Four Anchorage, Alaska, individuals involved in a bribery and fraud scheme to obtain Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business government contracts with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have been sentenced in federal court.
An Olathe, Kansas, man who conspired with others to control construction businesses that received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal government contracts, was sentenced in federal court for defrauding the government with respect to contracts set aside for service-disabled veterans and certified minorities.
Jimmy A. Meron, owner of WOW Imaging Products LLC (WOW) and part owner of Time Enterprises LLC (Time), has paid $100,000 to resolve allegations of knowingly overcharging federal agencies for imaging products; Michael J. Lowe, Meron’s co-owner of Time, has paid an additional $120,000, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
On October 22, 2021, a federal jury in Oklahoma City convicted Christina Rochelle Anglin, aka Christy Anglin, of Burnsville, North Carolina, of employment tax fraud, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Billy Micah Sermons (44, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), a federal agency. Sermons faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and payment of restitution to the federal government. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
A Fayetteville woman pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to charges of wire fraud and money laundering arising out of schemes to defraud the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and businesses in the Eastern District of North Carolina.
A Maryland-based federal company, as well as its president and sole owner, agreed to pay $450,000 to settle allegations that they solicited and received kickbacks in connection with federal government contracts reserved for “8(a)” small businesses.