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Investigative Press Releases

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
MADISON, WIS. – A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today.  You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Two California Women Charged with Health Care Fraud Scheme At Wisconsin Nursing Homes
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilman Antonio Brown has been indicted on multiple fraud charges in connection with Brown’s attempts to defraud several financial institutions by taking out loans and making credit card purchases – and then falsely claiming that he was the victim of identity theft and was not responsible for the charges or repaying the loans.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Fayetteville, Arkansas – Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas David Clay Fowlkes, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Diane Upchurch of the FBI Little Rock Field Office, announced today that Simon Saw-Teong Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Western District of Arkansas on forty-two counts of wire fraud and two counts of passport fraud.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
This morning, in federal court in East St. Louis, Mia Lynn Cousett, 33, of Alton, Illinois, was  sentenced to three years of probation for her conviction on twelve felony counts of theft of  government funds. The funds stolen were social security checks payable to Cousett’s mother, who  died in April 2017.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A former Birmingham area psychology clinic that defrauded the Alabama Medicaid Agency of at least $1.5 million by billing for counseling services that were never provided pled guilty today, announced U.S. Attorney Prim Escalona, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -OIG Special Agent in Charge Derrick Jackson.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Miami, Fl. -- A Florida man was arrested and charged with fraudulently obtaining $3.9 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and using those funds, in part, to purchase a sports car for himself. Authorities seized a $318,000 Lamborghini Huracan and $3.4 million from bank accounts at the time of arrest.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
NEWARK, N.J. – Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. will pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to doctors in the form of bogus research grants to induce them to prescribe its analgesic EXPAREL, Attorney for the United States Rachael A. Honig announced today. The allegations arose from a whistleblower suit filed under the False Claims Act.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
FRESNO, Calif. — Raymond Cawthorne, 57, of Valley Springs, was sentenced today to five years’ probation for embezzlement of public funds, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Cawthorne previously paid $14,000 in restitution and forfeited another $14,000 as part of his sentence.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
BOSTON – A Melrose man was arrested today and charged in connection with his role in an unemployment insurance fraud scheme. Alan Neal Scott, 68, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of mail fraud. Following an initial appearance today, Scott was detained pending a probable cause and detention hearing set for July 30, 2020.

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