April 15, 2022

New Orleans Man Sentenced to Twenty-Eight Months of Imprisonment for Health Care Fraud Scheme

NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Duane A. Evans announced that JOSEPH CAMPO (“CAMPO”) was sentenced on April 14, 2022 to 28 months of imprisonment, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100 after pleading guilty in federal court relating to his role in a health care fraud conspiracy. CAMPO, age 79, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty on February 25, 2021 before U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan to Count One of a bill of information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and money laundering, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371.

April 14, 2022

Two Marketers Sentenced for Engaging in an Illegal Health Care Kickback Scheme

Two men were sentenced in federal court Wednesday for helping orchestrate a scheme where physicians received kickback payments in exchange for writing and referring expensive compounded drug prescriptions to OK Compounding, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. Johnathon Yates Boyd III, 50, of Katy, Texas, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and ordered to pay $391,475.41 in restitution. Bryan Fred Woodson, 61, of Beach City, Texas, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and ordered to pay $553,232.45 in restitution

April 13, 2022

Star Woman Pleads Guilty to False Statement in Case Involving More Than $11 Million in Government Contracts

According to court records, between October 2012 and May 2018, Vicki Rice, 61, willfully made materially false certifications in the System for Award Management (SAM) that the business CAM Services, Inc. was a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Organizing documents for CAM listed F.M. as President, with 51% ownership, and Rice as Vice President, with 49% ownership. F.M. is a service-disabled veteran.

April 12, 2022

Providence Health & Services Agrees to Pay $22.7 Million to Resolve Liability From Medically Unnecessary Neurosurgery Procedures at Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Washington (Providence) has agreed to pay $22,690,458 to resolve allegations that it fraudulently billed Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care programs for medically unnecessary neurosurgery procedures, announced Vanessa R. Waldref, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington and Bob Ferguson, the Washington State Attorney General. Today’s joint settlement between Providence, the United States, and the State of Washington, which administers Washington’s Medicaid program using a combination of state and federal funding, is the largestever health care fraud settlement in the Eastern District of Washington.

April 12, 2022

Project Manager for Mechanical Contractor Admits Role in Change Order Fraud Scheme

Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DON C. RICHARDS, 53, of Milford, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to a conspiracy charge stemming from his involvement in a construction project fraud scheme.

April 8, 2022

Metairie Man Sentenced to Three Years of Probation for Health Care Fraud Scheme

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Duane A. Evans, announced that MARIO DELUCA ("DELUCA") has been sentenced on April 6, 2022 to 36 months of probation after pleading guilty in federal court relating to his role in a health care fraud conspiracy.

April 7, 2022

United States Files Complaint Against Lehighton Doctor For Violating The False Claims Act

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that the United States has filed a civil lawsuit against Dr. Peter J. Haddick, III, a family medicine practitioner, alleging that he issued medically unnecessary prescriptions for Subsys, a fentanyl~based spray manufactured by Insys Therapeutics, Inc., and used to treat breakthrough cancer pain. Dr. Haddick saw patients at his practice, Penn Medical Group, P.C., which operated in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Penn Medical Group ceased operations in September of 2019.

April 7, 2022

Florida Man Sentenced To Probation For Filing False Claims On U.S. Navy Contracts

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Raymond Lofthouse, age 59, of Florida, was sentenced on April 6, 2022, to one month of probation to be followed by 6 months of home confinement by U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo for filing false claims on Navy Contracts. Judge Rambo also ordered Lofthouse to pay $60,000 in restitution to the U.S. Navy.

April 6, 2022

Eight Individuals Facing Federal Indictment for a $3 Million Scheme to Defraud Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Defense Health Agency

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging eight individuals, including the President, Vice-President and Chief Finance and Strategy Officer at a company that provided medical billing and coding services on government contracts and an employee at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud and related charges, in connection with a scheme to defraud WRNMMC and the Defense Health Agency (DHA). The indictment was returned on March 17, 2022, and unsealed today upon the arrests of three defendants.

April 5, 2022

Lancaster County Woman Charged With Theft Of Government Funds

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Sally Schrom, age 66, of Mountville, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information with theft of government funds. According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the information alleges that between April 2017 and November 2019, Schrom unlawfully received federal military retirement benefits and federal civilian retirement benefits that were meant for another individual. The benefits totaled over $73,000.