Former Medical Technician Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes in Exchange for Falsifying Urinalysis Drug Tests
TULSA, OK—William Ray Allen, 33, of Tulsa, a former medical technician responsible for collecting urine specimens for random urinalysis drug testing, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Judge T. Lane Wilson today to accepting bribes in exchange for submitting fraudulent urinalysis drug tests and to submitting a falsified certification, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
On September 4, 2014, a Federal grand jury indicted Allen with four counts of honest services mail fraud and three counts of accepting a bribe. Sentencing has been scheduled for January 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
At the change of plea hearing, Allen admitted that, on August 8, 2014, while employed by 12 & 12, Incorporated, he warned those selected for court ordered random drug testing that they were going to be tested. He also substituted his own urine or the urine of others for drug testing and submitted falsified certifications with the substituted urine for analysis. Allen admitted to knowingly shipping the fraudulent substituted urine samples via Federal Express to the U.S. Probation Drug Laboratory. 12 & 12, Incorporated is a drug treatment facility contracted by the U.S. Probation Office to provide court ordered drug testing and treatment services to persons under supervision.
At the time of sentencing, Allen faces the maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for honest services mail fraud; and, not more than 15 years in prison and a $250,000 for accepting a bribe.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel-lyn A. McCormick is prosecuting on behalf of the United States.