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Investigative Press Releases

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
O’Fallon, Ill. – An O’Fallon, Illinois couple is facing a slew of federal charges tonight. Emmitt T. Tiner and Matissia S. Holt are named in a wide-ranging, 54-count indictment that accuses the pair of an elaborate extortion scheme, defrauding the Illinois Home Services Program, and money laundering. Tiner is also charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, using a
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the guilty pleas of five additional defendants for their roles in a $300 million telemarketing fraud scheme that targeted elderly and other vulnerable victims. STACEY LEIGH PERSONS, 34, PATRECIA NICHOLE SHINN, 33, LEEANN GARCIA, 26, PETRA JINETTE LABOY, 42, and ANGEL WILSON, 49, were indicted on October 27, 2020, and pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit mail fraud in U.S. District Court earlier today.
Monday, November 23, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. – A Henrico woman pleaded guilty today to aiming a laser pointer at a police aircraft while at the Robert E. Lee Monument during a period of civil unrest.
Monday, November 23, 2020
PORTLAND, Ore.—A Sherwood, Oregon man pleaded guilty today for smuggling drugs into the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, announced U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams. Richard Steven Alberts II, 32, pleaded guilty to the charge of Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§841(a)(1), 841 (b)(1)(C), and 846. He will be sentenced on February 22, 2021 by the Honorable Michael H. Simon.           
Monday, November 23, 2020
The owner of a for-profit trade school has been charged with defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and student veterans, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox. 
Monday, November 23, 2020
SHERMAN, Texas – A fifth individual has been indicted for conspiring to commit illegal remunerations in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox.
Monday, November 23, 2020
BOSTON – A Dominican national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for Social Security fraud and theft of government money.
Monday, November 23, 2020
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – KalScott Engineering, Inc., and its president, Thomas Sherwood, and Vice President Suman Saripalli, will pay $672,352 to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims to obtain grant funds from the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said today. KalScott Engineering, Inc. is located in Lawrence, Kansas.  

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