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April 2014

April 18, 2014

President and Vice-President of Luxury Tax, Inc. Sentenced for Tax Refund Fraud Utilizing Stolen Personal Identifying Information of Identity Theft Victims

Another Defendant Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud and Access Device Fraud Schemes

Three Broward Residents Charged with Preparing False Tax Returns for their Clients

April 17, 2014

Mastermind of Violent Robbery Crew Convicted of Robbery Murder and Weapons Charges

April 16, 2014

Former National Fast Food Restaurant Chain Employee and Co-Defendant Plead Guilty in Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme

Former CFO of Rothstein, Rosenfeldt and Adler, P.A. Charged with Conspiracy to Launder Money and to Defraud a Financial Institution

April 15, 2014

Miami Attorney Charged with Not Filing Income Tax Returns

April 14, 2014

Naples Resident Pleads Guilty in Treasury Check Cashing and Stolen Identity Scheme

Idaho Aquarium Sentenced for Illegal Trafficking of Marine Life

Michigan Aquarium Employee Sentenced for Illegal Trafficking of Marine Life

Broward County Resident Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Theft of Hundreds of TIAA-CREF Clients' Personal Identifying Information

April 11, 2014

Final Two Defendants Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Thousands of Patients’ Personal Identity Information

West Palm Beach Police Officer Charged with Selling Controlled Substances While in Uniform and On Duty

Two Tax Preparers Sentenced in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme and Other Types of Tax Fraud

April 10, 2014

Loxahatchee Pair Sentenced in Government Benefit Fraud Case

Two Defendants Charged with Defrauding Sony Open

April 9, 2014

Miami-Dade Resident Sentenced in Identity Theft Scheme

April 8, 2014

Coral Gables Physician Sentenced for Tax Fraud

Miami Resident Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Jesse Lewis Detained on Charges of Violently Forcing Women to Engage in Acts of Prostitution

United States Attorney and SEC Act Cooperatively to Shut Down Alleged Investment Fraud

Ten Individuals Indicted for Medicare Fraud Scheme

April 4, 2014

Vero Beach Resident Charged in Series of Armed Robberies

Eight Defendants Charged in Identity Theft Fraud Scheme Involving Personal Identifying Information from AT&T Customer Files

Russell Adler Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Violate the Federal Election Campaign Act

Broward Resident Charged for Filing Over $439,000 in False Claims for Income Tax Refunds

April 3, 2014

25 Defendants Charged in Separate Schemes that Resulted in Thousands of Identities Stolen and Millions of Dollars in Identity Theft Tax Filings

April 1, 2014

Defendants Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud Scheme

Former Mutual Benefits Corporation Trustee Sentenced to Ten Years for His Role in $1 Billion MBC Scheme

March 2014

March 28, 2014

Former Mutual Benefits Corporation Head Convicted For His Role In $1 Billion MBC Scheme

Former Miami-Dade Department of Public Works Employee Is Sentenced to 30 Months In Prison For Accepting Bribes from Contractor

Man Pleads Guilty In Juno Beach Endangered Sea Turtle Egg Taking Case

Sixth Defendant Pleads Guilty in Plot to Rob Florida PNC Banks at Gunpoint

Another Defendant Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Thousands of Patients' Personal Identity Information

March 27, 2014

Miami Resident Convicted in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

Manager Pleads Guilty in Loan Modification Fraud Scheme

Source of Medical Patient Stolen Identities Pleads Guilty

March 26, 2014

Michigan Aquarium Store Operator Sentenced for Illegal Trafficking of Marine Life

March 25, 2014

Vero Beach Resident Charged in Armed Robbery

March 21, 2014

Defendant Sentenced in Plot to Conceal and Dispose of Assets in Connection with Rothstein Case

West Palm Beach Resident Charged in Identity Theft Scheme Pleads Guilty

Florida Resident Sentenced in Connection with Fraudulent International Lottery Scheme

