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Friday, April 9, 2021
BOSTON – Two Stoneham residents were arrested today in connection with their alleged involvement in a scheme to fraudulently obtain COVID-19-related unemployment assistance.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Columbia, South Carolina --- Acting United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina M. Rhett DeHart announced today that Doctors Care, P.A. (“Doctors Care”) – South Carolina’s largest urgent care provider network – and its management company, UCI Medical Affiliates of South Carolina, Inc. (“UCI”), will pay $22.5 million to resolve civil allegations of healthcare fraud in violation of the False Claims Act. 
Thursday, April 8, 2021
ABINGDON, Va.-  Travis Kilgore, a Wise, Va., man who conspired to file for fraudulent pandemic unemployment benefits, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Abingdon to charges he conspired with others to commit mail fraud and defraud the government of more than $182,474, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar and Jonathan Mellone, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge, Philadelphia Region, U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General announced today.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Tanner Brown, 25, of Cobleskill, New York, pled guilty yesterday in federal court in Syracuse to one felony count of delaying the mail, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi, United States Postal Service-Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG), Northeast Area Field Office.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
PROVIDENCE – The United States Attorney’s Office, the Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Rhode Island State Police today publicly updated information on criminal investigations and prosecutions of individuals who are alleged to have targeted and defrauded federally funded programs created to assist businesses and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Paycheck Protection Program and Unemployment Insurance Program.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
PITTSBURGH – Brothers Mehran David Kohanbash and Joseph Kohan, and their nephew, Nima Rodefshalom, have been sentenced for their roles in an elaborate fraud scheme that stole millions of dollars from health care systems across the United States.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
PEORIA, Ill. – David Litman, 41, of the village of Foosland, Ill., has been ordered to report to federal prison on May 18, 2021, to begin serving a two-year sentence for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud in connection with a real estate short-sale scheme. Following the March 10, 2021, sentencing, U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid further ordered Litman to pay $279,900 in restitution and to serve two years on supervised release upon completion of his prison term.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
A man who embezzled more than $120,000 in social security disability benefits has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah. Robert Salinas, 53, pleaded guilty in June 2020 to theft of government funds. He was sentenced on Thursday by Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
          SANTA ANA, California – An immigration services officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was arrested this morning in Maryland on a federal charge that alleges he obtained U.S. citizenship under a false name.