News and Press Releases

News and Press Releases

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December 2013

December 26, 2013

Ten Indicted in Loan Modification Fraud Scheme

December 23, 2013

Broward Resident Pleads Guilty and Sentenced for Violating the Endangered Species Act

Miami-Dade Resident Pleads Guilty in Identity Theft Scheme

Two Miami Women Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Conspiring to Pay Healthcare Kickbacks

December 20, 2013

Federal Agent Indicted in Conspiracy to CommitExtortion, Bribery and Making False Statements

Broward Resident Sentenced for Tax Fraud

Boca Raton Resident Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns, Access Device Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft

Patient Recruiter and Therapy Staffing Company Owner Sentenced for Roles in $7 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Unlicensed Miami Clinic Nurse Convicted at Trial and Sentenced for Role in $11 Million HIV Infusion Fraud Scheme

Health Care Clinic Owner Sentenced for Role in $7 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

December 19, 2013

Man Using False Identity Arrested for Sex Trafficking in Miami and Australia

Third Defendant Sentenced in False Tax Return and Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

December 18, 2013

Miami-Dade Resident Pleads Guilty in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Three Miami-Dade Residents Sentenced for Fraud Scheme

Port St. Lucie Resident Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison on Charges of Receipt and Transportation of Child Pornography

Leader of Vero Beach Clandestine Methamphetamine Lab Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

December 17, 2013

Vero Beach Resident Sentenced for Importing Illegal Catch from the Bahamas

Fort Pierce Man Sentenced for Preparation and Presentation of False Tax Returns

December 16, 2013

Fort Pierce Man Pleads Guilty to Firearms and Drug Trafficking Charges

Bahamian and Jamaican Nationals Charged with Marijuana Importation

Okeechobee Woman Sentenced for Preparation and Presentation of False Tax Returns

December 12, 2013

Loxahatchee Pair Plead Guilty to Government Benefit Fraud Charges

Deerfield Beach Resident Charged with Violating the Endangered Species Act

Treasure Coast Robbers that Targeted Gas Stations and Hotels Indicted

Therapist Pleads Guilty in Miami for his Role in $63 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Two Patient Recruiters for Miami Home Health Companies Sentenced for Roles in $48 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

December 10, 2013

Former CEO of Miami Lakes Tax Preparation Business Pleads Guilty to Structuring Scheme

Serial Armed Robber Targeting Taxi Cab and Food Delivery Drivers Pleads Guilty

December 6, 2013

Phlebotomist Charged with Using False Identification Documents to Work at Local Hospitals

Two Former Miami-Dade Residents Sentenced for Their Role in Smuggling Cocaine Aboard Cargo Ships

December 5, 2013

Founder of Investment Company Sentenced in $21 Million Fraud Scheme

December 4, 2013

Ft. Lauderdale Attorney Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, and Money Laundering in Connection with $1 Billion MBC Fraud

Miami Home Health Company Owner and Recruiter Sentenced for Role in $48 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Three Patient Recruiters for Miami Home Health Company Plead Guilty for Roles in $48 Million Fraud Scheme

December 3, 2013

Florida Marine Life Dealers Sentenced for Illegal Wildlife Traffickinge

Michigan Aquarium Store Operators Plead Guilty to Illegal Trafficking of Marine Life

December 2, 2013

Health Care Clinic Owners Sentenced For Role in $8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Idaho Aquarium Operators Sentenced For Illegal Trafficking Of Marine Life

November 2013

November 27, 2013

Bahamian National Arrested After Boat Capsizes and Marijuana Bales Wash Ashore

November 26, 2013

Former Miami Securities Professional Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud in Connection with Multi-State Investment Scheme

November 22, 2013

Thirteen Defendants Plead Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charges

November 21, 2013

Owner of Home Health Companies Sentenced for Role in $20 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Owner and Salesman Convicted in Time Share Telemarketing Fraud

