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August 2018 Archives

The Evidence Builds ...

Police_Line_2300267_8c2b94756f_o.jpgThough an investigation had been carried out by local authorities to track down Teri Lynn Matthews' killer, every lead was a dead end and the case went cold. The stalled case came back to life in 1990 when Cheryl Coby contacted investigators with new information that she claimed would lead straight to Matthews' assailant.

Two Firms And Two Individuals Designated By OFAC For Allegedly Aiding Previously-Listed Russian Company

russian-flag-1168889_640.jpgThe United States Treasury Department announced the listing last week of a Russian firm, a Slovak firm, and two other Russian individuals on allegations that the quartet circumvented sanctions placed on another Russian firm that was listed previously.

Texas Rehab Clinic To Pay $6.1 Million On Allegations Of Illegal Medicare Referrals

adult-3264741_640.jpgA Texas rehabilitation services company has agreed to pay federal regulators $6.1 million to settle allegations that the firm violated federal laws by paying kickbacks for Medicare referrals.

Two Russian Firms And Six Of Their Ships Listed By OFAC For Transactions With North Korea

north-korea-1151137_640.jpgThe United States Federal government last week designated more entities for alleged violations of United Nations and U.S. sanctions against the governing regime in North Korea.

Pennsylvania Firm To Pay $13 Million To Settle Charges Of Operating A Medicare And Medicaid Kickback Scheme

people-3167294_640.jpgA Pennsylvania-based long-term care and rehabilitation hospital operator has agreed to pay over $13 million in fines to settle charges that it paid to obtain referrals for services and items covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

OFAC Lists Four Burmese Individuals And Two Military Units Allegedly Involved In Ethnic Cleansing

flag-2526576_640.jpgThe Federal government announced sanctions last week against four Burmese individuals and two Burmese military units for allegedly conducting serious human rights abuses, including ethnic cleansing, across several states in Burma.

Charges Laid Against Clearwater Man In "Stand Your Ground" Shooting

gerlock-2424292_640.jpgThree weeks since the incident, Pinellas County authorities charged a Clearwater man with manslaughter in a case seen by many as a test of Florida's "stand your ground" law.

Trio Of Shipping Companies Designated By OFAC For Trading With North Korea

north-korea-1151137_640.jpgThe Federal government last week designated two firms that it alleges as having business dealings with the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) in a manner that supports the regime's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program.

BUI Charge Dropped Against HCSO Deputy, But Internal Investigation Continues

waters-3603793_640.jpgThough the BUI charges against him are no longer pending, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy may still find himself jobless due to an incident in Tampa Bay.

Tampa Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Pasco County Alleged Road Rage Incident

cartridge-cases-209210_640.jpgAn alleged instance of road rage led to attempted murder charges for a Tampa man after police say he fired a shotgun at a fellow motorist.

Russian Bank And North Korean Individual Listed By OFAC For Allegedly Aiding DPRK's WMD Program

north-korea-1151137_640.jpgA Russian bank, several associated firms, and one individual were the recipients of sanctions by the Federal government last week due to their alleged involvement with North Korea's weapons of mass destruction program.

New Port Richey Man Facing Murder Charges After Missing Woman's Body Allegedly Found In His Apartment

people-315910_640.jpgA missing woman's remains found in a New Port Richey man's apartment has resulted in murder charges against him.

Mississippi Hospital Pays $1.1 Million To Settle Charges Of Submitting False Claims To Medicare

hospital-3548735_640.jpgA Mississippi hospital has agreed to pay $1.1 million in fines to settle claims made by the Federal government that it billed Medicare for services that were not medically necessary nor reasonable.

Long-Time Clearwater Parks And Rec Supervisor Charged With Defrauding Department Of $148,000

dollars-426023_640.jpgA former Clearwater city employee was charged with defrauding the government of tens of thousands of dollars over several years in his position as a Parks and Recreation employee.

California Company Pays $65 Million To Settle Medicare Fraud Claims

technology-3239668_640.jpgA California health care provider and its CEO have agreed to pay $65 million to settle claims made by the United States government that it defrauded Medicare by submitting false claims for services rendered to its patients.

Home Turkey Two Turkish Ministers Sanctioned For Alleged Human Rights Abuses By OFAC Two Turkish Ministers Sanctioned For Alleged Human Rights Abuses By OFAC

flag-1198963_640.jpgSanctions were levied against two of Turkey's top officials by the United States government last week as a result of allegations that the pair were complicit in the arrest and detention of an American pastor.

Thirteen Individuals And Firms Added To OFAC Restriction List Due To Allegations Of Aiding Syria's Chemical Weapons Development

syria-1151151_640.jpgFive organizations and 8 individuals were designated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to be added to the office's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List in accordance with allegations by the international community of their participation in aiding the government of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) to develop chemical weapons.

Tampa Man With Mortgage Fraud Record Pleads Guilty To Charges Relating To Stolen Church Money

money-2328715_640.jpgA Tampa man with a long history of mortgage fraud is again returning to long-term state custody after entering a plea of guilty to wire fraud.

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