CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center (St. Vincent) and its partner, CHRISTUS Health (CHRISTUS), have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by making illegal donations to county governments, which were used to fund the state share of Medicaid payments to the hospital, the Department of Justice announced today. Under the settlement agreement, St. Vincent and CHRISTUS have agreed to pay $12.24 million, plus interest. St. Vincent is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. CHRISTUS is based in Irving, Texas.
Thank you, Steve for that kind introduction, and thank you for your 14 years of service to the Department of Justice. I also want to thank your colleagues, Jay Town in the Northern District, and Clark Morris in the Middle District, who are here. On behalf of President Trump and the entire Department of Justice, I am here to thank you all for the work that you do. The President is proud to stand with you. He ran and was elected as the law-and-order candidate, and now he is governing as a law-and-order President. I am proud to help him implement that agenda and I am proud to join him in standing with you.
A federal grand jury in Las Vegas, Nevada returned an indictment charging three individuals with stealing more than $1 million in refunds from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre for the District of Nevada.
Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC (BEE), a privately held limited liability company headquartered in Houston, Texas, was sentenced today on eight felony violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and one misdemeanor count of violating the Clean Water Act before the Honorable U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Representatives from numerous federal and state law enforcement agencies have formed a working group to investigate and prosecute illegal activity related to Hurricane Harvey.
A federal grand jury in the District of Hawaii returned an indictment charging a businessman and his accountant with tax crimes including allegedly concealing income and assets to obstruct Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collection, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Elliot Enoki for the District of Hawaii.
Thank you, John, for that kind introduction, and for your dedicated service as U.S. Attorney here in Utah. John is co-chair of our federal Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee. He provides critical leadership in coordinating the federal government’s efforts to prevent domestic terrorism. John is doing a superb job of protecting national security and advancing other federal priorities.

            

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