Category Archives: White Collar Crime
Group Hit With COVID-Related Fraud Charges in Florida
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 »
What to Do if You Are Charged with Health Care Fraud in Florida?
Health care fraud is a growing problem around the country. As such, the government is reserving additional resources to investigate and charge people for it. When someone is charged with health care fraud, it means they filed a health care claim under false pretenses in order to gain a benefit or make a profit…. Read More »
Possible Defenses to Identity Theft Charges
Identity theft is on the rise across the country. For that reason, authorities take arrests involving identity theft very seriously now. However, like all crimes, you are innocent until proven guilty. In some cases, there are no witnesses, which can make it harder for the prosecution to get a conviction. If you have been… Read More »
Are All White Collar Crimes in Florida Prosecuted as Federal Offenses in Florida?
In theory, white collar crimes can occur at the state level, but most are prosecuted as federal offenses. The federal government has various agencies who investigate the crimes that fall under the category of “white-collar crimes.” Since the federal agencies are the ones investigating them, they are usually prosecuted in a federal court. If… Read More »
What are South Florida’s most depraved scams?
What is it about South Florida that makes the region such an effective hatchery for scams and schemes? “Is it the weather? Is it because it’s beautiful and the fraudsters want to live here?” asked Kelly Jackson, top agent in the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal investigative division in South Florida, in 2015. “Is it… Read More »
Deputy Attorney General Sets the Stage for White Collar Crime Enforcement
On the last day of the American Bar Association’s National Institute on White Collar Crime, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein described some of the white collar crime priorities of the Department of Justice in the coming year. After highlighting recent prosecutions for Medicare and Medicaid fraud, military procurement fraud, and illegal offshore tax shelters,… Read More »
US Supreme Court Puts the Brakes on IRS Obstruction Prosecutions
Paying a waiter or babysitter in cash could have constituted a felony tax obstruction offense under the government’s expansive interpretation of the obstruction statutes. The March 21 ruling by the US Supreme Court places a limit to that interpretation, requiring the government to provide fair warning on the felony line. In a 7-2 decision… Read More »
FIFA Convictions A Shot Across Bow Of Sports Corruption
After U.S. prosecutors last month secured convictions of two former South American soccer officials in the first trial from the U.S. FIFA corruption probe, others in soccer and other international sports organizations should be wary of potential further U.S.-led probes into an industry rife with corruption allegations. Late last month, a federal jury in… Read More »
National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against Over 412 Individuals Responsible for $1.3 Billion in Fraud Losses
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 »
Miami gym owner arrested on charges of selling $10 million in steroids from China
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 »