November 20, 2013

Two Virgin Islands Residents Indicted on Drug Trafficking Charges

November 18, 2013

Miami-Dade Resident Sentenced for Tax Evasion

November 15, 2013

Alabama Man Indicted In Scheme to Defraud Military Sub-Contractor

November 13, 2013

City of Sweetwater Mayor and Lobbyist Plead Guilty in Corruption Investigation

Jury Convicts Miami-Dade Resident in Tax Preparation Fraud Scheme

November 12, 2013

Three More Charged in a Series of PNC Bank Robberies Across the State

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

November 8, 2013

Palm Beach County Gastroenterologist Charged with Filing False Tax Returns

November 7, 2013

Jury Convicts Former Hialeah Police Officer and Wife of Dealing in Firearms without a License

Former Mental-Health Clinic Therapist Sentenced for Role in $55 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

November 6, 2013

Patient Broker of South Florida Psychiatric Hospital Sentenced for Role in $67 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

U.S. Citizen in Cuba Returns to the United States and is Arrested for 1984 Air Piracy Charge

November 5, 2013

Naturalized U.S. Citizen Charged with Fraudulently Obtaining Citizenship

Three More Defendants Sentenced in Staged Automobile Accident Scheme

November 4, 2013

Two Florida Residents Arrested in Connection with International Lottery Scam

November 1, 2013

Jamaican Citizen Pleads Guilty In Connection With International Lottery Scheme Based In Jamaica

October 2013

October 31, 2013

Indian River Man Sentenced on Internet Transportation of Child Pornography

October 28, 2013

Two More Defendants Sentenced in Staged Automobile Accident Scheme

Two Armed Robbers Sentenced to Life in Prison

October 25, 2013

Men Charged with Alien Smuggling Resulting in Death After Boat Capsizes, Four Die

DEA Holds Prescription Drug Take-Back Event October 26

Third Defendant Sentenced in $14 Million Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

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

Former Elementary School Principal in Texas Found Guilty for Attempting to Entice a Minor to Engage in Unlawful Sexual Activity

October 24, 2013

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

Orange County Man Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud

October 23, 2013

Administrator and Employee of Two Miami Home Health Companies Sentenced for Role in $74 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Two Port St. Lucie Residents Sentenced in Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Firearm Charges

Former Treasurer of Catholic Charity Charged in Fraud Scheme

October 22, 2013

Vero Beach Resident Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methylone and Firearm Charges

October 21, 2013

Two More Defendants Sentenced in Staged Automobile Accident Scheme

October 18, 2013

Guilty Plea Entered by Two More Individuals Charged in Plot to Conceal and Dispose of Assets in Connection with Rothstein Case

Palm Beach County Resident Convicted for Receipt, Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

October 17, 2013

Mortgage Broker Sentenced in $39 Million Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage Company Executive Sentenced in Fraud Case

October 10, 2013

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

Twelve Men Charged with Alien Smuggling in the Florida Keys

Former Government Informant Sentenced to 30 Years in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Armed Robber Targeting Taxi Cab and Food Delivery Drivers Indicted

October 7, 2013

Jury Convicts Former Hialeah Police Officer and Wife of Dealing in Firearms without a License

Former City of Miami Police Officer Convicted on Corruption Charges

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

October 4, 2013

Vero Beach Resident Pleads Guilty to Importing Illegal Catch from the Bahamas

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

October 2, 2013

Second Female Getaway Driver Arrested and Detained in the Two St. Lucie County PNC Armed Robberies

October 1, 2013

Sunrise Man Pleads Guilty to $20 Million Payroll Tax Fraud Scheme

Bookkeeper Sentenced for Filing False Tax Return

September 2013

September 30, 2013

Broward Resident Indicted in $4 Million Ponzi Scheme

Miami Physician Indicted in Medicare Fraud Scheme

September 27, 2013

U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer Announces Hiring Grants for Law Enforcement and School Safety Officers

Two Miami-Area Residents Indicted For Alleged Roles In $190 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

September 26, 2013

Jury Convicts Defendant in $25 Million Fraud Scheme

Medical Clinic Owners and Patient Recruiters Charged in Miami for Role in $8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Miami Home Health Company Recruiter Pleads Guilty In $48 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Five Miami Residents Arrested for Alleged Roles in $48 Million Home Health Care Fraud Scheme

September 25, 2013

Margate City Commissioner Convicted of Federal Bribery Charges

Idaho Man Sentenced for Obstruction of Justice in Key West Marine Life Case

Florida Keys Marine Life Dealers Plead Guilty to Illegal Trafficking of Marine Life

