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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 […]

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Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Four California Car Reconditioning Companies

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 13, 2019 The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with four car reconditioning companies in California: Automotive Creations, Inc., Dynamic Auto Images, Inc., Prestige Auto Specialists, Inc., and Expert Automotive Reconditioning, Inc. (collectively, the Companies). The settlement […]

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Portland, Maine Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Preparing False Tax Return

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 14, 2019 A Portland, Maine tax return preparer pleaded guilty today to one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. […]

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Waco Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the United States

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 8, 2019 A Waco, Texas, tax return preparer pleaded guilty Tuesday before United States Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske to conspiracy to defraud the United States announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. According to […]

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Medicare Advantage Provider and Physician to Pay $5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 8, 2019 Beaver Medical Group L.P. (Beaver) and one of its physicians, Dr. Sherif Khalil, have agreed to pay a total of $5,039,180 to resolve allegations that they reported invalid diagnoses to Medicare Advantage plans and thereby caused those plans to receive inflated […]

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Dominican National Arrested in U.S. Virgin Islands for Crimes Related to Alien Smuggling and Prostitution Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 8, 2019 Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, 38, of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, was arrested on August 7, and charged in a criminal complaint with one count of alien harboring for financial gain and one count of interstate transportation for prostitution. The arrest was announced […]

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Two Colombian Businessmen Charged With Money Laundering in Connection With Venezuela Bribery Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 25, 2019 Two Colombian businessmen were charged in an indictment returned today for their alleged roles in laundering the proceeds of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with a scheme to pay bribes to take advantage of Venezuela’s government-controlled […]

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Minnesota Couple Pleads Guilty for Long-Running Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 25, 2019 Minnesota Couple Pleads Guilty for Long-Running Fraud Scheme Real Estate Company Pleads Guilty to Fraud Conspiracy Detloff Marketing and Asset Management Inc. (Detloff Marketing), a real estate company based in Hopkins, Minnesota; its owner, Jeffery J. Detloff; and its accountant, Lori […]

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Former Precious Metals Trader Pleads Guilty to Attempted Commodities Price Manipulation

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 25, 2019 A former precious metals trader at the New York offices of a U.S. bank and a Canadian bank pleaded guilty today to attempted price manipulation of precious metals futures contracts, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s […]

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William Barr orders first federal executions in nearly two decades

The federal government will resume executing death row inmates after nearly two decades without doing so, the Department of Justice announced. — Read on www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/07/25/william-barr-orders-first-federal-executions-in-nearly-two-decades.html

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Lawmaker says she is under siege for seeking Epstein probe | Miami Herald

Sen. Lauren Book pushed Gov. Ron DeSantis to have the state investigate Palm Beach Sheriff Ric Bradshaw over his handling of Jeffrey Epstein’s work release. Now she says she is under severe pressure to back off. — Read on amp.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article233102457.html