Law Enforcement

IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft

An Atlanta, Georgia resident pleaded guilty today to one count of aggravated identity theft for her role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme, on August 9, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice...

Justice Department Announces $3.4 Billion in Grants to Aid Crime Victims Nationwide

The Department of Justice on August 9, announced awards totaling more than $3.4 billion to fund thousands of local victim assistance programs across the country and to help compensate victims in every state for crime-related losses. Distributed...

North Carolina Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to File False Tax Returns

A Winston-Salem, North Carolina resident pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States by filing false tax returns, on August 8, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax...

Colorado Business Owner Pleads Guilty to $7 Million Biodiesel Tax Credit Fraud Scheme

A Colorado business owner pleaded guilty to conspiracy to impair and impede the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for his role in a $7.2 million renewable fuel tax credit scheme, on August 8, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard...

Lockheed Martin Corporation/Mission Support Alliance Employee Enters Settlement of Alleged False Claims Act Violations in Connection With Contracts at Hanford Site

The Justice Department on August 7 announced that Richard A. Olsen agreed to pay $124,440 to resolve claims that he violated the False Claims Act by submitting inflated prices in connection with a subcontract between Mission Support Alliance, LLC (MSA...

Former Member of Barbados Parliament and Minister of Industry Charged with Laundering Bribes from Barbadian Insurance Company

The former Minister of Industry of Barbados was arrested Friday and had his initial court appearance in connection on August 6 with an indictment charging him with laundering bribes that he allegedly received from a Barbadian insurance company in...

Virginia Tax Return Preparer Indicted For Aiding In False Tax Return Scheme

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment, which was unsealed, charging a Roanoke, Virginia tax return preparer with aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns and filing a false personal tax return, on August 3, announced...

Detroit Area Hospital System to Pay $84.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Arising From Improper Payments to Referring Physicians

William Beaumont Hospital, a regional hospital system based in the Detroit, Michigan area, will pay $84.5 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act of improper relationships with eight referring physicians, resulting in the submission...