Idaho Aquarium and Employees Plead Guilty to Illegal Trafficking of Marine Life

Florida Licensed General Contractor and Spouse Charged with Tax Fraud

September 24, 2013

Two Florida Residents Plead Guilty to Defrauding and Threatening Spanish-Speaking Consumers

September 20, 2013

Director of Non-Profit Sentenced in BP Claims Fund Fraud Case

Former Accountant of Adult Entertainment Businesses Charged with Tax Fraud

September 18, 2013

Former Fortune 500 Top Executive of Miami Beach Manufacturing Company is Sentenced in Multi-Million Dollar Investment Scheme

September 17, 2013

Founder of Investment Company Pleads Guilty in $21 Million Fraud Scheme

September 12, 2013

Okeechobee Woman Pleads Guilty to Preparation and Presentation of False Tax Returns

September 10, 2013

Three Executives of South Florida Psychiatric Hospital Sentenced in $67 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Former Owner of Adult Entertainment Businesses Charged with Tax Fraud

September 9, 2013

Former Fort Lauderdale Securities Professional Sentenced for Obstruction of Proceedings and Providing False Testimony before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

September 6, 2013

Bolivian Police Officer Arrested on Extortion Charges

Multiple Defendants Indicted on Drug Trafficking Charges

September 5, 2013

Miami Resident Sentenced for Taking Migratory Birds and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

Owners of Home Health Companies and Patient Recruiter Plead Guilty in Miami for Role in $20 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Former Wellington Resident Charged in Investment Fraud Scheme

September 4, 2013

Two Patient Recruiters of Miami Home Health Company Plead Guilty in $48 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

September 3, 2013

Miami-Dade Man Charged in $13 Million Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme Involving Fraudulent Florida Lottery Claims

August 2013

August 30, 2013

Two Attorneys Charged in Connection with Rothstein Ponzi Scheme

Fort Pierce Man Indicted for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Charges

Former Office Manager for Health Care Solutions Network Sentenced for $63 Million Medicare Fraud

August 29, 2013

Vero Beach Resident Charged with Importing Illegal Catch from the Bahamas

Hallandale Beach Tax Preparer Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns on Behalf of Himself and His Clients

North Miami Man Charged in Unemployment Benefits Scheme

Alleged Colombian Drug Kingpin Extradited to the United States to Face Drug Charges

August 28, 2013

Sweetwater Police Detective Arrested for Credit Card Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

Two Individuals Charged in Fraudulent Invoice Scheme

August 26, 2013

Former Wellington Resident Charged in Investment Fraud Scheme

Miami Resident Convicted in Identity Theft Tax Refund Scheme

August 23, 2013

Defendant Sentenced for Providing Material Support to Terrorists

Customs Broker, Data Freight Corporation Pleads Guilty to Illegal Importing of Endangered Wildlife

Defendant Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

August 22, 2013

Texas-Based School Chain to Pay Government $3.7 Million for Submitting False Claims for Federal Student Financial Aid

Individual Charged with Brokering Uranium Deal Intended for Supply to Iran

Florida Woman Sentenced for Role in Reverse Mortgage Fraud Scheme

August 21, 2013

Therapy Staffing Company Owner and Patient Recruiter Plead Guilty in $7 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

August 20, 2013

West Palm Beach Gang Associate Sentenced as Armed Career Criminal for Firearm Possession

August 19, 2013

Former Ft. Lauderdale Executive Sentenced to 15 Years for Money Laundering and Obstruction of Justice in Connection with Mutual Benefits Corporation Fraud

August 14, 2013

Five Defendants Charged on Securities Fraud Related Violations

Individual Arrested in Florida in Connection with a Lottery Scam in Jamaica

August 13, 2013

Former CEO of Miami Lakes Tax Preparation Business Charged in Structuring Scheme

Health Care Clinic Owners Plead Guilty in Miami for Roles in $8 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Ninth Individual Sentenced in Connection with Costa Rica-Based Business Opportunity Ventures that Defrauded Americans

