Dawn Hamilton, former chief executive officer and “figurehead” of a Virginia-based security contracting firm, agreed to pay $300,000 to settle claims related to her involvement in a fraudulent scheme to illegally obtain more than $31 million intended for disadvantaged small businesses.
US Attorney Zane David Memeger announced the indictment of Yujie Ding and Yuliya Zotova, of Center Valley, Pennsylvania, on ten counts for defrauding NASA's Small Business Innovation Research Program.
Robert Earl Carter, former CEO of a NASA contractor was sentenced to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay $75,000 for making false statements on his federal income tax returns. As part of his sentence, Carter will be required to refund NASA for certain costs inappropriately charged to the contract.
Keith Hedman, former chief executive officer of a Virginia-based security contracting firm, agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle claims related to his involvement in a fraudulent scheme created to illegally obtain more than $31 million intended for disadvantaged small businesses.
Iron Mountain Incorporated and Iron Mountain Information Management LLC agreed to $44.5 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that the company overcharged federal agencies for record storage services under the General Services Administration's Multiple Award Schedule program.
Political consultant Thomas Lindenfeld pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit honest services wire fraud in connection with a mayoral campaign finance scheme.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced the extradition of Vladimir Tsastsin to face charges related to the operation of a massive and sophisticated Internet fraud scheme that infected with malware more than four million computers located in over 100 countries, including some at NASA.
Deon Anderson, a former procurement officer for the Boeing Company and two sub-contractors were sentenced on federal fraud charges in connection with a bribery/kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts.
Thermacore, Inc. agreed to pay $965,000 to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that the company submitted duplicative awards submissions to the Federal government's Small Business Innovation Research program.
Zhenchun Huang, a/k/a Ted Huang, a Chinese national and naturalized U.S. citizen, was sentenced in the District Court of Maryland to 15 months in prison for a scheme to fraudulently obtain technology products from U.S. companies for export to China.