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April 8, 2019

Insulation Contractor Branch Manager Pleads Guilty To Bid Rigging and Fraud

Gary DeVoe, Branch Manager for the New England Division of an insulation contractor, pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for his role in schemes to rig bids and engage in fraud on insulation installation contracts, marking the first conviction in this investigation, the Department of Justice announced.

April 5, 2019

Two Tulsa Doctors Settle with the U.S. Government for Allegedly Engaging in Illegal Kickback Schemes

Two more Tulsa doctors have entered into settlement agreements with the U.S. Attorney's Office for allegedly accepting illegal kickback payments from OK Compounding, LLC, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. Lam Nguyen, 47, a licensed doctor of osteopathic medicine, agreed to pay the government $124,139.98 for allegedly accepting illegal kickback payments from OK Compounding. In a separate settlement, Hugo Salguero, 44, a licensed medical doctor specializing in pain medicine, agreed to pay the government $228,301.76 for allegedly accepting illegal kickback payments from OK Compounding.

April 4, 2019

Former CEO of Tennessee Pain Management Company Convicted for Role in Approximate $4 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme

A federal jury sitting in Nashville, Tennessee, found the former CEO of a Tennessee pain management company guilty today for his role in an illegal kickback scheme involving approximately $4 million in tainted durable medical equipment (DME) claims to Medicare, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

April 4, 2019

Individual Sentenced To 56 Months In Prison For Defrauding The U.S. Army Reserve Recruiting Assistance Program

Luis De Jesus-Negron, former Army Reserve Recruiter was sentenced by United States District Judge Aida Delgado-Colon to serve 56 months in prison and to pay restitution in the amount of $19,000 to the US Army, announced Rosa Emilia Rodrfguez-Velez, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. De Jesus-Negron was found guilty of twenty six counts on December 6, 2018 after an eightday jury trial.

March 28, 2019

Michigan man charged with fraudulently obtaining nearly $12 million in VA construction contracts in Cleveland and Michigan by falsely claiming the company receiving the contracts was owned by a disabled veteran

A Michigan man was charged with fraudulently obtaining nearly $12 million in government construction contracts in Cleveland and Michigan by falsely claiming the company receiving the contracts was owned by a disabled veteran. William Kozerski, 62, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, was charged via criminal information with one count of wire fraud.

March 26, 2019

Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering And Tax Evasion Charges For Role In $200 Million Compounding Pharmacy Scheme

A Hattiesburg, Mississippi man pleaded guilty today for his role in a $200 million compounding pharmacy scheme to defraud health care benefit programs, including TRICARE, which is the program that covers U.S. military service members and their families.

March 21, 2019

Former Army colonel pleads guilty to role in Fort Gordon fraud, kickback scheme

Defendant took bribes to help secure contracts for phony disadvantaged business

March 21, 2019

Australian National Sentenced to Prison Term For Exporting Electronics to Iran

An Australian man was sentenced today to 24 months in prison on four counts of violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which criminalizes knowing transactions with Iranian entities without a license from the U.S. Department of Treasury.

March 20, 2019

More Charges Announced in Ongoing Investigation into Bid Rigging and Fraud Targeting Defense Department Fuel Supply Contracts For U.S. Military Bases in South Korea

South Korea-based companies Hyundai Oilbank Co. Ltd. and S-Oil Corporation have agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay a total of approximately $75 million in criminal fines for their involvement in a bid-rigging conspiracy that targeted contracts to supply fuel to United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force bases in South Korea, the Department of Justice announced today. Hyundai Oilbank and S-Oil have agreed to plead guilty to an antitrust charge contained in a superseding indictment that was unsealed today.

March 20, 2019

Flooring Company Settles Allegations it Paid Bribe for Government Work

The nationwide flooring company Spectra Contract Flooring with an office in Tukwila, Washington, has agreed to pay $133,718 to settle allegations it improperly provided kickbacks to a defense contractor, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. The civil settlement comes after a criminal investigation, and false tax return conviction, of an employee of a government defense contractor who accepted benefits from Spectra. Spectra is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shaw Industries Group Inc. The criminal case, U.S. v Meisner, was resolved in May 2017. In the settlement announced today, Spectra does not admit any wrongdoing but chooses to resolve the claims.