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French, Swiss Defendants Acquitted in Paris on Charges Relating to the U.N. Oil-for-Food Programme

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Readers may remember the United Nations’ Oil-for-Food Programme, which operated between 1996 and 2003 and permitted Saddam Hussein’s Iraq to sell oil on the world market in exchange for food, medicine, and other humanitarian goods despite a U.N. embargo. The Programme became the subject of much criticism that its proceeds went to benefit Iraqi officials… Continue Reading

Broward County, FL, Physician Acquitted on Kickback Charges

Posted in Acquittal, Health Care Fraud

Yesterday, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida returned not guilty verdicts against 78 year-old Francisco H. Gonzalez, M.D., on charges that Dr. Gonzalez allegedly took thousands in kickbacks from two Miami-area home healthcare agencies, ABC Home Health Care and Florida Home Health Providers (FHHP), according to the Miami Herald. Also… Continue Reading

President’s Day

Posted in The Judiciary

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln A couple of notable news items locally at the end of last week. On Thursday, President Obama nominated Jill A. Pryor, a partner at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP, in Atlanta to serve on the… Continue Reading

Alabama Pharmacy Owners Acquitted In $29 Million Scheme to Defraud Medicaid

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From al.com–the owners of a pharmacy in Loxley, Alabama, near Mobile, were found not guilty yesterday following a jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. Tony Eric Mosley and James Goins, owners of Hemophilia Infusion Manager, were charged with other defendants for allegedly scheming to defraud Alabama Medicaid out… Continue Reading

Atlanta Man Indicted in New York for Securities Fraud, Insider Trading

Posted in Fraud, indictment, Securities Fraud

Image source: www.google.com/imgres Scott Allen, of Atlanta, was charged last week with securities fraud and insider trading in the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, according to the Wall Street Journal. The government alleges that Mr. Allen and John Bennett of Norwalk, Connecticut, conspired to make more than $2.6 million in profits on insider trades… Continue Reading

Marietta Executive Pleads Guilty in Rhode Island In Navy Kickback Scheme

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The Washington Post reports today that Patrick Nagle, of Marietta, Georgia, pled guilty last week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island to conspiracy to commit bribery. Nagle was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow (AST), which was awarded contracts by the U.S. Navy. The prosecution alleged that… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Conrad Black’s Appeal of His Two Remaining Convictions

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The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday denied the petition for certiorari by former international media mogul, Canadian citizen and British Lord, Conrad Moffat Black, as reported in the Washington Post. Mr. Black was the CEO of Hollinger International, Inc., which owned newspapers worldwide. He was indicted (in an indictment made available by FindLaw which may be viewed… Continue Reading

Prominent Cuban-American Acquitted of Healthcare Fraud in the 1990s, Indicted a Second Time for Submitting False Claims to Medicare

Posted in Fraud, Health Care Fraud

Ernesto Angel Montaner, aged 70, a member of a prominent Miami Cuban family, is facing healthcare fraud charges for the second time, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Montaner was the sole defendant acquitted in a vast healthcare fraud prosecution in the 1990s for an alleged $15 million in false claims to Medicare.  The… Continue Reading

New York Senator May Be Retried in Wake of Supreme Court’s “Honest Services” Fraud Decision

Posted in Acquittal, Fraud, Noteworthy Cases

New York Senator Joseph L. Bruno was indicted in January of 2009 on eight counts of fraud. A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York acquitted Bruno, who is now 81 years old and the former Republican Majority Leader of the New York State Senate, on five of the remaining… Continue Reading

Roswell Man and Military Contracting Firm Indicted in Rhode Island for Fraud Against Navy

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 The Washington Examiner reports that Anjan Dutta-Gupta of Roswell, Georgia, and Ralph M. Mariano of Arlington, Virginia, have been charged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island on bribery and kickback charges. Mariano was a senior engineer at the Washington Navy Yard. Gupta was the founder of Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow… Continue Reading

Rascos Give Up the Fight; U.S. Senate Assumes Role of a Court for Impeachment Trial of Louisiana District Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr.

Posted in Fraud, Immunity, Miscellaneous

We have commented on the case of Alfredo and Niurka Rasco of South Georgia, who were charged in a $6.5 million Medicare fraud scheme. Well, despite a heated and well-founded defense against the charges based upon illegal use of immunized evidence by the government, Mr. Rasco and his wife pled guilty to the charges against them… Continue Reading

Supreme Court’s Skilling Decision Affects Retrial of Abramoff Associate; Georgia Attorney Gets 5 Years for $4.3 Million Fraud Against Clients; Dutch Company Enters $240 Million Settlement of Foreign Bribery Allegations in Texas

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On June 24, the United States Supreme Court rendered its decision in the case of former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling. The majority in U.S. v. Skilling, No. 08-2349, in an opinion authored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (which may be read in its 114 page entirety here), held that the "honest services" mail fraud statute,… Continue Reading

Daimler AG Agrees to Pay $184 Million to Settle SEC and DOJ Allegations; Alleged Conduct Includes Sales of Vehicles and Parts to Iraq Under U.N. Oil for Food Program

Posted in Foreign Crimes

The Federal government has massively ramped up enforcement against domestic and foreign corporations for violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), essentially an anti-bribery or kickback statute applicable to overseas transactions. The latest target to fall to FCPA allegations, according to an SEC press release, is German automotive giant Daimler AG. The Securities and… Continue Reading

Former Willbros Executives Sentenced for $6 Million Bribe to Nigerian Officials in Violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Posted in Foreign Crimes

The culture of corruption of some foreign nations may heavily influence to U.S. companies doing business abroad to play along in order to be competitive. Regardless of the competitive disadvantages, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) stands as a serious deterrent to engaging in bribery or kickbacks in business transactions abroad. The force of the FCPA was demonstrated once again on Thursday, when two former executives of… Continue Reading

Baucus Healthcare Bill Amends Medicare Anti-Kickback Provision

Posted in Health Care Fraud

We at FCDB read H.R.3200, “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009,” earlier this year (well okay, perhaps we didn’t “read” it all, maybe skimmed is a better description) and were surprised to find that it appeared to add nothing to our nation’s ever-growing corpus of criminal provisions. Well, yesterday, Montana Senator Max Baucus released… Continue Reading

Hollywood Film Producer Couple Convicted for Bribing Thai Official

Posted in Foreign Crimes

According to Law.com, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California found Gerald and Patricia Green guilty of conspiracy, money laundering and violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The Greens were film producers based in Beverly Hills. They were charged and found guilty of conspiring to bribe a government… Continue Reading