News and Press Releases

News and Press Releases

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December 2012

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December 28, 2012

Hollywood Man Convicted for Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud

December 21, 2012

Man Sentenced for Mailing Hoax Threats to State Attorney’s Office

Former U.S. Marine Sentenced to 57 Months for Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Targeting U.S. Marines

December 20, 2012

Miami Husband and Wife Sentenced on Medicare Fraud Charges

Three Convicted on Fraud and Money Laundering Charges in South Beach “B-Girls” Private Clubs Scheme

Clinical Director for Miami-Based Health Care Clinic Sentenced to Prison for Role In $50 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Indian River County Man Sentenced on Firearms Charges

December 19, 2012

Owners of Two Miami Home Health Companies Plead Guilty in $48 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Broward County Resident Sentenced for Identity Theft Scheme

Miami-Dade Police Officer and Miami Beach Firefighter Sentenced in Drug and Gun Case

West Palm Beach Resident Sentenced for Role in Staged Accident Scheme

Individual Arrested in Connection with Costa Rica-Based Business Opportunity Fraud Ventures

December 18, 2012

Extradited Fugitive Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Scheme

December 17, 2012

Leader of $63 Million Mental Health Fraud Scheme Pleads Guilty In Miami

Frank DeFilippo Sentenced in Timeshare Fraud

December 14, 2012

Three Individuals Sentenced for Their Participation in Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Miami Area Photographer Sentenced to 10 Years on Child Pornography Charges

Hialeah Police Officer and Wife Charged with Dealing in Firearms Without a License

December 13, 2012

Florida Accountant Indicted for Stealing Client Money Intended for IRS

December 12, 2012

Medicare Beneficiaries and Patient Recruiter Found Convicted of Accepting Kickbacks from Home Health Agency

Sunrise Man Arrested and Charged in $20 Million Payroll Tax Fraud Scheme

Sixteen Miami-Dade Residents Indicted on Drug Conspiracy and Distribution Charges

December 11, 2012

Miami Man Sentenced in Illegal Refrigerant Smuggling Operation

Owner of North Miami Beach Dry Cleaner Pleads Guilty in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

December 10, 2012

Key West Man Charged with Child Pornography and Firearms Offenses

Florida CPA Sentenced for Role in Foreclosure Scheme

Lauderhill Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking of Minors

December 7, 2012

Six Defendants Sentenced in Multi-Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme at Jade Apartment Complex in Miami

Top Executives of Miami Beach Manufacturing Company Arrested and Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Investment Scheme

Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty For Role In $23 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

December 6, 2012

Wildlife Smuggler Pleads Guilty to Charges of Importing Birds from Cuba

Hialeah Clinic Company Owner Convicted in Medicare Fraud Scheme

U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects $47,718,642.26 in Civil & Criminal Actions in FY 2012

Fourteen Men Charged in International Cocaine Trafficking Ring

December 4, 2012

Florida Man Charged with Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds

Treasure Coast Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Preparing False Income Tax Returns

November 2012

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November 30, 2012

Miami Gardens Man Sentenced to Jail for Mailing Hoax Threats to Broward Government Offices

Former NFL Star Sentenced on Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

President of Miami Medical Clinic Sentenced on Health Care Fraud Charges

Two South Florida Residents Charged With Terrorism Violations

November 28, 2012

Key West Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Claim on BP Claims Fund

North Miami Man Sentenced for Tax Refund Scheme Using Stolen Personal Identification Information

Keys Resident Sentenced for Illegal Harvest of Spiny Lobsters

November 27, 2012

Broward Man Pleads Guilty in Massive Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Identity Thief Sentenced to 188 Months on Fraud, Narcotics and Weapons Charges

November 20, 2012

Colombian Narco-Trafficker Sentenced on Ten Year Cocaine Importation Conspiracy

Jupiter Commercial Fisherman Charged for Making False Statements to NOAA

Operator of Unlicensed Slaughter House Pleads Guilty to Distributing Adulterated Food Products

Former Miami Beach Lead Code Compliance Officer Sentenced to Prison on Extortion Conspiracy

November 19, 2012

Company and Two Owners Sentenced on Charges of Mislabeling Shrimp

Former NFL Player Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison for Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud

North Miami Resident Arrested and Charged with Identity Theft

Italian Resident Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud

November 16, 2012

Four Men Charged in Armed Bank Robbery in Coral Springs

Federal Court Shuts Down South Florida Tax Preparer

November 14, 2012

Corporation and Owners of West Palm Beach Septic Tank Company Plead Guilty

November 13, 2012

North Miami Beach Resident Sentenced for Filing False Income Tax Returns

Palm Beach County Drug and Mental Health Services Provider Settles with United States Regarding False Billings Allegations

November 9, 2012

Palm Beach County Middle School Principal Pleads Guilty to Charges of Enticing a Minor to Engage in Unlawful Sexual Activity

