Sept. 15, 2022

Grand Jury Returns Indictments

A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments yesterday. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Sept. 15, 2022

Florida Businessman Pleads Guilty in Three Cases Involving Conspiracies to Commit Health Care Fraud, Pay and Receive Unlawful Kickbacks, and Money Laundering

A resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, pleaded guilty in federal court to three counts of conspiracy related to the submission of fraudulent health care claims, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Sept. 14, 2022

Companies and Owner Sentenced in Federal Court for Defrauding Government Agencies

Juan Guillermo Gonzalez and his companies, Accelogic LLC and Intellectual Property Systems LLC (Intellep) have been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon for their roles in obtaining information from U.S. departments and agencies and improperly using it for commercial advantage and private financial gain.

Sept. 12, 2022

Denton Physician Guilty of Over-Prescribing Opioids

A Denton physician has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.

Sept. 12, 2022

Ohio Doctor Pleads Guilty in St. Louis to Telemedicine Kickback Scheme

A doctor from Ohio pleaded guilty Monday to three felony charges and admitted accepting $291,000 in kickbacks from telemedicine companies involved in a nationwide fraud scheme.

Sept. 7, 2022

Colorado Company and Owner Agree to Pay $625,000 for Alleged False Claims Related to Buy American Act Violations

The Department of Justice announced today that Instec Inc. (Instec ), located in Boulder, Colorado, and Dr. Zhong Zou, Instec's owner and president, have agreed to pay $625,000 to resolve allegations that the company and Zou violated the False Claims Act by failing to comply with the requirements of the Buy American Act (BAA) when selling scientific instruments to federal agencies and national laboratories.

Sept. 2, 2022

Medical Technology Company President Convicted in $77 Million COVID-19 and Allergy Testing Scheme

A federal jury convicted the president of a Silicon Valley-based medical technology company yesterday of participating in a scheme to mislead investors, commit health care fraud, and pay illegal kickbacks in connection with the submission of over $77 million in false and fraudulent claims for COVID-19 and allergy testing.

Aug. 31, 2022

Global Healthcare Company to Pay $6.3 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

A global healthcare company has agreed to pay $6.3 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by selling items to the United States that were manufactured in non~designated countries in violation of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.

Aug. 30, 2022

Medical Director Convicted in Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury convicted a Texas physician of engaging in a scheme that fraudulently billed TRI CARE, the health care program for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families, for toxicology and genetic tests that were not provided as represented and/or were medically unnecessary.

Aug. 30, 2022

Philips North America Agrees to Pay $4.2 Million to Resolve Allegations of False Claims Act Violations

Philips North America LLC (Philips) has agreed to pay approximately $4.2 million to resolve allegations that it substituted key components of a mobile patient monitoring device called an MP2 that it sold to military purchasers without recertifying the MP2 for military airworthiness.