Month: April 2017

Attorney General Xavier Becerra Sues U.S. Interior Department to Ensure California Receives Its Fair Share from Oil, Gas, and Coal Extraction on Federal Lands

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, together with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, filed a lawsuit yesterday against the U.S. Department of the Interior for delaying the implementation of one of its own rules promulgated to ensure that taxpayers receive their fair share of royalties from companies that extract oil, gas, and coal from federal lands.

Tax Preparation Business Owner Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

A Pollock Pines, California woman who owned a tax return preparation business was sentenced to serve 120 months in prison today for conspiring to file more than 250 false refund claims, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert for the Eastern District of California.

Fontana Company, Owner and 3 Employees Charged with Violating Clean Water Act by Illegally Discharging Industrial Waste into Sewers

LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury has issued a 12-count superseding indictment that accuses a Fontana company, its owner and three employees with violating the Clean Water Act by regularly engaging in illegal discharges of acidic industrial wastewater into a sewer system, as well as tampering with monitoring devices designed to prevent those violations.

Oxygen Equipment Provider Pays $11.4 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

The Department of Justice announced today that Braden Partners, L.P., doing business as Pacific Pulmonary Services, has agreed to pay $11.4 million to resolve allegations against it and its general partner, Teijin Pharma USA LLC, for violating the False Claims Act by submitting claims for reimbursement to Medicare and other federal healthcare programs for oxygen and related equipment supplied in violation of program rules, and for sleep therapy equipment supplied as part of a cross-referral kickback scheme with sleep clinics.

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