US Attorney’s Office

PENNSYLVANIA | Human Traffickers Who Lured Victim into Forced Prostitution Now Face Federal Charges

In Case First Prosecuted by Attorney General Shapiro, Defendants Forced Victim into Prostitution, Held Against Her Will HARRISBURG, PA — In a case first prosecuted by his office, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that two men who lured a victim from California to the East Coast with false promises of easy money – and … Continue reading PENNSYLVANIA | Human Traffickers Who Lured Victim into Forced Prostitution Now Face Federal Charges

NEW JERSEY | Microcap Company CEO Convicted Of Securities Fraud For Falsely Claiming Millions In Revenue From Contracts With Foreign Countries

NEWARK, N.J. – The chief executive officer of a publicly traded microcap company was convicted at trial for orchestrating a multi-million securities fraud scheme using false reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Cary Lee Peterson, 38, of Phoenix, Arizona, was found guilty of all three counts of … Continue reading NEW JERSEY | Microcap Company CEO Convicted Of Securities Fraud For Falsely Claiming Millions In Revenue From Contracts With Foreign Countries

OHIO | Beachwood woman charged for collecting her mother’s Social Security payments years after her death

Daphna J. Goren of Beachwood was charged in federal court for theft of public money and bank fraud. Goren fraudulently converted to her own use, her mother’s Social Security Retirement and Survivor’s benefits that continued to be deposited after her mother died in July 2011.  Goren’s theft resulted in a loss to SSA of approximately … Continue reading OHIO | Beachwood woman charged for collecting her mother’s Social Security payments years after her death

Former Bookkeeper Lauren Ransom Who Embezzled Employers Sentenced to 3 Years

A former bookkeeper was sentenced thursday to 3 years in prison and ordered to repay over $3 million, for failing to report to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) money she embezzled from her employers. Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Michael J. DePalma, Acting Special Agent in Charge, … Continue reading Former Bookkeeper Lauren Ransom Who Embezzled Employers Sentenced to 3 Years

Five Former Salesmen For Morris County Clinical Lab Sentenced For Bribing Doctors In $100 Million Test Referral Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – Five individuals were sentenced yesterday for bribing doctors in exchange for test referrals as part of a long-running and elaborate scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Doug Hurley, 38, of Hillsborough, New Jersey, and Kevin Kerekes, … Continue reading Five Former Salesmen For Morris County Clinical Lab Sentenced For Bribing Doctors In $100 Million Test Referral Scheme

Beach Aviation Owner Robert Charles Brady Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Aviation Fraud

Robert Charles Brady, 36, of Fort Lauderdale, was sentenced wednesday to 84 months in prison by United States District Court Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks, after having previously pled guilty to wire fraud, filing false records in a federal investigation and operating an aircraft without an airman’s certificate. Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the … Continue reading Beach Aviation Owner Robert Charles Brady Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Aviation Fraud

Community Renewal Team Pays $362,000 to Settle False Claims Acts Allegations

Connecticut– United States Attorney John H. Durham and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that COMMUNITY RENEWAL TEAM and its president, LENA RODRIGUEZ, have entered into a civil settlement agreement with the United States and the State of Connecticut and have paid $362,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the federal and state False … Continue reading Community Renewal Team Pays $362,000 to Settle False Claims Acts Allegations

Physician Sentenced of Conspiracy to Pay and Receive Illegal Kickbacks

JOBIE CREAR, M.D., (CREAR), age 67, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced in federal court today before U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance, announced U. S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance sentenced CREAR to eight (8) months imprisonment, followed by ten (10) months of home confinement, three (3) years of … Continue reading Physician Sentenced of Conspiracy to Pay and Receive Illegal Kickbacks