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2015
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  • DC Political Consultant Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
    2015-E - Press Release [November 5, 2014]

    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.

  • Estonian Extradited to New York for Fraud Scheme
    2015-D - Press Release [October 31, 2014]

    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.

  • Former Boeing Procurement Officer & Two Sub-Contractors Sentenced on Federal Fraud Charges
    2015-C - Press Release [October 27, 2014]

    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. Settles False Claims Allegations
    2015-B - Press Release [October 20, 2014]

    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.

  • Chinese National Sentenced to 15 Months for Fraud
    2015-A - Press Release [October 20, 2014]

    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.

2014
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  • Corporation Owner/CEO Convicted of Federal Income Tax Fraud
    2014-K - Press Release [September 9, 2014]

    US Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced the conviction of Robert Earl Carter, owner/CEO of Enterprise Advisory Services Inc., for willfully making false statements on his federal tax return.

  • Political Consultant Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Conceal Campaign Finance-Related Fraud
    2014-J - Press Release [August 27, 2014]

    Gregory Naylor, political consultant and former aide to Representative Chaka Fattah, pled guilty to making false statements to federal agents and misprision of a felony in connection with two campaign finance-related schemes.

  • Boeing Subcontractor Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charges
    2014-I - Press Release [July 28, 2014]

    Jeffrey Lavelle, owner and operator of J. L. Manufacturing, pled guilty to multiple counts of mail and wire fraud in connection with a bribery/kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts.

  • Corporation Owner/CEO Charged with Federal Income Tax Fraud
    2014-H - Press Release [July 15, 2014]

    US Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced a four-count indictment and the arrest of Robert Earl Carter, owner/CEO of Enterprise Advisory Services Inc., for willfully making false statements on his personal tax returns.

  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Scientists for Fraud
    2014-G - Press Release [June 4, 2014]

    US Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announced the indictments of Mahmoud Aldissi, a/k/a “Matt,”(62) and Anastassia Bogomolova, a/k/a “Anastasia,” (51), both of Pinellas County, Florida for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and falsification of records in connection with obtaining approximately $10 million in federal funds for research.

  • Boeing Sub-Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud
    2014-F - Press Release [May 9, 2014]

    William Boozer, owner and operator of Boeing sub-contractor Globe Dynamics International, Inc., pled guilty to wire fraud in connection with a bribery/kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts.

  • Two University of Houston Professors Indicted
    2014-E - Press Release [April 28, 2014]

    US Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced the indictments of Abdelhak Bensaoula, Ph.D., 57, and David Starikov, Ph.D., 58, both of Houston for wire fraud and making false statements in connection with obtaining approximately $1.3 million in federal funds for research.

  • Former Government Contractor Sentenced
    2014-D - Press Release [February 28, 2014]

    Michael Brian Dunkel, of Merritt Island, Florida was sentenced in the Eastern District of Virginia to 60 months in prison for fraudulently obtaining more than $4.4 million in government contracts intended for disadvantaged small businesses.

  • Former NASA SES Employee Pleads Guilty To Conflict Of Interest Violation
    2014-C - Press Release [December 2, 2013]

    Edward J. Mango, former program manager for NASA's Commercial Crew Program pled guilty to one count of conflict of interest, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 208(a) for participating in acts affecting his personal financial interests while serving as an employee of the executive branch of the Government.

  • Alleged Hacker Indicted for Data Breach and Conspiracy Targeting Government Agency Networks
    2014-B - Press Release [October 28, 2013]

    US Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced the indictment against Lauri Love, 28, of Stradishall, England for breaching thousands of computer systems in the United States and elsewhere – including the computer networks of the U.S. Army, U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Environmental Protection Agency and National Aeronautics and Space Administration to steal massive quantities of confidential data.

  • Boeing Procurement Officer & Three Contractors Indicted on Federal Bribery and Fraud Charges
    2014-A - Press Release [October 7, 2013]

    Deon Anderson, a former procurement officer for the Boeing Company and three sub-contractors were indicted on multiple counts of mail and wire fraud in connection with a bribery/kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts.

2013
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2012
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  • Brevard County Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of Copper Wire
    2012-H - Press Release [September 26, 2012]
  • Chinese Nationals Charged With Software Piracy and Exporting Technology to China
    2012-G - Press Release [April 18, 2012]
  • Noted Scientist Sentenced For Attempted Espionage, Fraud and Tax Charges
    2012-F - Press Release [March 21, 2012]
  • Romania U.S. Law Enforcement Cooperation Leads to Arrest of Hacker
    2012-E - Press Release [January 31, 2012]
  • Lead Administrator and WebHost of Online Child Pornography Bulletin Board Sentenced to Prison
    2012-D - USDOJ Press Release [January 25, 2012]
  • Aerospace Corporation Agrees to Pay $2.5 Million to Resolve Allegations of Billing for Phantom Employee
    2012-C - USDOJ Press Release [December 6, 2011]
  • Aerojet And Parent Gencorp Inc. Pay $3.3 Million
    2012-B - USDOJ Press Release [November 30, 2011]
  • Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Seven Individuals for Engineering Sophisticated Internet Fraud Scheme that Infected Millions of Computers
    2012-A - USDOJ Press Release [November 9, 2011]
2011
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2010
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2009
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