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University of Kansas Researcher Indicted for Fraud for Failing to Disclose Conflict of Interest with Chinese University

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 21, 2019 A researcher at the University of Kansas (KU) was indicted today on federal charges of hiding the fact he was working full time for a Chinese university while doing research at KU funded by the U.S. government. Feng “Franklin” Tao, 47, […]

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Two Los Angeles Pharmacy Owners Found Guilty in Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Two Los Angeles Pharmacy Owners Found Guilty in Multimillion-Dollar Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme A federal jury found two Los Angeles pharmacy owners guilty yesterday for their participation in a $35 million health care fraud and money laundering scheme to […]

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Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Extensive Cyberstalking and Threats Campaign

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 21, 2019 A Florida man who was charged with conducting an extensive cyberstalking campaign that targeted his former schoolmate, a 30-year-old Massachusetts woman, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston.  The victim’s name is being withheld to protect her privacy. Byron A. […]

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Five Fraudsters Indicted For Million Dollar Scheme Targeting Thousands of U.S. Servicemembers and Veterans

Foreign-Based Fraudsters Stole Millions of Dollars from Mostly Elderly and Disabled Veterans Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 21, 2019 A 14-count indictment has been unsealed today in San Antonio, Texas, charging five individuals with coordinating an identify-theft and fraud scheme targeting servicemembers and veterans. The charged defendants, who […]

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Witness Indicted for False Declarations Before a Grand Jury and Obstruction of Justice

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 20, 2019 A federal grand jury has indicted a Washington woman for false declarations before the grand jury and obstruction of justice. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge Raymond Duda of the FBI’s […]

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International Law Enforcement Cooperation Leads to Brazilian Takedown of Significant Human Smugglers

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Earlier today, extensive coordination and cooperation efforts between United States and Brazilian law enforcement and prosecution authorities culminated in the Brazil Federal Police (DPF) conducting a significant enforcement operation to disrupt and dismantle a transnational criminal organization.  The human smuggling organization […]

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Former Bank Executive Found Guilty in $15 Million Construction Loan Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 20, 2019 A former Kansas bank executive was found guilty by a federal jury yesterday for his participation in a bank fraud scheme to obtain a $15 million construction loan for certain bank customers based upon false and fraudulent representations.  The loan was shared among 26 […]

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Attorney General William P. Barr Appoints New Leadership Team At The Bureau Of Prisons

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 19, 2019 Attorney General William P. Barr today announced he will appoint Dr. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and Dr. Thomas R. Kane as the Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Dr. […]

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Orthodontist Indicted for Bribery and Fraud Scheme with Former Arkansas State Senator

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 19, 2019 An orthodontist who owned several businesses that operated orthodontic clinics in Arkansas was indicted for perpetrating a bribery and fraud scheme involving former Arkansas State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division […]

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Commercial Flooring Contractor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Antitrust Charge

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 19, 2019 First Corporate Charge Filed in Ongoing Commercial Flooring Investigation PCI FlorTech Inc., an Illinois-based commercial flooring contractor, has been charged for its role in a long-running conspiracy to rig bids and fix prices for commercial flooring services and products sold in […]

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Former CEO of Israeli Company Found Guilty of Orchestrating $145 Million Binary Options Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 8, 2019 The former CEO of the Israel-based company Yukom Communications, a purported sales and marketing company, was found guilty yesterday for orchestrating a scheme to defraud investors in the United States and worldwide by fraudulently marketing approximately $145 million in financial instruments […]