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Prosecutors and Congress React to Attorney General’s Marijuana Decision

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Prosecutors weigh in on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ pot policy shift. Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month directed individual U.S. attorneys to follow “the well-established principles that govern all federal prosecutions” when deciding whether to prosecute marijuana-related crimes, effectively removing policy statements that discouraged the prosecution of marijuana businesses that were operating consistent… Read More »

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National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against Over 412 Individuals Responsible for $1.3 Billion in Fraud Losses

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

July 13, 2017 Department of Justice Press Release: Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D., announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, involving 412 charged… Read More »

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Miami gym owner arrested on charges of selling $10 million in steroids from China

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Federal agents raided a popular Miami gym early Wednesday morning, leaving a U.S. Marshal-branded “no trespassing” sign on the door and arresting its co-owner on charges of heading a $10 million international steroid production and distribution ring. Early morning workout buffs at Iron Addicts Gym, on 31 NE 17th St., were herded against the… Read More »

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President Obama commutes 61 prison sentences, including six from South Florida

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 61 people on Wednesday, all of them convicted on drug-related charges. More than a third of the 61 individuals were serving life sentences, and six were from South Florida.  In total, during his administration, Obama has commuted the sentences of 248 people, which according to the… Read More »

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Obama announces efforts to help ex-convicts

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

As part of a push to tackle criminal justice issues in his final year in office, President Barack Obama announced new efforts to help former prisoners reintegrate into society. Speaking in Newark, N.J., on Monday, Mr. Obama announced $8 million in new grants to support educational opportunities for ex-convicts returning from prison.  Mr. Obama… Read More »

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Justice Department about to free 6,000 prisoners

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Justice Department about to free 6,000 prisoners, largest one-time release By Sari Horwitz October 6 at 12:27 PM, Washington Post The Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison — the largest ever one-time release of federal prisoners — in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug… Read More »

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