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Alaska Company Paying $1.3M in Fraud Case Involving Former Employee

A subsidiary of an Alaska Native corporation has agreed to pay $1.3 million in a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice over a fraud scheme allegedly involving a former employee. Manufacturing company Alutiiq International Solutions told the agency in …

Feds Halt North Carolina Pharmacy From Dispensing Opioids, Issue $600K Fine

A North Carolina pharmacy and its owner have to pay a $600,000 civil penalty and stop dispensing opioids or other controlled substances, federal prosecutors said. Farmville Discount Drug Inc., and its owner and pharmacist-in-charge, Robert L. Crocker were accused of …

Former N.C. Insurance Chief Goodwin Denies Aiding Indicted Political Donor

North Carolina’s former top insurance regulator said Friday he never performed favors for a big-money donor and he relied on staff experts when his agency approved changes benefiting the businessman now charged with trying to bribe the state’s current insurance …

4 Indicted in North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Bribery Scheme

A long running investigation into illegal campaign donations to the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner has resulted in federal charges being filed against the head of the North Carolina Republican Party and a North Carolina insurance company founder. Four people in …

Florida Pharmacist Convicted in $100M Pharmacy Fraud Scheme

A Florida pharmacist was sentenced last month to 120 months in prison followed by three years supervised release for his role in a massive compounding pharmacy fraud scheme, which impacted private insurance companies, Medicare and TRICARE, according to a statement …

Natural Gas Company to Pay $3.15M Fine for Polluting West Virginia Waterways

A Colorado-based natural gas producer has agreed to pay a $3.15 million civil penalty to resolve pollution violations at 32 drilling sites in West Virginia. The U.S. Department of Justice says in a news release the agency and the West …

New York Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Over Opioids

New York state on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids, and contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands. The state blamed Purdue for running what …

Five New York Residents Charged in More Than $31.7M Fraud Scheme

Five New York residents have been arrested in a staged slip-and-fall accident scheme that attempted to defraud New York City-area businesses and their insurance companies of more than $31.7 million. Peter Kalkanis, Bryan Duncan, Kerry Gordon and Ryan Rainford, all …

Virginia Business Owner Must Pay Back $4M for Fraud Scheme

A Virginia business owner who spent business loans on personal expenses, including his rock band, will pay more than $4 million in restitution, in addition to serving a 10-year federal prison sentence. The Virginian-Pilot cites a U.S. Department of Justice …

Terminix Fined $9.2M for Pesticide Use that Poisoned Delaware Family

A pest control company will pay more than $9 million in criminal fines tied to the use of a banned pesticide that sickened a Delaware family on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2015. The News Journal of Wilmington …