PHOENIX, Ariz. – The United States Attorney’s Office has unsealed a complaint against Celestine Coletta Strong, 44, of Phoenix, Arizona; Jawuan Polk, 35, of Portland, Oregon; Patrick Earl Lewis, 45, residence unknown; and Ty’zhaun Marqui Lewis, 23, of Phoenix, Arizona with charges including conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering in connection with fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications.
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John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL GRAMINS, 38, of North Carolina, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny to two years of probation, the first six months of which Gramins must spend in home confinement, for defrauding mortgage-backed securities customers of Nomura Securities International, where he was employed. Judge Chatigny also ordered Gramins to perform 300 hours of community service.
ATLANTA – Former Postal employee Markeyta McAllister pleaded guilty to Obstruction of United States Mail for stealing cash and gift cards from more than 15 letters.
“While most U.S. Postal Service employees serve Americans with integrity and honesty – McAllister did not,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “By opening peoples’ mail to steal money and gift cards, McAllister betrayed both the citizens she supposedly served and the reputation of her fellow employees.”
HOUSTON – Apnix Sleep Diagnostics LP has paid the United States $154,824 to resolve claims that it improperly billed the Medicare program for sleep studies, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
A proactive review of claims data demonstrated that Apnix was the one of the area’s highest paid sleep labs. In addition, the investigation revealed there had been several complaints regarding Apnix’s failure to adhere to Medicare regulations.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two individuals were charged in an indictment that was unsealed today for their alleged participation in a scheme to obtain, through multiple fraudulent loan applications, more than $1.7 million in COVID-19 relief guaranteed by the Small Business Administration through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
ABINGDON, Virginia - Timothy Baxter, the former medical director of Indivior PLC, was sentenced today in federal court in Abingdon, Virginia, to six months home detention, 100 hours of community service, and a $100,000 criminal fine in connection with the company’s marketing of an opioid drug.
Miami, Fl. -- A former Venezuelan National Treasurer and her spouse were charged in a superseding indictment for their alleged participation in a previously indicted billion-dollar currency exchange and money laundering scheme. An alleged co-conspirator was previously charged in the original indictment.
RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina entered a consent judgment and injunction requiring a North Carolina pharmacy, Seashore Drugs, Inc., its owner John D. Waggett, and its pharmacist-in-charge Billy W. King II, to pay $1,050,000.00 in civil penalties and to cease dispensing opioids or other controlled substances, the Department of Justice announced.