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Sept. 11, 2018

Pain Management Physician Sentenced To 8 Years In Federal Prison For Central Role In Million Dollar Kickback Scheme And Fraudulent Billing Scheme

Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Atif Babar Malik, age 48, of Germantown, Maryland, today to eight years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

Sept. 7, 2018

South Florida Pharmacist Convicted of Health Care Fraud for Role in $5 Million Compounding Pharmacy Scheme

A federal jury found a South Florida pharmacist guilty today of health care fraud for his role in a $5 million compounding pharmacy scheme.

Sept. 6, 2018

Owner of Defense Firm Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud Department of Defense of $7 Million, Violate Arms Export Control Act

A Turkish man who owns a New Jersey defense contracting business has been charged in a scheme to fraudulently acquire lucrative manufacturing contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and for conspiring to export military techinical drawings to Turkey without a license from the State Department, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.

Aug. 29, 2018

Alameda Laboratory To Pay $1.25 Million To Settle Claims of Conducting Unnecessary Testing

Laboratory testing services company Singulex, Inc. of Alameda, Calif., has agreed to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by billing federal health care programs for medically unnecessary testing, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse, Special Agent in Charge Steven J. Ryan of the Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), Special Agent in Charge Chris D. Hendrickson of the Western Field Office, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), and Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett of the Federal Bureau of Investigation San Francisco Field Office.

Aug. 24, 2018

Scientist Sentenced To Three Years For Defrauding NASA, U.S. Navy, And Missile Defense Agency

U.S. District Judge Birginia Hernandez Covington has sentenced Akbar Fard (53, formerly of Tampa) to three years in federal prison for wire fraud. The court also ordered Fard to forfeit $1,472,082, proceeds which are traceable to of the offense. A federal jury found him guilty on February 9, 2018.

Aug. 24, 2018

CEO and CFO of Utah Biodiesel Company and California Businessman Charged in $500 Million Fuel Tax Credit Scheme

A federal grand jury sitting in the District of Utah has returned an indictment, which was unsealed today, charging the CEO and CFO of Washakie Renewable Energy (WRE), a Utah-based biodiesel company, and a California businessman with laundering proceeds of a mail fraud scheme, which obtained over $511 million in renewable fuel tax credits from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Aug. 17, 2018

Former U.S. Navy Captain and Two Chief Petty Officers Latest to be Indicted in International Navy Bribery and Fraud Scandal

U.S. Navy Captain (Retired) David Williams Haas was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on charges that he received at least $145,000 in bribes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Francis, who plied him with parties at luxurious hotels, prostitutes, top-shelf booze and food.

Aug. 9, 2018

Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty As Part of Largest Health Care Fraud Case Ever in Mississippi

Thomas Edward Spell, Jr., 50, or Ridgeland, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to a Crimiinal Information outlining his role in a more then $240 million dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving our nation's military, veterans, and their respective family members, announced U.S. Attorney, Mike Hurst, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze, IRS-Criminal Investigation Acting Special in Charge John F. Khin of the Defense Ciminal Investigative Service.

Aug. 8, 2018

Former CEO of Defense Contractor, Wellco Enterprises, Inc., Sentenced to 41 Months in Federal Prison for "Made In The USA" Marketing and Contract Fraud

On August 6, 2018, the former President and chief Executive Officer of Wellco Enterprises, Inc. (Wellco), and Tactical Holdings Operations, Inc. (Tactical Holdings), Vincent Lee Ferguson, 66, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge, to serve 41 months in federal prison for his role in a wire fraud conspiracy.

Aug. 7, 2018

Two Marine Maintenance Companies Pay $2.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Investigation

A marine maintenance company based in Alabama, and a rental company owned by the marine maintenance company executives, will pay the government more than $2.8 million to settle claims they improperly billed the Navy for rental equipment, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. International Marine and Industrial Applicators, LLC (IMIA) and Marine Equipment Supply, LLC (MES) were involved in maintenance work on the USS Reagan at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington.