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U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects More Than $53.5 Million in Fiscal Year 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – United States Attorney Robert J. Troester announced today that the Western District of Oklahoma (WDOK) collected $53,584,692 in criminal and civil actions and through asset forfeiture in Fiscal Year 2022.

Of the total amount collected and exclusively worked by the district, $3,245,900 was for criminal actions and $2,952,310 for civil action.  The WDOK also worked with components of the Department of Justice and other U.S. Attorney’s Offices to jointly collect $40,997,638 in civil cases.  The WDOK collected $6,388,844 through asset forfeiture by partnering with agencies and divisions.  Forfeited assets deposited into the DOJ Assets Forfeiture Fund are used to restore funds to crime victims as well as a variety of law enforcement purposes.

“In addition to keeping communities safe, my office prioritizes the recovery of financial losses suffered by victims of crime and by taxpayers who have lost funds through fraud on the government or default on loans,” said U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.  “I am proud the talented women and men in my office who use the tools Congress has provided to seek to achieve financial justice in criminal and civil litigation involving the United States.”

Highlights of the Western District of Oklahoma’s FY2022 collection efforts include:

  • After a collaborative investigation with other DOJ components, Balfour Beatty Communities LLC (BBC), one of the largest providers of privatized military housing to the U.S. Armed Forces, paid $35.2 million to resolve claims that they defrauded the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy by falsifying satisfaction of performance objectives to obtain incentive payments to which it was not entitled.
  • After a voluntary disclosure, Oklahoma Heart Hospital South, LLC paid $1,151,770.50 to resolve allegations it submitted false claims for Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation services billed to Medicare. 
  • Comanche County Hospital Authority (“CCHA”) and two physicians paid $550,000 to resolve civil penalty claims related allegations that the prescriptions issued by Drs. Harden and Varkey were outside the usual course of professional practice and that CCHA neglected to implement appropriate prescribing policies and procedures.
  • INTEGRIS ProHealth, Inc., and its parent company, INTEGRIS Health, Inc. paid $120,000 to resolve civil penalty claims stemming from allegations that Integris Baptist Medical Center Pharmacy violated the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 and its regulations by failing to timely notify DEA regarding thefts or significant losses of Schedule II controlled substances. 
  • A $100,000.00 forfeiture money judgment against Rodger Bramley was collected in full on June 17, 2022.  In 2013, Bramley was indicted with dozens of other individuals for their participation in an illegal gambling business, Legendz Sports.  In 2015, a federal jury convicted Bramley of racketeering conspiracy, conducting an illegal gambling business, and money laundering conspiracy. 

The U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, along with the department’s litigating divisions, are responsible for enforcing and collecting civil and criminal debts owed to the U.S. and criminal debts owed to federal crime victims. The law requires defendants to pay restitution to victims of certain federal crimes who have suffered a physical injury or financial loss. While restitution is paid to the victim, criminal fines and felony assessments are paid to the department’s Crime Victims Fund, which distributes the funds collected to federal and state victim compensation and victim assistance programs.

Source: https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdok/pr/us-attorney-s-office-collects-more-535-million-fiscal-year-2022

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