Two Indiana Towns Agree to Improve Sewer Systems to Stop Discharges of Raw Sewage

Griffith, Indiana - The Sanitary District of Highland, Indiana, and the Town of Griffith, Indiana, have agreed to construction projects and capital investments that will eliminate discharges of untreated sewage from their sewer systems into nearby water bodies, including the Little Calumet River.

Woman Sentenced to Over Five Years for COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme

Houston, Texas - A Texas woman was sentenced Thursday to 70 months in prison for her scheme to defraud the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of over $1.9 million in loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

New York - A California man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, aka ISIS.

BayCare Health System and Hospital Affiliates Agree to Pay $20 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Impermissible Medicaid Donations

Jacksonville, Florida - BayCare Health System Inc. and entities that operate four affiliated Florida hospitals (collectively BayCare) have agreed to pay the United States $20 million to resolve allegations that BayCare violated the False Claims Act by making donations to the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County (JWB) to improperly fund the state’s share of Medicaid payments to BayCare. The four hospitals are Morton Plant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital and St. Anthony’s Hospital.

Group Home Owners Convicted in $1 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Houston, Texas - A federal jury convicted a Texas husband and wife last week for a $1 million Medicare fraud scheme, including violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.