Feb. 14, 2022

Former Employee of Mechanical Contractor Admits Inflating Change Orders

Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that WILLIAM SACCO, 49, of Pelham, New Hampshire, 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.

Feb. 10, 2022

Ten Indicted for Healthcare Kickbacks

Ten people, including two medical doctors, have been indicted in a $300 million healthcare fraud, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Chad E. Meacham.

Feb. 10, 2022

Former Government Contractor Executives Indicted for Unlawful Campaign Contributions

Three Hawaii-based executives of a government contractor were indicted today in the District of Columbia for allegedly making unlawful campaign contributions to a candidate for Congress and a political action committee.

Feb. 9, 2022

Catholic Medical Center Agrees to Pay $3.8 Million to Resolve Kickback-Related False Claims Act Allegations

United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Catholic Medical Center (CMC) has agreed to pay $3.8 million to resolve allegations that it violated the civil False Claims Act by providing free call coverage services to a cardiologist to induce patient referrals, in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute.

Feb. 8, 2022

New England Compounding Center's National Sales Director Sentenced

The National Sales Director of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center (NECC) was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with conspiring to defraud the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Feb. 7, 2022

West L.A. Compounding Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to 2½ Years in Federal Prison for Running $14 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

A West Los Angeles pharmacist was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison for orchestrating a scheme that fraudulently obtained millions of dollars for compounded drugs in a scheme that paid illegal kickbacks for patient referrals and fraudulently paid patients’ copayments.

Feb. 4, 2022

Florida Man Sentenced for Paying Bribes and Kickbacks and Defrauding the United States

A Florida man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for orchestrating a bribery and kickback conspiracy and committing fraud in connection with a contract for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG).

Feb. 2, 2022

Former U.S. Navy Captain Pleads Guilty as the Seventh Fleet Navy Bribery Trial Approaches

Former U.S. Navy Captain Donald Hornbeck pleaded guilty in federal court today to bribery charges, admitting that while he directed the operations of all combatant ships in the Seventh Fleet, he accepted at least $67,830 in extravagant dinners, hotels, parties and prostitutes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Francis in exchange for breaching his official duty to the U.S. Navy.

Jan. 26, 2022

Pharmacist Sentenced for $180 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

A Mississippi pharmacist was sentenced today to five years in prison in the Southern District of Mississippi for a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE and private insurance companies by paying kickbacks to distributors for the referral of medically unnecessary prescriptions. The conduct resulted in more than $180 million in fraudulent billings, including more than $50 million paid by federal health care programs.

Jan. 26, 2022

Former Government Employee Admits to Stealing Identities of 37 Individuals in Bank and Loan Fraud Scheme

Kevin Lee of Chula Vista pleaded guilty in federal court today to using his position at the Defense Contract Management Agency ("DCMA") to steal the identities of at least 37 individuals and using those identities to commit over $240,000 in bank and loan fraud.