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MRI Diagnostic Testing Company, Imagimed LLC, and Its Former Owners and Chief Radiologist to Pay $3.57 Million to Resolve False

New York-based Imagimed LLC, the company’s former owners, William B. Wolf III and Dr. Timothy J. Greenan, and the company’s former chief radiologist, Dr. Steven Winter, will pay $3.57 million to resolve allegations that they submitted to federal healthcare programs false claims for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services, the Justice Department announced today.  Imagimed owns and operates fifteen MRI facilities, located primarily in New York state, under the name “Open MRI.”


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Three Missourians Sentenced for Defrauding Consumers Seeking Immigration Services

Three defendants who previously pleaded guilty in connection with an immigration services fraud scheme were sentenced in federal court, the Justice Department announced today.  The three defendants formerly worked at Immigration Forms and Publications (IFP), a Sedalia, Mo., company that falsely represented to consumers that IFP was affiliated with the federal government and sales representatives were immigration agents, fees paid to IFP covered government filing fees for immigration documents and that IFP could speed up application processing.  All three defendants pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud charges in August 2012.

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Former Owner of Los Angeles Medical Equipment Supply Company Pleads Guilty to $2.6 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A former owner of a Los Angeles-area medical equipment supply company pleaded guilty today to a $2.6 million Medicare fraud scheme.

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney André Birotte Jr. of the Central District of California; Special Agent in Charge Glenn R. Ferry of the Los Angeles Region of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG); and Assistant Director in Charge Bill L. Lewis of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office made the announcement.

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RPM International Inc. and Tremco Inc. Pay Nearly $61 Million for Failing to Provide Government Discounts Provided to Others

Companies Allegedly Submitted False Claims Under Defectively-priced Roofing Contracts

Ohio-based RPM International Inc. and its subsidiary, Tremco Inc., have paid $60.9 million to resolve allegations that Tremco filed false claims in connection with two multiple award schedule (MAS) contracts with the General Services Administration (GSA) for roofing supplies and services, the Justice Department announced today. Tremco failed to provide the government with price discounts provided to non-federal government customers. Tremco also allegedly marketed expensive materials to government purchasers without disclosing the availability of the same materials at lower cost that were manufactured and sold by the company. Tremco is a manufacturer of construction products and services and is a subsidiary of the RPM Building Solutions Group.

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Individual Indicted in Louisiana for Impersonating an OSHA Employee to Conduct Fraudulent Hazardous Waste Safety Trainings Durin

WASHINGTON:  A 22-count federal indictment was unsealed today in federal court in New Orleans charging Connie M. Knight, 46, with impersonating a federal employee for the purpose of enticing people to pay her for fraudulent hazardous waste safety training, announced Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, and Jim Letten, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The indictment also charges Knight with possessing false federal identification documents, creating false federal identification documents, and transferring false federal identification documents to her employees. 

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Orange County Husband and Wife Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Michael B. Steinbach, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announce that defendants Gergawattie “Kamla” Seecharan, 49, and Bhardwaaj “Deo” Seecharan, 52, both of Orange County, were sentenced in federal court yesterday for their participation in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme. 

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Georgia man charged with obtaining US citizenship by fraud

ATLANTA – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested a suspected human rights violator Monday who is charged with fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship.
Mladen Mitrovic, 52, of Loganville, Ga., was arraigned before United States Magistrate Judge E. Clayton Scofield III on federal charges that he obtained his naturalized citizenship through fraudulent omissions about his background that related to his work as a Serbian concentration camp guard. 

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Distributor of counterfeit pharmaceuticals sentenced to 21 months in prison

HOUSTON — A man from Puerto Rico was sentenced to 21 months in prison Thursday on 12 counts related to the trafficking of counterfeit goods, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas. The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). 

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Rhode Island man arrested for selling suspected counterfeit merchandise More than $1 million in goods seized


WARWICK, R.I. — A Rhode Island man was arrested Wednesday on charges of trafficking counterfeit merchandise. The arrest follows a six-month investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). 

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Phony Psychiatrist Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

PHILADELPHIA  Jo Benoit, a.k.a. Elissa Jo Benoit, 77, of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 72 months in prison for a health care fraud scheme that included posing as a psychiatrist when she was not one and writing prescriptions for people who suffered from serious mental health issues, including bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other serious conditions. More than 50 patients were victims of Benoit’s scam.  


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