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May 25, 2018

United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Riverside Spine & Pain Physicians For More Than $1.2 Million

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces today that Riverside Spine & Pain Physicians, LLC (RSPP), a pain management practice principally located in Jacksonville, Florida, has agreed to pay the United States $1,204,415.60 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly billing the government for medically unnecessary urine drug tests.

May 14, 2018

Ellington Psychiatrist and Mental Health Clinic Pay Over $800,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

United States Attorney John H. Durham and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that DR. ERUM SHAHAB and WAIRE, LLC, doing business as ELLINGTON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (“EBH”), have entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal and state governments in which they will pay $805,071 to resolve allegations that they violated the federal and state False Claims Acts.

May 11, 2018

Former Army Official Sentenced To Six Years In Federal Prison For Bribery Scheme Involving Contracts At Aberdeen Proving Ground

United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced John Kays, age 44, of Pinehurst, North Carolina (formerly of Bel Air, Maryland) to six years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for accepting bribes of $800,000 from 2009 to 2012 related to contracting at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), in Harford County, Maryland. Judge Blake also ordered forfeiture in the amount of $631,705, as well as restitution of at least $886,519.52.

May 10, 2018

Akron man arrested and charged for launching denial of service attacks that shut down web sites for city of Akron and Akron Police Department

An Akron man was arrested this morning and charged in federal court for launching denial of service attacks that shut down web sites for the city of Akron and the Akron Police Department. James Robinson, 32, was charged with one count of knowingly causing the transmission of a program, information, code and command, and as a result of such conduct, intentionally causing damage to a protected computer. According to an affidavit filed in the case: Servers hosting web sites belonging to the city of Akron were victims of an active distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Aug. 1, 2017. Two website domains appeared to be the target of the attacks: akronohio.gov and akroncops.org.

May 10, 2018

Owner Of Harris Therapy, Inc. Convicted On Healthcare Fraud Charges

A federal jury today found Sheila Harris, 53, of Honolulu, guilty of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and false statements involving healthcare matters for her role in submitting false claims and documents to TRICARE, a federal health benefits program serving military families. Harris owned and operated Harris Therapy, Inc., which provided therapeutic services, including speech, physical, and occupational therapy, on Oahu. The jury verdict came one day after a ten-day trial.

May 4, 2018

Southern District Of Georgia Announces Results of Recent Criminal and Civil Procurement Fraud Prosecutions

As part of a new emphasis on procurement fraud enforcement within the Southern District of Georgia, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia announced the results of a series of recent procurement fraud prosecutions.

May 3, 2018

Radiation Control Technician Supervisors Sentenced For Falsifying Former Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard Clean-Up Records

Stephen C. Rolfe and Justin E. Hubbard have been sentenced to eight months in prison for falsifying records in a federal investigation, announced Acting United States Attorney Alex G. Tse; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of Investigations (NRC:OI) Acting Director Scott Langan; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Special Agent in Charge Jay Green; and Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DOD-OIG), Special Agent in Charge Chris D. Hendrickson.

May 1, 2018

Joint DCIS Southwest Field Office and Western Field Office investigation results in Orange County Electronics Distributor Charged with Selling Counterfeit Integrated Circuits with Military and Commercial Uses

The owner of PRB Logics Corporation, an Orange County-based seller of electronic components, was arrested this morning on federal charges alleging he sold counterfeit integrated circuits, some of which could have been used in military applications.

April 27, 2018

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Convicted of Lying to Federal Grand Jury

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent David Wayne Skinner was convicted Thursday of making false statements to a federal grand jury in connection with an investigation of a benefits fraud scheme.

April 26, 2018

Owner of Florida Pharmacy Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for $100 Million Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Scheme

The president and owner of a Florida pharmacy that was at the center of a massive compounding pharmacy fraud scheme, which impacted private insurance companies, Medicare and TRICARE, was sentenced today to 180 months in prison and ordered to pay $54 million in restitution for his role in the scheme. Six other individuals have previously been sentenced in connection to the scheme, and another is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, April 30. Various real properties, cars and a 50-foot boat were forfeited as part of the sentencings.