CEO Sentenced for Bribing Former Norfolk Sheriff

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NORFOLK, Va. – A Franklin, Tennessee man was sentenced today to three years in prison and a $35,000 fine for conspiring to commit honest services mail fraud by paying bribes to secure medical services contracts for the Norfolk City Jail.

According to court documents, Gerard Boyle, 67, admitted to engaging in a 12-year bribery scheme with former Norfolk Sheriff Robert McCabe. Boyle was the founder and chief executive officer of Correct Care Solutions (CCS), a company that provided medical services to people in jail. Over the course of the conspiracy, Boyle provided McCabe things of value, including gifts, cash, entertainment, travel, and campaign contributions. In exchange, McCabe performed official acts in favor of CCS, which was able to obtain medical services contracts worth more than $3 million per year with the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. Such official acts included, but were not limited to, signing contracts, granting extensions without putting the contracts out to bid, the release of a letter of credit, and awarding other adjustments that increased the value of the contracts. On August 24, 2021, a federal jury convicted McCabe of all eleven charged counts related in part to this scheme.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Brian Dugan, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office; and Darrell J. Waldon, Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Investigations Unit of the Internal Revenue Service, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen.

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Assistant U.S. Attorneys Melissa E. O’Boyle, Randy C. Stoker, and Anthony Mozzi prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:19-cr-171.