Office of Investigations

Press Releases

  • MassTech, Richard Lee and Arnold Lee to Pay U.S. $1.9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Small Business Innovation Research Awards
    PR-2018-B - Press Release [May 3, 2018]

    MassTech Inc., and its former executives, Richard Lee and Arnold Lee, agreed to pay $1.9 million to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by fraudulently certifying as a small business in order to obtain federal funds intended for disadvantaged small businesses.

  • Federal Jury Finds Scientist Guilty of Defrauding NASA, Navy, and Missile Defense Agency
    PR-2018-A - Press Release [February 12, 2018]

    Akbar Fard (53, formerly of Tampa) was found guilty of wire fraud in connection with defrauding NASA, the U.S. Navy, and the Missile Defense Agency out of approximately $2.1 million in federal funds intended for research.

  • Huntsville Defense Contractor Sentenced for Defrauding DTRA, NASA
    PR-2017-G - Press Release [September 25, 2017]
  • Former Supervisor at Portland, Oregon-Area Manufacturing Company Pleads Guilty for Role in Fraud Scheme
    PR-2017-F - Press Release [July 27, 2017]
  • District Man Sentenced for Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods
    PR-2017-E - Press Release [May 9, 2017]
  • Former NASA Employee Sentenced to Serve Ten Years in Federal Prison for Coercion of a Minor
    PR-2017-D - Press Release [February 27, 2017]
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation Pays $14.9m to Settle Allegations of Improper Contract Billings
    PR-2017-C - Press Release [February 16, 2017]
  • District Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge For Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods
    PR-2017-B - Press Release [January 18, 2017]
  • Former NASA Employee Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements Concerning His Interactions with Contractors
    PR-2017-A - Press Release [October 5, 2016]
  • Woburn Company and President Agree to Pay $2.25 Million to Resolve Allegations of Grant Fraud
    PR-2016-G - Press Release [August 12, 2016]
  • New Port Richey Man To Pay More than $50,000 For Failing To Disclose Employment While Collecting Federal Unemployment Benefits
    PR-2016-F - Press Release [July 21, 2016]
  • Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah and Associates Convicted in Corruption Case
    PR-2016-E - Press Release [June 21, 2016]
  • Estonian National Sentenced for Infecting Millions of Computers in 100 Countries with Malware in Multimillion-Dollar Fraud Scheme
    PR-2016-D - Press Release [April 26, 2016]
  • Computer Hacking Conspiracy Charges Unsealed Against Members of Syrian Electronic Army
    PR-2016-C - Press Release [March 22, 2016]
  • Former UCSD Professor Admits Fraud, Agrees to Forfeit $180,000
    PR-2016-B - Press Release [January 7, 2016]
  • Lehigh County Couple Convicted In Scheme to Defraud NASA
    PR-2016-A - Press Release [November 20, 2015]
  • Brevard County Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of Copper Wire
    PR-2012-H - Press Release [September 26, 2012]
  • Chinese Nationals Charged With Software Piracy and Exporting Technology to China
    PR-2012-G - Press Release [April 18, 2012]
  • Noted Scientist Sentenced For Attempted Espionage, Fraud and Tax Charges
    PR-2012-F - Press Release [March 21, 2012]
  • Romania U.S. Law Enforcement Cooperation Leads to Arrest of Hacker
    PR-2012-E - Press Release [January 31, 2012]
  • Lead Administrator and WebHost of Online Child Pornography Bulletin Board Sentenced to Prison
    PR-2012-D - Press Release [January 25, 2012]
  • Aerospace Corporation Agrees to Pay $2.5 Million to Resolve Allegations of Billing for Phantom Employee
    PR-2012-C - Press Release [December 6, 2011]
  • Aerojet And Parent Gencorp Inc. Pay $3.3 Million
    PR-2012-B - Press Release [November 30, 2011]
  • Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges Seven Individuals for Engineering Sophisticated Internet Fraud Scheme that Infected Millions of Computers
    PR-2012-A - Press Release [November 9, 2011]
  • NASA Contractor to Pay U.S. to Resolve False Claims Act Liability Concerning Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Fraud
