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News Releases Highlighting the Office of Investigations

News releases reporting on the specific results of investigations, including criminal sentencings and convictions.



News Release

May 1, 2023

Charlotte Auto Repair Shop Owner is Sentenced and Fined for Violating the Clean Air Act

Feb 8, 2023

Two Men Charged in Wire Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Jan 30, 2023

Reliance Laboratories manager admits to lying about testing public water



News Release

Oct 4, 2022

Lexington Woman Sentenced for Wire Fraud and Money Laundering

Sept 1, 2022

New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to Pay $500,000 for Falsely Certifying that Members of Former Governors’ Staff Worked on Federal Clean Water Act Grant

July 28, 2022

Project Manager Pleads Guilty to False Statements Regarding Lead Contamination at City Park

June 16, 2022

Owner of Water Treatment Company in Tumwater, Wash., Pleads Guilty, Sentenced for Falsification of Public System Water Samples to Lab After EPA OIG Investigation

June 10, 2022

Burlington County Businessman Admits Defrauding Over 75 Victims of More Than $2.7 Million in Scheme to Sell Pesticides He Claimed Would Kill Coronavirus

Mar 30, 2022

Federal Employee Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography



News Release

Dec 13, 2021

Lexington Man Sentenced for Wire Fraud

Dec 2, 2021

Four Men Sentenced to Prison for Roles in Construction Insurance Fraud Scheme



News Release

Dec 10, 2020

Newport Woman Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Stealing from Federally Funded Program

Oct 2, 2020

South Carolina Man Sentenced to 36 Months for Mail Fraud Conspiracy, Theft from Employee Benefit Plans, and Unlawful Storage of Hazardous Waste

Sep 23, 2020

Nigerian Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Computer Hacking Scheme that Targeted Government Employees

Jan 31, 2020

Man from Tucson, Arizona sentenced to 18 months in prison for sending letters threatening to kill Albuquerque police officers



News Release

Oct 2, 2019

Nigerian National Appears On Charges Relating To Computer Hacking Scheme That Targeted Government Employees

Aug 15, 2019

Government Contractor Settles Civil False Claims Act Allegations

Mar 25, 2019

Duke University Agrees to Pay U.S. $112.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Scientific Research Misconduct

Mar 1, 2019

Fairbanks Man Sentenced to Prison for Misapplying over $300,000 from Organization Receiving Federal Funds



News Release

Dec 14, 2018

Appeals Court Upholds Scientists’ Fraud Convictions

Dec 13, 2018

Whiting Man Convicted After 4-Day Jury Trial

July 31, 2018

Former Executive Director Sentenced To 37 Months In Federal Prison

June 20, 2018

Alabama Computer Store Owner Charged in Fraud Scheme to Acquire, Sell Government Computers Intended for Schools, Nonprofit Organizations

Mar 22, 2018

Fairbanks Man Charged for Misapplying Over $300,000 from Organization Receiving Federal Funds

Feb 15, 2018

Grand Jury Returns Indictment Against Former Executive Director Of The Calhoun Conservation District



News Release

Nov 15, 2017

Environmental Training Instructor Who Falsely Certified Asbestos Abatement Courses is Sentenced

May 26, 2017

Arizona Man Arrested for Assaulting Federal Officers and Mailing Threatening Communications in New Mexico

Mar 16, 2017

South Korean Businessman Convicted on Fraud Charges in Scheme to Deceive U.S. Municipalities out of Federal Stimulus Funds

Feb 17, 2017

Florida Man Pleads Guilty in Wire Fraud Case Related to Falsified Water Testing in Dale County, Alabama



News Release

Dec 15, 2016

Two Florida Men and a Corporation Indicted in Wire Fraud Case Related to Falsified Water Testing in Dale County

Dec 2, 2016

Palm Beach County Man Sentenced to 150 Months' Imprisonment for Role in Bonding Fraud Scheme

Nov 4, 2016

Naperville Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

Oct 31, 2016

Two Individuals Ordered to Pay Over $4 Million in Restitution For Their Participation in a Conspiracy to Defraud Federal Agencies and Federal Contractors

Aug 9, 2016

Former CEO of Canadian Hazardous Waste Treatment Company Sentenced to Serve 63 Months in Prison for Role in Kickback and Fraud Schemes Against the United States

July 15, 2016

Palm Beach County Resident Found Guilty of Defrauding Federal Agencies

July 13, 2016

Former Fultonville Resident Sentenced to 18 Months for Environmental Fraud Scheme

Apr 21, 2016

Two Individuals Plead Guilty in Conspiracy to Defraud Over Ten Federal Agencies

Mar 16, 2016

Former CEO of Canadian Hazardous Waste Treatment Company Convicted of Conspiracy to Pay Kickbacks and Committing Major Fraud against the United States



News Release

Dec 3, 2015

Civil Settlement Reached With Environmental Testing Company Over Claims That Testing Procedures Were Not Followed

Oct 23, 2015

Former Finance Director Of Alaska Inter-Tribal Council Sentenced In Federal Court For Theft Of Funds

