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March 20, 2019

Flooring Company Settles Allegations it Paid Bribe for Government Work

The nationwide flooring company Spectra Contract Flooring with an office in Tukwila, Washington, has agreed to pay $133,718 to settle allegations it improperly provided kickbacks to a defense contractor, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. The civil settlement comes after a criminal investigation, and false tax return conviction, of an employee of a government defense contractor who accepted benefits from Spectra. Spectra is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shaw Industries Group Inc. The criminal case, U.S. v Meisner, was resolved in May 2017. In the settlement announced today, Spectra does not admit any wrongdoing but chooses to resolve the claims.

March 14, 2019

Five men charged in 71-count indictment with defrauding federal agencies by paying bribes and fraudulently obtaining at least $15 million in government contracts they were not entitled to though disabled-veteran set asides and other programs

Five men were charged in a 71-count indictment with engaging in conspiracies to defraud several federal agencies by paying bribes and fraudulently obtaining at least $15 million in government contracts they were not entitled to though disabled-veteran set asides and other programs.

March 7, 2019

Former U.S. Navy Contract Official Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme in Which He Received more than $1.2 Million in Kickbacks

A former civilian employee of the United States Navy who was a senior procurement official for Naval Base Ventura County pleaded guilty in federal court today and admitted receiving kickbacks totaling more than $1.2 million.

March 7, 2019

Essex County, New Jersey, Man Sentenced to 50 Months in Prison for Health Care Fraud

An Essex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 50 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud New Jersey state benefit programs, , U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

March 5, 2019

U.S. Obtains Over $25 Million in Forfeited Funds as Part of a Successful Effort to Root Out Fraud and Corruption in Government Contracting in Afghanistan

The Department of Justice has reached a settlement of its civil forfeiture case against assets owned by Hikmatullah Shadman that he wrongfully acquired as a government contractor in Afghanistan. Under the terms of the settlement, approximately $25 million will be forfeited to the United States. The civil settlement is part of a global settlement that involved the resolution of a criminal case and False Claims Act allegations.

Feb. 25, 2019

Dynamic Therapy Services, LLC and PhysioHealth, Inc. to Pay $2 Million to Resolve Allegations of Improperly Billing TRICARE for Services Provided by Non-Authorized Providers

United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that PhysioHealth Inc. and its wholly owned company Dynamic Therapy Services, LLC have agreed to pay $2 million to resolve allegations that it billed TRICARE for unallowable physical therapy services provided by non-authorized providers, including physical therapy assistants at clinics in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Feb. 25, 2019

North Carolina Marketer Agrees to Pay $414,108.08 for Allegedly Engaging in Illegal Kickback Scheme with OK Compounding

David Tsui and Wellcare Consulting, LLC, a North Carolina marketing company, have agreed to pay the government $414,108.08 for allegedly accepting illegal kickback payments from OK Compounding, LLC, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.

Feb. 21, 2019

San Antonio Area Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Pleads Guilty for Her Role in $8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

In San Antonio this morning, 45-year-old former pharmaceutical representative Holly Blakely, of San Antonio, TX, pleaded guilty for her role in an $8 million health care fraud scheme that netted her over $1 million, announced U.S. Attorney John Bash and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

Feb. 20, 2019

Mississippi Woman Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering And Tax Evasion Charges For Role In $200 Million Compounding Pharmacy Scheme

A Hattiesburg, Mississippi woman pleaded guilty today for her role in a $200 million scheme to defraud health care benefit programs, including TRICARE, which is the program that covers U.S. military service members and their families.

Feb. 14, 2019

Florida Compounding Pharmacy And Its Owners To Pay At Least $775,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

The Department of Justice announced today that Vital Life Institute LLC (formerly known as AgeVital Pharmacy LLC), located in Sarasota, Florida, and owners Jenny and William Wilkins have agreed to pay at least $775,000 to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act by engaging in an illegal kickback scheme to induce the referral of compounded drug prescriptions for TRICARE and Medicare beneficiaries. AgeVital and the Wilkinses have agreed to pay additional amounts in the event certain contingencies are triggered.