Thursday, July 10, 2014
New York Hospital Settles Health Care Lawsuit over Medicare Double Billing
United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced that his office has settled a civil action under the False Claims Act against the Carthage Area Hospital.


 Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Romanian Citizen Involved in Internet Phishing Scheme Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison
Iulian Schiopu, 34, of Romania, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven, Connecticut to 45 months of imprisonment for his role in an extensive Internet “phishing” scheme.


 Monday, July 7, 2014
Owner of N.J. Accounting Business Charged With Nearly $1 Million Fraud on Her Clients and the U.S. Government
An accountant was arrested today by special agents of IRS on charges she allegedly stole $905,000 from client tax refunds and social security benefits.


 Thursday, July 3, 2014
Suntrust Mortgage Agrees to $320 Million Settlement
The Department of Justice today announced an agreement with SunTrust Mortgage Inc. that resolves a criminal investigation of SunTrust’s administration of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).

U.S. Attorney Weekly Spotlight

Laura E. Duffy Laura E. Duffy

Southern District of California

Laura E. Duffy was sworn in as the Presidentially-appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of California on June 2, 2010. The Southern District of California encompasses San Diego and Imperial Counties, and has approximately 3.1 million residents.

Stephen R. WiggintonStephen R. Wigginton

Southern District of Illinois

Stephen R. Wigginton, 46, was appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois in August 2010. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Wigginton served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Felony Division of the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office since 1999, and as a partner at Weilmuenster & Wigginton, P.C., since 2000.

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