Law Enforcement

Former Maui Police Department Officer Sentenced for Unlawfully Seizing Money and Conspiring to Obstruct Justice

The Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawaii , on August 29, announced that former Maui Police Department (MPD) Officer Anthony Maldonado, 29, of Kahului, Hawaii, was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge...

Charlotte Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Preparing False Tax Returns

A Charlotte, North Carolina tax return preparer, on August 28, pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax...

Canadian Man Sentenced to Prison for Promoting Tax Fraud Scheme

A Canadian man who led a multi-million dollar tax fraud conspiracy was sentenced to 60 months in prison, on August 28, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S....

Ambulance Company and its Municipal Clients Agree to Pay Over $21 Million to Settle Allegations of Unlawful Kickbacks and Improper Financial Relationships

Seven ambulance industry defendants have agreed to pay the government a total of over $21 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that they knowingly submitted claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs that violated the Anti‑Kickback...

CEO and CFO of Utah Biodiesel Company and California Businessman Charged in $500 Million Fuel Tax Credit Scheme

A federal grand jury sitting in the District of Utah has returned an indictment, which was unsealed on August 24, charging the CEO and CFO of Washakie Renewable Energy (WRE), a Utah-based biodiesel company, and a California businessman with laundering...

Entertainment Industry Business Manager Convicted of Defrauding Celebrity Clients, Bankruptcy Fraud and Tax Charges

A federal jury in Columbus, Ohio has convicted Kevin R. Foster, 42, of Montclair, NJ, of 16 charges related to a fraud scheme. He was found guilty of wire fraud, money laundering, bankruptcy fraud, tax evasion and filing a false tax return, announced...

Two former Lucas County corrections officers indicted for accepting bribes in return for smuggling contraband items into inmates; third former guard also charged
Migrant smuggling and sham marriages

On 22 August 2018, from a coordination centre at Eurojust, in the context of an investigation of the Public Prosecution Office Munich I, searches and arrests were synchronised in Romania and Poland against an organised crime group (OCG), involved in...