Law Enforcement

Bobby Willis Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud Conviction Arising Out of Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

Bobby Willis, 45, a resident of Kirtland, N.M., on February 7, was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 24 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his conviction on wire fraud charges. The court will be...

Rabobank NA Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Pay Over $360 Million

Rabobank National Association (Rabobank), a Roseville, California subsidiary of the Netherlands-based Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., on February 7, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jill L. Burkhardt and pleaded guilty to a felony conspiracy charge...

New York Doctor Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Fraud

A New York surgeon who practiced at hospitals in Brooklyn and Long Island was sentenced to 156 months in prison for his role in a scheme that involved the submission of millions of dollars in false and fraudulent claims to Medicare, on February 7.

New York Man Sentenced to 87 Months for Multi-State Biodiesel Fraud Scheme

Andre Bernard, 65, of Mount Kisco, NY was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, making false statements related to the Clean Air Act, and his participation in a multi-state scheme to defraud biodiesel buyers and...

Home Furnishings Resource Group Inc. Agrees to Pay $500,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Evaded Customs Duties

The Department of Justice, on February 6, announced that Home Furnishings Resource Group Inc. (HFRG) has agreed to pay $500,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by making false statements on customs declarations to avoid...

North Carolina Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Refund Claims

A Wilson, North Carolina, tax return preparer pleaded guilty to filing a false claim for refund with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), on February 5, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice...

Texas Judge Arrested and Charged With Bribery

A Texas state district court judge has been arrested on allegations he accepted approximately $6,000 in cash bribes, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ryan K....

Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Wichita Tax Return Preparer

A tax return preparer in the Wichita, Kansas, area prepares fraudulent tax returns for her customers, according to a new civil lawsuit filed by the Justice Department on February 6.