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Investigative Press Releases

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
ERIE, Pa. - The founder of an Erie non-profit organization and a resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of wire fraud and false writing or document to the government, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
ATLANTA – Husband and wife Mehulkumar Manubhai Patel and Chaitali Dave have pleaded guilty to laundering over $500,000 on behalf of India-based phone scammers. 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
TUCSON, Ariz. – On October 6, 2020, Kevin Cummings, 51, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez to six months in prison. The court also ordered Cummings to pay $305,371.20 in restitution to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and a $200,000 fine. Cummings must surrender to serve his prison sentence on January 7, 2021. Cummings previously pleaded guilty to Providing a False Statement Related to Social Security.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
MONROE, La. – George M. “Trey” Fluitt, III, 53, of Monroe, made his initial appearance in United States District Court today, Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced. Fluitt, the owner and operator of Specialty Drug Testing, LLC (“Specialty”) in Monroe, was indicted by a federal grand jury for paying bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute, resulting in improper billings to Medicare of approximately $117 million.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Thomas Baxter, a.k.a. Mark Anthony, age 79, of Schuyler, New York pled guilty today to defrauding the Social Security Administration (SSA) by using a false identity to collect Social Security benefits under that identity for over a decade. The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and John F. Grasso, Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General, New York Field Office.
Monday, October 5, 2020
U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced today that Tamiko Parker, 47, of Cleveland was sentenced by Judge Dan Aaron Polster to 33 months in prison and ordered to pay $164,120.30 in restitution after Parker pleaded guilty to theft concerning programs receiving federal funds.
Monday, October 5, 2020
          LOS ANGELES – The owner of a San Fernando Valley trucking school was sentenced today to 48 months for leading a sophisticated scheme to defraud the United States Department of Veterans Affairs out of more than $4 million in education benefits involving over 100 veterans who did not attend classes.
Monday, October 5, 2020
CAMDEN, N.J. – A Gloucester City, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring to distribute and selling oxycodone, Adderall, and Xanax and defrauding the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in connection with his role in a drug trafficking ring, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Monday, October 5, 2020
Seattle - A respiratory therapist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Seattle pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to theft of government property, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran.  GENE WAMSLEY, 41, of Bonney Lake, Washington, admits stealing a ventilator and other respiratory medical equipment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and selling it for his own gain.  WAMSLEY faces up to ten years in prison when sentenced by U.S. District Judge James L. Robart on January 11, 2021.
Monday, October 5, 2020
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A Somerset County, Pennsylvania resident has been sentenced in federal court to three years’ probation on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Joseph P. Barefoot, 63, of Berlin, Pa. According to information presented to the court, from Feb. 1, 2017, to Aug. 14, 2017, Barefoot distributed a quantity of oxymorphone.

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