Monthly Archives: June 2013

Two New Indictments for Commercial Kickback Cases: Construction and Computers

Two recent cases in Missouri and New York make clear that the Department of Justice continues to investigate and aggressively prosecute not only public corruption cases involving kickbacks but commercial kickback cases as well. The FCPA gets so much play … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial Bribery, Conspiracy, Indictment, Kickbacks, Mail Fraud, Money Laundering, Wire Fraud | Tagged | Leave a comment

Quick Cases: Defrauding Investors

This is the one of my recurring posts that offer quick summaries of similar cases. Think of them as the Kay and Peele version of my blog posts, though not nearly as funny and always safe for work. It is … Continue reading

Posted in Conspiracy, Indictment, Investor fraud, Plea Agreement, Securities fraud, Sentencing | Tagged | 1 Comment

A Classic Example of Major Fraud from the Eastern District of Virginia

The Justice Department’s efforts to crack down on fraud against the government over the last few years have been tremendous.  DOJ’s effort is not just on the criminal front but also through aggressive use of the False Claims Act on … Continue reading

Posted in Conspiracy, Government contracting fraud, Plea Agreement, Sentencing | Tagged | 1 Comment

What Do Guitars, Elephant Tusks and Paddlefish Caviar Have in Common?

Disclaimer: I wrote this post because I’m hoping that any time someone types “paddlefish caviar” into a search engine, this blog will get a hit.  Also, I’ve managed to fit in a reference to the B-52’s, so it’s a win-win. … Continue reading

Posted in Conviction After Jury Trial, Deferred Prosecution Agreement, Indictment, Lacey Act, Plea Agreement | Tagged | 1 Comment

Four WellCare Health Plan Execs Found Guilty of Health Care Fraud

On June 11, a Tampa jury found four former executives of WellCare Health Plans Inc. guilty of several charges, including health care fraud and making false statements to a law enforcement officer. The verdict came at the end of a … Continue reading

Posted in Acquittal After Jury Trial, Conviction After Jury Trial, Deferred Prosecution Agreement, False statements, Health care fraud | Tagged | 2 Comments

Can You Indict Corporate Executives Without Alleging a Single Act Showing Intent?

The president and the general counsel of an Idaho corporation recently pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud and bank fraud. Douglas Swenson was the president of DBSI Housing, Inc. and Mark … Continue reading

Posted in Bank fraud, Conspiracy, Indictment, Mail Fraud, Securities fraud, Wire Fraud | Tagged | 2 Comments

In Tax Fraud Case Against Investment Company Executives, Are the Clients the Next Targets?

Two Tampa businessmen, Duane Crithfield and Stephen Donaldson, Sr., were indicted for conspiracy to commit tax fraud, based on an allegedly fraudulent tax strategy for affluent clients. The defendants have not yet entered pleas. Are the “affluent clients” the next … Continue reading

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