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Investigations Newsletter: Four Convicted of Scheme to Fraudulently Obtain Millions in COVID-19 Relief Programs

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After an eight-day trial, a federal jury convicted four California residents for their scheme to submit fraudulent loan applications seeking millions of dollars in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury...more

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Contech Engineered Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay $8.5 Million for Bid-Rigging and Fraud

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The Antitrust Division has pushed bid-rigging and price-fixing prosecutions of government contractors.  It is long overdue – fraud enforcement has uncovered a number of bid-rigging and price-fixing schemes among government...more

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Beverage Containers/California Redemption Value Program: Seven Individuals Indicted for Alleged Fraud

The California Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed a Felony Complaint (“Complaint”) in the Superior Court of the State of California (County of San Bernardino) on April 14th against seven individuals (collectively...more

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Healthcare Law Update: April 2021

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William F. Gould In United States v. Merino, No. 19-50291, 2021 WL 754589 (9th Cir. Feb. 26, 2021), the court of appeals reversed the conviction of Marina Merino of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud in violation of 18...more

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Two Businessmen Convicted Of Bank Fraud Conspiracy For Assisting Cannabis Company With Transactions

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Two businessmen have been convicted in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York of helping a California-based cannabis company avoid bank flags for illegal cannabis-related transactions. A New York jury found...more

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Private Equity Fund May Be Liable for Fraud, Aiding and Abetting Fraud and Conspiracy in $295 Million Sale of Portfolio Company...

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In Agspring Holdco, LLC, et al v. NGP X US Holdings, L.P., et al, the Delaware Court of Chancery (the “Court”) denied a motion to dismiss claims of fraud, aiding and abetting fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud against the...more

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2020's Bad Guys in Energy

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Larceny, that business enterprise with a knack for (fleeting) success regardless of the state of the economy, was busy last year. As Obi-Wan Kenobe would say it: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy...more

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Investigations Newsletter: HHS Announces Final Rules Amending Stark Law Regulations and Anti-Kickback Statute

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HHS Announces Final Rules Amending Stark Law Regulations and Anti-Kickback Statute - On November 20, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published...more

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Investigations Newsletter: Seven Individuals Charged in $16 Million COVID-Relief Fraud Scheme

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Seven Individuals Charged in $16 Million COVID-Relief Fraud Scheme - In an indictment unsealed on November 17, seven individuals were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud for allegedly submitting at...more

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Investigations Newsletter: Investment Bank Fined $400 Million For Failing to Remediate Deficiencies in its Risk Management Systems

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Investment Bank Fined $400 Million For Failing to Remediate Deficiencies in its Risk Management Systems - On October 7, the Federal Reserve Board and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a consent order...more

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Investigations Newsletter: Engineering Firm Settles $37 Million False Claims Act Allegations

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Engineering Firm Settles $37 Million False Claims Act Allegations - As part of a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice, QuantaDyn Corporation has agreed to pay $37,757,713.91 in restitution to resolve...more

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SBA Loan Fraud Defense—How to Defend Against an Indictment

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Tips on Preparing to Defend Against Allegations of SBA Loan Fraud During the COVID-19 Crisis - Federal emergency relief legislation—including the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”)—has...more

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Three Individuals Charged with Fraud and FCPA Violations in International Adoption Scheme

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FCPA cases can arise in un usual situations.  DOJ has focused two separate prosecutions on bribery and fraud involving adoptions from Uganda and Poland.  At the heart, the defendants bribed Ugandan and Polish authorities to...more

Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

US Department of Justice charges co-owners of pharmaceutical company for fraud

Compliance Today (August 2020) - The Department of Justice’s Criminal Fraud division indicted six Texas-based owners and marketers for a scheme to defraud TRICARE and the U.S. Department of Labor, resulting in more than $14...more

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For Business Owners, Allegations of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Fraud Can Lead to Steep Federal Penalties

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While there has been a lot of controversy in the media surrounding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), there is no question that the program has served as an invaluable lifeline to many small and medium-sized businesses...more

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SDNY: Syndicated Loans Are Not Securities

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Decision affirms long-standing market convention. On May 22, 2020, Judge Gardephe of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York held that syndicated term loans do not constitute securities under various...more

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Supreme Court: Derailing Traffic for Political Revenge Might Be Unpalatable, But Does Not Violate Federal Fraud Statutes

On May 7, 2020, the United States Supreme Court overturned two criminal convictions connected to the Bridgegate case, concluding that the defendants’ conduct did not violate the federal fraud statutes at issue. Kelly v....more

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The criminal dishonesty test – A seismic change or a mere tremor?

In R v Barton & Booth, a five member Court of Criminal Appeal: 1) emphatically endorsed the Ivey test for dishonesty, firmly dismissing the previous two-stage test in Ghosh; 2) affirmed that, in relation to conspiracy to...more

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Clarification of Test for Dishonesty in English Criminal Law: Impact on Complex Fraud Cases

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Following the judgment of the English High Court in Serious Fraud Office v Barclays Plc & Another1, prosecutors are aware that they now face a more onerous task when trying to establish corporate criminal liability. However,...more

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SEC COVID-19 Relief: Forms 144

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The SEC staff is providing temporary relief to those affected by COVID-19 regarding Forms 144 submitted for the period from and including April 10, 2020 to June 30, 2020. The Division of Corporation Finance staff will allow...more

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Investigations Newsletter: NY Investment Firm to Pay $35 Million to Resolve Fraud Allegations

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NY Investment Firm to Pay $35 Million to Resolve Fraud Allegations - New York-based investment firm International Investment Group LLC (IIG) agreed to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over $35 million to...more

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EHR vendor Practice Fusion agrees to $145 million settlement to resolve criminal and civil kickback violations

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On January 27, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $145 million settlement with electronic health record (EHR) vendor Practice Fusion to resolve civil and criminal allegations that it violated the Anti-Kickback...more

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Federal judge provides reminder that fraudulent mass tort litigation can carry criminal, as well as civil, consequences

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Recently, a Mississippi federal judge provided a heartening reminder that, while it may seem all too often ignored, fraud in the mass tort context can carry serious—indeed, criminal—consequences. As we discuss below, victims...more

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2019 Bad Guys in Energy

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To our bad guys, 2019 was a year flush with hope and opportunity; it ended with recidivism, more misery from Venezuela, a charlatan, an Okie who pulled a multi-million dollar fast-one on Chesapeake and, as in years past, a...more

Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)

Report on Research Compliance 17, no. 1. In This Month's E-News: January 2020

Report on Research Compliance 17, no. 1 (January 2020) - ? A man from Richland, Washington, is facing life in prison after being convicted of 47 counts of fraud for staging clinical trials that purportedly enrolled dozens of...more

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