Investigative Press Releases

April 12, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

FORMER AMTRAK EMPLOYEE CHARGED FOR BRIBERY

PHILADELPHIA – A former Amtrak employee was charged with one count of federal program bribery in U.S. District Court last week. According to court… Read more
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April 09, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Three plead guilty in Amtrak OIG-supported health care fraud investigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – An owner of several shell companies purported to be laboratory marketing companies and two employees pleaded guilty to their… Read more
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April 09, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Sober homes owner sentenced in Amtrak OIG-supported health care fraud case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The owner of several now-defunct sober homes was sentenced to more than 5 years in prison and ordered to pay over $2 million… Read more
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April 03, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Charges Allege Two Individuals And Their Companies Exploited The USDOT Disadvantaged Business Program

PHILADELPHIA – The owner of a bridge painting company and the project manager of another (and their corporations) were charged by a federal grand… Read more
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February 09, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Florida man pleads guilty to obstruction in Amtrak OIG-supported health care fraud investigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- An employee of a Coral Springs addiction treatment center pleaded guilty to his role in obstructing an ongoing health care… Read more
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0218-20180209

January 24, 2018 |  Investigations Press Release

Two plead guilty in Amtrak OIG Supported Sober Homes Investigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Two substance abuse treatment center owners pleaded guilty to various charges related to money laundering and health care… Read more
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0118-20180116

November 09, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

Doctor Sentenced in Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme Involving Sober Homes and Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

On November 9, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, announced that Doctor Joaquin Mendez was sentenced to 48 months in… Read more
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October 12, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

Former Employee Of Commercial Supply Company Gets A Year In Prison For Fraud, False Testimony Before Grand Jury

A former salesman at Bayway Lumber, a Linden, New Jersey, company that sold commercial and industrial products to numerous public and private… Read more
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October 12, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

AMTRAK SUPERINTENDENT OF TRANSPORTATION PLEADS GUILTY TO MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS TO OIG AGENTS IN INVESTIGATION OF CONTRACT STEERING

On October 12, 2017, Benjamin Sheets, Amtrak Superintendent of Transportation, Chicago Union Station, pleaded guilty to making false statements to… Read more
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October 10, 2017 |  Investigations Press Release

U.S. Attorney Reaches Settlement for False Claims Act Violations on Project Management Oversight Contract

Louis D. Lappen, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, announced today that the United States had reached a civil… Read more
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