August 9, 2013

Four More Defendants Plead Guilty in Staged Automobile Accident Scheme

August 8, 2013

Port St. Lucie Securities Broker Charged in Wire Fraud Embezzlement Scheme

Two Individuals Charged with Material Support Offenses Involving Al-Qa’ida, Al-Qa’ida in Iraq/Al-Nusrah Front, and Al-Shabaab

Former Wilton Manors Resident Sentenced for Defrauding the State of Florida Unemployment Compensation Program

Ten Overtown Defendants Indicted on Drug Conspiracy and Distribution Charges

August 6, 2013

Two Mayors and Two Lobbyists Charged in Separate Corruption Investigations

Mortgage Company Executive Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case

August 1, 2013

Loxahatchee Pair Indicted in Conspiracy to Defraud Banks and Federal Benefit Programs

Jury Convicts Two Doctors of Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering Resulting from Pill Mill Operation in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

July 2013

July 31, 2013

Michigan Man Sentenced to 165 Years for Child Sex Tourism Offenses

Five Arrested for Methamphetamine Manufacturing in Vero Beach

July 30, 2013

Five Arrested for Bank Robberies on the Treasure Coast

July 29, 2013

More Defendants Sentenced for Murder/Marijuana Grow House Conspiracy

Hospital Employee and Accomplice Sentenced for Tax Refund Fraud Using Stolen Patient Information

Previously Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme and Possession of a Firearm

July 26, 2013

Eleven More Defendants Plead Guilty in Staged Automobile Accident Scheme

July 25, 2013

Two Florida Residents Indicted on Charges of Scheming to Defraud and Threaten Spanish-Speaking Consumers

Former Gymnastics Coach Sentenced to Twenty Years in Prison for Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography

July 24, 2013

Idaho Man Convicted of Obstruction of Justice in Key West Marine Life Case

Three North Miami Residents Charged with Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns and Receiving Over $1.8 Million in Fraudulent Refunds

July 23, 2013

Accountant Charged with Filing False Tax Return

July 19, 2013

Former Elementary School Principal in Texas Arrested for Attempting to Entice a Minor to Engage in Unlawful Sexual Activity

Two Broward Residents Sentenced for Identity Theft Scheme

U.S. Intervenes in False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Fla. Home Health Care Company and its Owner

July 18, 2013

Former Key West Residents Sentenced for Making False Claims on BP Spill Fund

Broward County Resident Sentenced For Importing Marijuana From The Bahamas

Food Exporter Employee Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced for Forging USDA Certificate

July 16, 2013

Pill Mill Doctor Pleads Guilty to Oxycodone Conspiracy

Florida Health Care Medical Director and Six Therapists Arrested for Alleged Roles in $63 Million Fraud Scheme

Boca Raton Resident Convicted of Filing False Tax Returns, Access Device Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft

Respiratory Therapist Pleads Guilty in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Theft of Hundreds of Patients’ Personal Identity Information

July 15, 2013

Miami Woman Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

July 12, 2013

Top Executive of Miami Beach Manufacturing Company Convicted in Multi-Million Dollar Investment Scheme

July 11, 2013

Mortgage Company Executive Charged in Fraud Case

July 10, 2013

Weston Man Indicted for Production and Possession of Child Pornography

July 9, 2013

Justice Department Releases Investigative Findings On The City Of Miami Police Department And Officer-Involved Shootings

Miami, Manhattan, and Brooklyn U.S. Attorneys Announce Extradition of Colombian Narcotics Kingpin

Miami Man Sentenced in $3.3 Million Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Four Colombian Nationals Charged in International Drug Money Laundering Conspiracy

July 8, 2013

Supervisor of $63 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme Sentenced in Florida to 10 Years In Prison

July 3, 2013

Seven Charged with Oxycodone Conspiracy in Broward County Pill Mill Operation

July 2, 2013

Key West Man Sentenced to Child Pornography Charges

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud in Connection with HIV Infusion Clinic

Palm Beach County Man Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

July 1, 2013

Three Florida Residents Arrested on Charges of Fraud

Executives from Miami-Area Mental Health Care Hospital Convicted for Participating in $70 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