Virginia Gardens Man Pleads Guilty to Dealing in Firearms Without a License

November 5, 2012

Cooper City Resident Pleads Guilty in Stolen Tax Refund Scheme

Owner of Miami Assisted Living Facility Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Role in Medicare Fraud Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Ferrer Announces District Election Officer in Connection with the Justice Department’s Nationwide Election Day Program

Boca Raton Chiropractor Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud in Connection with Staged Accident Scheme

November 2, 2012

Two Florida Residents Sentenced for Roles in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

November 1, 2012

South Carolina Couple Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Identity Theft Charges

October 2012

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October 31, 2012

Miami Resident and Mexican National Plead Guilty to Charges Relating to Attempted Sale of Stolen Henri Matisse Painting

Owner of I&C Fish Ranch Pleads Guilty in “Operation Long Neck” Involving Trafficking in Live Turtles

October 30, 2012

Fort Lauderdale Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking of Minors

October 29, 2012

Three Miami-Dade Residents Sentenced in Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Using Stolen Identities

Four Convicted in $160 Million Nationwide Tax Fraud Scheme

Highlands County Doctor Sentenced to Prison on Pension Fund Theft Charges

Miami Area Assisted Living Facility Owners Plead Guilty for Roles in $63 Million Fraud Scheme

October 25, 2012

Two Miami Serial Armed Robbers Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Sentences

Palm Beach County Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

Boca Raton Attorney Arrested on Securities Fraud Charges

October 24, 2012

U.S. Attorney Ferrer Announces District Election Officer in Connection with the Justice Department’s Nationwide Election Day Program

October 23, 2012

Owner of Miami Home Health Company Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for $60 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Port St. Lucie Woman Charged with Preparing False Income Tax Returns

October 18, 2012

Owner and Operator of Florida Halfway House Company Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Role in Medicare Fruad Scheme

Defendant Pleads Guilty in $39 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

October 17, 2012

Five Guilty in Shooting Death of Brinks Guard at Calder Casino

Broward Man Sentenced for his Participation in Versailles Mortgage Fraud Scheme

October 16, 2012

Miami Man Sentenced to 78 Months on Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud

West Palm Beach Company and Owners Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Fraud in Connection with Bogus Septic Tank Products

Owner of Miami Home Health Company Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison For $42 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

October 15, 2012

Treasure Coast Tax Return Preparer Charged with Preparing False Income Tax Returns

October 12, 2012

West Palm Beach Resident Pleads Guilty in $1.9 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

Attorney General Eric Holder Addresses Southeastern Regional Investor Fraud Summit in Miami

Miami-Area Therapist Sentenced to 108 Months in Prison for Participating in $205 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

October 10, 2012

Miami Dade Police Officer and Miami Beach Firefighter Convicted of Drug and Gun Charges

Operator of Unlicensed Slaughter House Pleads Guilty to Food Safety and Humane Slaughter Violations

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

Ten Individuals Indicted in National Business Opportunity Fraud Scam

October 9, 2012

Broward County Resident Charged in Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Using Stolen Identities

October 5, 2012

Four Defendants Pled Guilty in Multi-Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme at Jade Apartment Complex in Miami

Operation Double Dip Results in Charges against Ten Broward Residents for Defrauding Federal Unemployment Insurance Program

Customs and Border Protection Officer Sentenced for Sexual Assault of Women at Miami International Airport

Opa-Locka Police Captain Charged with Drug Offenses Pleads Guilty

October 4, 2012

Canadian Citizen Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Defraud Consumers Purchasing Pharmaceuticals Online

33 South Florida Residents Charged as Part of Nationwide Coordinated Takedown by Medicare Fraud Strike Force Operations

October 3, 2012

U.S. Marine Pleads Guilty in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Targeting U.S. Marines

Rothstein Associate Sentenced to Prison

Miami Man Pleads Guilty in Illegal Refrigerant Smuggling Operation

Palm Beach County Lawn Service Owner Sentenced for Employment Tax Fraud and for Filing a False Tax Return

October 2, 2012

Idaho Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Filing False Tax Returns

Two Miami-Area Doctors Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Participating in $205 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

October 1, 2012

Investor Fraud Summits Across the Country Arm Consumers with information to Protect Retirement Funds and Life Savings

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Pleads Guilty To Impersonating U.S. Customs Attaché

September 2012

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September 26, 2012

Prison Time in BP Fund and Disaster Fraud

Turtle Farm Employee Sentenced for Illegally Exporting Turtles to China

Turtle Farm Employee Sentenced for Illegally Exporting Turtles to China

September 25, 2012

Florida Businessman Sentenced to Jail for Exporting Turtles to China

September 21, 2012

Indian River Man Charged with Internet Transportation and Possession of Child Pornography

September 20, 2012

U.S. Attorney's Office to Host Regional Investor Fraud Summit

September 19, 2012

Two Sentenced in St. Lucie Medicare Fraud Scheme

Nine Charged in Florida-Delaware Oxycodone Conspiracy

September 17, 2012

Accused Drug Trafficker Arrested in Panama Appears in Miami Federal Court

September 14, 2012

Rothstein Attorney Sentenced on Conspiracy to Violate Federal Election Campaign Act and other Fraud Charges

