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Feb. 13, 2020

Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei and Subsidiaries Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy and Conspiracy to Steal Trade Secrets

A superseding indictment was returned yesterday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei), the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and two U.S. subsidiaries with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

Feb. 12, 2020

Colorado Neurosurgeon And Related Companies Pay $2.35 Million To Resolve Allegations of Illegal Kickbacks

United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced today that Dr. William Choi and three companies he owned have paid the United States $2.35 million to resolve civil allegations that Dr. Choi received illegal kickbacks from distributors of spinal implant devices that he used in surgeries he performed.

Feb. 10, 2020

Government Contractor Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for $3.7 Million Procurement Fraud Scheme

A former government contractor was sentenced to 57 months in prison today for his role in carrying out a $3.7 million scheme to defraud at least 35 subcontractors located across the United States. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott of the Eastern District of California, Special Agent in Charge David A. House of the Department of Interior Office of Inspector General's (DOI-OIG} Western Region Office of Investigations, Special Agent in Charge Ray Park of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's (Army CID) Major Procurement Fraud Unit, Pacific Fraud Fiel Office, Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan of the FBl's Sacramento Division, Special Agent in Charge Jason Hein of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations' (Air Force OSI) Office of Procurement Fraud Unit, and Special Agent in Charge Brian Denny of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service's (DCIS) Western Field Office made the announcement.

Feb. 5, 2020

Former Employee of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Facing Federal Indictment in Maryland

Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal grand jury has indicted David Laufer, age 63, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, formerly of Bethesda, Maryland, on five counts of the federal charge of making false statements. The indictment was returned on December 16, 2019, and was unsealed upon his arrest on January 28, 2020. Laufer had his initial appearance yesterday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt and was released pending trial.

Feb. 4, 2020

Insulation Contracting Firm and Co-Owner Plead Guilty to Antitrust and Fraud Charges

Langan Insulation LLC and its co-owner pleaded guilty today in Bridgeport, Connecticut, for their roles in schemes to rig bids in violation of the antitrust laws and engage in criminal fraud on insulation contracts, bringing the total to five convictions in this ongoing investigation, the Department of Justice announced.

Feb. 4, 2020

Four Indicted in Compound Cream Prescription Scam that Cost Government and Union Health Plans Over $22 Million

Federal authorities this morning arrested two defendants charged in a scheme that generated millions of dollars through an Orange County compound pharmacy that submitted fraudulent bills to the military’s TRICARE health plan and a labor union health plan for medically unnecessary compound cream prescriptions. Two other defendants named in a 48- count grand jury indictment are expected to surrender tomorrow.

Feb. 3, 2020

Texas Man Sentenced in South Florida to Ten Years in Federal Prison for his Role in Tricare and Medicare Fraud Scheme

U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga sentenced Senthil Kumar Ramamurthy, 38, of Texas, to 121 months in federal prison for his role in a scheme that defrauded Tricare and Medicare out of more than $9.6 million. Ramamurthy and his co-conspirators tricked beneficiaries into having the federal health care programs pay for medically unnecessary compounded prescription medicines and cancer genetic tests.

Jan. 28, 2020

Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases

The U.S. Attorney's Office announced today that the Chair of Harvard University's Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department and two Chinese nationals have been charged in connection with aiding the People's Republic of China. Dr. Charles Lieber, 60, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, was arrested this morning and charged by criminal complaint with one count of making a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement. Lieber will appear this afternoon before Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler in federal court in Boston.

Jan. 27, 2020

Wisconsin Accountant Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Obtain Over $260 Million in Small Business Contracts

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced that on January 24, 2020, a jury found Mark F. Spindler of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, guilty of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Spindler is a certified public accountant (“CPA”) in the firm Komisar & Spindler, s.c. From the late 1990s to 2017, Spindler provided accounting services to Brian L. Ganos and Milwaukeebased construction companies Ganos controlled, including Sonag Company, Inc.; Sonag Ready Mix LLC; Nuvo Construction Company, Inc.; and C3T, Inc.

Jan. 23, 2020

Founder and Former Chairman of the Board of Insys Therapeutics Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison

The founder of lnsys Therapeutics, John Kapoor, was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for orchestrating a scheme to bribe practitioners to prescribe Subsys, a fentanyl-based pain medication, often when medically unnecessary. John Kapoor, 76, of Phoenix, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to 66 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay forfeiture and restitution to be determined at a later date. The government recommended a sentence of 15 years in prison.