Investigative Press Releases

June 29, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Amtrak OIG supports nationwide health care fraud enforcement, recommends action to bolster company’s medical claims controls

WASHINGTON -- Special agents from Amtrak’s Office of Inspector General supported the U.S. Department of Justice during a nationwide health care fraud… Read more
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June 01, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Federal Railroad Administration Suspends Former Amtrak Contracting Officer

A former Amtrak employee was suspended by the Federal Railroad Administration from participation in federal procurement and non-procurement programs… Read more
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May 11, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Treatment center owners sentenced to prison in health care fraud scheme

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Two substance abuse treatment center owners were sentenced to prison for their participation in a multimillion dollar health… Read more
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April 12, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

FORMER AMTRAK EMPLOYEE CHARGED FOR BRIBERY

PHILADELPHIA – A former Amtrak employee was charged with one count of federal program bribery in U.S. District Court last week. According to court… Read more
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April 09, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Sober homes owner sentenced in Amtrak OIG-supported health care fraud case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The owner of several now-defunct sober homes was sentenced to more than 5 years in prison and ordered to pay over $2 million… Read more
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April 09, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Three plead guilty in Amtrak OIG-supported health care fraud investigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – An owner of several shell companies purported to be laboratory marketing companies and two employees pleaded guilty to their… Read more
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April 03, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Charges Allege Two Individuals And Their Companies Exploited The USDOT Disadvantaged Business Program

PHILADELPHIA – The owner of a bridge painting company and the project manager of another (and their corporations) were charged by a federal grand… Read more
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February 09, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Florida man pleads guilty to obstruction in Amtrak OIG-supported health care fraud investigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- An employee of a Coral Springs addiction treatment center pleaded guilty to his role in obstructing an ongoing health care… Read more
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0218-20180209

January 24, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Two plead guilty in Amtrak OIG Supported Sober Homes Investigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Two substance abuse treatment center owners pleaded guilty to various charges related to money laundering and health care… Read more
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0118-20180116

November 09, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

Doctor Sentenced in Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme Involving Sober Homes and Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

On November 9, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, announced that Doctor Joaquin Mendez was sentenced to 48 months in… Read more
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