U.S. Attorney Justin Herman confirmed that his office collected $28,603,085 in civil and criminal actions in the fiscal year 2020. Of that amount, approximately $21 million was collected from civil actions, and almost $7 million was collected from criminal actions.
Andrey Kovalenko, 52, of Bedford, OH, is charged with 10 counts of mail fraud. It is unclear if has acquired the services of an attorney.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio announced the return of a 28-count indictment charging the owner of a mental-health nonprofit organization and eight of his employees for their alleged roles in a multi-million dollar scheme to defraud Medicaid.
Named in the indictment are: Alfonzo D. Bailey, 38, of Cleveland, OH; David Brown, 39, of Maple Heights, OH; Valerie White, 51, of Columbus, OH; Sandra Wilson, 52, of Cleveland, OH; Cheria Oliver, 31, of Canal Winchester, OH; Charchee Tucker, 43, of Warrensville Heights, OH; Allen Steel, 38, of Parma, OH; Kamelah Ganaway, 43, Macedonia, OH; and Tremayne Kellom, 41, of Cleveland, OH. A court docket lists attorneys for only Tucker and Wilson. It is unclear if the other defendants have acquired legal representation.
Johnny Lee Palmer, 25, and John Tyler Pla, 25, both of Tampa, FL, are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud. Attorney information was not available at the time of writing.
Three Florida men face federal charges in Cincinnati, OH, for their alleged role in a financial fraud conspiracy that involved stealing identities in order to fraudulently obtain tax refunds, coronavirus (COVID-19) stimulus checks, and credit cards.
Adesh Alvin Bissoon, 41, of Miami Beach; Michael Jacques Joseph, 37, of Miami Beach; and Victor Torres, 38, of Apollo Beach are charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, mail fraud affecting a financial institution, and aggravated identity theft. It is unclear if they have acquired legal representation.