Pending Criminal Division Cases

United States v. Tanganica Corbett and Kevin Weaver II
Court Docket No.: 6:18-cr-00035-RBD-GJK-1 (M.D. Florida)

Court Assigned: This case is assigned to Judge Gregory A. Presnell, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Courthouse, 401 West Central Blvd., FL 32801.


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Criminal Charges: On February 28, 2018, Tanganica Corbett and Kevin Weaver, two former Florida hospital employees, were charged in an indictment filed in the Middle District of Florida with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information. The indictment alleges that from in or around January 2012 continuing through March 2014, Corbett and Weaver conspired to obtain individually identifiable health information relating to an individual and disclose that information to another person, with the intent to sell, transfer and use the information.

On March 1, 2018, Corbett, made her initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gregory J. Kelly of the Middle District of Florida and was released on bond.

On March 13, 2018, Weaver was arrested and made his initial appearance before the court.  Weaver was arraigned and pleaded not guilty.  He was released and placed in the custody of a third party.

For more information about the charges, please see below:
Indictment

The information on this website will be updated as new developments arise in the case. If you have any questions, please call the Victim Assistance Line toll-free at (888) 549-3945 or email us at victimassistance.fraud@usdoj.gov.


Presumption of Innocence: It is important to keep in mind that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty and that presumption requires both the court and our office to take certain steps to ensure that justice is served.

Crime Victims’ Rights Act and Right to Retain Counsel: The Crime Victims’ Rights Act (18 U.S.C. § 3771) applies only to victims of the counts charged in federal court, and thus individuals may not be able to exercise all of these rights if the crime of which the individual is a victim was not charged. Section 377I(c)(2) of this Act requires that we advise you that you have the right to retain counsel. Although the statute specifically sets forth your right to seek advice of an attorney with regard to your rights under the statute, there is no requirement that you retain counsel. The Government may not recommend any specific counsel, nor can the Government (or the Court) pay for counsel to represent you. Government attorneys represent the United States.

If you elect to obtain counsel to represent your interests, please have your attorney notify this office in writing at: U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW, Bond Building, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20530, Attention: Victim Witness Unit; fax: (202) 514-3708; or email: victimassistance.fraud@usdoj.gov. If you elect not to retain counsel to represent your interests, you do not need to do anything.

Plea Agreements: Please be aware that many criminal cases are resolved by plea agreement between the Department of Justice and the defendant. You should also know that it is not unusual for a defendant to seek to negotiate a plea agreement shortly before trial is scheduled to begin. Plea agreements can be made at any time and as late as the morning of trial, leaving little or no opportunity to provide notice to you of the date and time of the plea hearing. If the court schedules a plea hearing in this case, we will use our best efforts to notify you of available information as soon as practicable. If you want to inform the prosecutor of your views regarding potential plea agreements, or any other aspect of the case, please contact the prosecutor assigned to this case or call the Victim Assistance Line toll-free at (888) 549-3945 or email us at victimassistance.fraud@usdoj.gov.

 

Updated July 11, 2018

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