Homestead Man Indicted in BP Claims Fund Fraud Scheme

September 13, 2012

Managers of West Palm Beach Septic Tank Products Sentenced for Fraud

Jury Convicts Miami Man of December 2010 Murder of Postal Worker in Identity Theft Scheme

September 12, 2012

South Florida Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison in Drug Diversion Scheme

Port St. Lucie Middle School Teacher Sentenced to Life Imprisonment on Charges of Internet Enticement of a Minor and Possession of Child Pornography

September 11, 2012

South Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

Trio Charged in Connection with Armed Robbery Plot against Vero Beach Licensed Firearms Dealer

September 10, 2012

North Miami Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Refund Scheme Using Stolen Personal Identification Information

September 7, 2012

Port St. Lucie Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Computer Hacking

September 6, 2012

Five Individuals Charged in Plot to Conceal and Dispose of Assets in Connection with Rothstein Case

Police Officer Sentenced in Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

September 5, 2012

Identity Thief Sentenced on Tax Fraud Charges

Police Officer Arrested for Deprivation of Civil Rights

Five Charged in $20 Million Fraudulent Investment Scheme

August 2012

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August 30, 2012

Plantation Man Pleads Guilty to Voter-Fraud and Firearms-Related False Statements Charges

August 29, 2012

California Man Convicted of Traveling to the Dominican Republic and Sexually Abusing Minor Boys

Miami Man Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice and False Statements for Certifying Ships Safe for Sea

President of Miami Medical Clinic Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Charges

Homestead Husband and Wife Sentenced in Case Involving Fraud in Connection with Disaster Relief Fund

August 24, 2012

Keys Resident Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy To Illegal Ly Harvest Spiny Lobsters

St. Lucie County Man Charged Federally with Internet Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography

Two Home Health Care Nurses Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud and Health Care Fraud

August 23, 2012

Six Defendants Arrested and Charged in Unemployment Compensation Benefits Scheme

Culinary Specialties, Inc., Walter Schoepf, and Karl Degiacomi Plead Guilty to Falsely Labeling Shrimp

August 22, 2012

Guatemalan Narcotics Trafficker Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

August 21, 2012

Lake County Woman Sentenced on Bank Fraud Conspiracy Charges

Florida Assisted Living Facility Owner Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Medicare Fraud Scheme

Three Defendants Pled Guilty in Multi-Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme at Jade Apartment Complex in Miami

August 20, 2012

Two Keys Residents Sentenced for Illegal Harvest of Spiny Lobsters

August 16, 2012

Man Pleads Guilty to Arson of Okeechobee City Convenience Store

Virginia Gardens Man Charged with Dealing in Firearms Without a License

August 14, 2012

Owner of Miami Home Health Company Pleads Guilty in $60 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Miami-Area Patient Broker Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Role in $200 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

August 10, 2012

Alleged International Narcotics Trafficker Extradited from Mexico on Cocaine Conspiracy Charges

Operators of Uninspected Slaughter House Arrested and Charged for Food Safety and Humane Slaughter Violations

Former Tribal Council Member Sentenced for Tax Fraud

August 9, 2012

Four Charged in Precious Metals Investment Scheme

Federal Court Shuts Down Florida Tax Return Preparers

Alleged International Narcotics Trafficker Extradited From Colombia on Cocaine Importation Charges

August 7, 2012

Fort Pierce Financial Manager and Six Other St. Lucie County Residents Charged in Mail Fraud Embezzlement Scheme

August 6, 2012

Former Miami Beach Lead Code Compliance Officer Pleads Guilty to Extortion Conspiracy involving a South Beach Nightclub

July 2012

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July 31, 2012

Miami Resident and Mexican National Indicted for Transportation and Possession of Stolen Henri Matisse Painting

Palm Beach Man Sentenced for Defrauding Timeshare Owners

July 30, 2012

Citrus Quarantine Violators Sentenced By Court

July 27, 2012

Three Florida Men Sentenced to Federal Prison on Charges of Arson, Insurance Fraud and Mortgage Fraud

“Red Handed” Serial Bank Robber Sentenced to 12 1/2 Years Imprisonment

July 26, 2012

South Florida Joint Federal/State Synthetic Marijuana Round Up Nets a Dozen Arrests

July 25, 2012

Task Force on Children Exposted to Violence Briefs Congress

Former UBS Client Sentenced to Federal Prison for Failing to Report $4 Million in Swiss Bank Accounts

July 24, 2012

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Violations for Sexual Assault of Three Women

July 23, 2012

Florida Tax Preparer Sentenced to Federal Prison on Charges of Stolen Identity and Tax Refund Fraud

July 20, 2012

Two Doctors Charged with Oxycodone-Related Deaths Resulting from Broward and Palm Beach Counties Pill Mill Operation

Operators of Check Cashing Store Sentenced for Their Role in Treasury Check and Tax Refund Scheme

