This conference represents the Department of Justice at its best. The Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) developed the idea for this conference as part of the Department’s Fraud Identification Center (FIC), which was established a couple years ago with the goal of gathering and analyzing industry data to detect financial frauds as they emerge. The FIC includes teams of attorneys and analysts from the Criminal Division, the Civil Division, and the EOUSA. We are leveraging the Department’s nationwide resources and diverse expertise to protect the public by applying cutting-edge capabilities to shut down novel ways of committing crimes. This conference is designed to train our U.S. Attorney community to join in the fight. We are also joined by our law enforcement and regulatory partners, as well as partners from the private sector. Let me thank each of you for your commitment to combat complex fraud schemes that affect Americans every single day—especially those that are rooted in new cyber technologies and internet-based lending or trading platforms.
A federal jury convicted a Houston-area psychiatrist today for his role in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme.
The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with Carrillo Farm Labor, LLC (Carrillo Farm), an onion farm in Deming, New Mexico. The settlement resolves the department’s investigation of complaints that Carrillo Farm discriminated against U.S. citizens due to a hiring preference for foreign visa workers.
A Dover, Massachusetts, insurance broker was convicted today by a federal jury of filing false tax returns, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney William D. Weinreb for the District of Massachusetts.
The Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), today filed a civil complaint in federal court in Detroit, Michigan, against FCA US LLC, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., V.M. Motori S.p.A., and V.M. North America, Inc. (collectively referred to as FCA). The complaint alleges that nearly 104,000 light duty diesel vehicles containing 3.0 liter EcoDiesel engines are equipped with software functions that were not disclosed to regulators during the certification application process, and that the vehicles contain defeat devices. The complaint alleges that the undisclosed software functions cause the vehicles’ emission control systems to perform differently, and less effectively, during certain normal driving conditions than on federal emission tests, resulting in increased emissions of harmful air pollutants.
A violent member of the Omaha-area Crips Gang pleaded guilty today to participating in a racketeering conspiracy involving acts of violence including attempted murder and assaults, witness tampering, and drug distribution, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Robert C. Stuart of the District of Nebraska.
An El Cerrito, California, man was sentenced to serve 54 months in prison today for aggravated identity theft and conspiring to steal government funds, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch for the Northern District of California.