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Investigative Press Releases

Friday, June 26, 2020
BRUNSWICK, GA:  A pharmacist who owned and operated Fulghum Pharmacy in Baxley, Ga. was sentenced today to 48 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy that involved health care fraud and illegal distribution of opioids.
Friday, June 26, 2020
OAKLAND – Scott A. Wilson was arrested today in connection with a complaint unsealed in Oakland alleging that he defrauded the Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3, based in Alameda, California, of approximately $4.5 million, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John L. Bennett, and U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Quentin Heiden.
Friday, June 26, 2020
            SHERMAN, Texas – A 50-year-old Plano, Texas man has been indicted and charged with federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox today.             James Mwanza was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 18, 2020 and charged with wire fraud, theft of government money, and aggravated identity theft.  Mwanza went before U.S. Magistrate Judge Christine A. Nowak today for an initial appearance.
Friday, June 26, 2020
Memphis, TN– Jaime Walsh, 53, has been charged in an eight-count federal indictment for multiple forms of fraud, including wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, and fraudulent claims against the government. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney announced the indictment today.
Friday, June 26, 2020
BOSTON – An inmate at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Devens was indicted yesterday in connection with attempting to make threats against federal agents and to cause an explosion at a federal courthouse. Nathan Danforth, 34, was indicted on one count of making threats to murder federal law enforcement officers and one count of threats to damage or destroy a building using fire or explosive. Danforth will appear in federal court in Worcester at a later date.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
RALEIGH, N.C. – Today a federal judge sentenced a Greenville ambulance company manager to 64 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft.  He was also ordered to pay $4,726,464.42 in restitution.   
Thursday, June 25, 2020
CAMDEN, N.J. – A federal grand jury has returned a 33-count indictment charging three individuals, including a doctor and an advanced practice nurse, with defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers out of more than $6 million by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.  A fourth individual, a Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, doctor, pleaded guilty to signing four false prescriptions for patients he never met.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Two residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were sentenced in federal court for conspiracy to defraud the Pennsylvania Medicaid program and health care fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
GUILTY PLEA – DALTON HARRIS
Thursday, June 25, 2020
ATLANTA - Piedmont Healthcare, Inc., an Atlanta-based hospital system, has agreed to pay $16 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare and Medicaid for procedures at the more expensive inpatient level of care instead of the less costly outpatient or observation level of care. The settlement also resolves allegations that Piedmont paid a commercially unreasonable and above fair market value to acquire Atlanta Cardiology Group in 2007 in violation of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.

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