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Investigative Press Releases

Thursday, November 3, 2022
Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, David Sundberg, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Phillip Coyne, Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, announced that ANANTHAKUMAR THILLAINATHAN, MD, 44, of Stratford, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to health care fraud and kickback offenses.
Thursday, November 3, 2022
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Shawana Denise Harris, 52, of Phelan, was sentenced today to five years in prison for participating in a conspiracy to commit bribery, to commit unauthorized access of a computer, and to commit identity fraud, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
Thursday, November 3, 2022
DETROIT – Four individuals were arrested today on charges of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping in November 2021 when the defendants are alleged to have kidnapped and beaten an individual they wrongly believed participated in a carjacking, announced United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison.  U.S. Attorney Ison was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge Paul Vanderplow, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Thursday, November 3, 2022
BOSTON – Two Lawrence men have been arrested for allegedly distributing fentanyl and targeting veterans at the Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Thursday, November 3, 2022
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that, on November 2, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge Lance M. Africk sentenced BETTY ARRINGTON, a/k/a “Betty Callie Arrington,” a/k/a “Betty Francis C Miller,” a/k/a “Betty Miller” (“ARRINGTON”), age 73, to three years’ probation, of which she must serve six months of home detention. ARRINGTON was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $164,270.90.
Thursday, November 3, 2022
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Rhasha Wright, age 30, of Roosevelt, New York, was sentenced today to 24 months and a day in prison for scheming with New York State prisoners to defraud pandemic-related unemployment insurance programs.
Thursday, November 3, 2022
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Two individuals pleaded guilty to charges today in related cases involving multi-million-dollar health care fraud conspiracies, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona, Federal Bureau of Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Felix A. Rivera-Esparra, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Special Agent in Charge Tamala E. Miles. 
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051 BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Mohammad Fares, 28, formerly of Buffalo, now of Florida, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to theft of government property, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $,250,000 fine.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
BOSTON – A Lowell postal worker pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to attempting to bribe a postal supervisor and sell them cocaine. John Noviello, of Nashua, N.H., 61, pleaded guilty to one count of bribery of a public official and one count of distribution of cocaine. U.S. District Court Judge Angel Kelley scheduled sentencing for Feb. 14, 2023. Noviello was charged on May 11, 2022.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Matthew W. Mensinger, age 49, of Berwick, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States Chief District Judge Matthew W. Brann, to 12 months of imprisonment for perpetrating a scheme to obtain bank loans through false statements. 

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