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Nov. 6, 2018

$5.1 Million Dollar Settlement Reached With Indiana Dental Firm To Resolve False Claims Allegations

United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced today that lmmediaDent of Indiana, LLC (lmmediaDent), which operates nine dental care practices in Indiana, and Kansas based Samson Dental Partners, LLC (SDP), which provides administrative support services to lmmediaDent, have agreed to pay the United States and the State of Indiana $5.139 million to resolve allegations that they improperly billed Indiana's Medicaid program for dental services; the companies have been determined to continue to be a high risk to the United States health care programs and their beneficiaries.

Nov. 5, 2018

Granite Bay Man Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar Product Substitution Fraud on Federal Government Agencies

Jim A. Meron, 54, of Granite Bay, pleaded guilty today to wire fraud related to a government-procurement fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Nov. 2, 2018

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation to Pay $27.45 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

The Justice Department announced today that Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC) has agreed to settle civil allegations that it violated the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §3729, by overstating the number of hours its employees worked on two battlefield communications contracts with the United States Air Force. Under the settlement, NGSC, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, will make a payment of $25.8 million, which, combined with earlier repayments, will result in a civil recovery of approximately $27.45 million.

Nov. 2, 2018

Chinese National Allegedly Exported Devices with Military Applications to China

Additional charges were filed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, against a Chinese national in connection with violating export laws by conspiring with, among others, employees of an entity affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in China to illegally export U.S. origin goods to China.

Nov. 2, 2018

Riverview Man Arrested For Defrauding Local Credit Unions

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Richard E. Bowe (40, Riverview) with four counts of making false statements to federally insured credit unions. If convicted, Bowe faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. The indictment also notifies Bowe that the United States intends to forfeit $96,184.13, which is alleged to be the proceeds of the charged criminal conduct.

Nov. 1, 2018

Two Individuals and a Corporation Sentenced for Their Roles in Multi-Million Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme Involving Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centers and Clinical Laboratories

Smart Lab LLC, and the corporation's Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officers were sentenced for their participation in a multi-million health care fraud scheme that involved the filing of fraudulent insurance claim forms and defrauding health care benefit programs.

Oct. 19, 2018

Former U.S. Navy Commander Sentenced for Bribery Conspiracy with Foreign Defense Contractor in Massive U.S. Navy Corruption and Fraud Case

Former U.S. Navy Commander Troy Amundson was sentenced today to 30 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a $10,000 fine and $21,625.60 in restitution for federal bribery conspiracy charges by the Honorable Janis L. Sammartino of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Amundson is the latest U.S. Navy official to plead guilty and be sentenced in the wide-ranging corruption and fraud investigation involving foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis and his Singapore-based company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA).

Oct. 18, 2018

Darien Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Service Member

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Leigh-Alistair Barzey, Special Agent in Charge of the DCIS Northeast Field Office, today announced that CHRISTOPHER TEIXEIRA, 34, of Darien, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court to one count of wire fraud relating to his theft of more than $57,000 from a former U.S. Navy service member.

Oct. 15, 2018

Defense Contractor Agrees To Pay $1 Million To Settle Allegations Under The False Claims Act

United States Attorney McGregor Scott announced today that Alpha Research & Technology, Inc. ("ART"), an El Dorado Hills company that provides command and control systems to the U.S. Air Force, has agreed to pay the United States $1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims act by knowingly submitting inflated contract pricing to the government.

Oct. 9, 2018

Defense Contractor Agrees To Pay United States Up To $7.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Investigation

Arena Event Services, Inc., which does business as Arena Americas, has agreed to a settlement with the United States to resolve allegations that it wrongfully obtained small business set-aside contracts with the Department of Defense.