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May 1, 2018

Joint DCIS Southwest Field Office and Western Field Office investigation results in Orange County Electronics Distributor Charged with Selling Counterfeit Integrated Circuits with Military and Commercial Uses

The owner of PRB Logics Corporation, an Orange County-based seller of electronic components, was arrested this morning on federal charges alleging he sold counterfeit integrated circuits, some of which could have been used in military applications.

April 27, 2018

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Convicted of Lying to Federal Grand Jury

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent David Wayne Skinner was convicted Thursday of making false statements to a federal grand jury in connection with an investigation of a benefits fraud scheme.

April 26, 2018

Owner of Florida Pharmacy Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for $100 Million Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Scheme

The president and owner of a Florida pharmacy that was at the center of a massive compounding pharmacy fraud scheme, which impacted private insurance companies, Medicare and TRICARE, was sentenced today to 180 months in prison and ordered to pay $54 million in restitution for his role in the scheme. Six other individuals have previously been sentenced in connection to the scheme, and another is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, April 30. Various real properties, cars and a 50-foot boat were forfeited as part of the sentencings.

April 19, 2018

Owners Of Hardin And Bullitt County Moving Companies Sentenced for Defrauding the Army

The owners of three moving companies, located in Bullitt and Hardin Counties in Kentucky, were sentenced today in United States District Court by Senior Judge Charles R. Simpson, to serve 15 months in prison, serve a three year period of supervised release, and pay a $7,500 fine, for overbilling the United States Army for Household Good Shipment moves of Soldiers, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

April 18, 2018

Three More Defendants Charged in Fraud Scheme Involving Small Business Contracts

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced today that three defendants agreed to plead guilty to an Information charging them with federal crimes related to a long-term fraud scheme led by Brian L. Ganos involving government-funded contracts intended to benefit small businesses.

April 17, 2018

Tampa Resident Sentenced to More Than 20 Years in Federal Prison for Tricare Health Care Fraud Scheme

A Tampa resident, who was previously convicted at trial, was sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison for his involvement in a Tricare health care fraud scheme, receiving kickbacks and money laundering.

April 16, 2018

Allergan To Pay $3.5 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating To LAP-BAND Bariatric Medical Device

New Jersey-based Allergan Inc. has agreed to pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations that Allergan caused health care providers to submit false claims to Medicare and other federal healthcare programs relating to the LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System, a device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for weight reduction for adult patients with obesity who have failed more conservative weight-reduction alternatives.

April 12, 2018

Bulgarian National Arrested for Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and Illegally Export Prohibited Articles to Syria in Violation of U.S. Export Control Laws

Zhelyaz Andreev, 29, a Bulgarian national, was arrested pursuant to an Interpol Red Notice based on an Indictment charging him with: conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Government and substantive violations of the Syria Trade Embargo as enforced through the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA); and the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC’s) designation of Syrian Arab Airlines, aka Syrian Air, as a Specially Designated National (SDN) whose assets are blocked and with whom U.S. nationals are prohibited from transacting business.

April 9, 2018

Two Tennessee Health Care Executives Charged For Role In $4.6 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme

Two Tennessee health care executives were charged in an indictment unsealed today for their alleged participation in a $4.6 million Medicare kickback scheme involving durable medical equipment (DME).

April 3, 2018

Multiple Defendants Charged in Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme Involving Over $200 Million in Small Business Contracts

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on April 3, 2018, a federal grand jury returned a twenty-two count Indictment charging three United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on April 3, 2018, a federal grand jury returned a twenty-two count Indictment charging three defendants with a 12-year fraud and money laundering scheme involving over $200 million in government-funded contracts intended to benefit small businesses.