    PR-2011-J - Press Release [September 21, 2011]
  • Noted Scientist Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage
    PR-2011-I - Press Release [September 7, 2011]
  • Morehouse Settles Misuse-Of-Funds Case
    PR-2011-H - Press Release [August 4, 2011]
  • League City Businessman Charged With Fraud Involving Space Vehicle Parts
    PR-2011-G - Press Release [July 8, 2011]
  • Lunar Material Recovered
    PR-2011-F - Press Release [June 23, 2011]
  • The U.S. Attorney's Office reached a settlement agreement for more than $1.2 million with Sunpower Inc. to resolve costs that were improperly billed to the NASA Glenn Research Center
    PR-2011-E - Press Release [April 22, 2011]
  • University of Florida Nuclear Engineering Professor and Wife Convicted of Federal Contract Fraud
    PR-2011-D - Press Release [February 25, 2011]
  • Western Titanium, Inc., and Mach 2 Metals, Inc.
    PR-2011-C - Press Release [January 12, 2011]
  • Former NASA Chief of Staff Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Conspiracy
    PR-2011-B - Press Release [November 18, 2010]
  • Defendant Sentenced on Charges of Illegal Exporatation of Rocket Technology to South Korea
    PR-2011-A - Press Release [October 20, 2010]
  • Former NASA Chief of Staff Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy
    PR-2010-O - Press Release [August 18, 2010]
  • Former NASA Contractor Pleads Guilty to Using His Computer to Possess Child Pornography
    PR-2010-N - Press Release [August 18, 2010]
  • Former NASA Contract Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Astronaut Flight Suit
    PR-2010-M - Press Release [August 17, 2010]
  • Northrop Grumman Agrees To Pay $12.5 Million to Settle Civil False Claims Act Case Alleging Test Violations
    PR-2010-L - Press Release [June 23, 2010]
  • NASA Contractor Agrees to Pay $3 Million Settlement Under False Claims Act
    PR-2010-K - Press Release [June 10, 2010]
  • Newport News Woman Pleads Guilty to Conflict of Interest at NASA
    PR-2010-J - Press Release [June 2, 2010]
  • Defendant Pleads Guilty To Illegal Export of Rocket Technology to South Korea
    PR-2010-I - Press Release [May 24, 2010]
  • THREE SOLDIERS SENTENCED FOR STEALING COMPUTERS. Two Current Army Reserve Sergeants, One Former Army Reserve Sergeant Sold the Goods on Open Markets
    PR-2010-H - Press Release [March 24, 2010]
  • Former NASA Official Pleads Guilty to Violating Conflict of Internest Law in Scheme to Enrich Himself and Others
    PR-2010-G - Press Release [March 8, 2010]
  • Intrusions Involved Computers at NASA and Cisco, Theft of Trade Secret Source Code
    PR-2010-F - Press Release [February 8, 2010]
  • Former NASA Scientist Sentenced for Participating in Award of Contracts to his Wife
    PR-2010-E - Press Release [December 1, 2009]
  • Valley Businessman Sentenced to 2½ Years in Prison for Selling Non-Conforming Gaskets Used on Boeing Jets
    PR-2010-D - Press Release [November 9, 2009]
  • Former NASA Official Sentenced to 36 Months Probation in Scheme to Steer 'Earmarked' NASA Funds to Consulting Client
    PR-2010-C - Press Release [November 6, 2009]
  • UF Professor and Wife Indicted for Wire Fraud, Money Laundering
    PR-2010-B - Press Release [October 28, 2009]
  • Guilty Plea to Fraud and Tax Charges Unsealed against Maryland Scientist Charged with Attempted Espionage
    PR-2010-A - Press Release [October 26, 2009]
  • NASA Scientist Pleads Guilty To Participating In Award of Contracts to His Wife
    PR-2009-F - Press Release [September 29, 2009]
  • Former NASA Official Found Guilty in Scheme to Steer 'Earmarked' NASA Funds to Consulting Client
    PR-2009-E - Press Release [August 6, 2009]
  • NASA Contractor Convicted for Fraud Involving Space Vehicle Parts
    PR-2009-D - Press Release [March 30, 2009]
  • Former NASA Official Charged in Scheme to Steer 'Earmarked' NASA Funds to Consulting Client
    PR-2009-C - Press Release [March 6, 2009]
  • Yale University to Pay $7.6 Million to Resolve False Claims Act and Common Law Allegations
    PR-2009-B - Press Release [December 23, 2008]
  • NASA Contractor Indicted For Fraud Involving Space Vehicle Parts
    PR-2009-A - Press Release [November 13, 2008]