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July 2020 Archives

OFAC Designates Five Entities For Alleged Support Of Russian Financier Of Destabilization Of Sudan

russian-flag-1168889_640.jpgThe Federal government announced more sanctions last week against a Russian Federation financier already in its crosshairs for his alleged support of crackdowns against democracy protests in Sudan.

Washington, D.C. Man Facing Federal Fraud Charges In Alleged PPP Scam

dollars-426023_640.jpgA Washington, D.C. man is facing Federal fraud charges on allegations that he submitted false information to a bank in an effort at fraudulently obtaining Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan.

Georgia Hospital To Pay $122 Million To Settle Claims Of Fraud Against Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE

hospital-1802679_640.jpgA Georgia-based healthcare firm has agreed to pay the government $122 million to settle claims that it billed Medicare, Medicaide, and TRICARE for unnecessary treatments and allegedly paying illegal financial inducements to beneficiaries of those programs.

Ft. Lauderdale Man Allegedly Used Fraudulently Obtained PPP Loans To Defraud Medicare

money-2328715_640.jpgA Broward County man is facing Federal fraud charges after investigators say he used Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to enable an attempt to defraud Medicare.

Oklahoma Orthopedic Hospital And Codefendants Agree To Pay $72.3 Million To Resolve Medicare Fraud Claims

hospital-1802679_640.jpgAn Oklahoma orthopedic hospital and several related individuals and entities have agreed to pay the Federal and state governments $72.3 million to settle claims that it defrauded Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE while violating the False Claims Act by allegedly paying illicit kickbacks.

CEO Of Tennessee Pain Clinic Sentenced To Over Three Years In Federal Prison For Medicare Fraud

hospital-3548735_640.jpgThe former chief executive officer of a Tennessee pain management firm will spend three-and-a-half years in Federal prison on a conviction for his alleged involvement in an illegal kickback conspiracy that defrauded Medicare of around $4 million.

St. Pete Father And Three Sons Facing Federal Charges Over Fake COVID-19 Cure

1020px-SARS-CoV-2_without_background.pngFederal authorities have charged a St. Petersburg man and his three sons with fraud over allegations that the men sold a "miracle cure" for COVID-19 that was little more than a bleach mixture.

Owners Of Guam Ambulance Firm Sentenced To Federal Prison For Allegedly Defrauding TRICARE and Medicare Of Over $10 Million

ambulance-974409_640.jpgTwo Guamanians were sentenced to Federal custody last week after pleading guilty to involvement in a scheme to launder money and defraud Medicare and TRICARE of about $10.8 million.

Washington State Doctor Charged With Wire Fraud After Allegedly Attempting To Receive Over $3 Million In PPP Funds

money-2173148_640.jpgA Washington State physician is facing federal felony charges on allegations that he attempted to defraud the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of over $3 million.

OFAC Sanctions Five Iranian Ship Captains Allegedly Involved In Transporting Gasoline To Venezuela

iran-1151139_640.jpgLast month the Federal government announced sanctions against a handful of Iranian tanker ship captains allegedly involved in transporting gasoline to the Maduro regime in Venezuela.

More Protesters Face Felony Charges Relating To Police Brutality Protests In Hillsborough County

Demo_arrest_handcuffed-768x514.jpgMore felony charges have been filed by Hillsborough County prosecutors against protesters arrested in May, bringing the number of those charged in connection with violence at the protests against police brutality to almost 5 dozen.

New Jersey Pharmaceutical Firm Agrees To Pay Over $642 Million To Feds For Alleged Violations Of False Claims Act

pills-384846_640.jpgA major New Jersey pharmaceutical firm has agreed to pay over $642 million to the Federal government to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act (a/k/a "Lincoln's Law") for allegedly paying kickbacks to doctors and allegedly paying illicit copayments to Medicare beneficiaries for those taking two of its drugs.

Massachusetts Man Charged With Wire Fraud For Allegedly Attempting To Defraud PPP Program Of Over $13 Million

money-2328715_640.jpgA Massachusetts man is facing Federal charges after investigators say he attempted to obtain over $13 million in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Texas Couple Sentenced In Federal Court For Allegedly Scamming The Dept. Of Transportation Of $21.8 Million In Compouded Medicine

medical-563427_640.jpgA Texas man and wife were sentenced in Federal court today after a guilty verdict and a guilty plea this spring was handed down on charges that they committed $21.8 million in fraud against the Federal government.

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