UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 27, 2010
RE: KAREN TRIGGIANI
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
Honorable Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge Sacramento, California
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF SEALED FILE DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION
On September 9, 2010, our office received a letter from the probation office in the Central District of California where Triggiani is currently being supervised. In that letter, the probation office requested permission to provide criminal agents of the Office of Inspectors General (OIG), Department of Human and Health Services (DHHS), information regarding Triggiani's case file in order to assist with an ongoing criminal investigation.
Triggiani was sentenced by Your Honor on November 29, 2007, to one count of Conspiracy (submitting false claims to the Medicare program). She was given five years Probation, and supervision is scheduled to expire on November 28, 2012. Triggiani's case file has been sealed.
The probation officer in the Central District of California recently received a call from criminal agents from OIG, DHHS, regarding Triggiani's employment. They suspect Medicare is being billed for services in an indirect manner, all the while Triggiani informs the probation officer of different duties not relating to Medicare billing. The probation officer would like to provide agents copies of the Judgment, Information, and Plea Agreement; and additionally, provide them with copies of documents provided to the probation officer during routine financial investigations, such as copies of agreements with corporations she is involved with as an independent consultant. It is believed these documents will assist with their investigation.
A determination has not been made whether a new criminal case will be filed or if they will charge her with providing false documentation/statements to the probation officer. Furthermore, the probation officer is unaware of what information they actually have on Triggiani.
The probation officer is available to answer any questions Your Honor may have regarding this request. In the meantime, the Court is provided with an approval and signature block below.
TERENCE E. SHERBONDY Supervising United States Probation Officer
DATED: September 17, 2010
ORDER OF THE COURT:
Approved XX Disapproved
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