June 2013

June 28, 2013

Four Defendants Plead Guilty in Staged Automobile Accident Scheme

Monroe County Residents Charged For Illegal Harvest and Sale of Marine Life

Michigan Man Sentenced in Fraudulent Test Kit Scheme

June 27, 2013

Three Miami Men Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Two Broward Residents Arrested On Charges Of Fraud

June 26, 2013

Miami-Dade Resident Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme

June 24, 2013

St. Lucie County Man Indicted for Internet Transportation and Receipt of Child Pornography

Miami Resident Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme Involving Baptist Health System Patient Information

June 19, 2013

Four Miami-Dade Residents Charged in $1.5 Million Bank Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme in Connection with Fraudulent Boat Loan Applications

Miami-Dade Department of Public Works Employee Charged with Accepting Bribes from Contractor

June 17, 2013

Palm Beach County Resident Pleads Guilty to Enticement Of A Minor to Engage in Unlawful Sexual Activity

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June 14, 2013

Broward Company Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced for Illegal Trafficking of Marine Life

June 13, 2013

Former CEO of Miami Beach Community Health Center Sentenced in Six Million Dollar Scam

Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns on Behalf of His Clients

June 12, 2013

Ft. Lauderdale Ponzi Schemer Sentenced to 12 Years’ Imprisonment

Miami Resident Sentenced for Identity Theft

June 11, 2013

Walgreens Agrees to Pay a Record Settlement of $80 Million for Civil Penalties Under the Controlled Substances Act

Marine Life Dealers Charged for Illegal Harvest and Sale of Nurse Sharks

June 7, 2013

Two Men Arrested in Connection with the Theft of Gold Bars at Miami International Airport

June 6, 2013

U.S. Attorney Joins FTC and Florida Attorney General to Spotlight Telemarketing Schemes Aimed at Defrauding Time-Share Unit Owners

Miramar Man Sentenced in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

June 5, 2013

Cutler Bay Man Sentenced in $12 Million Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving the Cashing of Thousands of Fraudulently Obtained U.S. Treasury Checks

June 4, 2013

Illinois Man Sentenced to Serve 72 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Prescription Drugs Over the Internet

Two Port Saint Lucie Men Sentenced on Firearms Conspiracy Charges

June 3, 2013

Fort Pierce Man Sentenced on Firearms Charges

St. Lucie County Resident Sentenced to Child Pornography Charges

May 2013

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May 31, 2013

Florida Corporations and Their Management Sentenced for Trafficking Toys Containing Lead and Smuggling Counterfeit Disney, Marvel and Major League Baseball Merchandise from China

May 30, 2013

Medicare Beneficiary Sentenced to Imprisonment for Accepting Kickbacks from Home Health Agency

Ft. Lauderdale Man Charged with Obstruction of Proceedings and Providing False Testimony Before the U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission

May 29, 2013

Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Operation Tackles Gun Violence in Miami-Dade County

May 23, 2013

Twelve Defendants Sentenced for Murder/Marijuana Grow House Conspiracy

May 22, 2013

Health Care Clinic Director Sentenced in Miami to 111 Months for His Role in $63 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

May 21, 2013

Attorney Convicted in Multimillion-Dollar Stock Fraud

Two Miami-Dade Residents Charged in Tax Preparation Fraud Scheme

May 20, 2013

Palm Beach Gardens Man Sentenced for Committing Five Bank Robberies During 2012 Holiday Season

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

May 17, 2013

Bar Club Operators Sentenced in South Beach “B-Girls” Private Clubs Scheme

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Armored Truck Robbery

Pill Mill Doctor/Owner Pleads Guilty to Oxycodone Conspiracy

May 16, 2013

Thirty-three Defendants Charged in Staged Automobile Accident Scheme

Former Mayor of Hialeah and Wife Charged with Tax Fraud

May 14, 2013

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

Community Health Center Program Coordinator Sentenced to 70 Months for Role in $63 Million Fraud Scheme

Hospital Employee and Accomplice Plead Guilty to Tax Refund Fraud Using Stolen Patient Information

May 13, 2013

Three Sentenced in Conspiracy to Commit Visa Fraud

Two Broward Residents Plead Guilty to Identity Theft

May 10, 2013

Previously Convicted Felon Charged in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme and Possession of a Firearm

