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United States of America v. Jae Y. Lee and Northwest Physicians Laboratory (NWPL)

Seattle, WA: The United States of America claimed that Jae Lee and Northestern Physicians Laboratory violated the False Claims Act by engaging in a kick-back scheme.

Jae Lee, 50, of Bellevue, Washington, served as the CEO of Northwest Physicians Laboratory (NWPL) from January 1, 2013, until July 30, 2015. Lee agreed to pay $500,000 within 30 days of the settlement agreement, with additi... More...
   $1100000 (10-18-2021 - WA)

Bob Dawson, et al. v. Porch.com, Inc., et al.

Seattle, WA: Consumer law lawyers represented Plaintiffs who sued Defendants on Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C. 227) violations.

See: 47 U.S.C §227. Restrictions on use of telephone equipment
(a) Definitions

As used in this section—

(1) The term “automatic telephone dialing system” means equipment which has the capacity—

(A) to store or... More...
   $0 (08-17-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Muhammad Fahd

Seattle, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and intentional damage to a protected computer.

Muhammad Fahd, a citizen of Pakistan and Grenada, was indicted for his leadership role in a seven-year scheme to unlawfully unlock nearly 2 million phones to defraud AT&T Inc. (AT&T), inflicting more than $200 million in losses.

... More...
   $0 (09-16-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Cova Campbell

Tacoma, WA: Wire fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Cova Campbell, a former Pierce County Housing Authority executive, who was indicted for sealing nearly $7 million from her employer.

Campbell pleaded guilty in January 2021, admitting that between March 2016 and July 2019, she used a variety of schemes to divert $6.9 million in public money to her own bank accounts. A... More...
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United States of America v. Mukund Mohan

Seattle, WA: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with wire fraud and money laundering.

Mukund Mohan, 48, of Clyde Hill, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering on March 15. According to court documents, Mohan sought more than $5.5 million through eight fraudulent disaster loan applications. In support of the fraudulent loan applications, Mohan submit... More...
   $0 (08-24-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Jonny Shineflew

Spokane, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

Jonny Shineflew, age 48, of Spokane, Washington, was charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, one count of Mail Theft, and one count of Aggravated Identity Theft.

Bbetween March 15 and July 31, 2018, Shineflew entered into an agreement with co-defenda... More...
   $0 (08-06-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Andrii Kolpakov

Seattle, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged for involvement with hacking group FIN7.

Andrii Kolpakov, 33, who has used a number of different names, served as a high-level hacker, whom the group referred to as a “pen tester,” for FIN7. He was arrested in Lepe, Spain, on June 28, 2018, at the request of U.S. law enforcement and was extradited to the United ... More...
   $0 (06-25-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Arunkumar Singal

Seattle, Washington fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Arunkumar Singal, age 42, who, as a former manager of a Snoqualmie, Washington medical device company, defraud his employer of nearly $800,000 in used equipment sales. At the sentencing hearing U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones told Singal, “You put everything at risk for one thing: to add to your wealth….. Yo... More...   $0 (06-09-2021 - WA)

Salina Savage, er al. United States of America v. CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company

Spokane, WA: CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC), a prime contractor at the Department of Energy’s Hanford Site, has agreed to pay $3,038,270 million to resolve allegations that CHPRC violated the False Claims Act by submitting false and fraudulent small business subcontract reports.

In 2008, CHPRC, a Washington subsidiary of CH2M Hill Companies Ltd., which is headquartered in... More...
   $0 (06-09-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Gregory David Werber

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with money laundering.

Gregory David Werber, 58, of Manhattan Beach, California, was charged with laundered drug proceeds for a drug trafficking organization that distributed heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine in Western Washington.

“Drug traffickers are in it for the money–and those who co... More...
   $0 (05-09-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Fedir Hladyr

Seattle, Washington conspiracy charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Fedir Hladyr, 35, a Ukranian national, served as a high-level manager and systems administrator for FIN7 was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit computer hacking.

Defendant was arrested in Dresden, Germany, in 2018 at the request of U.S. law enforcement a... More...
   $0 (04-19-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Cody Allen Easterday

Spokane, Washington fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendent, Cody Allen Easterday, of Mesa, used his company, Easterday Ranches Inc., to enter into a series of agreements with Tyson and Company 1 under which Easterday Ranches agreed to purchase and feed cattle on behalf of Tyson and Company 1. Per the agreements, Tyson and Company 1 would advance Easterday Ranches the costs of b... More...   $0 (04-01-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Mukund Mohan

Seattle, Washington wire fraud and money laundering charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Mukund Mohan, 48, of Clyde Hill, who was charged in July 2020 fraudulently making loan applications, making numerous false and misleading statements about the companies’ respective business operations and payroll expenses.

