Nov. 22, 2021

Government Contractor Agrees to Pay Nearly $3.5 Million to Resolve Allegations it Overcharged U.S. Navy

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. (Draper), a Cambridge-based non-profit research company and defense contractor, has agreed to pay nearly $3.5 million to resolve allegations that it improperly overcharged U.S. Navy contracts. Draper, among other things, helps develop weapons systems for the U.S. Navy.

Nov. 22, 2021

South Carolina Chiropractor Pleads Guilty and Agrees to $9 Million False Claims Act Consent Judgment

On Nov. 8, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina entered a $9 million civil consent judgment for the United States against South Carolina chiropractor Daniel McCollum under the False Claims Act. On that same day, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of South Carolina filed an information and plea agreement in which Mccollum admitted to engaging in a conspiracy to pay illegal kickbacks and to defraud healthcare programs by billing for unnecessary medical services. The maximum criminal penalty Mccollum could face is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000. A sentencing date has not been set.

Nov. 19, 2021

Two Florida Men Indicted in Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud Schemes

Two Florida men have been indicted for their roles in durable medical equipment and compound medication schemes involving kickbacks and fraud, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Nov. 16, 2021

Owners of Imaging Product Companies Pay $220,000 to Resolve Allegations of Fraud Against Federal Government Agencies

Jimmy A. Meron, owner of WOW Imaging Products LLC (WOW) and part owner of Time Enterprises LLC (Time), has paid $100,000 to resolve allegations of knowingly overcharging federal agencies for imaging products; Michael J. Lowe, Meron’s co-owner of Time, has paid an additional $120,000, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Nov. 16, 2021

Former Freight Company Executive Admits Embezzlement Scheme

A former program manager of an international freight forwarding company today admitted his role in a scheme to embezzle over $550,000 from the company, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today.

Nov. 15, 2021

Woodlands pain doctor pays half million dollars for fraudulent PPP and billing allegations

A 49-year-old local physician has agreed to pay $523,331 to settle allegations he submitted false claims for the placement of electroacupuncture devices and for making false statements when applying for a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

Nov. 10, 2021

Georgia company and owner sentenced for role in scheme to evade U.S. national security trade sanctions

A Georgia company and its owner have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in an international scheme to evade United States national security laws.

Nov. 10, 2021

Former U.S. Army Employee Sentenced for Kickback Scheme to Steer U.S. Government Contracts

A former civilian employee of the U.S. Army's Directorate of Public Works was sentenced today to two years in prison for a kickback scheme to steer government contracts for work at Camp Arifjan, a U.S. Army base in Kuwait.

Nov. 9, 2021

Kaleo, Inc. Agrees to Pay $12.7 Million to Resolve Allegations of False Claims for AntiOverdose Drug

A Virginia-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, kaleo, Inc., has agreed to resolve allegations that it caused the submission of false claims for the drug Evzio and provided kickbacks to prescribers.

Nov. 9, 2021

Hertel & Brown Physical & Aquatic Therapy, Its Two Founders Aaron Hertel and Michael Brown, and 18 Employees Indicted on Fraud Charges

A physical therapy practice in Erie County, Pennsylvania, and 20 people -18 of them from northwestern Pennsylvania -have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of conspiracy to commit wire and health care fraud and health care fraud, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.