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United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Theft from Program Receiving Federal Funds was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.
Savannah, GA: In a May 21, 2018, Press Release United States Attorney Bobby L. Christine, Southern District of Georgia, cited that "Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar Ill, announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force."
Birmingham, Alabama (September 21, 2017) Kelli Hogue Mauro, 48, former Executive Director of the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program, was sentenced yesterday to five years of probation and five months of home confinement for misapplication of property worth at least $5,000 from a federal program.
Birmingham, Alabama (April 21, 2017) Kelli Hogue Mauro, 48, of Birmingham, Alabama, and former Executive Director of the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyer Program, has been charged with misapplication of property worth at least $5,000 from a federal program, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith of the Middle District of Tennessee.
Martin, SD (September 29, 2016) Amy N. Garcia, age 32, was indicted on July 26, 2016 for Larceny and Theft of Government Property and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on September 28, 2016. She pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
JACKSON, MISS (January 20, 2015) - Shirley Mae Williams, 47, of Jackson, Missippi, former Executive Director of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP), in Jackson, MS, was sentenced to 5 months incarceration to be followed by 5 months of home confinement and ordered to pay a $1,500.00 fine. The sentence imposed is in conjunction with the $54,424 in restitution made by Williams on November 13, 2014.
JACKSON, MS (November 13, 2014) - Shirley Mae Williams, 47, former Executive Director of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP), in Jackson, MS, entered a plea of guilty for the theft of federal funds. Williams will be sentenced on January 21, 2015 and faces a maximum penalty of 1 year in prison and a $100,000.00 fine.
WHEELING, WV (July 9, 2013) - Janel Phillips, age 45, of Belington, West Virginia, was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment, with the first 5 months being served under home detention. Phillips was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $85,327.74.
WASHINGTON (April 2, 2012) – David Wagner, 49, was sentenced today in St. Louis to five months in prison for his role in the theft of nearly $160,000 in federal grant funds from a now-defunct nonprofit American Samoa legal services corporation.
WASHINGTON (March 28, 2012) - Julie Matau, 49, and her daughter, Andrea Matau, 28, each were sentenced yesterday in Oakland, Calif., for their participation in the theft of nearly $160,000 in federal grant funds from a now-defunct nonprofit American Samoa legal services corporation.
Rapid City, South Dakota (September 27, 2017) Kevin S. Lewis, age 55, was charged on September 19, 2017. The charges relate to Lewis, while employed as the managing attorney for Dakota Plains Legal Services, taking money rightfully belonging to Dakota Plains Legal Services.
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found that financial harm to grantees can result from the unauthorized outside practice of law by full-time grantee attorneys.
Grantees' Prompt Reporting of Potential Fraud Indicators to the OIG
The June 2015 issue of the Single Audit Information Service newsletter references the LSC OIG Fraud Alert 12-05 on Conflict of Interest Policies in an article entitled LSC OIG Fraud Alert Calls for Effective Conflict of Interest Policies.