Law Enforcement

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.

Former Wisconsin Produce Vendor Executive Sentenced To Prison For Tax Evasion

A former corporate officer of a produce vendor in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin was sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion, on May 10, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax...

Ohio Hospital Operator Agrees to Pay United States $14.25 Million to Settle Alleged False Claims Act Violations Arising From Improper Payments to Physicians

Mercy Health, a nonprofit organization based in Cincinnati that operates healthcare facilities in Ohio and Kentucky, has agreed to pay the United States $14,250,000 to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper...

Former Military Sealift Command Contractor Sentenced to 87 Months for Bribery and Fraud

A former contractor at the Military Sealift Command was sentenced to 87 months for his role in a bribery and fraud conspiracy through which he received nearly $3 million in bribes from approximately 1999 to approximately 2014.