March 20, 2014

Margate Resident Pleads Guilty in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

March 19, 2014

Five Defendants Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud and Access Device Fraud Schemes

Coral Gables Resident Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced for Possession of Migratory Birds

March 14, 2014

Two Miami-Dade County Men Convicted of Drug Trafficking

Medical Clinic Owner Sentenced for Role in Multiple Health Care Fraud Schemes Totaling Over $20 Million

Medical Clinic Owner and Other Patient Recruiters Sentenced for Roles in $8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Ringleader of Identity Theft Ring and Accomplice Plead Guilty

Medical Clinic Biller Convicted in Medicare Part C Fraud Scheme

March 13, 2014

Bolivian Police Officer Convicted on Extortion Charges

March 12, 2014

Hallandale Resident Charged with Attempted Extortion

March 11, 2014

One Hallandale Resident and Two Palm Beach Residents Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms for Robbing Treasure Coast PNC Banks at Gunpoint

Broward County Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Contempt of Court

Former CEO of Miami Lakes Tax Preparation Business Sentenced for Structuring Scheme

March 7, 2014

Fort Pierce Man Sentenced for Firearms Charges

Russell Adler Charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Federal Election Campaign Act

Ana Alliegro Charged with Violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act

March 6, 2014

Former TD Bank Employee and Co-Defendant Plead Guilty in Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme

March 5, 2014

Two Defendants Convicted in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme Resulting in Millions of Dollars in Fraudulent Activity

Plantation Man Indicted for Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

March 4, 2014

North Miami Man Pleads Guilty in $2.4 Million Tax Refund Scam Involving Large-Dollar Fraudulent Tax Refund Claims

February 2014

February 28, 2014

Two Defendants Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Thousands of Patients' Personal Identity Information

Two Men Arrested on Charges of Participating in a Cargo Theft Ring

Broward County Resident Pleads Guilty in Treasury Check Cashing and Stolen Identity Scheme

Arthur Schlecht Convicted in Precious Metals Investment Scheme

February 26, 2014

Jury Convicts Former CEO of Publicly Traded Company of Securities and Mail Fraud

Palm Beach Woman Arrested on Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Charges

Miami Businessman Sentenced for Violating the Federal Rivers and Harbors Act

February 25, 2014

Defendant Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme

Former Wellington Resident Sentenced in Investment Fraud Scheme

February 21, 2014

Former Miami Securities Professional Sentenced to 37 Months for Securities Fraud in Connection with Multi-State Investment Scheme

Two Defendants Sentenced in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme Relating to a Health Care Provider

Eight Miami Men Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy and Distribution Charges

February 20, 2014

Attorney Pleads Guilty in Connection with Ponzi Scheme

February 18, 2014

Miami Physician Pleads Guilty in Medicare Fraud Scheme

February 12, 2014

Three Miami Gardens Men Sentenced for Firearms Possession

Two Tampa Corporations and Four Tampa Residents Indicted in Scheme to Unlawfully Sell an Unregistered Pesticide and Obstruct Justice

February 11, 2014

Attorney Convicted in Connection with Rothstein Ponzi Scheme

Durable Medical Equipment Clinic Owner Sentenced for His Role in $11 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

February 7, 2014

South Floridian Sentenced in Identity Theft Scheme

Former City of Miami Police Officer Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Broward County Resident Sentenced in $2 Million Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

North Miami Man Sentenced in Mail Fraud and Identity Theft Case

February 6, 2014

Three South Floridians Sentenced in $2.2 Million Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Two Defendants Convicted at Trial in Multi-Million Dollar Bank Fraud Scheme Involving Investment Properties in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties

February 5, 2014

Five Individuals Charged with Immigration Fraud

February 4, 2014

South Florida Couple Charged with Money Laundering and Smuggling in Gold Investigation

Six More Defendants Sentenced and One More Defendant Pleads Guilty in Staged Automobile Accident Scheme

