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Florida Doctor Acquitted of Federal Steroid Trafficking Charges Loses Medical License

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

A Stuart, Florida doctor who was previously charged with involvement in a massive steroid trafficking ring has recently had his medical license suspended a second time. The doctor had his medical license reinstated after facing federal charges in 2011 and being acquitted in 2014, and has had it suspended again after continuing to write… Read More »

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Federal Computer-Related Crimes under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) began to take shape in the 1980s as computers became more widely used and susceptible to hacking and other criminal activity, and is now widely used in prosecuting federal crimes involving computers, or “cyber crimes”. The CFAA does not cover every type of illegal activity that can… Read More »

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Group Hit With COVID-Related Fraud Charges in Florida

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Nine Florida natives have been charged in a $24 million COVID-relief scheme to fraudulently obtain Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Three were charged in federal court in Florida, and five were charged in federal court in Ohio. All three of the individuals charged in Florida federal court are… Read More »

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Why Florida Should Better Protect Inmates From COVID-19

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

A female prison inmate at Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in South Florida died from COVID-19 on Monday at just 36 years of age. She had asked for “compassionate release” about a month earlier, citing long standing health conditions that could lead to severe complications if she were to catch COVID-19. She was a non-violent… Read More »

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Does postponing federal jury trials due to COVID-19 violate the Sixth Amendment?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Unfortunately, there is no clear answer. On August 11, 2020, the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued an order postponing federal jury trials until 2021. The COVID-19 crisis has upended many aspects of our lives, and has affected the lives of criminal defendants in particular. Especially for defendants held in… Read More »

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Identity Theft Charges In Unemployment Fraud Cases

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

As we discussed recently, the federal government has brought fraud charges against individuals seeking relief money for businesses in a fraudulent way. We mentioned fraudulent unemployment claims were on the rise as well. Another thing you should know about unemployment fraud is that, like many criminal offenses, it can result in a variety of… Read More »

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Bruce Udolf Quoted In USA TODAY – Trump’s Unrestrained Full Partner? Attorney General William Barr Echoes President in Slamming DOJ

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Analysis: The attorney general’s attacks sparked backlash from prosecutors, threatening to further tear at the core of the Department of Justice Kevin Johnson Kristine Phillips USA TODAY For much of his presidency, Donald Trump has cast the Justice Department as the enemy within. He has regularly called out federal prosecutors and FBI agents as… Read More »

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What Makes a Florida Crime a Federal Offense?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

In many criminal cases, when you are arrested and charged with a crime, your case is heard in a Florida state court. What this means is the law that you are accused of breaking is one that is listed under Florida’s statutes and regulations. Every state has its own laws, many of which may… Read More »

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What Should You Do if You’re Under Federal Investigation?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

In most federal cases, there will be an extensive federal investigation before you are arrested or indicted. The criminal investigation is typically the first stage of a federal case. Initial reports that tip the government off to a crime could come from a victim, a witness, or someone else. When the federal government launches… Read More »

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6 Important Defenses to Consider in a Florida Federal Drug Case

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Fighting drug crimes is a top priority for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). With a multi-billion-dollar budget, they have thousands of agents and very high-tech equipment to help aid in their investigation of various drug crimes. This is in conjunction with the multi-billion-dollar budget of the U.S. Attorney’s Office who prosecutes federal drug crimes…. Read More »

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