Oct 22, 2015

Former Executive Director Of Alaska Inter-Tribal Council Sentenced To 21 Months In Federal Prison For Theft Of Funds

Sept 11, 2015

Scientists Sentenced To Prison For Defrauding The Small Business Innovation Research Program

Aug 29, 2015

Edinburg Man Arrested for Making Threats

Aug 12, 2015

HD Supply Waterworks To Pay Nearly $5 Million To Resolve Grant Fraud Allegations

July 30, 2015

Former EPA Agent Sentenced for Making a False Statement in Connection with Pyramid Scheme

July 1, 2015

Chemical Polluter Convicted in Massive Scheme to Deceive the EPA

May 20, 2015

Nigerian Man Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Role In Computer Hacking Scheme That Targeted Government Employees

May 14, 2015

Duke Energy Subsidiaries Plead Guilty And Sentenced To Pay $102 Million For Clean Water Act Crimes

Apr 14, 2015

Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Prison For Possessing Over 50,000 Images Of Child Pornography

Apr 10, 2015

Former Executive And Finance Directors Of Alaska Tribal Organization Plead Guilty To Stealing Funds

Mar 23, 2015

Federal Jury Convicts Scientists Of Wire Fraud, Identity Theft, And Obstruction

Feb 26, 2015

Justice Department Inspector General Commends Montana U.S. Attorney's Guardians Project

Jan 29, 2015

Federal Jury Convicts Former Finance Manager of the Rocky Boy Health Clinic



News Release

Dec 18, 2014

Savannah Man Sentenced On False Statement Charge

Dec 5, 2014

Two Tampa Corporations And Four Tampa Residents Sentenced In Connection With Scheme To Unlawfully Sell An Unregistered Pesticide And Obstruct Justice

Nov 17, 2014

Canadian Executive Extradited on Major Fraud Charges Involving a New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Site

June 10, 2014

Nigerian Man Admits Role In Computer Hacking Scheme That Targeted Government Employees

May 28, 2014

Jett Industries Pays $500,000 To Settle Civil Fraud Allegations

Apr 4, 2014

Co-Owner of New Jersey Industrial Pipes Supply Company Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement in Connection with Superfund Investigation

Mar 4, 2014

Former Project Manager Sentenced to Serve Time in Prison for Role in Bid Rigging and Other Fraudulent Schemes Involving Two EPA Superfund Sites in New Jersey

Feb 12, 2014

Two Tampa Corporations and Four Tampa Residents Indicted in Scheme to Unlawfully Sell an Unregistered Pesticide and Obstruct Justice

Jan 8, 2014

Upstate Laboratories Sentenced to probation for 5 years and a $150,000 fine for committing mail fraud



News Release

Sept 30, 2013

Former Project Manager Convicted For Role In Conspiracy Schemes Involving Two Epa Superfund Sites In New Jersey

Sept 27, 2013

Former EPA Senior Policy Advisor Pleads Guilty To Theft in Scheme That Cost Government Nearly $900,000

Sept 19, 2013

Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destruction of Evidence in Connection with Deepwater Horizon Disaster and Is Sentenced to Statutory Maximum Fine

Jan 29, 2013

BP Exploration and Production Inc. Pleads Guilty, Is Sentenced to Pay Record $4 Billon for Crimes Surrounding Deepwater Horizon Incident



News Release

Oct 16, 2012

West Palm Beach Company and Owners Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Fraud in Connection with Bogus Septic Tank Products

Sept 13, 2012

Managers of West Palm Beach Septic Tank Products Sentenced for Fraud

June 25, 2012

Owner of "Clean Green Fuel" Convicted of Scheme to Violate EPA Regulations and Sell $9 Million in Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Claims




News Release

Nov 22, 2011

West Palm Beach Sellers of Unnecessary Septic Tank Products Plead Guilty to Wire Fraud

Oct 6, 2011

Federal Grand Jury Indicts David P. Preston on Wire Fraud Charges

Oct 4, 2011

Former EPA-CID Special Agent in Texas Pleads Guilty to Perjury and Obstruction of Justice

Oct 3, 2011

Owner of Clean Green Fuel Charged in Scheme to Sell Over $9 Million in Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Credits

Sept 20, 2011

Local Contractor Pleads Guilty To Defrauding City Of Sacramento Of Stimulus Funds

Sept 12, 2011

Canadian National Sentenced to Serve 50 Months in Prison for Role in Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracies Involving New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency at Superfund Site

July 27, 2011

Former EPA-CID Special Agent Charged with Perjury and Obstruction of Justice

June 20, 2011

Boise couple sentenced in federal court for conspiring to defraud the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality of federal grant funds that were to be used to install diesel emission reduction equipment on Idaho school buses

June 1, 2011

New York Man Ordered to Pay Over $400,000 in Restitution and Fines for Role in Kickback Scheme at New Jersey Superfund Sites

May 17, 2011

Hayward Baker Settlement

April 6, 2011

New Jersey Wastewater Treatment and Chemical Supply Company and Owner Sentence for Their Role in Fraud Conspiracy