Former Florida State Senator Sentenced for Tax Evasion

July 19, 2012

Miami Police Sergeant Indicted for Civil Rights Violations and Obstruction of Justice

Two Arrested and Charged with Possession of Stolen Henri Matisse Painting

July 13, 2012

Orange County Man Sentenced for Forcible Assault of a Federal Officer

July 12, 2012

Three Miami-Dade Residents Charged in Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Using Stolen Identities of Foreign Nationals

Three Defendants Plead Guilty to Theft of Government Funds

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Wells Fargo Resulting in More Than $175 Million in Relief for Homeowners to Resolve Fair Lending Claims

Broward Woman Sentenced for Role in Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme Involving U.S. Marine Victims

July 2, 2012

Asheville, North Carolina, Resident Pleads Guilty to Participating In $63 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Florida Man Convicted in Child Pornography Case

Miami Resident Indicted On Narcotics, Weapons, Unauthorized Access Devices, And Identity Theft Charges

June 2012

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June 29, 2012

Sebastian Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

Davie Pill Mill Owner Sentenced in Operation Snake Oil

Miami-Area Patient Recruiters Sentenced to Prison For Roles in $200 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

June 28, 2012

Miami-Area Resident Pleads Guilty to Participating in $63 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

June 26, 2012

International Product Support Company Senior Vice President Sentenced For The Illegal Purchase and Sale of Smuggled Ozone-Depleting Refrigerant Gas

Four Charged with Shipping Defense Articles to Venezuela

Owner of Miami-Area Assisted Living Facility Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Role in Medicare Fraud Scheme

June 25, 2012

Loan Officer Sentenced to 54 Months in Prison for Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme That Resulted in More Than $9.2 Million in Losses

June 22, 2012

Port St. Lucie Resident Sentenced in $3.3 Million Timeshare Advance Fee Scheme

Miami Resident Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme that defrauded Friends and Family

Bulgarian Nationals Plead Guilty to Credit Card Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft in Scheme to Defraud ATM Customers at Various Banks in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against Pregnant Firefighters by the Town of Davie, Florida

Two Owners of Miami Home Health Company Each Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison for $20 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

June 21, 2012

Sunrise Man Charged for On-line Enticement of Minor

June 20, 2012

Defendants Sentenced for their Role in Tax Refund Fraud Utilizing Stolen Social Security Office Identity Information

June 19, 2012

Eight Defendants Charged in Multi-Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme at Jade Apartment Complex in Miami

June 19, 2012

Owner and Employee of Miami Home Health Company Sentenced to Prison in $22 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

June 18, 2012

School Teacher Arrested and Charged for Enticing a Minor to Engage in Sexual Acts

Four Miami-Dade Residents Charged in Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Using Stolen Identities

Eleven Additional Palm Beach County Defendants Charged for Roles in Staged Accident Fraud Scheme

June 15, 2012

President of Broward Title and Escrow Company Sentenced in Two Separate Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud Schemes

Port St. Lucie Middle School Teacher Convicted of Enticement of a Minor Over the Internet and Possession of Child Pornography

June 14, 2012

Miami-Area Resident Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Participating in Medicare Fraud Scheme

June 12, 2012

Miami-Area Resident Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Participating in Medicare Fraud Scheme

Boca Raton Businessman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Synthetic Marijuana

June 11, 2012

Boca Raton Businessman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Synthetic Marijuana

June 8, 2012

Fort Lauderdale Woman Arrested in Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme Involving More Than 1000 Fraudulent Tax Returns and $9.5 Million in Fraud

Jury Returns Guilty Verdicts in BP Fund and Disaster Fraud

Managers of West Palm Beach Septic Tank Products Plead Guilty

June 7, 2012

Fourteen Defendants Charged in Cyber Bank Fraud Scheme

June 6, 2012

Three Individuals Charged in Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Palm Beach Resident Sentenced for Importing 1500 Pounds of Conch from the Bahamas

Multiple Arrests in Murder/Marijuana Grow House Conspiracy

June 5, 2012

North Miami Man Charged in Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Using Personal Identification Information Stolen from Social Security Office

North Miami Man Charged in Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Using Personal Identification Information Stolen from Social Security Office

Two South Floridians Charged in Tax Refund Scheme Using Stolen Identities

June 4, 2012

Three South Florida Defendants Sentenced for Kickback Scheme in Hurricane Wilma FEMA Fraud

Southern District of Florida Securities and Investment Fraud Initiative Results in Charges Against 15 Individuals in 12 Separate Cases

June 1, 2012

Doctors, Therapist and Recruiters from Miami-Area Mental Health Care Corporation Convicted for Participating in $205 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

U.S. Customs and Border Officer Indicted For Civil Rights And Abusive Sexual Contact Offenses

South Florida Woman Convicted Of Tax Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced To 51 Months In Prison

May 29, 2012

Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Fraud in Connection with Disaster Relief Fund

May 25, 2012

Leader of Massive Staged Car Accident Ring Sentenced on Mail Fraud, Money Laundering, and Structuring for Role in Staged Accident Fraud Scheme