Mohan submitted fake and altered documents, including fake ... More...
   $0 (03-16-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Edwin Josue Herrera Rosales, a/k/a "Josh Herrer"

Seattle, Washington wire fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Edwin Josue Herrera Rosales, A/k/a Josh Herrera, age 33, who was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with his operation of call centers that operated under the names “Sound Solutions Group,” “Community Assistance Center,” and California-based “Sienna Support Network."<... More...   $0 (02-09-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Austin Hsu

Seattle, Washington fraud charge lawyer represented Austin Hsu, age 46, who was charged with one count of wire fraud. He was charged with perpetrating a scheme to fraudulently obtain COVID-19 relief guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security... More...   $0 (01-22-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Cova Campbell, a/k/a Cova Hunter

Tacoma, Washington wire fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Cova Campbell, a/k/a Cova Hunter, who was charged with wire fraud in connection with her scheme to steal nearly $7 million. She used a variety of schemes to divert $6.9 in public money to her own bank accounts.

According to records filed in the case, CAMPBELL initiated wire transfers of as much as $50... More...
   $0 (01-18-2021 - WA)

United States of America v. Ryan S. Hernandez

Seattle, Washington computer hacker criminal defense lawyer represented defendant, Ryan S. Hernandez, who was charged with federal crimes related to his computer hacking scheme and his possession of child pornography found on his digital devices.

Hernandez, aka Ryan West, who used the online moniker RyanRocks, pleaded guilty to a two-count information in January 2020.

According... More...
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United States of America v. Iliganoa Theresa Lauofo

Seattle, Washington wire fraud charge criminal defense lawyer represented Iliganoa Theresa Lauofo, who was charged with fraud, aggravated identity theft, and embezzlement of mail by a postal employee. Defendant illegally collected more than $276,000 over the course of a fraud scheme that began in 2011 and continued until 2018.

This defendant was unrelenting in her efforts to defraud ... More...
   $0 (11-18-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. Baoke Zhang

Seattle, Washington wire fraud criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged scheme to defraud several COVID-19 relief programs.

Baoke Zhang, 35, of Issaquah, Washington, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud as part of his guilty plea, Zhang admitted that he carried out a scheme to defraud several different government and private COVID-19 relief programs intended to assist th... More...
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United States of America v. Wayne Jerome Houston

Tacoma, Washington criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with social security representative fraud.

Wayne Jerome Houston, 61, of Port Ludlow, Washington, owned and operated Cross Point Services LLC, a guardianship organization for disabled and vulnerable adults. Over the last seven years HOUSTON raided the accounts of 21 different clients.

This was not only a f... More...
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United States of America v. Ephraim Rosenberg, et al.

Seattle, Washington criminal defense lawyers represented defendants charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

The United States of America charged Ephraim Rosenberg, Joseph Nilsen, Hadis Nuhanovic, Kristen Leccese, Rohit Kadimisetty and Nishad Kunju with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud for a scheme involving bribing of Amazon.com employees to gain access to the company'... More...
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United States of America ex rel. Chung v. DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.





Seattle, WA - The United States of America ex rel. Aaron Chung sued DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on a False Claims Act (31 U.S. 3729) claiming that DUSA caused physicians to submit false claims to Medicare and the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program by knowingly pro... More...
   $20750000 (08-25-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. Mukund Mohan





Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Mukund Mohan, age 48, with fraudulently seeking over $5.5 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and laundering the proceeds.

Mohan, of Clyde Hill, Washington, ... More...
   $0 (07-29-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi





Spokane, WA - The State of Oklahoma charged Li Xiaoyu, age 34, and Dong Jiazhi, age 33, with hacking computer systems.

A federal grand jury in Spokane, Washington, returned an indictment earlier this month charging two hackers, both nationals and residents of the Peoples ... More...
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United States of America v. Andrey Turchin, a/k/a "fxmsp"

Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Andrey Turchin, age 37, also known as
fxmsp also known as Andej Turchin also known as Adik Dalv also known as Vadim bld with conspiracy to commit computer hacking, unathorized access to a protected computer, intentional damage to a protected computer, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and access device fraud.

Defendant was charged with ... More...
   $0 (07-11-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. Julie Sue Doran






Tacoma, WA - The United States of America charged Julie Sue Doran with wire fraud and embezzlement.

