Feb. 19, 2024

Matanuska Valley Woman charged with healthcare fraud, false statements

A federal grand jury in Alaska returned an indictment charging a Matanuska Valley woman with healthcare fraud and with making a false statement in a loan application. According to court documents, beginning in January 2017, Melissa Ann Dobbs, 50, allegedly executed and attempted to execute a scheme to defraud healthcare benefit programs. The indictment also alleges that Dobbs made a false statement to a federally insured bank. According to State of Alaska records, Dobbs holds a professional behavior analyst license.

Feb. 9, 2024

Readout of Disruptive Technology Strike Force One-Year Summit

On Feb. 7 and 8, the Justice Department’s National Security Division hosted a summit in Phoenix, Arizona, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the launch of its Disruptive Technology Strike Force – an interagency law enforcement effort aimed at preventing critical technologies from being acquired by authoritarian regimes and hostile nation-states.

Feb. 9, 2024

Florida Felon Admits Role in Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Kickback Scheme After Pleading Guilty to COVID-19 Fraud and Unlawfully Possessing Firearms

On Feb. 8, a Florida man admitted his role in a multimillion-dollar durable medical equipment (DME) kickback scheme, after previously pleading guilty to carrying out a COVID-19 fraud scheme and being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Kareem Memon, 34, of Coral Springs, Florida, pleaded guilty, before U.S. District Judge Raag Singhal in the Southern District of Florida, to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to violate the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (Case No. 24-cr-60004).

Feb. 8, 2024

Founder and Former CEO of Sustainable Fuel Company Pleads Guilty to Multimillion Dollar Embezzlement and Investor Fraud Scheme

The founder and former CEO of a sustainable fuel company pleaded guilty today to wire fraud in connection with a scheme to embezzle at least $5.9 million from the company and to defraud several investors out of $15 million.

Feb. 8, 2024

Ten Defendants Arrested on Federal Indictments Related to a Multi- Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

As a result of a law enforcement operation on February 7, 2024, 10 defendants were arrested at locations throughout Maryland and three search warrants were executed related to an alleged money laundering conspiracy involving more than $9.5 million in proceeds from fraud schemes. Law enforcement agents from the Homeland Security Investigations Mid-Atlantic El-Dorado Task Force, the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General, IRS Criminal Investigation, and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service participated in yesterday’s searches and arrests.

Feb. 7, 2024

Missouri-Based Defense Department Contractor Admits Fraud

A Defense Department contractor from St. Charles County, Missouri on Wednesday admitted illegally obtaining parts for the military overseas, undercutting domestic suppliers. David Murar, 73, waived his right to indictment by a grand jury and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to one felony count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Feb. 2, 2024

Salt Lake Trucking Group Owners Found Guilty in a Financial Fraud Conspiracy that Cost FedEx Ground $108M

A federal jury convicted two owners of a local trucking conglomerate of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The defendants owned a group of trucking companies named Salt Lake Trucking Group (SLTG). According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, the defendants and their coconspirators paid over $300,000 in bribes to FedEx Ground employees, which resulted in SLTG receiving $108 million from FedEx over a ten-year period.

Jan. 31, 2024

Philadelphia Man Indicted for Targeting U.S. Army Servicemembers in Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft and Cyberstalking

United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced that Alpha Omega Mayhue, 39, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit identity theft, seven counts of misuse of a Social Security number, seven counts of aggravated identity theft, twenty-one counts of false statements, and one count of cyberstalking.

Jan. 31, 2024

Twenty-Year Fugitive Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Export Defense Articles to Iran

En-Wei Eric Chang, age 48, a citizen of the United States and the Republic of Taiwan, residing in Taiwan, pleaded guilty today to a federal conspiracy charge, related to the export of defense materials to Iran. Such materials were embargoed under the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR).

Jan. 30, 2024

Government Contractors Agree to Pay $3.9 Million to Resolve Claims of Misrepresenting Women-Owned Small Business Status

QuarterLine Consulting Services, LLC, and its parent company, Planned Systems International, Inc. (PSI), both located in Arlington, agreed to pay $3.9 million to resolve allegations that QuarterLine made false statements about its women-owned small business (WOSB) status to obtain a Defense Health Agency (DHA) task order that was set aside for WOSBs to provide physicians to an Air Force military treatment facility. “This settlement demonstrates my office’s commitment to ensuring a fair and honest playing field for companies who are called on to support the Department of Defense, and in this case, provide medical care to those serving our country,” said Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.