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NORFOLK, Va. – A former member of the Virginia General Assembly was sentenced today to two and a half years in prison for his role in a conspiracy that resulted in the fraudulent award of over $80 million in government contracts. 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for a conspiracy in which they fraudulently profited from hundreds of millions of dollars in federal government contracts they were not entitled to receive, which were set aside for small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans, and minorities.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller sentenced Jim A. Meron, 54, of Granite Bay, today to 33 months in prison and three years of supervised release on two counts of wire fraud arising out of a government-procurement fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. 

PROVIDENCE – A Brooklyn, N.Y., clothing and goods wholesaler pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence today to charges related to his participation in a conspiracy that sold more than twenty million dollars worth of Chinese-made counterfeit goods to the United States military, government purchasers, and companies that supply the U.S. Government.

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man was charged in federal district court with 18 counts of Wire Fraud and one count of Theft of Government Property.

An Olathe, Kan., man who conspired with others to control construction businesses that received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal government contracts, pleaded guilty in federal court today to defrauding the government with respect to contracts set aside for service-disabled veterans and certified minorities.

EUGENE, Ore.—Jeffrey Robert Cotton, 45, the former Manager of the Burns Municipal Airport in Burns, Oregon, was sentenced today to 4 years’ probation and 300 hours of community service for stealing thousands of dollars of equipment that rightfully belonged to the City of Burns, by converting to his personal use property acquired through the Federal Personal Property Utilization Program.

PROVIDENCE – A criminal information filed today in U.S. District Court in Providence, R.I., in an ongoing investigation, charges a Brooklyn, N.Y., clothing and goods wholesaler with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and trafficking in counterfeit goods in connection with the alleged sale of more than twenty million dollars worth of Chinese-made counterfeit goods to the United States military and other government purchasers, as well as to other companies that supply the U.S. Government. 

Informatica LLC f/k/a Informatica Corporation has agreed to pay $21.57 million to resolve allegations that it caused the government to be overcharged by providing misleading information about its commercial sales practices that was used in General Services Administration (“GSA”) contract negotiations, the Justice Department announced today.  Informatica is a software development company, headquartered in Redwood City, California that sells tools for establishing and maintaining data warehouses.

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Oklahoma returned a twelve-count indictment Wednesday afternoon charging two individuals in connection with the theft and embezzlement of funds from business entities wholly owned by the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town (AQTT) of Wetumka, OK.

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