Former Medical Technician Charged with Accepting Bribes in Exchange for Falsifying Urinalysis Drug Tests
TULSA, OK—A former medical technician was charged in U.S. District Court Tuesday for accepting bribes in exchange for fraudulently submitting urine specimens for drug analysis, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
William Ray Allen, 33, of Tulsa, was charged with four counts of honest services mail fraud and three counts of accepting a bribe. According to the Indictment returned by the Federal Grand Jury, Allen was employed as a medical technician at 12 & 12, Incorporated, a drug treatment facility contracted by the U.S. Probation Office to provide drug testing and treatment services to persons under supervision by order of the U.S. District Court, and was responsible for collecting urine specimens for random urinalysis drug testing.
The Indictment alleges that from July of 2011 to August of 2014: Allen provided prior notification to those who had been selected for random drug testing; substituted his own urine or the urine of others for drug testing instead of collecting and submitting urine samples from the persons subject to Court ordered random drug testing; and, submitted falsified certifications with the substituted urine submitted for analysis. The Grand Jury charged that, as part of the mail fraud, Allen knowingly shipped the fraudulently substituted urine specimens via Federal Express to the U.S. Probation Drug Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to the Indictment, the bribes Allen accepted was the money he received in exchange for the fraudulent submission of false urine specimens for drug analysis.
If convicted, the defendant could be sentenced up to 20 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on each count of honest services mail fraud; and, not more than 15 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine for each bribery count.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the investigating agency and Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel-lyn A. McCormick is prosecuting on behalf of the United States.