Justice Triumphs

McKesson Corporation has agreed to pay $18 million to resolve allegations that it improperly set temperature monitors used in shipping vaccines under its contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Justice Department announced today.  McKesson is a pharmaceutical distributor with corporate headquarters in San Francisco.

A disbarred Florida attorney was sentenced in federal court in Tampa, Florida today to serve 70 months in prison in connection with her role in a $28.3 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims for physical and occupational therapy services.

Lloyds Banking Group plc has entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to pay an $86 million penalty for manipulation of submissions for the London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR), a leading global benchmark interest rate.

St. Charles County attorney Jeffrey Witt pled guilty to three (3) federal felony charges: falsifying documents to obtain a bank loan secured by a St. Louis County home which did not actually belong to him, using an associate to impersonate the true home owner at the bank loan closing, and cashing legal client settlement checks without their knowledge.

An unlicensed trader who solicited $500,000 from undercover FBI agents to invest in a fraudulent high yield investment program pleaded guilty today in federal court in Los Angeles.