Attorney General Schwalb Secures Criminal Tax Fraud Conviction Against District Business Owner & $450K+ in Restitution for DC

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that Jerri Evans, owner of the Turning Natural juice bar chain, pled guilty in Superior Court to one criminal count of failure to pay sales tax for tax years 2017 through 2020, and must pay the District $452,522.07 in back taxes, penalties, and interest. Evans collected sales tax from customers but failed to remit those funds over to the District as required by law.

AG Schwalb Announces Former MPD Officer Pleads Guilty to Time & Attendance Fraud Scheme

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb and United States Attorney Matthew M. Graves announced that Medgar Webster Sr., 52, of Washington, DC, pleaded guilty in Superior Court to one count of first degree felony fraud for committing time and attendance fraud on the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the District of Columbia. This fraud prosecution is the result of a partnership between the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia (USAO), through which OAG has detailed a prosecutor to USAO to prosecute local public corruption cases.

AG Racine Claws Back $750K in Misspent Nonprofit Funds From Trump Organization & Presidential Inaugural Committee

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Trump Organization and Donald Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) will be required to pay $750,000 to the District to resolve allegations that the PIC, the Trump International Hotel, and the Trump Organization illegally misused nonprofit funds to enrich the Trump family. Those funds will then be redirected to two nonpartisan nonprofit organizations – Mikva Challenge DC and DC Action – that promote civic engagement of youth in the District.

AG Racine Sues Home Health Care Agency for Defrauding District Medicaid Program of More than $3 Million

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against Vizion One, a home health care provider, for defrauding the District’s Medicaid program of more than $3 million. In the lawsuit, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) alleges that Vizion One engaged in an elaborate scheme to profit by submitting false Medicaid claims for at-home care that was not medically necessary, properly authorized, or actually provided.