February 3, 2014

Intelligence Specialist at Southern Command Charged with Accepting Bribes and Helping Steal Purported Drug Proceeds

Former Mount Sinai Medical Center Temporary Employee Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Scheme Involving the Theft of Patient Information

Chief Operation Officer, Comptroller and Director of Sales Sentenced in $21 Million Fraud Scheme

January 2014

January 31, 2014

Jackson Hospital Employee and Construction Company Operators Charged in Bribery Scheme

January 30, 2014

Former City of Miami Police Officer Sentenced on Corruption Charges

Coral Gables Physician Convicted of Tax Fraud

Miami Men Sentenced in Social Security and Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Stolen Identities

Three Miami Residents Indicted for Alleged Roles in $190 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

January 29, 2014

Port St. Lucie Broker Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Embezzlement Scheme

President and Vice-President of Luxury Tax, Inc. Convicted of Tax Refund Fraud Utilizing Stolen Personal Identifying Information of Identity Theft Victims

Owner of Time Share Telemarketing Fraud Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

January 28, 2014

Attorney General Holder Appoints Eight New U.S. Attorneys to Advisory Committee

Defendant Charged in Immigration Scheme

January 24, 2014

Final Defendant Pleads Guilty in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Thousands of Patients’ Personal Identity Information

United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Announces Guilty Plea of Colombian Narcotics Kingpin

Miami-Dade Resident Sentenced in Tax Preparation Fraud Scheme

Alleged International Narcotics Traffickers Extradited From Colombia on Cocaine Importation Charges

January 23, 2014

Six Defendants Charged in Three Separate Immigration Schemes Involving Abuse of Undocumented Aliens

Former City of Sweetwater Mayor Sentenced in Corruption Investigation

January 21, 2014

Defendant Charged in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

January 17, 2014

Former Miami-Dade Department of Public Works Employee Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes from Contractor

Broward County Clerk Sentenced to Three Years for Stealing Identities in Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Miami Patient Recruiter Pleads Guilty for Role in $190 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Three More Defendants Plead Guilty in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme Resulting in Millions of Dollars in Fraudulent Activity

January 16, 2014

Eight Overtown Residents Indicted on Drug Conspiracy and Distribution Charges

January 14, 2014

Florida Marine Life Dealer and Corporation Sentenced for Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

Palm Beach County Resident Sentenced for Enticement of a Minor to Engage in Unlawful Sexual Activity

January 13, 2014

Government Intervenes in Lawsuits against Health Management Associates Inc. Hospital Chain Alleging Unnecessary Inpatient Admissions and Payment of Kickbacks

January 10, 2014

Passenger Charged in Making Threats to Take Down Airplane

City of North Miami Resident Convicted in Stolen Tax Refund Scheme

Seven Defendants Indicted in $49.6 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme Involving North Carolina Property Development

Florida Residents Sentenced for Defrauding and Threatening Spanish-Speaking Consumers

January 9, 2014

Former Hialeah Police Officer and Wife Sentenced for Dealing in Firearms without a License

Second Defendant Pleads Guilty in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Southern District of Florida U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects More Than $94 Million in Civil and Criminal Actions in Fiscal Year 2013

January 8, 2014

Three Key West Men Sentenced for Possession of Stolen Firearms

Broward Resident Pleads Guilty in Treasury Check Cashing and Stolen Identity Scheme

Pill Mill Doctor Sentenced for Oxycodone Conspiracy

January 7, 2014

Medical Clinic Owner and Other Patient Recruiters Plead Guilty in Miami For Roles in $8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Medical Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty in Miami for Role in Multiple Health Care Fraud Schemes Totaling Over $20 Million

January 6, 2014

Service Representative Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Theft of Hundreds of Clients’ Personal Identifying Information

January 2, 2014

Registered Sex Offender Living in Palm Beach County, Florida Arrested for Attempting to Entice a Minor to Engage in Unlawful Sexual Activity

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