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May 2020 Archives

Texas Man Facing Federal Charges For Allegedly Fraudulently Attempting To Receive $5 Million In PPP Loans

money-2173148_640.jpgA Texas man is facing Federal felony charges on allegations that he fraudulently filed for $5 million in emergency payroll loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA).

OFAC Sanctions Chinese Air Freight Firm For Alleged Ties To Iranian Terrorism

iran-1151139_640.jpgThe Federal government last week announced sanctions against a Chinese air logistics firm it accuses of aiding Iran's previously-sanctioned Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) in its involvement in corruption and acts of terror throughout the world.

California Doctor Facing Federal Fraud Charges For Allegedly Billing For Improperly Performed Medical Imaging Tests

hospital-1802679_640.jpgA California physician and a medical imaging firm are facing allegations in Federal court of Medicare fraud after investigators say the two defendants conspired to submit claims for unsupervised tests at unaccredited facilities.

Handwritten Note Allegedly Implicates Belleair Man In Murder Of Safety Harbor Victim

pistol-1350484_640.jpgPinellas County Sheriff's Deputies say a Belleair man's handwritten list implicates him in a burglary and murder committed last month in Safety Harbor.

Texas Man Faces Federal Fraud Charges In Allegedly Fraudulent Payment Protection Plan Loan Application

money-1428594_640.jpgA Beaumont man is facing Federal charges on allegations that he defrauded the Small Business Administration (SBA) by filing fraudulent loan applications in an attempt at obtaining over $10 million in loans from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Six Texas Individuals Charged With Defrauding TRICARE In Alleged Pharmacy Kickback Scheme

Pill_Bottle_Spilled.jpgHalf a dozen pharmacy owners and marketers in North Texas were charged last week in response to a Federal investigation alleging that they were involved in a kickback scheme involving prescriptions for TRICARE and U.S. Department of Labor beneficiaries.

Hernando Woman Charged With Elderly Exploitation After Allegedly Embezzling Over $1 Million From Handicapped Man

money-2328715_640.jpgA Hernando woman entrusted with managing the finances of an elderly man was arrested last week on allegations that she used the money for herself instead.

St. Pete Man Facing Felony Charges After Allegedly Driving Over 100 MPH With Five Children Passengers

car-2682233_640.jpgA St. Petersburg man is facing a litany of charges after troopers say he drove over 100 mph in a construction zone with five children as passengers.

Florida Generic Pharmaceutical Firm Pays Feds $24.1 Million To Settle Price-Fixing Allegations

pills-384846_640.jpgA Florida-based generic pharmaceutical firm agreed last week to pay the Federal government $24.1 million in criminal penalties after admitting to its involvement in a conspiracy to artificially raise the price of a common cholesterol medication.

OFAC Designates Iran/Iraq National For Allegedly Aiding Iran Terrorist Group

iraq-1151146_640.jpgThe Federal government last week issued sanctions against a 53-year-old Iranian and Iraqi national and his company on allegations that he provided substantial assistance to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF).

Federal Court Issues Permanent Injunction Against Claims Made By Dallas Ozone Therapy Clinic Of COVID-19 Cure

1020px-SARS-CoV-2_without_background.pngA Texas "ozone therapy" business has been permanently enjoined from touting its service as a treatment for COVID-19 after a Federal investigation allegedly found the firm making such unproven claims.

Brooksville Man Facing Felony Drug Charges After Search Warrant Leads To Over Two Pounds Of Fentanyl

640px-Fentanyl._2_mg._A_lethal_dose_in_most_people.jpgDeputies of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office arrested a man last week they say possessed enough fentanyl to overdose over half a million individuals.

Utah Man Enjoined From Sale Of Purported Coronavirus Cure After Feds File Suit Alleging Fraud

1020px-SARS-CoV-2_without_background.pngLast week the Federal government enjoined a Utah man and his company from selling a purported COVID-19 cure that authorities say is untested, unproven, and ineffective.

What are the minimum penalties for drug trafficking in Florida?

The sale and distribution of controlled substances are illegal per both Florida and federal laws. Prosecutors must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a Clearwater defendant committed the crime that they stand accused of. There are certain minimum penalties that anyone who's convicted of drug offenses may face at sentencing.

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