Two former employees of the U.S. Postal Service in Dallas were convicted on felony offenses stemming from their scheme to defraud the federal Office of Worker’s Compensation Program, according to an announcement from U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. The accused were each convicted on one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. with respect to claims and one count of false statements or fraud to obtain federal employees’ compensation. The government presented evidence at trial that the pair engaged in a scheme to receive kickbacks in exchange for their completion of falsified medical documentation, and that one defendant also falsified forms related to travel he purportedly made for medical services. The conspiracy count carries a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. The false statements carry a maximum statutory penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Both will remain on bond pending sentencing, which is set for March 6th, 2017.
Read the full announcement here.