March 16, 2023

CEO of Major Defense Contractor Charged with Bribery

The chief executive officer (CEO) of Company 1, a multi-national corporation headquartered in Malta and with operations in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and the United States was charged with bribery in an indictment.

March 16, 2023

Army Servicemember Stationed at Fort Bragg Indicted in Connection With Romance Scams and COVID-19 Assistance Fraud

Sanda G. Frimpong, 33, was arrested Wednesday upon the unsealing of a 19-count indictment that included charges of Money Laundering, Fraud, Conspiracy, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Access Device Fraud in connection with multiple interstate and international fraud and money-laundering scams.

March 14, 2023

Rhode Island Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Falsifying Military Service; False Use of Military Medals; Identity Theft; and Fraudulently Collecting More Than $250,000 In Veteran Benefits and Charitable Contributions

A Rhode Island woman who never served in the U.S. Military but perpetrated a massive fraud scheme by falsely masquerading as a Purple Heart and Bronze Star-decorated United States Marine who claimed to have been wounded by an IED in Iraq and to have developed service-related cancer was sentenced today to nearly six years in federal prison.

Feb. 27, 2023

3D Printing Company to Pay Up to $4.54 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for Export Violations in Connection with NASA and DOD Contracts

A 3D printing company has agreed to pay the United States up to $4.54 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by improperly transmitting export-controlled technical data to China in violation of the export control laws of the United States in connection with certain NASA and DOD contracts.

Feb. 23, 2023

Former Assistant Chief of Staff of the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison in Massive Corruption Scandal

U.S. Navy Captain (Retired) Jesus Vasquez Cantu was sentenced today to 30 months in prison by a federal district judge in San Diego on charges that he received lavish bribes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Francis, who plied him with luxurious hotel stays, travel, and prostitutes.

Feb. 22, 2023

Medical Center pays over $21M to settle alleged false claims

Cornerstone Healthcare Group Holding Inc. and CHG Hospital Medical Center LLC. dba Cornerstone Hospital Medical Center have agreed to pay the United States $21,637,512 to resolve claims that the company improperly billed Medicare, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.

Feb. 15, 2023

Information Technology Company Owner and Former NSA Contractor Convicted After Month-Long Trial for Submitting False Claims for Hours Worked on a Government Contract

A federal jury convicted Jacky Lynn McComber (formerly Jacky Lynn Kimmel), age 50, of Elkridge, Maryland, on federal charges of submitting false claims and making false statements, in connection with the hours she claimed to have worked on a federal contract with the National Security Agency (NSA). Mccomber was the CEO and owner of InfoTeK, an information technology (IT) services corporation, which had an ongoing contract with the NSA.

Feb. 14, 2023

Four Florida Men Arrested in Plot to Kill Haitian President, Grand Jury Returns Indictment Against 11

U.S. federal law enforcement arrested two U.S. citizens and a legal permanent resident living in South Florida and one U.S. citizen living in Tampa pursuant to criminal complaints on charges relating to their participation in the events leading to the July 7, 2021, assassination of President Jovenel Mo'ise of Haiti. Following the arrests, a South Florida grand jury returned a third superseding indictment charging these four individuals, along with seven others previously arrested and charged in the United States for their alleged roles in the plot.

Feb. 14, 2023

Insulation Contracting Firm Co-Owner Sentenced to Fifteen Months in Prison and Ordered to Pay more than $1 Million to Victims of Bid Rigging and Fraud

Michael S. Flynn was sentenced on Feb. 10 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to fifteen months' imprisonment and restitution of $1,062,155 for his participation in bid-rigging and fraud schemes targeting public and private entities in Connecticut. This is the seventh sentencing arising out of the investigation into the insulation contracting industry.

Feb. 13, 2023

Colorado Laser Technology Company Agrees to Pay More Than $400,000 to Resolve Allegations that it Improperly Used Foreign Subcontractors

Vescent Photonics, Inc., a laser technology company located in Golden, Colorado, agreed to pay $402,621 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by using contractors located outside of the United States in research projects funded by the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.