NEWARK, N.J. – A general contracting company based in Newark was sentenced today to five years’ probation for violating Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, leading to the death of an employee, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.
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SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Thomas J. Joslin, age 58, of North Syracuse, New York, was sentenced today in federal court in Syracuse to 3 years of probation after previously pleading guilty to three felony counts of stealing gift cards from the mail while employed as a carrier with the United States Postal Service, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Special Agent in Charge Matthew Modafferi, United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPSOIG), Northeast Area Field Office.
Earlier today, in federal court in Central Islip, Tameshwar Ammar, a former medical doctor in Roslyn, New York, was sentenced by United States District Judge Denis R. Hurley to five years’ imprisonment for conspiring to illegally distribute oxycodone. In June 2020, Ammar relinquished his license to practice medicine. In July 2020, Ammar pleaded guilty to the charge. As part of his sentence, Ammar agreed to forfeit $245,700 in criminal proceeds.
A federal jury in Central Islip returned a guilty verdict this afternoon against Frank Parasmo, a medical doctor with an office in Deer Park, on 31 counts of unlawfully distributing oxycodone, a highly addictive prescription painkiller, and one count of unlawfully distributing hydrocodone without a legitimate medical purpose. The verdict followed four weeks of trial before United States District Judge Joan M. Azrack. When sentenced, Dr. Parasmo faces up to 20 years in prison.
RICHMOND, Va. – Three defendants have been sentenced for their roles in an interstate dog fighting network across the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey.
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – George Rawda, age 57, of Baldwinsville, New York, pled guilty today to concealing information from the Social Security Administration (SSA) in order to defraud SSA into paying Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to a family member, who was otherwise ineligible to receive such benefits.
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Robert Seifert, age 63, of Utica, New York, was sentenced today to serve 24 months in prison for making telephonic threats to three employees of the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).
The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Christopher Algieri, Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Field Office for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General.
MINNEAPOLIS – Two Lyon County men have each been sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay $1,138,772.06 in restitution for causing thousands of gallons of oil to spill into the Yellow Medicine River.
DENVER – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Harold Ortiz, age 56, of Denver, was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for threatening to assault or murder a Social Security Administration employee.
HOUSTON – Crane Company has agreed to pay to the United States to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by failing to comply with Military Specification (Mil Spec) Mil-V 24624 for certain high performance butterfly valves and requirements for inclusion on the Qualified Products List (QPL) where the valves appeared. The valves were supplied for use in U.S. Navy ships.