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Oct. 15, 2018

Defense Contractor Agrees To Pay $1 Million To Settle Allegations Under The False Claims Act

United States Attorney McGregor Scott announced today that Alpha Research & Technology, Inc. ("ART"), an El Dorado Hills company that provides command and control systems to the U.S. Air Force, has agreed to pay the United States $1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims act by knowingly submitting inflated contract pricing to the government.

Oct. 9, 2018

Defense Contractor Agrees To Pay United States Up To $7.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Investigation

Arena Event Services, Inc., which does business as Arena Americas, has agreed to a settlement with the United States to resolve allegations that it wrongfully obtained small business set-aside contracts with the Department of Defense.

Oct. 5, 2018

Two Intelligence Officials And A Business Owner Indicted For Bid Rigging

Three individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury on a variety of charges relating to procurement fraud and unlawfully disclosing and obtaining bid information concerning a contract estimated to be worth almost $1.5 million, the U.S. Attorney's Office, in coordination with the National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) announced.

Oct. 1, 2018

Amerisourcebergen Corp. To Pay $625 Million To Settle Civil Fraud Allegations Resulting From Its Repackaging And Sale of Adulterated Drugs and Unapproved New Drugs, Double Billing and Providing Kickbacks

AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC), one of the nation’s largest wholesale drug companies, and its subsidiaries AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group (ABSG), AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation (ABDC), Oncology Supply Company (OSC), and Medical Initiatives, Inc. (MII) (collectively, “ABC” or “the Company”), entered into a settlement with the United States in which it agreed to pay $625 million to resolve civil liability under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3730 et seq.

Sept. 28, 2018

Government Settles $1.2 Million Lawsuit Against Florida Compounding Pharmacy And Its Owner For Excessive Charges To TRICARE

U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that the United States has settled allegations that a Tampa-based compounding pharmacy, now-defunct RS Compounding, LLC, and its owner, Renier Gobea, knowingly billed TRICARE excessive prices for compounded prescriptions. In reaching this settlement, the parties resolved allegations that, between January 1, 2012, and January 31, 2014, Gobea and RS Compounding charged TRICARE at least 2,000 percent more for drugs than they charged cash-paying customers, in violation of the False Claims Act.

Sept. 27, 2018

Mississippi Nurse Practitioner and Clinic Owner Sentenced to Prison for Role in Compounding Pharmacy Scheme to Defraud Tricare

A Mississippi-based nurse practitioner and former owner of a family health clinic was sentenced to 42 months in prison today for her role in a scheme to defraud health care benefit programs including TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving U.S. military, veterans and their respective family members.

Sept. 21, 2018

V.P. of Sales for North Alabama Compounding Pharmacy Charged in Insurance Conspiracy

Federal prosecutors today charged the vice president of sales for Northside Pharmacy, a Haleyville, Ala.-based compounding pharmacy doing business as Global Compounding Pharmacy, with participating in a conspiracy to generate prescriptions and defraud health care insurers and prescription drug administrators out of tens of millions of dollars.

Sept. 21, 2018

Former Marine Receives 33 Months for Embezzling Over $500,000 from Marine Corps and Over $20,000 From Toys for Tots

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama annonces today that Senior United States District Judge Callie V.S. Granade sentenced former United states Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Christopher Aragon, 32, a resident of Mobile, Alabama, to 33 months imprisonment for conspiring with his wife, co-defendant Teneshia Aragon, and co-defendent Dana Davis to commit wire fraud.

Sept. 17, 2018

Another Pharmacist Pleads Guilty Relating to Largest Health Care Fraud Case Ever in Mississippi

Marco Bisa Hawkins Moran, 45, of Raymond, pled guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to a Criminal Information outlining his role in a more than $22 million dollar scheme to defraud TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving our nation's military, veterans, and their respective family members, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze, IRS-Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Thomas Jay Holloman, III, and Special Agent in Charge John F. Khin of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service's Southeast Field Office.

Sept. 12, 2018

Nicholas Rivecca, Sr., and Sonag Ready Mix, LLC to Pay $629,732 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Regarding Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

United States Attorney Matthew D. Kreuger announced today that Nicholas Rivecca, Sr., of Hartland Wisconsin, and his company, Sonag Ready Mix, LLC, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have agreed to pay $629,732 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by defrauding the United States Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise ("DBE") program.