May 9, 2013

Tax Preparer Charged with Filing False Tax Returns on Behalf of His Clients

May 8, 2013

Administrator and Employee of Miami Home Health Companies Pleads Guilty for Role in $74 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Health Care Clinic Director Pleads Guilty in Miami for Role in $63 Million Fraud Scheme

May 7, 2013

Three Charged with Wire Fraud in Investment Scheme

Consultant for the Florida Department of Transportation Sentenced for Accepting a Bribe

Miami Man Sentenced on Alien Smuggling Conspiracy

State Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft Charges

May 3, 2013

Two Defendants Charged in Theft From Seminole Tribe

May 2, 2013

Last Defendant Sentenced in Shooting Death of Brinks Guard at Calder Casino

April 2013

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April 30, 2013

International Narcotics Trafficker Extradited to Face Drug Trafficking and Narco-Terrosism Charges

April 26, 2013

United States Successful in False Claims Act Cases Against Landlords Charging Housing Choice Voucher Tenants Excess Rents

April 25, 2013

Florida Man Sentenced to 55 Months Imprisonment for Role in Health Care-Fraud and Money Remitting Ring

Supervisor of $63 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme Convicted

Defendant Convicted in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Defendant Convicted in $39 Million Mortgage Fraud Case

South Florida Women Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving the Filing of Approximately 2,000 Fraudulent Tax Returns Seeking $11 Million Dollars in Refunds

April 24, 2013

Contractors Sentenced for Paying Bribes to Former Broward County Traffic Director of Engineering

City of Miami Police Officer Harold James Sentenced

April 23, 2013

Port St. Lucie Woman Sentenced for Preparing False Income Tax Returns

Broward County Return Preparer Sentenced for Tax Fraud Scheme and Failing to File Personal Tax Returns

April 22, 2013

Florida Woman Sentenced to Serve 72 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Prescription Drugs Over the Internet

April 19, 2013

Title Attorney, Two Mortgage Brokers and Their Coconspirators Sentenced in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

April 18, 2013

Police Officer Sentenced to Prison for Deprivation of Civil Rights

Miami Man Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Palm Beach County Man Pleads Guilty in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

April 17, 2013

Alien Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Luxury Watches from the Dominican Republic to Sell in Downtown Miami

Director of Non-Profit Convicted in BP Claims Fund Fraud Trial

Twenty Defendants Charged in Separate Schemes to Defraud Immigration by Posing as Cuban Citizens

April 16, 2013

Former CEO Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud

Miami Man Sentenced in $1.85 Million Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

April 15, 2013

Miami Woman Convicted in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

April 12, 2013

Husband and Wife Sentenced in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

April 11, 2013

Miami Man Sentenced in $1.6 Million Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

Canadian Citizen Pleads Guilty in Connection with Costa Rica-Based Business Opportunity Fraud Ventures

April 10, 2013

Two Miami Men Convicted in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving over 1,000 Victims

April 9, 2013

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

April 8, 2013

Chinese Business Executive Convicted for Illegal Trade in Rhino Horn

April 5, 2013

Miami-Based Health Care Clinic and Its Owners and Operators Sentenced for $50 Million Fraud Scheme

April 4, 2013

Miami Man Sentenced for his role in a $3.3 Million Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

April 3, 2013

Three Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms in Shooting Death of Brinks Guard at Calder Casino

Margate City Commissioner Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges

April 2, 2013

Owner of Miami-Dade Wholesale Distributing Company Sentenced in Tax Fraud Scheme

Patient Recruiter for Miami Home Health Company Sentenced to 36 Months in $20 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

March 2013

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March 28, 2013

Palm Beach County Man Convicted as Felon in Possession of a Firearm

March 25, 2013

Former City of Miami Police Sergeant Sentenced on Civil Rights Violations, Narcotics Distribution Conspiracy and Obstruction of Justice Charges

March 22, 2013

Homestead Resident Sentenced for Tax Refund Fraud

Plantation Man Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

Peruvian Woman Sentenced to 60 Months and Bahamian Woman Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Alien Smuggling

March 21, 2013

Brazilian Husband and Wife Sentenced in Florida for Alien Smuggling

March 20, 2013

Miami Beach Community Health Center CEO Pleads Guilty in $6 Million Embezzlement Scam

