Dec. 10, 2021

Air Force Police Officer Charged with Over $250,000 in Unemployment Insurance Fraud During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

A five-count indictment was unsealed today following the arrest of Trevon Miller, 28, a military police officer at Edwards Air Force Base, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Dec. 9, 2021

Former Aerospace Outsourcing Executive Charged for Key Role in a LongRunning Antitrust Conspiracy

The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut unsealed a criminal complaint accusing a former aerospace outsourcing executive of participating in a long-running conspiracy with managers and executives of several outsource engineering suppliers (Suppliers) to restrict the hiring and recruiting of engineers and other skilled laborers among their respective companies.

Dec. 9, 2021

Burlington County Man Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Role in $350,000 Fraud Scheme

A Burlington County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for stealing more than $350,000 from a special needs trust, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Dec. 8, 2021

Dr. Jeffrey M. Gallups and Entellus Medical agree to pay $4.2 million to resolve False Claims Act lawsuit alleging kick-back arrangements

Dr. Jeffrey M. Gallups (founder, owner, medical director and past-CEO of Milton Hall Surgical Associates ("MHSA") a/k/a The Ear, Nose & Throat Institute) and Entellus Medical have agreed to pay approximately $3 million and $1.2 million, respectively, to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by entering into unlawful kickback arrangements.

Dec. 7, 2021

Employees of Mechanical Contractors Charged with Conspiracy and Fraud Offenses

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a New Hampshire resident and a Connecticut resident have been charged in separate criminal complaints with conspiracy and fraud offenses stemming from their alleged involvement in construction project fraud schemes.

Dec. 7, 2021

United States Prevails in Actions to Seize and Forfeit Iranian Terror Group's Missiles and Petroleum

The Justice Department today announced the successful forfeiture of two large caches of Iranian arms, including 171 surface-to-air missiles and eight anti-tank missiles, as well as approximately 1.1 million barrels of Iranian petroleum products. The U.S. Navy seized the weapons from two vessels in the Arabian Sea while conducting routine maritime security operations. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a designated foreign terrorist organization, orchestrated the arms shipments, which were destined for Houthi militants in Yemen. The U.S. government similarly seized the Iranian petroleum products from four foreign-flagged tankers in or around the Arabian Sea while en route to Venezuela. These actions represent the government's largest-ever forfeitures of fuel and weapons shipments from Iran.

Dec. 6, 2021

Savannah woman pleads guilty to laundering 'pill mill' money

A former Garden City, Ga., clinic owner and CEO has admitted to laundering money in connection with a notorious "pill mill" doctor who illegally dispensed massive amounts of controlled substances.

Dec. 3, 2021

Owner of Blair Pharmacy Pleads Guilty to Providing Illegal Payments to Independent Marketers to Induce Them to Refer Business to His Pharmacy

Matthew Edward Blair, age 48, of Timonium, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to payment of illegal remunerations to encourage independent marketers to refer federal health care related business to Blair's pharmacy.

Dec. 2, 2021

Flower Mound Hospital to Pay $18.2 Million to Settle Federal and State False Claims Act Allegations Arising from Improper Inducements to Referring Physicians

Flower Mound Hospital Partners LLC (Flower Mound Hospital}, a partially physician-owned hospital in Flower Mound, Texas, has agreed to pay $18.2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly submitting claims to the Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE programs that resulted from violations of the Physician Self-Referral Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute.

Nov. 29, 2021

Former Air Force Employee Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stealing More Than $1.1 Million in Government Funds

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm today sentenced Eddie Ray Johnson, Jr., age 60, of Brandywine, Maryland, to 16 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, with the first 12 months to be served in home confinement, for theft of government property, in connection with a scheme to use his government-issued travel credit card to obtain more than $1.1 million in cash advances. In addition, Judge Grimm ordered Johnson to perform 500 hours of community service, pay a $15,000 fine, forfeit $4,000 seized during a search on November 6, 2019, and pay restitution of $1,157,540.69.