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St. Thomas, USVI – United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced today that David Wikel, president of Florida-based Therma-Seal Roof Systems, LLC, pleaded guilty to providing kickbacks in connection with the $1.7 million dollar federal government subcontract to retrofit the roof of the Ron de Lugo Federal Building in St. Thomas, VI.

NEWARK, N.J. - A Nigerian national extradited from Canada will appear in court today for his alleged role in a scheme that defrauded vendors of office products valued at nearly $1 million by “phishing” e-mail login information from government employees, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Igor Yurkovetsky pleaded guilty today in connection with an ongoing investigation into a conspiracy to rig bids submitted to the Government Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Justice announced.

A former U.S. Army Reserve employee was sentenced today to 18 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release on charges of wire fraud and theft of government money as part of a scheme to steal more than $400,000 from the 63rd Regional Support Command at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California.

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Bristow, Oklahoma, resident GEORGE PHILLIP TIGER, age 69, entered a guilty plea today to Bribery Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 666(a)(1)(B), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both.

The Department of Justice announced today that United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has agreed to pay the United States $8.4 million to resolve allegations that it overcharged federal agencies for package delivery services under a General Services Administration (GSA) contract.

WICHITA, KAN. – A man from El Dorado was indicted Wednesday on charges that even though he already was a registered sex offender he produced and distributed child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

DENVER – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announces that Pueblo business owner Mary Catherine Grasmick pled guilty to falsifying records with the intent to obstruct a federal investigation.  The plea was accepted by U.S. District Court Judge Daniel D. Domenico yesterday in United States District Court in Denver.  Sentencing is scheduled for December 17, 2019.

Contractor agrees to $2.4 million settlement in whistleblower case

Luke Hillier, the majority owner and former Chief Executive Officer of Virginia-based defense contractor ADS, Inc., has agreed to pay the United States $20 million to settle allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by fraudulently obtaining federal set-aside contracts reserved for small businesses that his company was ineligible to receive, the Department of Justice announced today.

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