BUI Charge Dropped Against HCSO Deputy, But Internal Investigation Continues

Though the BUI charges against him are no longer pending, a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputy may still find himself jobless due to an incident in Tampa Bay. On July 1 a Sheriff’s Office marine patrol deputy spotted the pontoon boat […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Pasco County Alleged Road Rage Incident

An alleged instance of road rage led to attempted murder charges for a Tampa man after police say he fired a shotgun at a fellow motorist. Pasco County deputies say Luis Ramund Brito was at the four-way stop at Lake […]... [Read More]

Russian Bank And North Korean Individual Listed By OFAC For Allegedly Aiding DPRK’s WMD Program

A Russian bank, several associated firms, and one individual were the recipients of sanctions by the Federal government last week due to their alleged involvement with North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction program. Per a press release from the U.S. […]... [Read More]

New Port Richey Man Facing Murder Charges After Missing Woman’s Body Allegedly Found In His Apartment

A missing woman’s remains found in a New Port Richey man’s apartment has resulted in murder charges against him. The family of Christine Nelson reported her to the authorities as missing on August 5, but her vehicle was soon found […]... [Read More]

Mississippi Hospital Pays $1.1 Million To Settle Charges Of Submitting False Claims To Medicare

A Mississippi hospital has agreed to pay $1.1 million in fines to settle claims made by the Federal government that it billed Medicare for services that were not medically necessary nor reasonable. The United States Justice Department said last week […]... [Read More]

Tampa Woman Charged With DUI Manslaughter After Fatal January Wreck

A Tampa woman is facing DUI manslaughter charges after a January wreck that killed one and seriously injuring a second. Temple Terrace police say Camaren Hailey Edson was driving her Nissan Murano northbound on Morris Bridge Road at around 1 […]... [Read More]

Long-Time Clearwater Parks And Rec Supervisor Charged With Defrauding Department Of $148,000

A former Clearwater city employee was charged with defrauding the government of tens of thousands of dollars over several years in his position as a Parks and Recreation employee. Per investigators, a department employee noticed an odd discrepancy in a […]... [Read More]

California Company Pays $65 Million To Settle Medicare Fraud Claims

A California health care provider and its CEO have agreed to pay $65 million to settle claims made by the United States government that it defrauded Medicare by submitting false claims for services rendered to its patients. Federal investigators say […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Facing Felony Charges After Allegedly Selling Fake Cocaine

A St. Petersburg man is facing felony drug charges after deputies say he sold them a substance purported to be cocaine, but wasn’t. Pinellas County deputies say Tomas L. Phillips offered to sell an undercover officer what he claimed was […]... [Read More]

Two Turkish Ministers Sanctioned For Alleged Human Rights Abuses By OFAC

Sanctions were levied against two of Turkey’s top officials by the United States government last week as a result of allegations that the pair were complicit in the arrest and detention of an American pastor. The U.S. Department of the […]... [Read More]

Pinellas Deputies Say Drunk Driver Initiated Fatal Four-Vehicle Wreck

Pinellas County authorities say alcohol may have been involved in a car accident that killed two individuals and injured a third. Deputies say Edward Delzer was driving his 2001 Lexus westbound on Park Boulevard with his father, Harvey Vern Delzer, […]... [Read More]

Thirteen Individuals And Firms Added To OFAC Restriction List Due To Allegations Of Aiding Syria’s Chemical Weapons Development

Five organizations and 8 individuals were designated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to be added to the office’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List in accordance with allegations by the international […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man With Mortgage Fraud Record Pleads Guilty To Charges Relating To Stolen Church Money

A Tampa man with a long history of mortgage fraud is again returning to long-term state custody after entering a plea of guilty to wire fraud. Investigators say Victor Thomas Clavizzao accepted over $16,000 from a church intending to use […]... [Read More]

D.C. Medical Device Provider Pleads Guilty To Defrauding $9.8 Million From Medicaid

The owner of a D.C.-based medical equipment provider pled guilty last month to fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in Medicaid payments. Waveney Blackman entered the plea on July 25, conceding to the government’s allegations that her company WaveCare Health Services […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Faces Felony Murder Charges After Argument Allegedly Leads To Murder

A Tampa man who allegedly gunned down another individual in the street last week was apprehended after a cooperative effort between the Tampa Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. According to investigators, Sergio Rashad Green and Glennis Leon Mays […]... [Read More]