Miami Man Convicted for Obstruction of Justice And False Statements for Certifying Ships Safe for Sea

Palm Beach Man Sentenced for Mislabeling Medical Test Kits

Palm Beach County Lawn Service Owner Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud and to Filing a False Tax Return

May 24, 2012

Palm Beach County Lawn Service Owner Pleads Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud and to Filing a False Tax Return

May 23, 2012

Arrest Made on Charges of Failure to File Currency Transaction Reports

South Carolina Man Dubbed the “Nike Hat Bandit” Indicted on Charges of Bank Robbery in South Florida

Florida Resident Imprisoned for Importing Endangered and Threatened Species from the Bahamas

Miami Food Supplier Sentenced for Distributing Misbranded Food

May 22, 2012

Former Track Supervisor at Calder and Two Others Sentenced in False Billing and Kickback Scheme

West Palm Beach Timeshare Boiler Room Manager Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

Former Haitian Government Official Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Role in Scheme to Launder Bribes

May 21, 2012

St. Lucie County Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Explosive Devices

May 18, 2012

Miami Man Charged with Arson of Okeechobee City Convenience Store

Miami-Dade Man Sentenced for Role in Social Security Scheme and Aggravated ID Theft in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties

May 17, 2012

Miami-Dade Man Sentenced for Role in Social Security Scheme and Aggravated ID Theft in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties

May 17, 2012

Fort Lauderdale Man Arrested on Charges of Sex Trafficking of Minors

May 14, 2012

Police Officer Defendant Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana

May 11, 2012

Principal of Offshore Brokerage Firm Sentenced in Miami to 20 Years in Prison for $7 Million Stock Manipulation Scam

Orange County Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Mail Fraud

Broward Man Pleads Guilty for His Participation in Versailles Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Palm Beach County Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Violations Involving First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit

Rothstein Associate Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Violate the Federal Election Campaign Act, Defraud the United States, and Defraud a Financial Institution

May 10, 2012

Two Stock Promoters, a Stock Trader and a Securities Lawyer Sentenced to Prison for Their Roles in a $7 Million Fraudulent Stock Manipulation Scheme

Miami Child Photographer Charged with Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

Trio of Illegal Aliens Sentenced in Ft. Pierce Armed Robbery Plot

May 9, 2012

Former Federal Corrections Officer Sentenced to 24 Months’ Imprisonment for Trafficking Steroids

U.S. Marine Arrested in Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme Targeting U.S. Marines

Coconut Creek Man Sentenced to Prison for Misuse of National Science Foundation Seal

Real American Brands President Convicted of Securities Fraud Charges

Boca Raton Resident Charged with Filing False Tax Returns

May 8, 2012

Owner of Miami-Dade Wholesale Distributing Company Charged and Arraigned on Tax Fraud Scheme

Miami Jury Convicts Guatemalan Drug Kingpin of Distributing Cocaine Knowing it Would be Imported into the United States

May 7, 2012

Boom Boom Room Defendant Sentenced to Life in Prison for Sex Trafficking of Minors and Production of Child Pornography

May 4, 2012

Former Police Officer Sentenced for Wire Fraud

May 3, 2012

Businessman with Swiss Bank Account Pleads Guilty to Charge of Filing a False Tax Return

Three Turtle Farmers Charged and Two Arrested For Illegal Turtle Trafficking

Eleven Indicted in Pharmaceutical Thefts

May 2, 2012

Fifty-Nine South Florida Residents Charged as Part of Nationwide Coordinated Takedown by Medicare Fraud Strike Force Operations

May 1, 2012

Serial Armed Robber Sentenced to 162 Years in Prison

Eight Defendants Charged as Part of an Identity Theft Tax Refund Undercover Operation

April 2012

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April 30, 2012

Miramar Man Convicted on Kidnapping Charges

April 27, 2012

Miramar Man Convicted on Kidnapping Charges

Two Sentenced for Tax Charges in Connection with Operation of Three Miami-Area Medical Clinics

April 25, 2012

Florida Residents and Corporations Plead Guilty to Charges of Smuggling Hazardous Children’s Products, Including Toys Containing Lead and Small Parts, From China

Former City of Miami Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement Scheme

Three Operators of Miami Home Health Company Sentenced in $60 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Miami Man Sentenced in Mail and Wire Fraud Investment Scheme

April 24, 2012

“Red Handed” Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

U.S. Attorney Testifies on Health Care Fraud before U.S. Senate

Florida Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft and Wire Fraud

Lake County Woman Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud Conspiracy Charges

April 23, 2012

Former Florida State Senator Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

April 20, 2012

Another Defendant Sentenced in Broward and Palm Beach Pill Mill Operation

Broward Woman Pleads Guilty in Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme Involving U.S. Marine Victims

April 18, 2012

Opa Locka Man Sentenced for Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

Extradited Defendant Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Charges in Employee Leasing Scheme

