Sacramento, California - Jeffrey R. David, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb to seven years in prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Sacramento, California - An indictment was unsealed following the arrests of Nery Martinez, 50, and Maura Martinez, 50, of Shasta Lake. The indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy, forced labor, and alien harboring for financial gain. Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott of the Eastern District of California, and Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan of the FBI’s Sacramento Division made the announcement.

Washington, DC - Pretending to be someone people trust is what scammers do. They may claim to be a well-known company or a beloved family member, but data from the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network suggest that pretending to be the government may be scammers’ favorite ruse. Since 2014, the FTC has gotten nearly 1.3 million reports about government imposters. That’s far more than any other type of fraud reported in the same timeframe. This spring, monthly reports of government imposter scams reached the highest levels we have on record.

Washington, DC - Encompass Health Corporation (formerly known as HealthSouth Corporation), the nation’s largest operator of inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), has agreed to pay $48 million to resolve allegations that some of its IRFs provided inaccurate information to Medicare to maintain their status as an IRF and to earn a higher rate of reimbursement, and that some admissions to its IRFs were not medically necessary.

Richmond, Virginia - James Alex Fields Jr., 22, the Ohio man who drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors at the “Unite the Right Rally” on August 12, 2017, killing one woman and injuring dozens, was sentenced Friday in the Western District of Virginia to life in prison for his crimes. Fields previously pleaded guilty to 29 violations of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, 18 U.S.C. § 249, for the attack.

Washington, DC - “President Trump has promised a better vision: a health care system that treats you like a person, not a number. He wants to hold providers and Big Pharma accountable to transparency and reasonable prices. We are working every day to protect American patients and deliver on the president’s vision.”