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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Boscobel Man Sentenced For False Claims

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Ricky Lang, 60, Boscobel, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to one year of supervised release, a $1,200 fine, and $29,875 in restitution for a conviction of making false claims against the United States.   Lang pleaded guilty of this charge on November 8, 2013.  

Lang presented false claims for mileage reimbursement to the U.S. government.  Lang received compensation from the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Program for an injury he sustained while employed by the U.S. Postal Service. 

On January 19, 2011, and other dates, Lang submitted false claims for mileage reimbursement to the Workers’ Compensation Program, claiming that he had traveled from Monroe, Wis., to a fitness center in Platteville, Wis., when in fact, he had not travelled to the fitness center on the dates claimed.

The charge against Lang was the result of an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Inspector General and Office of Labor, Racketeering, and Fraud Investigations, and the U.S. Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie S. Pfluger. 

Updated July 14, 2015