A 53-year-old Port Orchard, Washington, woman was charged today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma with wire fraud for her scheme to embezzle from a company sh... More...
   $0 (06-29-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. Dr. Frank Danger Li

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Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Dr. Frank Danger Li with a False Claims Ac... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Wayne Pickering

Tacoma, WA - The United States of America charged Michael Wayne Pickering with Conspiracy to Commit Theft Within the Special Maritime and Territorial Jurisdiction of the United States.

A repeat offender who victimized more than 40 hikers and campers in National Parks across western Washington was sentenced to two years in federal prison to follow a 25 month state prison term. MICHAEL WAY... More...
   $0 (03-16-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. Volodymyr Kvashuk

Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Volodymyr Kvashuk with mail fraud, access device fraud, access to a protected computer in furtherance of fraud.

A former Microsoft software engineer was convicted of 18 federal felonies related to his scheme to defraud Microsoft of more than $10 million. VOLODYMYR KVASHUK, 25, a Ukrainian citizen residing in Renton, Washington, worked fi... More...
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United States of America v. Ryan S. Hernandez, a/k/a Ryan West

Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Ryan S. Hernandez, a/k/a Ryan West with computer fraud and abuse and possession of child pornography.

A 21-year-old Palmdale, California, man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to federal crimes related to his computer hacking scheme and his possession of child pornography found on his digital devices, announced U.S. A... More...
   $0 (02-03-2020 - WA)

United States of America v. Brittany Jo Harris

Spokane, WA - The United States of America with Brittany Jo Harris insurance mail fraud.

Brittany Jo Harris, age 34, of Newport, Washington, and Michele Lee Smith, age 49, of Spokane Valley, Washington were sentenced for their respective participation in an insurance fraud scheme involving staged automobile, boating and stair fall accidents. Chief United States District Judge Thomas O. R... More...
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United States of America v. Shelton Layne Smith

Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Shelton Layne Smith with fraud.

A former project manager for Portland, Oregon-based shipbuilder Vigor Marine LLC, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 51 months in prison for his scheme to defraud his employer out of approximately $1.5 million, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. SHELTON LAYNE SMITH, 50, of Portsm... More...
   $0 (12-29-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. Sami Anwar

Richland, WA - The United States of America charged Sami Anwar with Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud, and 45 additional charged crimes including Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, Obtaining Controlled Substances Through Fraud, and Furnishing False Information to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Anwar, 42, of Richland, WA, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Co... More...
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United States of America v. Mike Hsieh and Christine Chen

Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Mike Hsieh and Christine Chen with filing false tax returns.

Two Kent, Washington, dentists who avoided more than $460,000 in income taxes were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to seven days in prison and 400 hours of community service for filing false tax returns, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. MIKE HSIEH, 48... More...
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United States of America v. Keenan A. Gracey

Seattle, WA - The United States of America charged Keenan A. Gracey with wire fraud and money laundering.

A former Seattle area resident who defrauded dozens of investors of at least $6.1 million was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 180 months (15 years) in prison for wire fraud and money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. KEENAN A. GRACEY, 28, forme... More...
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United States of America v. Sandra Victoria Talento

Spokane, WA - The United States of America charged Sandra Victoria Talento with:

Mail fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1341.

William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Sandra Victoria Talento, age 58, of Spokane, Washington, and Henderson, Nevada, was sentenced after having pleaded guilty in June 2019, to nineteen counts of ma... More...
   $0 (11-10-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. John Heras




Seattle, WA - Canadian seafood wholesaler, and owner, plead guilty to illegally importing fish into U.S

Fish had been refused entry due to spoilage, then was relabeled and imported into Western Washington

Seven Seas Fish Company, Ltd of Richmond... More...
   $0 (10-24-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. Augustine Olobia




Seattle, WA - Former online brokerage employee sentenced to prison for wire fraud

Texas man engaged in kick-back scheme, inflating account referral numbers for personal gain

A former Washington State football player who had brief stints with two... More...
   $0 (10-08-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. Troy Clinton Van Sickle




Seattle, WA - Scammer who re-victimized unhappy investors sentenced to 30 months in prison

Accepted thousands in payments while making false claims that he could recover money from bad investments

A former Seattle resident who relocated to Lagun... More...
   $0 (10-03-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. Michelle Susan Ferrell




Spokane, WA - Former Bookkeeper Sentenced to 36 Months in Federal Prison for Scheme to Embezzle in Excess of $99,000 from Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels

Michelle Susan Ferrell, age 59, of Spokane Valley, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on February 26,... More...
   $0 (09-19-2019 - WA)

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