June 27, 2024

Essex County Man Admits Defrauding U.S. Department of Defense and Agreeing to Rig Bids for U.S. Department of Defense Contracts

An Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted engaging in multiyear schemes to defraud the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) by providing military equipment parts that were not authorized under the governing contracts and agreeing with another individual to rig bids for DoD contracts, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

June 27, 2024

National Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action Results in 193 Defendants Charged and Over $2.75 Billion in False Claims

The Justice Department today announced the 2024 National Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action, which resulted in criminal charges against 193 defendants, including 76 doctors, nurse practitioners, and other licensed medical professionals in 32 federal districts across the United States, for their alleged participation in various health care fraud schemes involving approximately $2.75 billion in intended losses and $1.6 billion in actual losses.

June 27, 2024

Maryland Man Found Guilty After A Four-Day Trial Of Wire Fraud And Theft Of Government Property

After a four-day trial, a federal jury returned a guilty verdict convicting William Rich, age 43, of Windsor Mill, Maryland, of fraudulently obtaining more than $750,000 dollars in veteran disability benefits by falsely claiming that he was paralyzed. Rich was convicted of five counts of wire fraud and one count of theft of government property.

June 21, 2024

Sikorsky Support Services Inc. and Derco Aerospace Inc. Agree to Pay $70M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations of Improper Markups on Spare Parts for Navy Trainer Aircraft

Sikorsky Support Services Inc. (SSSI), a Delaware corporation headquartered in Stratford, Connecticut, and Derco Aerospace Inc. (Derco), a Wisconsin corporation headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have agreed to pay $70 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that they overcharged the Navy for spare parts and materials needed to repair and maintain the primary aircraft used to train naval aviators.

June 20, 2024

Former Federal Investigator Convicted and Sentenced for Fabricating Dozens of Background Check Interviews he Never Conducted

Christopher B. Laughlin, 37, of Whiteland, Indiana, has been sentenced to one year of federal probation and must pay restitution in the amount of $69,846.44 after pleading guilty to making false statements in the course of his government employment.

June 19, 2024

Co-owners of Rhode Island Health Care Centers Charged With Health Care Fraud

The co-owners of a Warwick-based holistic health care center have been charged in federal court with allegedly defrauding federal and private health care insurance providers out of nearly $1.9 million dollars by submitting fraudulent claims for reimbursement for services that were not provided, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha.

June 11, 2024

Former Navy Civilian Employee Pleads Guilty to Bribery Involving Government Contracts Worth Hundreds of Millions

James Soriano of Las Vegas, Nevada, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to multiple bribery conspiracies, admitting that while he was a public official at Naval Information Warfare Center in San Diego, he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from defense contractors in the form of free meals, tickets to premier sporting events, jobs for family and friends, and other things, in exchange for helping those contractors win and maintain hundreds of millions of dollars in government contracts. Soriano also pleaded guilty to filing a false 2018 tax return in connection with the bribes he accepted.

June 6, 2024

Former Vice President and employee of Florida aircraft parts broker sentenced to prison for aircraft parts fraud

On May 28, Daniel Navarro, 50, of Miami Lakes, Florida, the former Vice President of Sofly Aviation Services (Sofly), an aviation parts distribution company, and Jorge Guerrero, 71, of Hialeah, Florida, a Procurement & Asset Management Specialist for Sofly, were sentenced to federal prison after previously pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

June 6, 2024

Galvion To Pay $2,495,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Galvion, Ltd. (Galvion) has agreed to pay $2,495,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act through the knowing sale of non-conforming parts to the United States Department of Defense.

June 5, 2024

Macon Resident Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Justice in Civil Investigation

The owner of Middle Georgia Family Rehab has admitted in federal court to ordering two employees to illegally alter documents during a federal civil investigation into alleged improper healthcare billing by the business.