Dual U.S. Costa Rican Citizen Pleads Guilty in Connection with Costa Rica-Based Business Opportunity Fraud Ventures

March 19, 2013

Former Fugitive Sentenced on Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS

Miami Man Convicted in $3.3 Million Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

March 18, 2013

Miami Man Pleads Guilty in Identity Theft Tax Fraud Scheme

March 15, 2013

Congressional Candidate Pleads Guilty to Violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act

Medical Director For Miami-Based Health Care Clinic Sentenced To 144 Months In Prison For Role In $50 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

Two Medicare Beneficiaries Found Guilty Of Soliciting Kickbacks In Home Health Care Case

Former Broward Resident Pleads Guilty to Passport Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft

March 11, 2013

Cooper City Resident Sentenced for Tax Refund Fraud

March 8, 2013

Michigan Couple Pleads Guilty in Fraudulent Test Kit Scheme

St. Lucie County Resident Convicted of Child Pornography Charges

Former Gymnastics Coach Charged with Attempted Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor and Attempted Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

Four Defendants Sentenced in Timeshare Fraud

March 7, 2013

Health Care Clinic Director Pleads Guilty in Miami for Role in $63 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Two City of Miami Police Officers and One State Corrections Officer Arrested and Charged in Separate Corruption Investigations

Fifteen Charged in Telemarketing Scheme to Defraud Time-Share Unit Owners

Hollywood Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

March 6, 2013

Former Wilton Manors Resident Indicted for Defrauding the State of Florida Unemployment Compensation Program

Palm Beach County Man Pleads Guilty in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Palm Beach County Resident Arrested for Production of Child Pornography

March 5, 2013

International Heating and Cooling Product Distributor Pleads Guilty and Sentenced for Illegal Purchase and Sale of Smuggled Ozone-Depleting Refrigerant Gas

March 4, 2013

Defendant Convicted of Providing Material Support to Terrorism

March 1, 2013

Bahamian Man Arrested and Charged for Attempting to Smuggle $1.2 million to the Bahamas

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

North Miami Resident Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft

Former Fortune 500 Top Executive of Miami Beach Manufacturing Company Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million Dollar Investment Scheme

February 2013

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February 28, 2013

Michigan Man Found Guilty of Child Sex Tourism Charges

Ft. Lauderdale Man Convicted of Money Laundering and Obstruction of Justice in Connection with MBC Fraud

February 27, 2013

Owners of Miami Home Health Companies Sentenced to Prison in $48 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Broward Man Sentenced in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

February 26, 2013

Owner of Mental Health Facilities Sentenced to 168 Months in Prison in Connection with $63 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

February 25, 2013

Treasure Coast Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Preparing False Income Tax Returns

Miami Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison in $23 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Coral Springs Firefighter Pleads Guilty to Armed Drug Trafficking

Fort Pierce Financial Manager and Six Other St. Lucie County Residents Sentenced in $200,000 Mail Fraud Embezzlement Scheme

February 22, 2013

Palm Beach County Residents Arrested for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Three Defendants Plead Guilty in $14 Million Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Congressional Candidate Charged with Violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act

Broward Man Sentenced to 159 Months for Stealing More Than 23,000 Identities in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

February 21, 2013

Miami Man Charged in $12 Million Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving Thousands of Fraudulently Obtained U.S. Treasury Checks

February 20, 2013

Thirty People Indicted in Massive Florida-Arizona Drug Conspiracy

February 15, 2013

Three More Defendants Plead Guilty in Murder/Marijuana Grow House Conspiracy

Man Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison and 30 Years of Supervised Release for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

Former Local Union President and Former Executive Assistant Charged with Stealing Money from Union and Obstruction of Justice

February 14, 2013

Virginia Gardens Man Sentenced to 37 months in Prison for Dealing in Firearms without a License

February 13, 2013

CEO Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Embezzlement Scam

Members of Rhino Smuggling Ring Arrested and Charged

Consultant for the Florida Department of Transportation Pleads Guilty To Accepting a Bribe

Guilty Plea Entered by Second Contractor Charged with Paying Bribes to Director of Traffic Engineering

