Former Medical Technician Sentenced to More Than One Year in Prison for Accepting Bribes in Exchange for Falsifying Urinalysis Drug Tests
TULSA, OK—A former medical technician was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for 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.
William Ray Allen, 33, of Tulsa, was responsible for collecting urine specimens for random urinalysis drug testing while employed by 12 & 12, Incorporated, a drug treatment facility. Allen admitted to warning 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 knowingly shipped the fraudulent substituted urine samples via Federal Express to the United States Probation Drug Laboratory. The drug treatment facility is contracted by the United States Probation Office to provide court ordered drug testing and treatment services to persons under supervision.
Allen was indicted by a grand jury on September 4, 2014, and pleaded guilty on October 9, 2014, to four counts of honest services mail fraud and three counts of accepting a bribe. Due to a conflict of interest, Allen was sentenced by United States District Court Judge David L. Russell of the Western District of Oklahoma.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel-lyn A. McCormick on behalf of the United States.