Jan. 26, 2022

Former South Florida Pharmacy Executive Pleads Guilty to $88 Million Health Care Fraud Conspiracy Targeting Military Health Care Programs

A Palm Beach County, Florida man has pleaded guilty to his role in a multi-million-dollar conspiracy to defraud Tricare and CHAMPVA through a South Florida compounding pharmacy fraud scheme.

Jan. 26, 2022

U.S. Navy Commander Pleads Guilty in the Run Up to the Seventh Fleet Navy Bribery Trial

U.S. Navy Commander Stephen Shedd pleaded guilty in federal court today to bribery charges, admitting that he and eight other indicted leaders of the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet received more than $250,000 in meals, entertainment, travel and hotel expenses, gifts, cash and the services of prostitutes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis.

Jan. 20, 2022

Former Defense Contractor Sentenced to 10 Years for Fraud, Money Laundering & ID Theft

Timothy M. O'Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Craig Klund, 58, Yankton, South Dakota, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 10 years in federal prison for wire fraud, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft.

Jan. 20, 2022

Seven Texas Doctors and a Hospital CEO Agree to Pay over $1.1 Million to Settle Kickback Allegations

Seven Texas doctors and a hospital executive have agreed to pay a total of $1,106,449 to resolve False Claims Act allegations involving illegal remuneration in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law, and to cooperate with the Department's investigations of and litigation against other parties, announced Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.

Jan. 20, 2022

Sioux City-Based Physician Group, Tri-State Specialists, L.L.P., Agrees to Pay Over $600,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Tri-State Specialists, L.L.P. (Tri-State), has agreed to pay $612,501.44 to the United States, the State of Iowa, and the State of South Dakota to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, TRI CARE, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for medically unnecessary procedures and for procedures in excess of those actually performed.

Jan. 19, 2022

Slidell Woman Sentenced to Three Years of Probation for Health Care Fraud Scheme

United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that BONNIE JEAN LAWLESS DIAZ ("DIAZ") has been sentenced on January 18, 2022 to 36 months of probation after pleading guilty in federal court relating to her role in a health care fraud conspiracy.

Jan. 14, 2022

Former DoD OIG Official Sentenced for Accepting Bribes and Defrauding the United States

A former official of the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) was sentenced today to 7.5 years in prison for accepting bribes and defrauding the government, among other crimes, in relation to a contract he oversaw at the DoD OIG.

Jan. 12, 2022

Companies Agree to Pay $1.15 Million to Resolve Allegations of Fraud in Obtaining Army Contracts Reserved for Eligible Small Businesses

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado announces that Idaho-based Native American Services Corp. (NASCO) and Texas-based Mirador Enterprises, Inc. (Mirador) have agreed to pay $1 .15 million to the United States to resolve allegations of fraud related to two construction contracts at Colorado's Fort Carson Army installation. NASCO will pay $750,000 of the settlement amount, and Mirador will pay $400,000.

Jan. 6, 2022

Connecticut and New York Companies Agree to Pay Over $900,000 for Providing Chinese-Made Containers to Department of Defense

United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that SoNo International LLC ("SoNo") and Ark Capital Equipment LLC ("Ark") have agreed to jointly pay $904,000 to the federal government to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by supplying the Department of Defense with shipping containers made in China and/or made from Chinese steel.

Jan. 5, 2022

Business Owner Sentenced for Fraud Scheme

An Olathe, Kansas, man who conspired with others to control construction businesses that received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal government contracts, was sentenced in federal court today for defrauding the government with respect to contracts set aside for service-disabled veterans and certified minorities.