Law Enforcement

Middleman Who Lied About Being an Agent of a Foreign Official Sentenced to 3 ½ Years in Prison for Role in Foreign Bribery Scheme Involving $800 Million International Real Estate Deal

The middleman in a foreign bribery scheme who falsely held himself out as an agent of a foreign official was sentenced to 42 months in prison for each count, on October 5, to run concurrently, for his role in a scheme to bribe a foreign official in...

Indiana, Pa., Bank Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzling from Employer

A resident of Indiana, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of embezzling from a federally insured bank, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced on October 5.

Michigan Tax Return Preparer Indicted for Allegedly Preparing Fraudulent Tax Returns

A federal grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Michigan returned an indictment charging the owner of a tax return preparation business with 26 counts of preparing fraudulent tax returns, on October 4, announced Acting Deputy Assistant...

Catholic Priest Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion and Bank Fraud

A priest for the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose was sentenced to 36 months in prison, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch for the...

Western New York Contractors and Two Owners to Pay More Than $3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Alden, New York-based contractors, Zoladz Construction Company Inc. (ZCCI), Arsenal Contracting LLC (Arsenal), and Alliance Contracting LLC (Alliance), along with two owners, John Zoladz of Darien, New York, and David Lyons of Grand Island, New York,...

Former Executive of a Tenet Hospital Charged Along With Clinic Owner and Operator in $400 Million Fraud and Bribery Scheme

A former executive of a Tenet Healthcare Corporation-owned hospital and the owner and operator of an Atlanta-area chain of pre-natal clinics were charged in a superseding indictment that also added additional charges against another former Tenet...

Benin Man Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

A Republic of Benin man unlawfully residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was sentenced to 48 months in prison, on September 27, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting...

Justice Department Obtains $700,000 for Servicemembers to Resolve Allegations that Westlake Services and Wilshire Consumer Capital Conducted Illegal Auto Repossessions

The Justice Department on September 27, announced that Westlake Services LLC and its subsidiary, Wilshire Consumer Capital LLC, have agreed to pay $760,788 to resolve allegations that the companies violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA...