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May 2019 Archives

Medicare Fraud And Tax Evasion Convictions Lead To 6-1/2 Years In Federal Prison For North Carolina Man

hospital-840135_640.jpgA Federal judge sentenced a North Carolina man to 78 months in prison last week on a conviction for allegedly submitting false claims to Medicare totaling $4 million and evading over $1.4 million in Federal income taxes.

Marijuana involved in one third of drug-impaired crashes in 2018

According to an investigation by 8 On Your Side, marijuana played a role in nearly one in three motor vehicle crashes involving drugs in 2018. Preliminary data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) shows that of the 422 deaths in these crashes, marijuana was the drug most commonly involved.

South Florida Woman Sentenced to 87 Months In Federal Prison For Alleged Role In Medicare Fraud

money-2173148_640.jpgA Hialeah patient recruiter was sentenced to over 7 years in Federal prison for allegedly referring Medicare claims by way of illegal kickbacks.

Over 100 counts filed against 10 involved in prescription fraud

Prescription fraud, which can be filling fake prescriptions or manipulating prescriptions for larger fills than ordered, can lead to federal charges and significant penalties. That's what 10 people from Florida and Alabama will now have to contend with after being indicted on federal charges.

Haines City Man Facing Charges After Allegedly Striking Cop Car With Riding Lawnmower While Drunk

800px-John_Deere_lawn_mower.JPGA Haines City man added to the lore of odd Florida crime when he allegedly struck a police cruiser with a riding lawnmower while in a state of intoxication.

Largo Man With History Of Mental Illness Facing Attempted Murder Charges After Near-Fatal Shooting

gun-592005_640.jpgNeighbors say a history of unpleasantness was the backdrop of an alleged shooting last week that left two women with grievous injuries.

Kentucky Pharmaceutical Firm Pays $17.5 Million To Settle Claims Of Illegal Kickbacks

Pill_Bottle_Spilled.jpgA pharmaceutical firm has agreed to pay the Federal government $17.5 million to settle allegations by prosecutors that it paid physicians to prescribe its drugs to Medicare beneficiaries.

Plant City Woman Facing DUI, Aggravated Battery Charges After Allegedly Driving Over Passenger

crash-1308575_640.jpgA Plant City woman is facing drunk driving and aggravated battery charges after police say she attempted to run over a passenger after an argument.

Former Owner Of Naples Hospital Chain Pays $3.46 Million To Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations

money-1428594_640.jpgThe former owner of a Naples hospital chain has agreed to pay $3.46 million to the Federal government to settle claims that his company filed false claims to Medicare and other government health care programs.

Can you be falsely accused of defrauding the government?

Government fraud is a threat to the government, and people may attempt to blow the whistle on any businesses that do so. As a business owner, finding out that someone informed the government that you were defrauding it may shock you. You do your best to file every document correctly, yet you face these false accusations.

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