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April 22, 2021

Six Language Recruiters Indicted for Recruiting Unqualified Linguists for Deployment with U.S. Armed Forces in Afghanistan

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia returned an indictment Wednesday charging six former employees of a government contractor for their role in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a U.S. government contract to recruit and deploy qualified linguists to Afghanistan where they would provide language services in Dari and Pashto to the U.S. military, including interacting with Afghan civilians and military forces.

April 22, 2021

Five Individuals Charged for Roles in $65 Million Nationwide Conspiracy to Defraud Federal Health Care Programs

The owners of four orthotic brace suppliers and several marketing companies were charged in a complaint unsealed yesterday for allegedly orchestrating a nationwide kickback and bribery scheme to order medically unnecessary orthotic braces for Medicare beneficiaries.

April 22, 2021

Five People Charged, Two Others Admit Guilt, in $93 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – Five individuals have been charged and two others have pleaded guilty in New Jersey for their roles in massive durable medical equipment and genetic cancer screening kickback fraud schemes, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.

April 19, 2021

Bucks County Fluid-Dynamics and Software Development Company Agrees to Pay Almost $200k and Implement Compliance Improvements to Resolve Claims it Failed to Meet Federal Contract Obligations

PHILADELPHIA-Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc. ("CRAFT") based in Pipersville, PA, has agreed to pay $192,586 and implement enhanced compliance measures to resolve claims arising from its administration of Small Business Innovation and Research ("SBIR") contracts funded through the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ("NASA"). Concurrent with its settlement with the Department of Justice, CRAFT reached an administrative agreement with the Department of Defense in which CRAFT committed to enhancing its compliance practices relating to SBIR contracts and timekeeping.

April 16, 2021

Six Individuals Sentenced for Nearly $8 Million Health Care Fraud Involving Northern Virginia Pharmacies

The last of six defendants were sentenced today for participating in multiple health care fraud conspiracies involving kickbacks and fraudulent billings that resulted in nearly $8 million in losses to federal, state, and private health care benefit programs.

April 13, 2021

Fayetteville Woman Arrested for Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Schemes

RALEIGH, N.C. -A Fayetteville woman was arrested and was detained pending her trial in federal court today on charges of wire fraud and laundering the proceeds of government contract fraud scams that targeted the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and businesses in the Eastern District of North Carolina.

April 13, 2021

San Diego Chiropractor Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Multi-million Dollar Workers' Compensation, Medicare, and TRICARE Schemes

SAN DIEGO - Irvine resident Joserodel Zavala Candelario was sentenced in federal court yesterday to 36 months in federal custody for his participation in two huge health care fraud schemes, and for concealing income he received from those multi-million dollar schemes.

April 13, 2021

San Diego Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Launder Almost $600,000 from Department of Defense Bribery Scheme

SAN DIEGO - Liberty Gutierrez pleaded guilty today to conspiring to launder the proceeds of a bribery scheme involving a former employee of the Naval Information Warfare Center in San Diego, California, and various defense contractors.

April 12, 2021

Manufacturer Sentenced for Conspiring to Manufacture and Sell Counterfeit Goods

PROVIDENCE – A Brooklyn, NY, businessman who admitted to arranging the manufacture of counterfeit clothing, apparel, and gear, in China and Pakistan, that was shipped to wholesalers for distribution in the United States, including to the United States military, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $15,000 fine.

April 8, 2021

South Carolina's Largest Urgent Care Provider and its Management Company to Pay $22.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Columbia, South Carolina --- Acting United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina M. Rhett DeHart announced today that Doctors Care, P.A. ("Doctors Care") - South Carolina's largest urgent care provider network - and its management company, UCI Medical Affiliates of South Carolina, Inc. ("UCI"), will pay $22.5 million to resolve civil allegations of healthcare fraud in violation of the False Claims Act.