DALLAS — Tshombe Anderson, 55, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn to 120 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $26,572,458.93 in restitution for his role in a scheme he ran along with his family members from July 2011 to September 2015 to fraudulently obtain more than $26 million from the Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Worker’s Compensation Program (OWCP), announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.
Anderson pleaded guilty in August 2017 to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Anderson agreed to forfeit $375,000 seized from his residence, a 2015 Mercedes, and his share of the $8,383,075 that was seized from 25 bank accounts. Anderson has been in custody since the time of his arrest in August 2015.
“The sentence imposed today reaffirms the long-standing message that fraud committed against federal benefit programs is a serious crime and will not be tolerated,” said U.S. Postal Service Office
of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Christopher Cave, Southern Area Field Office. “The USPS-OIG, along with our law enforcement partners will continue to aggressively pursue anyone who engages in these criminal activities.”