DOJ Obtains $1.4B in Largest Opioid Drug Case Recovery in U.S. History

July 11, 2019 Global consumer goods conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB Group) has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to resolve its potential criminal and civil liability related to a federal investigation of the marketing of the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone. The resolution – the largest recovery by the United States in a case…

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Postal Uniform Maker Failed To Pay Employee Payroll Taxes, Sentenced To 2 Years In Federal Prison

Department of Justice Press Release – July 3, 2019 Fort Smith, AR – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Eric De Priest, age 47, of Marshall, Arkansas, was sentenced Monday to serve 24 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered…

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DOJ: Northrop Grumman Agrees to Pay $5.2 Million to Settle Allegations of False Labor Charges

The Justice Department announced today that Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC) has agreed to pay $5.2 million to resolve its alleged False Claims Act liability for falsely billing labor under contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS). NGSC, which is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, provides information and technology services to commercial and government…

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Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Sending Threatening Letters, Some With Suspicious White Powder

Daniel Frisiello, 25, pleaded guilty to 13 counts of mailing a threat to injure the person of another and six counts of false information and hoaxes. U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton scheduled sentencing for Jan. 16, 2019. Frisiello was arrested and charged on March 1, 2018, and has been in home detention since….

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USPS OIG: Trucking Company and Its Principals Agree to Settle Civil False Claims Act Allegations

Beam Bros. Trucking Inc. (BBT), and its principals Gerald Beam and Garland Beam, have agreed to pay $1,025,000 to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that BBT overcharged the U.S.Postal Service on contracts to transport mail. BBT is a trucking company located in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. USPS contracts with trucking companies, including BBT, to…

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USPS Manager Sentenced for Lying About Cancer in Order to Take Sick Leave

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Defendant faked doctor notes and planned to lie about sickness until her retirement DENVER – Caroline Zarate Boyle, age 60, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore to serve 5 years’ probation with the first 6 months in home confinement…

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Former Gates Mills postmaster charged with stealing more than $55,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 17, 2015 The former postmaster of the Gates Mills Post Office was charged today with theft of property used by the U.S. Postal Service, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Monica Weyler, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service —…

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HP to Pay $32.5M to Settle Postal Service Dispute

Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle allegations it overcharged the U.S. Postal Service for products over more than eight years. In the dispute, the United States alleged that HP failed to comply with pricing terms of its contract with the Postal Service. This included a requirement that HP provide prices that…

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