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DOJ secures $1.1 million settlement with Egypt-based contractor that allegedly submitted false claims to USAID

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:29am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on June 13 that Misr Sons Development (Hassan Allam Sons, “HAS”), a construction company based in Cairo, will pay $1.1 million over allegations of submitting false claims in connection with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contracts.

Federal court permanently bars defendants involved in alleged adulterated drug sales scheme

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:28am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on June 15 that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Stratus Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Miami; Sonar Products Inc. of Carlstadt, N.J.; and individuals Alberto Hoyo and Juan Carlos Billoch.

DOJ secures settlement from Michigan credit union for allegedly repossessing vehicles of servicemembers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:17am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on July 6 that COPOCO Community Credit Union in Bay City, Mich. will settle allegations of illegally repossessing four servicemembers’ vehicles.

U.S. secures $35 million settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer over oxycodone allegations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:38am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 11 that Mallinckrodt LLC, a pharmaceutical company that manufactures generic oxycodone, will pay $35 million after allegations of violating the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

DOJ closes case examining possible Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times merger

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:36am

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division released a statement on July 12 after closing its case examining the potential acquisition of the Chicago Sun-Times by tronc Inc., the owner of the Chicago Tribune.

DOJ settles Boston Harbor electrical cable case, allowing government to move forward with renovation project

Mark Iandolo Jul. 17, 2017, 6:33pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on July 12 that NSTAR Electric Company, which does business as Eversource Energy (NSTAR), NSTAR subsidiary Harbor Electric Energy Company (HEEC) and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) will settle allegations related to a permit for an electrical cable beneath Boston Harbor.

Wisconsin corporation accuses U.S. Department of Justice of violating federal law

Mike Torres Jul. 13, 2017, 8:49am

A Wisconsin corporation is suing the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly violating federal public records law.

U.S. charges former Audi executive with fraud for role in massive VW environmental case

Mark Iandolo Jul. 12, 2017, 9:50am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 6 that Giovanni Pamio, an Italian citizen, has been charged in connection with conspiracy to cheat U.S. emissions tests.

Ala. pharmacy agrees to injunction

Mark Iandolo Jul. 12, 2017, 9:48am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 5 that a district court has delivered a permanent injunction against a group of defendants to prevent distribution of allegedly adulterated and misbranded drugs and unapproved new drugs.

U.S. settles with Massachusetts real estate company that allegedly practiced racial discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 12, 2017, 9:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 6 that J&R Associates will settle allegations of discrimination against tenants of South Asian descent at the company’s Royal Park Apartments complex in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.

U.S. secures $1.2 million settlement from Tennessee doctors after alleged violations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 5, 2017, 10:08am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 27 that Dr. Anindya Sen and Patricia Posey Sen will pay $1.208 million to resolve state and federal False Claims Act allegations.

Justice Department secures $400K settlement with Panda Express

Mark Iandolo Jul. 5, 2017, 10:06am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 28 that Panda Restaurant Group Inc. (Panda Express), a restaurant chain with more than 1,800 locations across the country, will settle allegations of discriminating against non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) when re-verifying their permission to work.

California medical center to pay $42 million penalty after kickback allegations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 5, 2017, 10:06am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 28 that PAMC Ltd. and Pacific Alliance Medical Center Inc. will pay $42 million to settle allegations of violating the False Claims Act via improper payments to physicians.

Two foreign companies to pay $1.9 million after allegations of violating ship pollution law

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2017, 9:58am

BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 20 that two companies based in Egypt and Singapore will pay $1.9 million after allegations of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS).

New York resolves allegations of failing to abide by National Voter Registration Act

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2017, 9:58am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 20 that the state of New York has agreed to resolve allegations of failing to voter registration opportunities required by Section 5 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).

Federal judge backs Justice Department in case against EnergySolutions

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2017, 9:57am

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 21 that a federal judge ruled in favor of the department in its civil antitrust lawsuit to block radioactive waste disposal provider EnergySolutions’ $367 million acquisition of rival Waste Control Specialists.

Panel explores overlapping criminal enforcement actions against companies and how penalties are determined

Nicholas Malfitano Jun. 20, 2017, 1:10pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Insight into the process of crafting of financial penalties for companies alleged to have engaged in corporate misconduct was a prominent topic of discussion in a recent seminar held June 7.

Jury convicts psychologist in alleged social security scam

Mark Iandolo Jun. 19, 2017, 1:20pm

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 12 that a federal jury has convicted clinical psychologist Alfred Bradley Adkins for his role in an alleged social security disability fraud scheme.

Justice Department issues memo ending third party settlement practice

Mark Iandolo Jun. 14, 2017, 9:15am

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced June 7 that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has issued a memo ending the DOJ’s third party settlement practice.

U.S. settles with Illinois city in case involving alleged RLUIPA violations

Mark Iandolo Jun. 14, 2017, 9:14am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 6 that the city of Des Plaines, Illinois, has agreed to resolve allegations of violating the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA).