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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
ATLANTA - Maurice Fayne, who stars in Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Fayne is charged with bank fraud, making a false statement to a federally-insured financial institution, and money laundering, all in connection with a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. In addition, Fayne is charged with wire fraud in connection with a Ponzi scheme.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
BOSTON – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that the government has filed a civil False Claims Act complaint against drug manufacturer Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Regeneron), of Tarrytown, N.Y. The complaint alleges that Regeneron paid tens of millions of dollars in kickbacks for its macular degeneration drug Eylea, using a foundation as a conduit to cover co-pays for Eylea.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew today sentenced Norman Nicholson (57, Largo) to 24 months in federal prison for depriving an individual of his Fourth Amendment right to a reasonable search and seizure under color of law and one count of knowingly making false entries in a report with the intent to obstruct an investigation within the jurisdiction of a federal agency. Nicholson had pleaded guilty on March 24, 2020.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that FRANK GIOVINCO was sentenced yesterday to 48 months in prison for extortion conspiracy and participating in a racketeering conspiracy in connection with the Genovese Crime Family’s control of two local chapters of a labor union.  GIOVINCO was convicted on December 3, 2019, following a six-day trial before U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who also sentenced GIOVINCO. 
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
BOSTON – Columbia Gas of Massachusetts (CMA) was sentenced today in connection with the gas explosions on Sept. 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover that killed one individual, injured 22, and damaged homes and businesses.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
          SHERMAN, Texas –  A 44-year-old Murphy, Texas man was charged in an indictment unsealed today with wire fraud, false statements to a financial institution and money laundering for his alleged participation in a scheme to file fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $3 million in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
BOSTON – A Lawrence man who has been living under a false identity was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Boston on charges arising from his use of the name and Social Security number of a U.S. citizen.
Monday, June 22, 2020
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced today that a former Chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe was sentenced for his role in a scheme involving the embezzlement of tribal funds by former elected tribal officials.  Chief U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange presided over the sentencing hearing on June 16, 2020.