Justice Department Seeks To Shut Down Five South Florida Tax Return Preparers

Miami Gardens Man Arrested and Charged with Mailing Hoax Threats to Broward Government Offices

April 17, 2012

Miami-Dade Man Sentenced for Money Laundering and Drug Conspiracy Related to Mortgage Fraud Scheme in Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties

Loan Officer Pleads Guilty For Role in Mortgage Fraud Scheme that Resulted in More than $6.5 Million in Losses

Port St. Lucie Man Indicted for Threatening Email Communications

April 16, 2012

Former Tribal Council Member Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

April 13, 2012

Miami Doctor Convicted on Health Care Fraud and Oxycodone Trafficking Charges

Former Tribal Council Member Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

April 12, 2012

Palm Beach County Woman Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of Minors

Tax Preparers Plead Guilty in Tax Refund Scheme

April 11, 2012

International Product Support Company Senior Vice President Pleads Guilty to the Illegal Purchase and Sale of Smuggled Ozone-Depleting Refrigerant Gas

Eight Individuals Charged and Arrested in Two Separate Corruption Investigations

April 10, 2012

Former Assistant Finance Director at Belle Glade Non-Profit Housing Corporation Sentenced in Embezzlement Case

April 9, 2012

Rothstein Associate Charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Federal Election Campaign Act, Defraud the United States, and Defraud a Financial Institution

April 6, 2012

Operators of Check Cashing Store Plead Guilty in Treasury Check Tax Refund Scheme

South Florida Investment Advisor Indicted for Investment Fraud Scheme

South Florida Aircraft Parts Brokers Sentenced for Procurement Fraud against the U.S. Military

April 4, 2012

Royal West Owner Sentenced To Five Years’ Imprisonment

Former Executive of Miami-Based Ocean Bank Sentenced to Serve 37 Months in Prison for Participating in Bribery Scheme and Filing False tax Returns

President of Broward Title and Escrow Company Pleads Guilty in Two Separate Multi-Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

April 3, 2012

Miami-Area Assisted Living Facility Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Kickback Scheme

Two Owners and Two Employees of Miami Home Health Company Plead Guilty In $20 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

April 2, 2012

Davie Pill Mill Owner Pleads Guilty

March 2012

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March 30, 2012

Five Sentenced in Broward Pharmacy Case

Naples Man Sentenced for Wire Fraud in Investment Fraud Scheme

Miami-Area Resident Pleads Guilty to Participating in $200 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

West Palm Beach Couple Sentenced to Prison Terms for Conspiracy to Commit Immigration Fraud

March 29, 2012

Miami Man Pleads Guilty to Hacking into More than 80 Bank of America Customer Accounts

Palm Beach County Woman Sentenced for Preparing and Filing Fraudulent Income Tax Returns

March 28, 2012

Keys Case Results in Jail Time for Lobstermen

Defendant Charged in Superseding Information in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Pill Mill Operation

Sixteen South Florida Residents Charged with Operating Hialeah Commercial Aircraft Cockpit Window Repair Company without FAA Certifications

Palm Beach County Resident Pleads Guilty to Importing Illegal Catch from the Bahamas

March 27, 2012

Palm Beach County Resident Pleads Guilty to Importing Illegal Catch from the Bahamas

March 22, 2012

Owner of Broward Tax Preparation Company Charged in Fraudulent Tax Return Conspiracy

March 21, 2012

Attorney General's task force on children's exposure to violence holds public hearing in Miami

March 16, 2012

Boca Raton Resident Charged with Mail Fraud in Corporate Identity Theft Scheme

North Miami Beach Resident Pleads Guilty to Filing False Income Tax Returns

Miami-Area Resident Pleads Guilty to Participating In $200 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

New York Resident Sentenced on Charges of Distribution of Child Pornography

Miami Pharmacy Charged in Mail Fraud Scheme

March 15, 2012

Two Convicted of Tax Refund Fraud That Used Stolen Social Security Information

President of Broward Title and Escrow Company Charged in Multi-Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

March 14, 2012

Former Palm Beach County Branch Bank Manager Pleads Guilty to Structuring Charge

Operation Jail House Defendant Sentenced

Nineteen Charged in West Palm Area Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking Ring

Miami-Area Resident Pleads Guilty to Participating in $200 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

March 13, 2012

Two Found Guilty of Tax Charges in Connection with Operation of Three Miami-Area Medical Clinics

Former Haitian Government Official Convicted in Miami for Role in Scheme to Launder Bribes Paid by Telecommunications Companies

March 12, 2012

Two Keys Residents Plead Guilty to Conspiracy To Illegally Harvest Spiny Lobsters

Last of Three Defendants Sentenced on Fraudulent “Money Cleansing” Scheme

March 9, 2012

Broward County, Fla.-Area Halfway House Owner Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison For Participating In Fraud And Kickback Scheme

March 8, 2012

Miami Gardens Man Convicted of Felon-in-Possession Charges

Port St. Lucie Teacher Charged with On-Line Enticement of a Minor

Broward Mortgage Broker Sentenced in Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud

