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Washington, DC - The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged global engineering and construction company KBR Inc. with inflating a key, non-financial statement performance metric known as work in backlog.  KBR agreed to pay a $2.5 million penalty to settle the SEC’s charges.

The Justice Department announced that Allegiance Health Management, Inc., (Allegiance), a post-acute healthcare management company based in Shreveport, Louisiana, and four hospitals owned and operated by Allegiance (collectively, the Allegiance Defendants), have agreed to pay more than $1.7 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that the Allegiance Defendants submitted, and caused other hospitals to submit, claims for reimbursement from Medicare for services that were not medically reasonable or necessary.

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks to the Elder Justice Coordinating Council:

Legg Mason Inc. (Legg Mason), a Maryland-based investment management firm, has entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice and agreed to pay $64.2 million to resolve the Department’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with Legg Mason’s participation, through a subsidiary, in a Libyan bribery scheme.

A former fugitive and social security disability lawyer pleaded guilty in federal court today for his role in scheming to defraud the Social Security Administration (SSA) of more than $550 million, retaliating against an informant and fleeing from the United States.