October 21, 2014
Baltimore - Timonium Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Stealing More Than $680,000 From An NIH Research Grant
Chief U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Jason Dietz, age 34, of Timonium, Maryland, today to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for theft of funds from a federal program, in connection with the theft of $683,705 in grant money from the National Institute for Drug Abuse for research conducted at its facilities in Baltimore. Chief Judge Blake also ordered Dietz to pay restitution of $683,705.
September 15, 2014
Owner Of Alpha Diagnostics Indicted For $7.5 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury has indicted the owner of Alpha Diagnostics, Rafael Chikvashvili, age 67, of Baltimore, Maryland, on health care fraud and other charges related to a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid of more than $7.5 million. The indictment was returned on September 11, 2014, and unsealed today. Chikvashvili had an initial appearance today in U.S. District Court in Baltimore and was released under the supervision of U.S. Pretrial Services.