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Nov. 29, 2018

5 Inmates Among 15 Defendants Indicted for Wire Fraud, Extortion, and Money Laundering Scheme at SCDC

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that 15 individuals from South Carolina and North Carolina were charged in federal court with Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Extortion, and Money Laundering.

Nov. 29, 2018

Explo officials sentenced for roles in conspiracy that led to illegal dumping of munitions and explosion at Camp Minden

United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that officials of Explo Systems, Inc., were sentenced for their roles in a criminal conspiracy. "The defendants sentenced today used Camp Minden here in Northwest Louisiana as the largest illegal dumping ground of military explosives in the history of the United States -at over 15.6 million pounds of explosives," United States Attorney David C.Joseph stated. "I want to thank our federal and state law enforcement partners for their commitment to protecting Louisiana's citizens and environment. Those who endanger the safety of our community to satisfy their own greed will be held accountable."

Nov. 16, 2018

Arms Trafficker Found Guilty of Conspiring to Supply and Use Anti-Aircraft Missiles after Pleading Guilty to other Arms Offenses

A federal jury has convicted a black-market arms dealer of conspiring to acquire, transfer and use missiles designed to shoot down aircraft.

Nov. 13, 2018

Former U.S. Navy Captain Pleads Guilty and Former Master Chief Petty Officer Sentenced in Sweeping U.S. Navy Corruption and Fraud Probe

A retired U.S. Navy captain pleaded guilty to criminal conflict of interest charges and a former U.S. Navy master chief was sentenced to 17 months in prison today on corruption charges. The defendants are among the latest U.S. Navy officials to plead guilty and be sentenced in the expansive corruption and fraud investigation involving foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis and his Singapore-based ship husbanding company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA).

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

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. 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

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. 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.