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Investigative Press Releases

Friday, May 22, 2020
WASHINGTON – A software engineer was charged in a complaint unsealed today for allegedly filing fraudulent bank loan applications seeking more than $1 million in forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Baoke Zhang, 35, of Issaquah, Washington, was charged in a federal criminal complaint filed in the Western District of Washington with wire fraud and bank fraud.  
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Roanoke, Va. – A Roanoke City man, who federal authorities allege distributed heroin and fentanyl, and possessed a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking activities, was arrested yesterday on a federal criminal complaint. United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen made the announcement today following the unsealing of the criminal complaint.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY – Jeffrey Scott Terry, 38, of Mangum, Oklahoma, was sentenced today to 37 months in federal prison for his role in a health care fraud scheme, announced Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
          LOS ANGELES – A San Fernando Valley man was sentenced today to 108 months in federal prison for leading a conspiracy to distribute powerful prescription opioids via sham medical clinics that hired corrupt doctors who wrote fraudulent prescriptions to black market customers.           Minas Matosyan, a.k.a. “Maserati Mike,” 40, of Encino, was sentenced by United States District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. Matosyan pleaded guilty in April 2019 to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that today in federal court, BRENDA JOYCE HALL, 51, of Godwin, NC, had an initial appearance on an indictment charging her with, among other things, Conspiracy to Commit Student Loan Fraud and Wire Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Tampa, FL – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces today that Premier Medical Associates (PMA), a medical practice located in The Villages, Florida, has agreed to pay $750,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act. As part of the settlement, the United States contends that it has certain civil claims against PMA related to PMA’s billing of federal healthcare programs for services that were not medically necessary and reasonable.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
BOSTON – A Scottish man who was previously employed by Global Premier Soccer LLC (GPS), a youth soccer organization, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to obstructing justice. Gavin MacPhee, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in a federal investigation. U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock scheduled sentencing for Sept. 21, 2020.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
BOSTON – A Dominican national formerly residing in Lawrence was sentenced today for Social Security and benefit fraud.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 20, 2020 – Franklin, Tennessee-based Rinova The Wellness Group, PC has settled the United States’ allegations that Medicare overpaid Rinova for claims that were non-payable due to fraudulent misrepresentations, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.  The government alleged that Rinova misrepresented that it had provided services, when they were actually a continuation of services by the suspended company Pain MD, LLC.

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