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Friday, April 26, 2019

Lancaster Woman Charged with Falsely Claiming She Performed Water Quality Tests at Veterans Affairs’ Facilities

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Lancaster, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of making false claims against the United States, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment, returned on April 24, 2019, named Megan Waldman, formerly Megan Breski, 28, as the sole defendant.

According to Indictment, Waldman falsely claimed to have performed water quality tests at various Department of Veterans Affairs facilities causing her employer to charge the Department of Veterans Affairs for the water quality tests.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, a term of not more than three years supervised release, or a combination thereof. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Michael L. Ivory is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Department of Veterans Affairs – Office of the Inspector General conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated April 26, 2019