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Investigative Press Releases

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK – TammyLynn Sterling Barthelmess, age 62, of Little Falls, New York, was sentenced today to serve 24 months (two years) in federal prison for her guilty pleas to Conspiracy to Steal Government Funds and three Counts of Bank Fraud, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, Special Agent in Charge John Grasso-Social Security Administration-Office of the Inspector General (“SSA-OIG”), New York Field Division, and New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
CINCINNATI – Napoleon Crawford, 52, of Mason, was arrested and appeared in U.S. District Court here on July 30 to face charges in a two-count indictment alleging that Crawford has stolen more than $80,000 in Social Security and Department of Defense benefits earned by his father, a retired Navy officer who died in 2016.  
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – August 4, 2020 SAN DIEGO – Donald Joseph Matthews, the former Vice President of Market Development for Proove Biosciences. Inc., pleaded guilty in federal court today to conspiring to pay physicians kickbacks to order genetic tests for Medicare beneficiaries in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
United States Attorney Justin Herdman and Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery Brian D. Miller announced today that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Office of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR).
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
NEWARK, N.J. – A Morris County, New Jersey, pharmacist today admitted participating in a conspiracy to pay bribes and kickbacks for compounded pain creams, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Rbert Fazzini, 53, of Succasunna, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to an information charging him with one count of conspiring to violate the anti-kickback statute. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
HOUSTON – A Houston man has been taken into custody on allegations he fraudulently obtained more than $1.6 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick and Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven today sentenced Vladimir Volgaev (69, Sarasota) to two years and nine months in federal prison for theft of government property and smuggling goods from the United States, in violation of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. The court also ordered Volgaev to forfeit $6,835, which is traceable to proceeds of the offense. Volgaev had pleaded guilty on August 19, 2019.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Springfield, Ill. – A federal grand jury today returned an indictment that charges Richard G. Simms, 73, currently of Marietta, Ohio, with defrauding Kankakee’s wastewater utilities, Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) and the city’s Environmental Service Utility (ESU), of more than $2 million.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
A Dominican national who previously resided in Lynn was sentenced today in connection with using the identity of a U.S. citizen.

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