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CA Health Care Provider To Pay $5M To Settle Fraud Allegations

A California health care provider and one of its doctors have agreed to pay over $5 million to settle claims by the Federal government that it submitted false claims to Medicare.

Federal prosecutors say the California firm contracted with several area Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAO) to provide its enrollees with health care services in exchange for a share of the payments it receives from Medicare. As Medicare pays MAOs more for patients with more severe diagnoses, investigators say the firm took advantage of the fact by submitting additional diagnosis codes that did not match the patients’ actual health to the MAOs.

Veteran faces murder charges over 2 police officer killings

Stress, anxiety and depression can cause people to do terrible things. They may hallucinate or not understand what they're doing. Sometimes, the trauma of past work or experiences can lead someone down the path to murder. It's argued that post-traumatic stress and other mental health conditions may be the cause of a double murder in Florida.

An ambush by a Marine veteran led to the deaths of two Florida police officers, according to a Sept. 3 report. The prosecution claim that the man had posted a status update on Facebook under a different name that showed his view of law enforcement. The post called the authorities racist.

Woman sentenced to 4 years in prison for white collar crimes

White collar crimes don't involve violence, but they can impact many people's lives. Unfortunately, if you get caught participating in one of these activities, the penalties can be significant.

Take, for example, this case out of Port St. Lucie. A woman, only 29 now, has been sentenced to four years in federal prison as a result of committing wire fraud and forgery.

Man looking for drug money beats man in his bed

Drug charges aren't uncommon, and they might be placed for possession, trafficking or distribution. Florida certainly has a number of drug cases that arise as a result of people who use drugs or get caught up in their addictions.

The truth is that people with drug addictions often need support and assistance getting the care they need to break that cycle. Drug charges can get them to court, but without the right assistance, penalties will only harm them and continue a negative cycle. Alternatives could be a good option if they are able to remain sober.

Tampa Bartending Student Charged With DUI After Blowing Three Times The Legal Limit In Pasco County

drink-driving-808790_640.jpgA A Port Richey woman and current student at a Tampa bartending school was stopped by deputies last week on suspicion of driving drunk in Hudson and registering a blood-alcohol content of three times the Florida legal limit.

Tampa Man Facing Charges After Allegedly Setting Fire To Home Of Woman From Whom He Stole Jewelry

fire-1533113_1280-768x570.jpgA A Tampa man is facing attempted murder, theft, and arson charges after police say he set aflame the home of a woman from whom he had stolen jewelry a week prior.

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