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Pandemic Relief Fraud: The Virus May Be Fading, But Prosecutions Are Not

Last June, we outlined how the government’s huge economic relief package in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (“the Pandemic”) had predictably led to a surge in fraud and an uptick...
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Massachusetts Company Settles N95 Mask Fraud Case for $3.5 Million

Last week, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office announced a settlement with Bedrock LLC for N95 mask fraud. Bedrock, a Salem-based company, will pay $3.5 million. The AG’s Office alleged that...
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Justice Department Cracks Down on COVID Fraud

On March 26, 2021, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced updated results of its expanded criminal and civil enforcement cracking down on COVID-19 fraud.  These efforts resulted in DOJ publicly...
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Another Guilty Plea in Nation’s First CARES Act Fraud Case

A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty last week in the country’s first prosecution for CARES Act fraud. As we previously reported, federal authorities charged David Staveley and David Butziger last May...
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Paycheck Protection Program Fraud Case Settled

Last week, DOJ announced the first civil settlement to resolve allegations of fraud against the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The settling defendants are SlideBelts Inc. (a California-based online retailer) and...
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Company That Misled MBTA About COVID-19 Hand Sanitizer to Pay $550,000

A Maryland-based company has agreed to pay $550,000 to resolve claims that it deceived the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority about hand sanitizer purchased to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The...
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