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  • Imposter Sentenced to Prison for Resume Fraud and Fake Badges
    2015-L - Press Release [March 25, 2015]

    Roy Antigua of Miami, Florida was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for making a false statement in a matter within the jurisdiction of the federal government and for wrongfully possessing imitations of DOD, DCIS and NASA badges.

  • Federal Jury Convicts Scientists of Wire Fraud, Identity Theft, and Obstruction
    2015-K - Press Release [March 23, 2015]

    Mahmoud Aldissi (a/k/a, Matt) and Anastassia Bogomolova (a/k/a, Anastasia) were found guilty of fraudulently obtaining approximately $10.5 million intended for scientific research by disadvantaged small contractors and grantees.

  • Former Security Contractor and Owner Agree to Pay $300,000 to Settle Civil Fraud Claims
    2015-J - Press Release [February 23, 2015]

    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.

  • Lehigh County Couple Charged In Scheme to Defraud the Government
    2015-I - Press Release [February 4, 2015]

    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.

  • Corporation Owner/CEO Sentenced to Statutory Maximum for Federal Income Tax Fraud
    2015-H - Press Release [January 13, 2015]

    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.

  • Former Security Contractor CEO Agrees to Pay $4.5 Million to Settle Civil Claims
    >2015-G - Press Release [December 22, 2014]

    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 Companies Agree to Pay $44.5 Million to Settle Alleged False Billing for Storing Government Documents and Data
    2015-F - Press Release [December 19, 2014]

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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]

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