgiveness.

Jan. 9, 2023

Conyers doctor pays $1,850,000 to resolve allegations that she performed and billed for medically unnecessary cataract surgeries and diagnostic tests

Aarti D. Pandya, M.D. and Aarti D. Pandya, M.D. P.C. ("Pandya Practice Group") have agreed to pay approximately $1,850,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by, among other things, billing the government for cataract surgeries and diagnostic tests that were not medically necessary, tests that were incomplete or of worthless value, and office visits that did not provide the level of service claimed.

Jan. 4, 2023

Man Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Visa Fraud Conspiracies

A Georgia man pleaded guilty today for his roles in two bribery conspiracies -one related to U.S. government reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan and one related to a U.S. Department of State visa fraud scheme.

Dec. 20, 2022

Advanced Bionics LLC to Pay Over $12 Million for Alleged False Claims for Cochlear Implant Processors

Advanced Bionics LLC, a Valencia, California-based manufacturer of cochlear implant system devices, has agreed to pay more than $12 million to resolve allegations that it misled federal health care programs regarding the radio-frequency (RF) emissions generated by some of its cochlear implant processors.

Dec. 20, 2022

Cardiac Monitoring Companies to Pay More than $44.8 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability Relating to Services Performed by Offshore Technicians

Bio Telemetry, Inc. and its subsidiary CardioNet, LLC, both headquartered in Pennsylvania ( collectively, "Bio Telemetry"), have agreed to pay $44,875,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting claims to Medicare, TRICARE, the Veterans Health Administration, and the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program for heart monitoring tests that were performed, in part, outside the United States, and in many cases by technicians who were not qualified to perform such tests.

Dec. 20, 2022

United States Resolves Civil Claims Against Woonsocket Defense Contractor for Foreign Goods

The United States Attorney's Office has resolved a civil False Claims Act investigation into Hyman Brickle&'. Son, Inc., a Woonsocket-based Rhode Island textile manufacturing company that supplies products to the U.S. military, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha.

Dec. 15, 2022

Four Individuals Charged With Fraudulently Obtaining Government Contracts Intended For Disadvantaged Small Business Owners

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Scott E. Boone, age 51, of Enola, PA, Daniel E. McGuire, age 60, of Landisville, PA, Thomas E. Lauer, age 60, of Butler, PA, and Rebecca J. Davis, age 73, of Bethel Park, PA, were indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on six counts of violating the Major Fraud Act and two counts of conspiracy to defraud the United States and to commit violations of the Major Fraud Act.

Dec. 15, 2022

Former federal agent receives sentence for corruption in connection to illicit Syrian relationship

A 49-year-old former special agent with Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has been sent to prison following her conviction of obstructing justice, making false statements and accepting money and gifts for official acts, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

Dec. 15, 2022

Former Insys Sales Representative Sentenced In Kickback Conspiracy

U.S. District Judge William H. Jung has sentenced Daniel Tondre (52, Tampa) to four years in federal prison for his role in a health care fraud kickback conspiracy. The court also ordered him to forfeit $483,000, the proceeds of his offenses and to pay a $25,000 fine. On May 24, 2022, a federal jury had found Tondre and Dr. Steven Chun (59, Sarasota) guilty of conspiring to pay and receive kickbacks and bribes, in the form of speaker fees, in return for prescribing the fentanyl spray, Subsys. Both were convicted of five separate substantive counts of paying and receiving kickbacks, and Tondre was also convicted of two counts of identification fraud. Chun was sentenced to three years and six months' imprisonment on December 5, 2022.