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May 31, 2022

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... the indictment as Company-1) with two counts of securities fraud for his alleged participation in a scheme to mislead investors about Company-1’s procurement of COVID-19 rapid test kits in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to court documents, Marc ...

April 20, 2022

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... their alleged participation in various health care related fraud schemes that exploited the COVID-19 pandemic. These cases allegedly resulted in over $149 million in COVID-19-related false billings to federal programs and theft ...

March 18, 2022

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... providers in the treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19. He also admitted to stealing additional government ... funds intended to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to court documents, Gurgen ... Rapid Response Strike Force of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section are prosecuting the case. On May 17, 2021, the ...

March 10, 2022

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... providers in the treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19 and using them for his own personal benefit. ... June 2019. GMA, which was never operational during the COVID-19 pandemic, received approximately $57,591 designated ... Rapid Response Strike Force of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section are prosecuting the case. On May 17, 2021, the ...
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... Department announced the appointment of a Director for COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement to lead the department’s criminal and civil enforcement efforts to combat COVID-19 related fraud, along with the latest results of ...

January 13, 2022

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... were then billed to Medicare. The defendant exploited the COVID-19 pandemic by bundling COVID-19 testing with other forms of testing that patients ... guilty to one count of conspiring to commit health care fraud. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 24 and faces ...

February 1, 2022

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... providers in the treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19 and using them for her own personal expenses. ... $37,657 designated for the medical treatment and care of COVID-19 patients. Abbas admitted that she stole the funds by ... Gurskis and Jay McCormack of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section are prosecuting the case. In May 2021, the ...

August 17, 2021

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... authentic Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 vaccination cards on eBay. According to court ... Company 1, a pharmacy which distributed and administered COVID-19 vaccines at its physical locations nationwide. As ... Attorney Leslie S. Garthwaite of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section is prosecuting the case. An indictment is ...

April 6, 2022

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... homeoprophylaxis immunization pellets and for falsifying COVID-19 vaccination cards by making it appear that customers ... which she claimed would provide lifelong protection from COVID-19. Mazi also provided fake CDC COVID-19 vaccination ... accountable.” Mazi pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of making false statements related to ...
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... Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of over $43.8 million in COVID-19 relief loans guaranteed by the Small Business ... in November 2021 to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of engaging in a monetary transaction ... . On May 17, 2021, the Attorney General established the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to marshal the ...

December 18, 2020

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... statements about the purported development of a new COVID-19 test, leading to millions of dollars in investor ... indictment, unsealed today, with one count of securities fraud and one count of making false statements.  The ... claiming DECN had developed a 15-second test to detect COVID-19 in a finger prick sample of blood.  In truth, ...

April 8, 2021

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... nearly $300,000 in government funds from three different COVID relief programs and with making false statements in ... Ranch, allegedly transferred approximately $118,000 in COVID relief funding from a medical clinic’s account into ... time that charges have been brought in connection with fraud on the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program. The ...

June 9, 2022

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... jury in Detroit convicted a Michigan man today for a wire fraud and money laundering scheme to obtain more than $4.1 ... PPP and EIDL loan applications in order to obtain COVID-19 relief funds that he was not entitled to receive. ... help small businesses and their employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, Ho and his co-conspirators ...

September 1, 2021

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... amendments to telehealth restrictions enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic that were intended to ensure access to care ... case. The case against Palatnik was brought as part of the COVID-19 Health Care Fraud coordinated law enforcement action on May 26 against 14 ...

November 9, 2021

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... put in place to ensure access to health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to court documents, Leonel ... case. The case against Palatnik was brought as part of the COVID-19 Health Care Fraud coordinated law enforcement action on May 26 against 14 ...

July 14, 2021

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... sell homeoprophylaxis immunization pellets and to falsify COVID-19 vaccination cards by making it appear that customers ... A. Mazi, 41, of Napa, is charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of false statements related to health ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 vaccination record cards. “This defendant ...

June 9, 2020

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... stock price and to conspire to commit health care fraud in connection with the submission of over $69 million in false and fraudulent claims for allergy and COVID-19 testing.  The complaint against Mark Schena, 57, of ... first criminal securities fraud prosecution related to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been brought by the Department of ...

September 17, 2021

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... for their alleged participation in various health care fraud schemes that resulted in approximately $1.4 billion in ... to provide health care services remotely), $29 million in COVID-19 health care fraud, $133 million connected to ... the telemedicine initiative, Sober Homes initiative, and COVID-19 cases that were announced today. The focus on ...

August 18, 2021

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... committed to ensuring that anyone who takes advantage of COVID-19 relief programs will be brought to justice.” ... helps businesses keep their workforces employed during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt Erskine ... District of Georgia. “When these funds are diverted by fraud, such as in this case, workers and the businesses that ...

June 29, 2021

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... Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) COVID-19 relief funds.           After an eight-day ... found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud, 11 counts of wire fraud, eight counts ... The conspirators obtained more than $18 million in COVID-19 relief funds. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 13. ...

August 24, 2021

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... in prison for perpetrating a scheme to fraudulently obtain COVID-19 disaster relief loans guaranteed by the Small ... 48, of Clyde Hill, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering on March 15 . According to court ... and he fraudulently obtained nearly $1.8 million in COVID-19 relief funds. In addition to the prison sentence, ...

May 15, 2020

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... role in conspiring to submit fraudulent claims related to COVID-19 and other tests. Ashley Hoobler Parris, aka Ashley ... Anti-Kickback Statute and conspiring to commit health care fraud.  Hoobler was arrested this morning and is scheduled ... beneficiaries for expensive genetic screening tests and COVID-19 tests,” said Assistant Attorney General Brian A. ...

May 28, 2021

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... General Lisa Monaco convened the first meeting of the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force. Launched earlier this month, ... federal government to enhance enforcement efforts against COVID-19 related fraud. In launching the first meeting of the ...

February 25, 2022

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... the loan funds. Buoi was convicted of four counts of wire fraud and one count of making a false statement to a ... case. In May 2021, the Attorney General established the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to marshal the ... information about allegations of attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of ...

December 8, 2021

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... to a financial institution and two counts of bank fraud. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 25, 2022, and ... . On May 17, 2021, the Attorney General established the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to marshal the ... information about allegations of attempted fraud involving COVID-19 can report it by calling the Department of ...

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