Sept. 15, 2023

Navmar to Pay $4.4 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Double-billing and Cost-Shifting

Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (Navmar), headquartered in Pennsylvania, has agreed to pay $4.4 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly double billing and shifting certain labor and material costs under a series of contracts with the Department of the Navy (Navy) to manufacture, design and test emerging intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies.

Sept. 14, 2023

Laboratory Owner Sentenced to 36 Months in Federal Prison for Healthcare Kickback Scheme

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced Terry Wilks Jr., age 41, of Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, to 36 months in federal prison following his conviction for conspiracy to pay and receive healthcare kickbacks. The Court further sentenced Wilks to serve two years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment ordered him to pay restitution in the amount of $5,017,861.03 and forfeit $447,249.52. Laboratory Sales Representative, Leslie McHugh, age 38, of Palmetto, Florida, was previously sentenced by Chief Judge Dick to 12 months and one day in federal prison for her involvement in the scheme. The Court further sentenced McHugh to serve two years of supervised release following her term of imprisonment.

Sept. 12, 2023

Frederick Medical Practice Pays the United States More Than $850,000 to Resolve Claims that it Inappropriately Billed for Medical Services

Frederick Oncology and Hematology Associates, P.C., a former medical practice located in Frederick, Maryland, have paid the United States $850,949 to settle allegations that Frederick Oncology and Hematology Associates, P.C. ("FOHA") submitted inappropriate claims to the United States for evaluation and management services.

Sept. 6, 2023

Columbia Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Exporting Firearms to Ghana

U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher sentenced Eric Nana Kofi Ampong Coker, age 41, of Columbia, Maryland today to 30 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for the illegal export of firearms to Ghana.

Sept. 1, 2023

Former Marine Arrested for Stealing More than $344,000 in Government Benefits and Submitting False Purple Heart Application to the United States Marine Corps Through His Local Congressman

A former United States Marine has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mass. for allegedly stealing benefit payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs and submitting a false Purple Heart application to the United States Marine Corps through his local Congressman.

Sept. 1, 2023

Second Texas men pleads guilty in case involving faulty military parts

Two Texas men are convicted of crimes related to providing faulty parts to the U.S. military. Philip R. Huddleston, 58, of Ft. Worth, Texas, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court here today. Since 2013, Huddleston was a civilian employed as a quality assurance specialist at the Defense Contract Management Agency. Since 2018, Huddleston also co-owned WM Industries, a DoD contractor in Beaumont, Texas, who sold and supplied a variety of military parts to the DoD.

Sept. 1, 2023

Maryland Woman Charged for Role in Million Dollar Fraud at New Orleans Marine Forces Reserve Facility

United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that KAMILA HORAK OVA DUDLEY ("DUDLEY"), age 42, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was indicted on August 17, 2023.

Aug. 30, 2023

Former University Financial Advisor Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison for Scheme to Fraudulently Obtain More Than $5 Million in Student Loans

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Randolph Stanley, age 44, of Lexington Park, Maryland, yesterday to four years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Judge Chuang also ordered that Stanley must pay restitution in the full amount of the victims' losses, which is at least $5,648,238, the outstanding balance on all federal student loans that Stanley obtained on behalf of himself and others as part of the scheme.

Aug. 29, 2023

United States Attorney Erek L. Barron Announces that the Maryland United States Attorney's Office Continues the Fight Against Fraud, Waste and Abuse Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Erek L. Barron, the United States Attorney for Maryland, announced that the U.S. Attorney's Office continues to prioritize the investigation and prosecution of fraud, waste and abuse relating to pandemic relief enacted by Congress, including fraud involving the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act. The CARES Act was designed to provide emergency financial assistance to Americans suffering the economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland previously selected the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office to help lead the U.S. Justice Department's response to COVID-19 fraud, along with U.S. Attorney's Offices in California and Miami, Florida.

Aug. 24, 2023

Three New Jersey Men Admit Participating in Conspiracy to Traffic Counterfeit Computer Networking Devices

Three New Jersey men have admitted their roles in a conspiracy to traffic counterfeit computer networking devices, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today.