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Nov. 1, 2018

Two Individuals and a Corporation Sentenced for Their Roles in Multi-Million Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme Involving Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centers and Clinical Laboratories

Smart Lab LLC, and the corporation's Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officers were sentenced for their participation in a multi-million health care fraud scheme that involved the filing of fraudulent insurance claim forms and defrauding health care benefit programs.

Oct. 19, 2018

Former U.S. Navy Commander Sentenced for Bribery Conspiracy with Foreign Defense Contractor in Massive U.S. Navy Corruption and Fraud Case

Former U.S. Navy Commander Troy Amundson was sentenced today to 30 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, a $10,000 fine and $21,625.60 in restitution for federal bribery conspiracy charges by the Honorable Janis L. Sammartino of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Amundson is the latest U.S. Navy official to plead guilty and be sentenced in the wide-ranging corruption and fraud investigation involving foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis and his Singapore-based company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA).

Oct. 18, 2018

Darien Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Service Member

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Leigh-Alistair Barzey, Special Agent in Charge of the DCIS Northeast Field Office, today announced that CHRISTOPHER TEIXEIRA, 34, of Darien, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court to one count of wire fraud relating to his theft of more than $57,000 from a former U.S. Navy service member.

Oct. 15, 2018

Defense Contractor Agrees To Pay $1 Million To Settle Allegations Under The False Claims Act

United States Attorney McGregor Scott announced today that Alpha Research & Technology, Inc. ("ART"), an El Dorado Hills company that provides command and control systems to the U.S. Air Force, has agreed to pay the United States $1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims act by knowingly submitting inflated contract pricing to the government.

Oct. 9, 2018

Defense Contractor Agrees To Pay United States Up To $7.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Investigation

Arena Event Services, Inc., which does business as Arena Americas, has agreed to a settlement with the United States to resolve allegations that it wrongfully obtained small business set-aside contracts with the Department of Defense.

Oct. 5, 2018

Two Intelligence Officials And A Business Owner Indicted For Bid Rigging

Three individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury on a variety of charges relating to procurement fraud and unlawfully disclosing and obtaining bid information concerning a contract estimated to be worth almost $1.5 million, the U.S. Attorney's Office, in coordination with the National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) announced.

Oct. 1, 2018

Amerisourcebergen Corp. To Pay $625 Million To Settle Civil Fraud Allegations Resulting From Its Repackaging And Sale of Adulterated Drugs and Unapproved New Drugs, Double Billing and Providing Kickbacks

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC), one of the nation’s largest wholesale drug companies, and its subsidiaries AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group (ABSG), AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation (ABDC), Oncology Supply Company (OSC), and Medical Initiatives, Inc. (MII) (collectively, “ABC” or “the Company”), entered into a settlement with the United States in which it agreed to pay $625 million to resolve civil liability under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3730 et seq.

Sept. 28, 2018

Government Settles $1.2 Million Lawsuit Against Florida Compounding Pharmacy And Its Owner For Excessive Charges To TRICARE

U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that the United States has settled allegations that a Tampa-based compounding pharmacy, now-defunct RS Compounding, LLC, and its owner, Renier Gobea, knowingly billed TRICARE excessive prices for compounded prescriptions. In reaching this settlement, the parties resolved allegations that, between January 1, 2012, and January 31, 2014, Gobea and RS Compounding charged TRICARE at least 2,000 percent more for drugs than they charged cash-paying customers, in violation of the False Claims Act.

Sept. 27, 2018

Mississippi Nurse Practitioner and Clinic Owner Sentenced to Prison for Role in Compounding Pharmacy Scheme to Defraud Tricare

A Mississippi-based nurse practitioner and former owner of a family health clinic was sentenced to 42 months in prison today for her role in a scheme to defraud health care benefit programs including TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving U.S. military, veterans and their respective family members.

Sept. 21, 2018

V.P. of Sales for North Alabama Compounding Pharmacy Charged in Insurance Conspiracy

Federal prosecutors today charged the vice president of sales for Northside Pharmacy, a Haleyville, Ala.-based compounding pharmacy doing business as Global Compounding Pharmacy, with participating in a conspiracy to generate prescriptions and defraud health care insurers and prescription drug administrators out of tens of millions of dollars.