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March 5, 2018

Biloxi Physician Convicted for Role in $3 Million Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found a Biloxi, Mississippi physician guilty Friday for his role in an approximately $3 million compounding pharmacy fraud scheme.

March 2, 2018

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Employee Admits $5 Million Compunded Medication Prescription Scheme

A Staten Island, New York, man today admitted his role in a scheme to use phony prescriptions for medically unnecessary compounded medications to defraud the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)’s health insurance plan and other insurers out of $5 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Feb. 27, 2018

Former Army Contractor Indicted For "No Show" Job Involving Contract at Aberdeen Proving Ground

A federal grand jury has indicted Eric D. Price, age 58, of Fayetteville, North Carolina for conspiracy to defraud the United States and wire fraud charges related to payments to him for a "no show" job on a sub-contract under contracts awarded by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), in Harford County, Maryland.

Feb. 23, 2018

Goose Creek Man Sentenced for Receiving Kickbacks

United States Attorney Beth Drake announced that Joseph Hamrick, age 68, of Goose Creek, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, for receiving kickbacks involving federal contracts, in violation of 41 U.S.C. § 8702. United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel, of Charleston, sentenced Hamrick to 12 months imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, and a $50,000 fine.

Feb. 23, 2018

United States Files False Claims Act Complaint Against Compounding Pharmacy, Private Equity Firm, and Two Pharmacy Executives Alleging Payment Of Kickbacks

The United States has filed a complaint in intervention against Diabetic Care Rx LLC d/b/a Patient Care America (PCA), a compounding pharmacy located in Pompano Beach, Florida, alleging that the pharmacy paid illegal kickbacks to induce prescriptions for compounded drugs reimbursed by TRICARE, the Department of Justice announced today.

Feb. 23, 2018

Port St. Lucie Dermatologist Sentence on Obstruction and Fraud Charges

Physician Gary L. Marder, D.O., 61, of Palm Beach County, and owner and operator of the Allergy, Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers in Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, was sentenced yesterday in relation to his guilty plea to the crimes of obstruction of a health care investigation and health care fraud.

Feb. 22, 2018

Italian National Sentenced to 11 Months in Prison for Illegally Exporting and Attempting to Export Military Technology

Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Giovanni Zannoni, an Italian national and member of the Italian armed services, was sentenced by United States District Judge Pamela K. Chen to 11 months’ imprisonment for illegally exporting and attempting to export controlled military technology from the United States to Italy.

Feb. 22, 2018

Former Soldier Stationed at Fort Bragg Pleads Guilty to Cigarette Smuggling

The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that yesterday in federal court, before United States District Judge Terrance W. Boyle, JONATHON REX LEACH, 33, of Raleigh, pled guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes.

Feb. 22, 2018

South Florida Doctor Sentenced in Medicare Fraud Scheme

Dr. Salomon Melgen was sentenced today to 17 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release by the U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Feb. 21, 2018

Government Settles Claims Against Accountant For Tainted Compounding Pharmacy Proceeds

Ronald Combs and the Ronald Combs Healthmark Trust have agreed to pay to the government $650,000 to resolve allegations that Combs wrongfully deposited tainted compounding pharmacy proceeds into the Ronald Combs Healthmark Trust.