Law Enforcement

Former U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribe While Serving in Afghanistan

A former U.S. Air Force staff sergeant, on May 22, pleaded guilty to seeking and receiving a bribe from an Afghan contractor while serving in Afghanistan. The sergeant worked at the Humanitarian Aid Yard (HA Yard) at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan...

Former Michigan Health Care Consultant Charged With Tax Crimes

A grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Michigan, on May 21, returned an indictment charging a former healthcare consultant with wire fraud, mail fraud, corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the internal revenue laws, and tax evasion, announced...

Michigan Home Health Agency Owner Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Charges for Role in $8 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

The owner of a Michigan home health agency, on May 17, pleaded guilty to fraud charges for his role in a scheme involving approximately $8 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for home health services that were procured through the payment of illegal...

Tennessee Man Indicted For Filing False Retaliatory Liens And Committing Tax Crimes

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment, which was unsealed on May 16, against a Rogersville, Tennessee resident charging him with obstruction of the internal revenue laws, filing fraudulent multi-million dollar liens against government...

Florida Resident Pleads Guilty To Stealing Government Funds And Obstructing The IRS

A resident of Lee County, Florida pleaded guilty to stealing government funds and corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the internal revenue laws, on May 15, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice...

South Texas Doctor Charged with $240 Million Health Care Fraud and International Money Laundering Scheme

A physician based in the McAllen, Texas area was charged in an indictment unsealed for his role in a $240 million health care fraud and international money laundering scheme, on May 14.

Federal Court Bars Wichita Tax Return Preparer From Preparing Tax Returns For Others

A federal court in Wichita, Kansas, permanently barred Ma Guadalupe Valenzuela (a/k/a Maria Guadalupe Valenzuela a/k/a Lupe Valenzuela, individually and doing business as Servicio de Income Tax) from preparing federal income tax returns for others....

Former Owner of Plastics Recycling Company Convicted of Tax Evasion

Michael Sang Han, 47, formerly of Palm Beach, Fla, on May 9, was found guilty by a federal jury in the District of Columbia of two counts of tax evasion for evading paying more than $4 million in taxes in 2010 and 2011.