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Our special agents investigate nationwide internal crimes and fraud committed by postal employees and contractors as well as postal employee misconduct. We work with U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and local prosecutors across the country to prosecute these crimes. 

In some instances, we uncover much larger criminal activity being carried out by multiple individuals and organizations. In many of these cases, we partner with other federal and local law enforcement agencies to identify and hold responsible those who take advantage of the public’s trust in our postal system.

Below are links to the most recent news releases about our work.


Physician's Estate Agrees to Pay $625,000 to Settle False Claims Act Violations

Date Released: 04/05/2018

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that the Estate of Dr. Leroy Pelicci has agreed to pay the United States $625,000 to settle False Claims Act allegations. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Leroy J. Pelicci was a physician and owner of the Pelicci Pain Relief Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania until his death in March 2014. The United States alleged that Dr. Pelicci submitted numerous improper claims for...

Orthopaedic and Anesthesia Providers to Pay $3.2 million to Settle False Claim Act Allegations

Date Released: 03/29/2018

ATLANTA - The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia has announced that Georgia Bone & Joint (GBJ), Southern Bone & Joint a/k/a Summit Orthopaedic Surgery Center (Summit Surgery Center), Southern Crescent Anesthesiology, PC (SCA), Sentry Anesthesia Management, LLC (Sentry), and David LaGuardia (LaGuardia) agreed to pay $3.2 million to settle allegations that LaGuardia, Sentry, and SCA provided a free medical director to Summit Surgery Center in order to induce it to choose...

Trucking Company and Its Principals Agree to Settle Civil False Claims Act Allegations

Date Released: 03/12/2018

Beam Bros. Trucking Inc. (BBT), and its principals Gerald Beam and Garland Beam, have agreed to pay $1,025,000 to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that BBT overcharged the U.S.Postal Service on contracts to transport mail. BBT is a trucking company located in Mt. Crawford, Virginia. USPS contracts with trucking companies, including BBT, to transport mail throughout the United States. On some contracts, USPS had provided trucking contractors with credit cards, known as Voyager Cards...

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Employee Sentenced for Involvement in Over $30 Million Health Care Fraud

Date Released: 03/12/2018

A pharmacist and his employee were sentenced on Friday for their involvement in a $30 million health care fraud scheme against Tricare, the health care program for military service members, veterans and their families. This case was largest health care fraud case involving the Tricare program to go to trial. Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, John F. Khin, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS)...

Ringleader of Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Schemes Sentenced to Prison

Date Released: 03/08/2018

Phenix City Resident and Ringleader of Multi-Million Dollar Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Schemes Sentenced to Prison Department of Justice - U.S. Attorney’s Office - Middle District of Alabama March 8, 2018 Montgomery, Alabama – A Phenix City, Alabama, resident was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for his role in masterminding multiple stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF) schemes, announced U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. of the Middle District of Alabama, and Principal Deputy...