Investigative Press Releases

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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October 12, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

AMTRAK SUPERINTENDENT OF TRANSPORTATION PLEADS GUILTY TO MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS TO OIG AGENTS IN INVESTIGATION OF CONTRACT STEERING

On October 12, 2017, Benjamin Sheets, Amtrak Superintendent of Transportation, Chicago Union Station, pleaded guilty to making false statements to… Read more
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October 12, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

Former Employee Of Commercial Supply Company Gets A Year In Prison For Fraud, False Testimony Before Grand Jury

A former salesman at Bayway Lumber, a Linden, New Jersey, company that sold commercial and industrial products to numerous public and private… Read more
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October 10, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

U.S. Attorney Reaches Settlement for False Claims Act Violations on Project Management Oversight Contract

Louis D. Lappen, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, announced today that the United States had reached a civil… Read more
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September 28, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

Asplundh Tree Experts, Co. Pleads Guilty To Unlawful Employment Of Aliens

Asplundh Tree Experts, Co., one of the largest privately-held companies in the United States, headquartered in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (“Asplundh… Read more
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July 24, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

FORMER EMPLOYEE OF BUILDING MATERIALS SUPPLIER TO AMTRAK ADMITS FRAUD, FALSE TESTIMONY BEFORE GRAND JURY

On July 24, 2017, the United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, announced that Adam Martignetti, a former Bayway Lumber salesman,… Read more
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July 13, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

CALIFORNIA PHARMACY OWNER PLEADS GUILTY TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD SCHEME INVOLVING AMTRAK

As a part of a nationwide health care fraud enforcement action, which included charges against more than 120 defendants, James Chen, owner of Haoeyou… Read more
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July 13, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

AMTRAK EMPLOYEE AND CALIFORNIA HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS CHARGED IN HEALTH CARE FRAUD SCHEME

In the largest-ever health care fraud enforcement action by federal prosecutors, 120 defendants nationwide—including an Amtrak employee and health… Read more
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