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Monday, November 29, 2021
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Quincy Medical Group in Quincy, Illinois, has agreed to pay $500,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims for medically unnecessary cardiac catheterization procedures performed by a physician who was formerly employed by the group. Today’s settlement comes on the heels of a related settlement in August with Blessing Hospital for approximately $2.82 million. 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
PHILADELPHIA –United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that the following defendants were charged with fraudulently obtaining emergency unemployment benefits related to COVID-19. Each of the following defendants was charged with one count of mail or wire fraud and one count of theft of government funds for obtaining Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) funds while working for the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) and also collecting his or her City paycheck:
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
SAN JOSE – Kishore Kumar Kavuru was sentenced late yesterday in federal court to 15 months in prison for making false statements in foreign worker visa applications, announced Acting United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds, U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Quentin Heiden, Los Angeles Region, and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Tatum King.  The sentence was handed down by United States District Judge Edward J. Davila.   
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
ABINGDON, Va. – Four more Southwest Virginia residents who conspired with over 30 other people to defraud the United States government by filing claims for more than $499,000 in pandemic unemployment benefits and committing mail fraud and other offenses were sentenced this week to federal prison time.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
ALBANY, NEW YORK - A jury yesterday voted to convict Guy Cuomo a/k/a “John Monaco,” age 54, of Frederick, Maryland, of computer fraud, misuse of a social security number, aggravated identity theft and related conspiracy charges for his role in a scheme to sell information unlawfully obtained from the New York State Department of Labor and workforce agencies in other states. 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Acting United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on November 16, 2021, a federal grand jury indicted David O. Braeger (age: 54), of Fox Point, Wisconsin, for three counts of Wire Fraud, three counts of Bank Fraud, one count of Mail Fraud, and and two counts of Engaging in Unlawful Monetary Transactions, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341, 1343, 1344, and 1957.