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Monday, October 5, 2020
Greenville, South Carolina --- United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., announced today that Dana Q. Roush, 40, and her husband Michael “Bubba” Roush, 56, both of Greenville, were sentenced to a total of seventeen years in federal prison and ordered to pay back more than $2.5 million after a jury found them guilty of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and equity skimming. Mrs. Roush was sentenced to more than eleven years, while her husband was sentenced to six and a half years.
Monday, October 5, 2020
BOISE - Scott Alexander Laney, 38, of Boise, was convicted on October 5, 2020, by U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill of health care fraud and aggravated identity theft following a bench trial, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced today.  The bench trial ran from September 21 through September 25, with the Court announcing the verdict today.
Monday, October 5, 2020
United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of CLARISSA LYNN COMBS, 49, to 71 months in prison for conspiring to commit wire fraud and making a false statement. COMBS, who pleaded guilty on December 4, 2019, was sentenced today before Senior Judge David S. Doty in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A total of 12 defendants have pleaded guilty and been sentenced for their roles in the conspiracy. 
Monday, October 5, 2020
BOSTON – A California man was sentenced today for using fraud and bribery to facilitate his child’s acceptance to Georgetown University. Peter Dameris, 60, of Pacific Palisades, Calif., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to one day in prison (deemed served), three years of supervised release with 12 months of home confinement, and ordered to pay a fine of $95,000. In June 2020, Dameris pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Monday, October 5, 2020
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announces that BENNIE RUTH HARRIS, age 65, of Kenner, Louisiana, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Lance M. Africk on September 30, 2020 to two years of probation following her plea to acquiring oxycodone by fraud.
Monday, October 5, 2020
In San Antonio today, a federal judge sentenced 47-year-old State of Texas inmate Scott Coalwell to 70 months in federal prison for mailing threatening communications including threats to injure his former defense attorney, a probation officer and the U.S. District Clerk for the Western District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash and U.S. Marshal Susan Pamerleau.
Friday, October 2, 2020
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hassan and Abdurahim Nuriso, owners of the Somali specialty market Towfiq Market on Sullivant Avenue, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to conspiring to commit food stamp and WIC fraud. The brothers redeemed more than $10 million in SNAP and WIC benefits at their store between 2010 and 2019.   A federal grand jury charged the pair in February 2020.  
Friday, October 2, 2020
BOSTON – Three individuals were charged today in connection with a multi-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme, bringing the total number of defendants to six.  Nathan LaParl, 34, of Boca Raton, Fla., and Talia Alexandre, 30, of Palm Springs, Fla., were each charged by Information with one count of receiving kickbacks in connection with a federal health care program. LaParl and Stefanie Hirsch, 51, of Los Angeles, Calif., were also charged by Information with violating the HIPAA statute. 
Friday, October 2, 2020
Assistant U. S. Attorney Paul Starita (619) 546-7701 NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – September --, 2020

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