United States Department of Justice

Criminal Division Press Releases for January 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Former Lobbyist Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Honest Services Fraud

A former lobbyist pleaded guilty today to conspiring with others to commit honest services fraud, Acting Assistant Attorney General Rita M. Glavin of the Criminal Division announced.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Owner of Pharmaceutical Wholesale Company Pleads Guilty to Medicare Fraud

The owner and operator of HME Solutions Inc., dba Lifecare Medical (Lifecare Medical), a licensed pharmaceutical wholesale company in Miami, pleaded guilty today to defrauding the Medicare program in connection with a $5.3 million HIV-infusion fraud scheme.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Former AIG Vice President Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Role in Fraudulent Manipulation Scheme

The former vice president of reinsurance of American International Group Inc. (AIG), was sentenced today to four years in prison for his role in a fraudulent scheme to manipulate AIG’s financial statements, the Department of Justice announced.
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Third Individual Pleads Guilty to Illegally Accessing Confidential Passport Files

A third individual pleaded guilty today to illegally accessing numerous confidential passport application files, Acting Assistant Attorney General Rita M. Glavin of the Criminal Division announced.
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Foreign National Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Smuggling East Africans to the United States

A Ghanian man was sentenced today in the District of Columbia for his role in smuggling East Africans into the United States.
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Twentieth Member of Casino-cheating Criminal Enterprise Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy Targeting Casinos in the United States and Canada

Phat Ngoc Tran, 35, pleaded guilty today in San Diego to conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise, the "Tran Organization," in a scheme to cheat at least 12 casinos across the United States and Canada out of millions of dollars.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Puerto Rico Senator Jorge De Castro Font Pleads Guilty to Honest Services Wire Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Extortion

Jorge De Castro Font, 45, a former senator in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty today to 20 counts of honest services wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit extortion.
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