February 12, 2013

Broward County Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to 76-Count Superseding Indictment

Palm Beach County Health Department Employee Arrested For Stealing Patient Information

February 11, 2013

Investment Advisor Sentenced to Prison in $2 Million Scheme

Broward County Man Charged with Possession with Intent To Distribute Marijuana

Former Registered Nurse Sentenced in Miami to 111 Months in Prison in Connection with $63 Million Mental Health Care Fraud Scheme

February 8, 2013

South Florida Brothers Sentenced For Tax Evasion

Three Miami-Dade Residents Sentenced for Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Using Stolen Identities of Foreign Nationals

Eleven South Florida Residents Charged in $34 Million Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

February 7, 2013

Health Care Fraud Fugitive is Extradited from Colombia to Serve 2006 Sentence

February 6, 2013

Bahamian Man Pleads Guilty to Alien Smuggling

February 5, 2013

Fourteen Defendants Charged in Separate Stolen Identity Refund Schemes

February 4, 2013

Two Patient Recruiters of Miami Home Health Company Plead Guilty in $20 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

February 4, 2013

Two Patient Recruiters of Miami Home Health Company Plead Guilty in $20 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

Six Sentenced to Prison for Federal Tax Crimes

February 1, 2013

Opa-Locka Police Captain Sentenced As Part of Drug Trafficking Organization

Armed Bank Robber Sentenced on Bank Robbery and Firearms Charges

Guilty Plea Entered By Two Individuals Charged in Plot to Conceal and Dispose of Assets in Connection with Rothstein Case

Guilty Plea Entered by Contractor Charged with Paying Bribes to Director of Traffic Engineering

Nicaraguan National Sentenced on Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

Boca Raton Chiropractor Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud in Connection with Staged Accident Scheme

January 2013

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January 30, 2013

Guilty Plea Entered By One of Five Individuals Charged in Plot to Conceal and Dispose of Assets in Connection with Rothstein Case

Former Palm Beach County Middle School Principal Sentenced for Enticement of a Minor to Engage in Unlawful Sexual Activity

January 29, 2013

Fort Lauderdale Woman Convicted in Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Scheme Involving the Filing of Approximately 2,000 Fraudulent Tax Returns Seeking $11 Million Dollars in Refunds

January 25, 2013

Judge Sentences Miami Men for December 2010 Murder of Postal Worker in Identity Theft Scheme

Four Sentenced To Prison In Florida Community Mental Health Center Case

January 24, 2013

Florida Commercial Fisherman Pleads Guilty to False Statements

Former Miami Clinic Director Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Role in HIV Infusion Fraud Scheme

January 23, 2013

Consultant for the Florida Department of Transportation Charged with Accepting a Bribe

Former Director of Broward Public Works Department, Two Contractors, and Another Charged with Offering and Accepting Bribes in Connection with County Contracts

January 22, 2013

Former Mortgage Title Agent Sentenced in Multi-Million Dollar Mortgage Fraud Scheme at Jade Apartment Complex in Miami

Two Sentenced for Transportation and Attempted Sale of Stolen Matisse Painting

January 18, 2013

Owner of Miami-Dade Wholesale Distributing Company Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Scheme

Miami Police Sergeant Convicted of Civil Rights Violations, Narcotics Distribution Conspiracy and Obstruction of Justice

January 16, 2013

Brazilian Husband and Wife Plead Guilty in Florida to Human Smuggling

January 14, 2013

Two Mothers Sentenced to Prison Terms for Using Their Children in Staged Accident Scheme

January 11, 2013

California Man Sentenced to 34 Years in Prison for Traveling to the Dominican Republic and Sexually Abusing Minor Boys

January 9, 2013

Canadian Citizen Sentenced in Scheme to Defraud Consumers Purchasing Pharmaceuticals Online

Fort Lauderdale Man Sentenced to Life for Sex Trafficking of Minors

January 8, 2013

South Florida Woman Pleads Guilty to Failing to Disclose Income from Swiss Bank Accounts and Agrees to $21 Million Penalty

January 4, 2013

Defendant Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for $39 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme; Another Defendant Pleads Guilty

Palm Beach County Man Sentenced For Producing Child Pornography

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