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Investigative Press Releases

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
HOUSTON – William Marsh Rice University has paid the United States more than $3.7 million to resolve claims it engaged in a pattern and practice of improperly charging National Science Foundation (NSF) research and development awards, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Congress created the independent federal agency in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense...”
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On Monday, U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez ordered the final forfeiture of $3.9 million in private jet shares bringing the total court-ordered forfeiture this year to more than $54 million related to the DC Solar Ponzi scheme, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Baltimore, Maryland – Ebenezer Quainoo, M.D., an internist in Baltimore, Maryland, who operates a medical practice known as Baltimore Health Care, P.C., has agreed to pay the United States $436,000 to settle allegations that he submitted false claims to the United States for medically unnecessary autonomic nervous function tests and trigger point injections with the use of ultrasound guidance. 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County, New Jersey, man was charged today with allegedly filing a false tax return for tax year 2013, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Anthony Salters, 57, of Hillside, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with subscribing to a false tax return. A summons was issued for Salters to appear in Newark federal court at a time to be scheduled by U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
U.S. Attorney John F. Bash of the Western District of Texas announced today that Blue Furniture Solutions, LLC, its successor XMillenium, LLC, and two of the companies’ former executives—CEO Yingqing Zeng and CFO Alex Cheng—have agreed to pay more than $5.2 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by evading customs duties and fees on furniture imported from China.
Monday, April 13, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 14, 2020 – Maury Regional Hospital, d/b/a Maury Regional Medical Center, has agreed to pay $1,702,903 to settle False Claims Act allegations, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. 
Monday, April 13, 2020
BOSTON – A Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) employee has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling nearly $70,000 in VA funds. Michael Donaher, 41, of Lakeville, was charged with one count of embezzlement and theft of public money, property or records. He has agreed, as part of a plea agreement, to reimburse the government for the funds he stole. A plea hearing has not yet been scheduled. Donaher was arrested in January on a criminal complaint.

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