March 6, 2012

Port St. Lucie Electrical Contractor and Wife Convicted in Kickback Scheme in Hurricane Wilma FEMA Fraud

Former Track Supervisor at Calder Pleads Guilty to False Billing and Kickback Scheme

Texas Wildlife Smugglers Sentenced to Prison

March 5, 2012

Broward Tax Preparers Charged in Fraudulent Tax Return Conspiracy

March 2, 2012

Former Plantation Police Officer Joseph Guaracino Sentenced to 43 Months’ Imprisonment for Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

North Carolina Man Sentenced on Workers’ Compensation Insurance Scam

Three Memorial Hospital Vendors Convicted in Bribery Scheme

Miami Taxidermist Sentenced for Wildlife Smuggling

March 1, 2012

Florida Resident Pleads Guilty to Importing Endangered and Threatened Species from the Bahamas

February 2012

February 29, 2012

Three Ft. Lauderdale Men Charged in $3 Million Insurance Fraud Scheme

Three South Florida Men Sentenced in $9 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

February 28, 2012

Palm City Businessman Sentenced on Internet Child Pornography Charges

February 27, 2012

Nicaraguan National Extradited from Colombia to Face Drug Charges

Five Defendants Charged in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Palm Beach County Residents Charged with Sex Trafficking of Minors

February 24, 2012

Two More Defendants Sentenced in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Pill Mill Operation

West Palm Beach Purveyor of Unnecessary Septic Tank Products Found Guilty of Wire Fraud

February 23, 2012

Repeat Credit Card Fraudster Sentenced to 70 Months’ Imprisonment

Two Tampa Residents and a Tampa-Based Company Charged with Conspiracy to Sell Mislabeled Shrimp

Five Charged for Conspiracy to Extort Relatives of Smuggled Cuban Migrants

February 22, 2012

Two Palm Beach County Men Charged for Importing Illegal Catch from the Bahamas

South Florida Corrections Officer Sentenced on Federal Civil Rights Charge

Tax Fraud Defendant Sentenced to 24 Months’Imprisonment and Ordered to Surrender on April 11, 2012

February 21, 2012

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-Area Halfway House Operator Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Participating in Fraud And Kickback Scheme

February 17, 2012

Four More Defendants Sentenced in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Pill Mill Operation

Two Men Sentenced to Multiple Life Sentences for Enticing Women to South Florida to Engage in Commercial Sex Acts and Distributing Date Rape Pills

Rothstein Associate Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

February 14, 2012

Boca Raton, Florida-Based CPA Indicted for Preparing False Tax Returns and Obstructing Internal Revenue Laws

February 13, 2012

Two Charged with Tax Refund Fraud Utilizing Stolen Social Security Office Identity Information

Two Individuals Arrested in Connection with Costa Rica-Based Business Opportunity Fraud Ventures

February 10, 2012

Three More Defendants Sentenced in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in Pill Mill Operation

Superseding Indictment Returned in Bp Fund and Disaster Fraud

Miami Woman Charged with Possessing Personal Identifying Information in Furtherance of Identity Theft Tax Refund Scheme

Plantation Resident Convicted for Interfering with the IRS and Filing False Tax Returns

February 9, 2012

Tamarac Man Sentenced to Thirty Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking of a Minor and Production of Child Pornography

President of Broward Title and Escrow Company Charged in Multi-Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

February 8, 2012

Miami-Dade Man Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering and Drug Conspiracy Related to Mortgage Fraud Scheme in Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties

February 7, 2012

Fort Lauderdale Man Charged in Wilton Manors Bank Robbery

February 2, 2012

FORMER ASSISTANT FINANCE DIRECTOR AT BELLE GLADE NON-PROFIT HOUSING CORPORATION PLEADS GUILTY TO EMBEZZLEMENT

THREE CHARGED WITH PARTICIPATING IN FALSE BILLING AND KICBACK SCHEME AT CALDER RACE COURSE

FLORIDA MAN INDICTED FOR TAX FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT

February 1, 2012

PRINCIPAL OF OFFSHORE BROKERAGE FIRM AND LAS VEGAS STOCK PROMOTER CONVICTED IN MIAMI FOR $7 MILLION STOCK MANIPULATION SCAM

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA-AREA HALFWAY HOUSE OWNER SENTENCED TO 28 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR PARTICIPATING IN MEDICARE FRAUD KICKBACK SCHEME

January 2012

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January 31, 2012

MORTGAGE BROKER SENTENCED IN FRAUD SCHEME

January 30, 2012

SOUTH FLORIDA CORRECTIONS OFFICERS SENTENCED ON FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS AND OBSTRUCTION CHARGES

January 27, 2012

PEMBROKE PINES MAN SENTENCED FOR ENTICING A MINOR TO ENGAGE IN SEX AND POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

FORMER OWNER OF FLORIDA-BASED AIRLINE SERVICES COMPANY SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR CONSPIRING TO DEFRAUD ILLINOIS-BASED RYAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES

