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false claims against complaint filed against bucks county man

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2012

 

A civil complaint was filed under the False Claims Act against Richard Cundari, 67, Doylestown, PA, alleging that from 2001-2009 Mr. Cundari applied for and received occupational disability annuities for railroad workers when he was ineligible to receive such annuities due to income earnings in excess of the applicable limits. Mr. Cundari fraudulently obtained approximately 108 annuity checks exceeding $261,000.00, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

If found liable, the defendant will be liable for an amount equal to three times the actual damages sustained by the United States, together with a maximum civil penalty of $11,000 for each false claim presented to the United States.

The case was investigated by Stephen Naudasher of the United States Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Inspector General, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Charlene Keller Fullmer and David A. Degnan.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Contact: PATTY HARTMAN
EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA Media Contact
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street 215-861-8525
Philadelphia, PA 19106

COPIES OF NEWS MEMOS AND RELATED DOCUMENTS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/pae

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

 

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