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Investigative Press Releases

Monday, January 11, 2021
MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced today that AutoGenomics, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $2,538,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute by engaging in a scheme to bill Medicare for molecular genetic testing performed for nursing home patients that were induced by the payment of remuneration (which includes money or anything of value), or a “kickback,” for the referral of those genetic tests. 
Monday, January 11, 2021
CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago man has pleaded guilty in federal court to laundering cash proceeds from a telemarketing scheme that defrauded elderly victims. HIRENKUMAR P. CHAUDHARI, 27, of Des Plaines, Ill., pleaded guilty on Jan. 6, 2021, to one count of money laundering.  The conviction is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.  U.S. District Judge Sara L. Ellis set sentencing for April 1, 2021.
Friday, January 8, 2021
A man has been sentenced today in federal court for fraudulently using another individual’s identity to purchase an RV in the Northern District of Oklahoma, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. Ryan Andy Cuevas, 32, of Moreno Valley, California, has been sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell to 21 months in federal prison and 3 years supervised release.
Friday, January 8, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – A Bronx, New York man was sentenced today to 72 months in prison for supervising a large-scale wire fraud conspiracy that exposed victims to more than $2 million in losses, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.  Joshua Suarez, 34, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to one count of engaging in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Judge McNulty imposed the sentence today by video teleconference.
Friday, January 8, 2021
Miami, Fl. – A South Florida federal grand jury indicted a former federal agent and three other Miami-Dade residents for their alleged roles in an operation that involved illegal Oxycodone distribution, federal witness tampering, and obstruction of justice.
Friday, January 8, 2021
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DUCCI ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS, INC., of Farmington, will pay more than $3.2 million and implement internal reforms to resolve a criminal and civil investigation into alleged fraud committed by the company in connection with public construction contracts in Connecticut that were principally funded with U.S. Department of Transportation (“USDOT”) financial assistance.
Friday, January 8, 2021
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Priscilla Czyz, age 37, of Cato, New York, has been charged with obstructing the mail, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi, United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG), Northeast Area Field Office.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
The Boeing Company has entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to resolve a criminal charge related to a conspiracy to defraud the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aircraft Evaluation Group (FAA AEG) in connection with the FAA AEG’s evaluation of Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane.

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