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Investigative Press Releases

Thursday, December 10, 2020
BOSTON – A Marlboro woman was arrested today for fraudulently receiving Social Security disability benefits, MassHealth, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and Section 8 housing assistance.     Maribel Rodriguez, 61, was charged by criminal complaint with four counts of theft of public funds and two counts of making false statements. She will make an initial appearance before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge David Hennessy this afternoon.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
BOSTON – A Dominican national was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Boston in connection with fraudulently using the identity of a U.S. citizen. Alexander Villalona Diaz, 34, a Dominican national previously residing in Lawrence, was indicted on one count of false representation of a Social Security number and one count of aggravated identity theft. Villalona Diaz was arrested and charged by complaint on Sept. 2, 2020.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
BOSTON – A Natick psychiatrist was arrested today in connection with charges that he billed Medicare and private insurance companies for over $10 million in treatments he did not provide and then obstructed justice in an attempt to conceal his crimes.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
BANGOR, Maine: A Newport woman pleaded guilty today in federal court to wire fraud and federal government program theft, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.         
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Keith Joseph, of Miami, Florida, was indicted on multiple counts of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
PITTSBURGH – A Greensburg physician was sentenced in federal court today for three counts of distribution of buprenorphine, a Schedule III controlled substance; one count of health care fraud; and one count of money laundering, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh was sentenced in federal court for conspiracy to defraud the Pennsylvania Medicaid program and health care fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon sentenced Terra Dean, 46, to four years of probation, including six months of home detention for her role in a years-long conspiracy. Dean was also ordered to pay restitution to the Pennsylvania Medicaid program in the amount of $94,101.55.

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