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Jan. 9, 2020

Oregon Military Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements

PORTLAND, Ore.—Dominic Caputo, 48, of Clackamas County, Oregon, pleaded guilty today to making false statements while employed as a civilian program manager for the Oregon National Guard Oregon Sustainment Maintenance Site (OSMS).According to court documents, the Oregon National Guard (ONG) operates and maintains the OSMS at Camp Withycombe, an Oregon Military Department installation in Clackamas County. OSMS supports readiness and training of the U.S. Military by refurbishing out-of-service electronic equipment owned by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Jan. 7, 2020

North Texas Residents Indicted for Illegal Kickback Conspiracy

PLANO, Texas – Three North Texas residents have been indicted for conspiring to pay for patient referrals in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown. The indictment was unsealed today.

Jan. 7, 2020

Tampa Bay Autism Service Provider Agrees To Pay $675,000 To Resolve Civil Healthcare Fraud Allegations

Tampa, FL – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces today that Behavioral Consulting of Tampa Bay (“BCOTB”) has agreed to pay the United States $675,000 to resolve allegations that BCOTB violated the False Claims Act by submitting false or fraudulent claims to the TRICARE program, a health care program for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families.

Jan. 6, 2020

Owner of Used Car Dealership Admits Conspiracy to Steal Payments from U.S. Department of Defense, Bank Fraud and Money Laundering

CAMDEN, N.J. - A Burlington County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Hurriyet Arslan, 49, of Willingboro, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud, one count of bank fraud and one count of money laundering.

Dec. 30, 2019

Defense Contractor Pays $3 Million to Settle Allegations of Submitting False Claims to the Army

LaForge & Budd Construction Company, Inc. ("LaForge"), has agreed to pay $3 million to settle civil claims stemming from allegations that it submitted false claims to the United States Army, announced United States Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

Dec. 20, 2019

Local Compounding Pharmacy and Owners Christopher and Marti Burgess, Agree to Pay Over $1.9 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore, of the Southern District of Alabama (SDAL), announces that Heritage Compounding Pharmacy, LLC (Heritage), and its pharmacist owners, Christopher and Marti Burgess, of Fairhope, Alabama, have agreed to pay over $1.9 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act (FCA) stemming from the payment of illegal kickbacks and the implementation of a refill scheme of medically unnecessary pain creams.

Dec. 20, 2019

Tallmadge Chemist Charged With Falsifying Test Results

Andrew K. Ecklund, 57, a chemist, previously employed at an environmental testing company in Northeast Ohio, was charged in a nine-count indictment for falsifying test results that were sent to customers across the country.

Dec. 20, 2019

Dallas Healthcare Exec Sentenced to 66 Months for Forest Park, NextHealth Frauds

A Dallas healthcare executive was sentenced Thursday afternoon to 66 months in federal prison for his role in two healthcare fraud schemes, Forest Park Medical Center and Nexthealth, and was ordered to pay $3 million in restitution, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.

Dec. 16, 2019

Wisconsin Man Sentenced to 78 Months for Fraud Scheme

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced that on December 16, 2019, Brian L. Ganos of Muskego, Wisconsin, was sentenced by the Honorable Pamela Pepper to 78 months in federal prison for leading a 12-year fraud scheme involving over $260 million in government-funded contracts intended to benefit small businesses.

Dec. 13, 2019

Former U.S. Army Range Director Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme

A former senior U.S. Army civilian employee pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to accept over $100,000 in bribes while serving as the director of the range at Hawaii's Schofield Barracks and to a related firearms offense.