United States Department of Justice

Criminal Division Press Releases for October 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Detroit Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty in Medicare Fraud Scheme

Miami resident Daisy Martinez pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Detroit to participating in a conspiracy to defraud the Medicare program.
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

U.S. Citizen Indicted in Florida for Traveling to the Philippines for Sex Tourism

Donald Mathias, 64, has been indicted for allegedly traveling to the Philippines in 2007 and 2008 to engage in sexual conduct with minors.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Former West Point Employee Pleads Guilty in $3 Million Embezzlement Scheme

A Highland Falls, N.Y., woman pleaded guilty today for her role in a scheme to defraud and embezzle funds from the U.S. government by authorizing nearly $3 million in payments from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., to a bogus corporation she controlled.
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Bill Allen and Richard Smith, Former Officers of VECO Corporation, Sentenced for Roles in Alaska Public Corruption Scheme

Bill J. Allen and Richard L. Smith were each sentenced in separate hearings today for their participation in a corruption scheme in which they provided approximately $395,000 in corrupt payments to public officials from the state of Alaska.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Detroit-Area Physical Therapist Pleads Guilty in Medicare Fraud Scheme

Troy, Mich., resident Syed Aziz pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Detroit to participating in a conspiracy to defraud the Medicare program.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Cuban Citizen Extradited from Latvia and Arraigned for Allegedly Trafficking Counterfeit Slot Machines and Computer Programs

Rodolfo Rodriguez Cabrera, 43, a Cuban national, was arraigned today in U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada on charges of producing and selling counterfeit International Game Technology (IGT) video gaming machines, commonly known as slot machines, and counterfeit IGT computer programs.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Cuban Citizen Extradited from Latvia and Arraigned for Allegedly Trafficking Counterfeit Slot Machines and Computer Programs

Rodolfo Rodriguez Cabrera, 43, a Cuban national, was arraigned today in U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada on charges of producing and selling counterfeit International Game Technology (IGT) video gaming machines, commonly known as slot machines, and counterfeit IGT computer programs.
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Former State Department Employee Sentenced for Illegally Accessing Confidential Passport Files

A former State Department employee was sentenced today to 12 months of probation for illegally accessing more than 75 confidential passport application files.
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Former U.S. Army Contracting Official Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Accepting Bribes

A former U.S. Army contracting official was sentenced today to 40 months in prison for accepting more than $80,000 in bribes in exchange for corruptly providing contract work to two Afghan trucking companies.
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Virginia Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Selling Counterfeit Software Through the Internet

Gregory William Fair, 46, of Falls Church, Va., was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for selling counterfeit computer software on the Internet, in violation of criminal copyright infringement laws.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Los Angeles Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges 20 in Health Care Fraud Cases Involving Durable Medical Equipment

Twenty defendants, most of them residing in the Los Angeles area, have been charged in seven cases for allegedly participating in Medicare fraud schemes that resulted in more than $26 million in fraudulent bills to the Medicare program.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Detroit-Area Physical Therapist Pleads Guilty in Medicare Fraud Scheme

Solomon Nathaniel of Sterling Heights, Mich., pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Detroit to participating in a conspiracy to defraud the Medicare program.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Former GSA Chief of Staff David Safavian Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice and Making False Statements

Former (GSA) Chief of Staff David H. Safavian was sentenced today to one year in prison on charges of obstruction of justice and making false statements in connection with the investigation into the activities of former Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
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Friday, October 9, 2009

Detroit Clinic Owner, Doctor and Office Manager Indicted in Medicare Infusion Fraud Scheme

Three Miami-Dade County, Fla., residents have been indicted in connection with an alleged $2.3 million Medicare fraud scheme operated out of X-Press Center, a Detroit-area clinic that purported to specialize in providing injection and infusion therapies.
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Friday, October 9, 2009

Detroit Clinic Owner, Doctor and Office Manager Indicted in Medicare Infusion Fraud Scheme

Three Miami-Dade County, Fla., residents have been indicted in connection with an alleged $2.3 million Medicare fraud scheme operated out of X-Press Center, a Detroit-area clinic that purported to specialize in providing injection and infusion therapies.
(Read more)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Oklahoma Man Indicted in Kickback Scheme in Connection with Government Contract in Afghanistan

Ryan Scott McMonigle, 37, of Ponca City, Okla., was indicted today for his alleged role in a scheme to solicit kickbacks in connection with the award of a security services subcontract to protect U.S. government personnel and contractors in Afghanistan.
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Carpinteria, California, Man Sentenced for Mailing Child Pornography

Donald Collier, 45, was sentenced today to nine years in prison for mailing child pornography.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Indianapolis Man Sentenced for Transportation and Possession of Child Pornography

Ryan Scott McMonigle, 37, of Ponca City, Okla., was indicted today for his alleged role in a scheme to solicit kickbacks in connection with the award of a security services subcontract to protect U.S. government personnel and contractors in Afghanistan.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Indiana Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges

James M. Tanksley, 52, pleaded guilty today to two counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 80 months in prison.
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