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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Former Employee of Hearing Aid Company Convicted of Retaliating Against Witness

Montgomery, Alabama – A federal jury in Montgomery convicted Jeffrey Alan Nursey (64) on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, for retaliating against a witness in an earlier health care fraud case brought against him, announced George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.

According to evidence presented at trial, Nursey sent letters to the witness in the underlying health care fraud case and posted flyers around the witness’s workplace. Those flyers labeled the witness as a “sexual child molester” and warned others to avoid him. A jury found that these letters and flyers were meant to retaliate against the witness for cooperating with the United States in the previous case against him. The government’s investigation in the case included forensic evidence that found Nursey’s fingerprint on one of the letters that was mailed to the witness’s church.

“Trials and witnesses are the cornerstone of our justice system,” stated U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr. “This case emphasizes my office’s commitment to make certain that when a witness cooperates with law enforcement authorities, he/she will not be tampered with, retaliated against, or bullied for doing the right thing.”

Nursey faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. In addition, there is a pending petition to revoke Nursey’s probation on the original health care fraud matter.

United States Attorney George L. Beck, Jr., thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in the investigation. Mr. Beck commended Assistant United States Attorneys Bob Anderson and DeeDee Calhoon, who prosecuted the case.

Updated February 4, 2016