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Tag: Fraud

Feb. 13, 2024

DCAA Western Region auditors helped investigate a case that resulted in a $5 million settlement

Merrill Technologies Group, Inc. (MTM), and its subsidiaries agreed to pay $5 million to resolve False Claims Act violations.

Nov. 28, 2023

DCAA Auditors Help with Investigation Resulting in $9 Million Settlement

The DCAA Operations Investigative Support Division (OIS) helped investigate a case with Federal False Claims Act violations that resulted in a $9 million settlement.

Oct. 24, 2023

OIS DCAA Auditors Recognized for Superior Work

Operations Investigative Support Division (OIS) team members Igor Yegoroff and Myron Antoniw, and previous OIS auditors Karen Yanochko, David Gotlib and Brian Green received the United States Attorney’s Award in recognition of their “superior efforts in the investigation and prosecution of U.S. ex rel. Balestrieri v. Triumph Actuation Systems – Connecticut LLC (Triumph)” on October 5.

Oct. 16, 2023

DCAA Auditors Help with Investigation Resulting in $600,000 Settlement

DCAA Auditor Diyana Flores, Supervisor Auditor Sandy Porter, and former Auditor Janet Leonard helped discover Federal False Claims Act violations that resulted in a $600,000 settlement. The American States Utility Services, Inc. (ASUS) will pay $600,000 for knowingly submitting inflated price quotes.

Sept. 21, 2023

Auditors Support Investigation Resulting in $4.4 Million Settlement

DCAA Auditor Gina Collier, Supervisory Auditors Sandy Storzieri and Tim Chase, and former Auditors Tim Griffith and Nellymar Cartegena supported an investigation that resulted in a $4.4 million settlement.

Aug. 2, 2023

Auditors Contribute to $377.45 Million Settlement

Supervisory Auditors Tim Chase, Myron Antoniw and Senior Auditors Nellymar Cartagena Leon, Karyn Yanochko, and Igor Yegoroff, supported a case that resulted in a settlement of $377.45 million.

June 30, 2023

Auditors Support Investigation Leading to Prosecution

DCAA Investigative Support Auditors Rebecca Pugsley and Shannon Mabry and Supervisory Auditors Roy Nelson and Jeff Beck analyzed corporate financial records, procurement documents, and bank records in support of a case resulting in both fines and jail sentences.

May 2, 2023

Auditors Support Investigation

Roy Nelson, Senior Auditor, and Jeff C. Beck, Supervisory Auditor, reviewed proposal documents and invoice history to identify the proposed part costs and prepared a projected damage analysis for the Department of Justice related to a settlement of $21.8 million.

March 30, 2023

Pharmacist Found Guilty of 22 Felonies Totaling $11 Million in Tricare Fraud

DCAA Supervisory Auditors Mark Saunders, Fei Lincoln, and Technical Specialist Elba Piligrino assisted in a case involving healthcare fraud. Sentencing for this case is scheduled for April 2023.

March 13, 2023

Two Biotech Firms & Co-Founder to Pay over $10 Million for Mischarging Federal Grants

DCAA auditor Maria Rosalinda Perez-Rivera and Supervisory Auditor Fei Lincoln provided assistance in a case involving two biotech firms and allegations of improper billing to federal grants.