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Investigative Press Releases

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
TRENTON, N.J. – A Hudson County, New Jersey, man was arrested for conspiring to use drones to smuggle contraband, including tobacco and cell phone chargers, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, and for possessing with the intent to distribute narcotics, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – David Clarke, 30, of Charlotte, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David S. Cayer today, and pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in two separate schemes involving identity theft, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Clarke’s co-conspirator, Jamel Johnson, previously pleaded guilty for his involvement in the schemes.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jeffrey Dixon, age 53, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was indicted on September 30, 2020, by a federal grand jury for theft of Social Security benefits totaling more than $30,000 over a two-year period.  This case was investigated by the Social Security Administration’s Office of Inspector General.  Prosecution is assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian T. Haugsby.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jason Pantone, age 34, of Hyde Park, New York, pled guilty today to conveying false information and hoax letters in connection with envelopes containing white powder he mailed to federal offices throughout Upstate and Central New York, and the Southern Tier. The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Thomas F. Relford, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
CINCINNATI – The owner and operator of a Hamilton pain clinic was sentenced in U.S. District Court today for illegally distributing controlled substances, committing health care fraud and violating the anti-kickback statute.   Nilesh Jobalia, 55, of Cincinnati, was sentenced to 120 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $2.2 million in restitution to Medicaid, Medicare and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.  
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
CAMDEN, N.J. – Two former New Jersey state public education system employees were sentenced today to prison terms for defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary compounded prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
NEWARK, N.J. – Four Union County, New Jersey, men were arrested today for their roles in a conspiracy to steal mail and possess stolen mail, including credit cards and pandemic relief credit cards, fraudulently use the stolen credit cards without authorization, and defraud the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Mike Stuart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, announced that a Kanawha County man was sentenced today for defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of 2016 disaster relief funds. Randall Butler, 46, of Charleston, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for fraud in connection with major disaster or emergency benefits.  Butler pled guilty to the charge in July 2020 and pursuant to his plea agreement, he also agreed to pay $8,614 in restitution.

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