COCONUT CREEK MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MISUSE OF NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION SEAL

OWNER AND EMPLOYEE OF MIAMI HOME HEALTH COMPANY PLEAD GUILTY IN $22 MILLION HEALTH CARE FRAUD SCHEME

January 25, 2012

FORMER EXECUTIVE OF MIAMI-BASED OCEAN BANK PLEADS GUILTY TO PARTICIPATING IN BRIBERY SCHEME AND TO FILING FALSE TAX RETURNS

January 24, 2012

MIAMI-AREA NURSE PLEADS GUILTY IN $25 MILLION HEALTH CARE FRAUD SCHEME

FLORIDA RESIDENTS AND CORPORATIONS CHARGED FOR CONSPIRACY TO SMUGGLE HAZARDOUS CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS, INCLUDING TOYS CONTAINING LEAD AND SMALL PARTS, FROM CHINA

January 23, 2012

BROWARD SEPTIC HAULER SENTENCED FOR ILLEGAL DISCHARGE OF WASTE

OPERATORS OF CHECK CASHING STORE CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY IN CONNECTION WITH IRS TAX REFUND CHECK CASHING SCHEME

FLORIDA LOAN OFFICER SENTENCED IN CONNECTION WITH $2.5 MILLION REVERSE MORTGAGE FRAUD AND LOAN MODIFICATION SCHEME

PALM BEACH COUNTY TAX RETURN PREPARER CHARGED WITH TAX VIOLATIONS INVOLVING FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER TAX CREDIT

NAPLES MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO WIRE FRAUD IN INVESTMENT FRAUD SCHEME

January 20, 2012

FLORIDA AND SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS CHARGED WITH IMPORTATION OF ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES FROM THE BAHAMAS

TWO MORE DEFENDANTS SENTENCED IN BROWARD AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES IN PILL MILL OPERATION

MIAMI RIVER COMPANY SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS PROBATION AND $1,000,000 FINE FOR OIL POLLUTION AND BALLAST WATER CRIMES

January 19, 2012

FEDERAL TRIAL JUROR PLEADS GUILTY TO SOLICITING BRIBE

January 18, 2012

MIAMI-AREA RESIDENT SENTENCED TO 35 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR LAUNDERING MONEY IN $200 MILLION MEDICARE FRAUD SCHEME

ARKANSAS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CLAIMING FRAUDULENT TAX REFUNDS

MIAMI-AREA RESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO PARTICIPATING IN $200 MILLION MEDICARE FRAUD SCHEME

MIAMI MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

BOYNTON BEACH MAN SENTENCED TO JAIL IN MAIL FRAUD "PONZI" INVESTMENT SCHEME

January 18, 2012

BROWARD MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN FOUR CASES INVOLVING VERSAILLES MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEMES

January 13, 2012

THREE MORE DEFENDANTS SENTENCED IN BROWARD AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES IN PILL MILL OPERATION

SHOOTER IN BRINKS ARMORED CAR ROBBERY SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON

January 11, 2012

RECRUITER/MANAGER PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING, AND STRUCTURING FOR ROLE IN STAGED ACCIDENT SCHEME

FORMER FLORIDA CITY MAN SENTENCED FOR MAKING FALSE CLAIM ON BP CLAIMS FUND

January 9, 2012

OPERATION SMOKING GUN II DEFENDANT SENTECED TO MORE THAN 10 YEARS IN PRISON IN FIREARMS TRAFFICKING CASE

BROWARD COUNTY, FLA.-AREA HALFWAY HOUSE OWNER PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD AND KICKBACK SCHEME

January 6, 2012

FLORIDA DOCTOR SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS FOR ILLEGAL DISTRIBUTION OF OXYCODONE AT LAKE WORTH CLINIC

MIAMI-AREA PATIENT RECRUITER SENTENCED TO 57 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR PARTICIPATING IN MEDICARE FRAUD KICKBACK SCHEME

EIGHT DEFENDANTS SENTENCED TO DATE IN BROWARD AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES IN PILL MILL OPERATION

FORMER CITY OF MIAMI POLICE OFFICER CHARGED IN EMBEZZLEMENT SCHEME

OFFICE MANAGER FOR MIAMI HOME HEALTH COMPANY SENTENCED TO 78 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN $25 MILLION HEALTH CARE FRAUD SCHEME

January 5, 2012

INTERNATIONAL FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN MIAMI ON SPANISH MURDER CHARGES; EXTRADITION PROCESS BEGINS

BROWARD COUNTY RETURN PREPARER SENTENCED FOR FILING FALSE PERSONAL TAX RETURNS

January 4, 2012

ROYAL WEST OWNER CHARGED IN SECURITIES FRAUD SCHEME

FORT LAUDERDALE POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH WIRE FRAUD

KEYS LOBSTER CASE RESULTS IN TWO ADDITIONAL GUILTY PLEAS AND SENTENCING

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