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Owner of Miami Home Health Company Sentenced to 106 Months in Prison for $30 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

The owner and operator of a Miami home health care agency was sentenced today to 106 months in prison for his participation in a $30 million Medicare fraud scheme.

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro of the FBI’s Miami Field Office and Special Agent in Charge Derrick Jackson of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General’s (HHS-OIG) Miami Regional Office made the announcement.

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Michigan Man Sentenced to Prison for Home Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

A Northville, Michigan, resident was sentenced today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to serve 15 months in prison, five years of supervised released and was ordered to pay $394,000 in restitution to five defrauded banks for committing bank fraud, the Department of Justice announced.

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Forty Individuals Arrested and Indicted for Social Security Fraud

On Jan. 12 and 13, 2015, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned 39 separate indictments charging one doctor, Luis Escabi-Pérez, and 39 other individuals for fraud in the application process for Social Security Administration (SSA) disability insurance benefits in Puerto Rico, announced U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez Vélez for the District of Puerto Rico.

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Dr. Paula Williamson, 69, $2.1 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Michigan Physician Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for her Role in a $2.1 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A Michigan physician involved in a $2.1 million home health care fraud scheme was sentenced today to 15 months in prison. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge Paul M. Abbate of the FBI’s Detroit Field Office and Special Agent in Charge Lamont Pugh III of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), Office of Investigations Detroit Office made the announcement.

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Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Stolen Medicaid Names Found Guilty

Tarrish Tellis, 38, Ringleader of Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Stolen Medicaid Names Found Guilty

The mastermind of a more than $700,000 stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme was found guilty by a jury of conspiracy to commit theft of public money, theft of public money and aggravated identity theft, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced today.

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Securities Fraud Prosecution Involving ‘Layering’

Canadian Man Charged in First Federal Securities Fraud Prosecution Involving ‘Layering’

A Canadian man was arrested today for allegedly orchestrating a large-scale, international stock market manipulation scheme in the first federal prosecution of securities fraud involving a high-frequency trading strategy known as “layering,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman for the District of New Jersey announced.

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Massive Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Scheme

Maryland Woman, Yvette Haden, 50, Sentenced to Federal Prison for Massive Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Scheme

A former bank employee was sentenced today to serve 87 months in prison for her role in a far-reaching identity theft and tax fraud scheme in which she used her position to help process deposits and withdrawals of nearly $1.1 million in fraudulently obtained federal income tax refunds.

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Social Security Anti-Fraud Unit

Social Security, Office of Inspector General Partner with State of Michigan on Anti-Fraud Unit

Cooperative Effort among Federal, State Agencies to Prevent Disability Fraud

 

The Social Security Administration, its Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Michigan Department of Human Services today announced a new Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Unit in Detroit. As part of the nationwide CDI Program, the Detroit Unit will identify and prevent Social Security disability fraud throughout the State of Michigan.

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6 executives charged in $500 million offshore securities fraud, money laundering scheme

NEW YORK — Six corporate executives and six corporate entities were indicted Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, tax fraud, and money laundering. The indictment was unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York. The indictments and arrests come as a result of an extensive joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI) and the FBI.

Court papers reveal the defendants created three brokerage firms in Belize to assist U.S. citizens' investment schemes of publicly traded companies.

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2 Chinese citizens charged with trafficking counterfeit cellphone cases

BOSTON — Two Chinese citizens, living in Massachusetts, were charged Thursday with importing and reselling counterfeit cases for cell phones following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Zexiong Chen, 28, and Haotian Chen, 26, who are unrelated, were charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods. It is alleged that in February 2013, the defendants incorporated Max Wireless Group, Inc. as a vehicle for importing and reselling cellphone cases, many of which were counterfeit. Through Max Wireless, the two defendants allegedly imported counterfeit cellphone cases from China, sold a small percentage of them through their Wakefield, Massachusetts store,and sold the vast majority of them to individuals and companies who in turn resold them at retail locations. Many of these retail locations were kiosks in shopping malls, some of which were in Massachusetts.

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