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Ohio Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Asbestos-Related Offense

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 24, 2019 John Riazzi of Dayton, Ohio, pleaded guilty in federal court today to a felony charge stemming from the illegal removal of asbestos-containing roofing material from a building located in downtown Dayton (known as the “Steam Plant”). According to court documents and […]

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Medical Billing Company Owner Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Ohio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 16, 2019 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The owner of a medical and dental billing company was sentenced in U.S. District Court today for her role in committing more than $2 million in health care fraud. Cindy Dahdah, 61, of Beavercreek, was […]

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Court Orders Dish Network to Pay $280 million for Illegal Telemarketing Calls United States v. Dish Network, LLC

Docket Number: 3:09-CV-03073 (C.D. Ill.) On June 5, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois ordered Dish Network, LLC to pay $280 million in civil penalties and damages to the United States and the states of California, Illinois, North Carolina, and Ohio in connection with more than 100 million illegal telemarketing […]

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Castro Enterprise Leader Convicted for RICO Conspiracy and Other Violent Crimes

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Crimes Included Armed Home Invasions that Targeted Victims of Indian and Asian Ancestry A federal jury in Michigan found a Houston, Texas, woman guilty of a nine-count indictment for her role as the leader of several robbery crews that traveled all […]

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Former, current Dayton officials face federal fraud, bribery charges

By: Paul Rodzinka  Posted: Apr 30, 2019 09:53 AM EDT Updated: Apr 30, 2019 06:45 PM EDT 1.6K Related Coverage Dayton City Manager taking action amid federal investigation Investigators committed to rooting out ‘culture of corruption’ in Dayton Accused City of Dayton employee placed on unpaid leave amid fraud investigation Former City Commissioner, State Rep. appear in […]

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Phone Provider Found Guilty for Role in $11 Million International Telemarketing Scheme

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 28, 2019 An Ohio man was found guilty today for his role in an $7 million telemarketing scheme that defrauded primarily elderly victims in the United States from call centers in Costa Rica. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s […]

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Jury Convicts Doctor of Health Care Fraud, Distributing Controlled Substances through Pain Cream Scheme and Suboxone Clinic

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Ohio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 2, 2019 COLUMBUS, Ohio – A jury has convicted a Central Ohio doctor with charges related to a health care fraud scheme that included marketing prescription creams in Sav-a-Lot and low-income neighborhoods and persistently mailing those creams to Medicaid customers, […]

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The last of four defendants was sentenced to prison their roles in a conspiracy to defraud the MetroHealth Hospital System and others through a series of bribes and kickbacks

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Ohio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 3, 2019 The last of four defendants was sentenced to prison their roles in a conspiracy to defraud the MetroHealth Hospital System and others through a series of bribes and kickbacks totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars related to the […]