U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Western District of Wisconsin
Western District of Wisconsin
For Immediate Release
April 18, 2012
John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Assigned to Case
Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictments
Madison, Wisconsin – A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Monroe Man Charged with Stealing Firearms from Federally-Licensed Firearms Dealer
Daniel Kundert, 22, Monroe, Wis., is charged with stealing five firearms from a Monroe business which is federally-licensed to sell firearms. The indictment alleges that on May 17, 2010, Kundert stole a rifle and four pistols from Hunting Woodlands. If convicted, Kundert faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Monroe Police Department; Green County Sheriff's Department; and Madison Police Department. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.
Fitchburg Man Charged with Gun Crime
Andre A. Williams, 23, Fitchburg, Wis., is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The indictment alleges that on March 21, 2012, he possessed a 9mm pistol and ammunition. If convicted, Williams faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Fitchburg Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.
Washington State Man Faces Additional Health Care Fraud Charges
Dennis J. Vandermause, 64, Colbert, Wash., is charged in a superseding indictment with seven additional counts of health care fraud and 20 counts of submitting a false document in relation to a federally-funded health care program. Vandermause was previously charged with 16 counts of health care fraud in an indictment returned by the grand jury on December 7, 2011.
The superseding indictment alleges that between January 2004 and March 30, 2009, Vandermause, operating The Family Resource Group, a Wisconsin mental health services provider, unlawfully obtained money from a Wisconsin Medicaid program that authorized in-home mental health treatment to minor Medicaid patients. The Wisconsin Medicaid program receives approximately 60 percent of its funding from the federal government.
The superseding indictment alleges that Vandermause submitted claims for payment to Medicaid through The Family Resource Group for services that were never rendered and travel related to the services that never took place. The superseding indictment alleges that Vandermause caused the submission of at least $173,430 in fraudulent claims, and that he submitted more than 800 false documents in connection with these fraudulent claims.
If convicted, Vandermause faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each health care fraud count, and a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison on each count of submitting a false document. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter M. Jarosz.