Hospice Chain Settles Charges Of Submitting False Claims To Medicare For $8.5 Million

A major regional hospice care provider settled with federal prosecutors late last month to end prosecution for allegedly submitting false claims to Medicare for patients who were not terminally ill. Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man’s Collision With HCSO Cruiser Yields DUI Charges

Hillsborough County deputies say a Tampa man was intoxicated when he crashed his vehicle into a department cruiser, causing several thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to the car. Per the officers, Tyler Ray Conrad was piloting his 2005 Nissan […]... [Read More]

Ft. Lauderdale Doctor Convicted On Federal Drug Charges After Allegedly Illegally Prescribing Opioids

A Fort Lauderdale doctor was convicted last month by a federal jury for his alleged involvement in a conspiracy to distribute illicit drugs. According to federal prosecutors, Dr. Andres Mencia and three of his office workers began performing fake consultations […]... [Read More]

Largo Man Arrested, Charged With Murder For Alleged Fatal Beating In June

A Largo man authorities say fatally beat his neighbor last month was arrested last week and charged with his murder. Largo police say they were summoned to a local mobile home park on June 9 to respond to the report […]... [Read More]

OFAC Sanctions Trio of Nicaraguan Officials For Alleged Human Rights Abuses

Citing violence allegedly perpetrated against protesters in Nicaragua by government forces, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced last week the enactment of sanctions against three officials in the Nicaraguan government. Per the department, […]... [Read More]

Botched Alleged Home Invasion Leads To Felony Murder Charges For Tampa Man

An alleged burglary that culminated in the death of a Tampa man’s accomplice in the undertaking has resulted in the laying of felony murder charges against him. Per Hillsborough County authorities, Earnest Eugene Cherry Jr. and Chike Tim broke into […]... [Read More]

Three Texas Medical Professionals Convicted in Alleged $12.3 MM Medicare Fraud Case

A trio of Texas medical professionals were convicted by a federal jury of charges relating to a home health care fraud scheme in which federal prosecutors say they were involved. Kelly Robinett, M.D., Kingsley Nwanguma, and Joy Ogwuegbu were convicted […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Arrested for DUI Manslaughter in Death of Motorcyclist

A St. Petersburg man is facing drunk driving and homicide charges after authorities say he was intoxicated when he struck and killed a motorcyclist. Pinellas County prosecutors say Dylan Charles Baron was driving southbound on Fourth Street N late on […]... [Read More]

Georgia Man Surrenders to Hamilton County Authorities on Murder Charges Relating to Hernando County Park Ranger

Although there remains a question of jurisdiction, the boyfriend of a Hernando County park ranger whose body was discovered afloat in a waterway in Georgia will face charges related to her death. Per authorities, Mitzi Marie Babb was last seen […]... [Read More]

DOJ Charges 601 Individuals in Department’s Largest Health Care Fraud Bust Ever

A recent crackdown on health care fraud by the United States Department of Justice led to over 600 arrests on federal fraud charges, including thirteen in the Tampa Bay area. Per the Justice Department, last week’s arrests are collectively the […]... [Read More]

Largo Couple On the Lam After Allegedly Fraudulently Leasing Same House to Fifteen Different Families

A Largo couple is being sought by police on suspicion of fraudulently leasing the same house to over a dozen different families. Largo police allege that Nicole and David Johnson knowingly agreed to rent to at least 15 different families, […]... [Read More]

Awaiting Trial for Over Seven Years, Wimauma Murder Suspect Finally Granted Bond

In the Hillsborough County Jail since late 2010, a Wimauma man was finally granted bail last week after a judge opined that the evidence prosecutors have presented against him to this point is too weak to deny it. Michael Edward […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Sentenced to Quarter Century in Prison for Federal Heroin Trafficking Conviction

A St. Petersburg man will be spending the next decade and a half in federal prison on drug-trafficking charges, as prosecutors say he moved 30 kilograms of heroin into the area over a year and a half. William Harold Wright […]... [Read More]

Man Suspected of Hit-and-Run Death in Pennsylvania Apprehended in Tampa

A man who Pennsylvania authorities say fled the state after causing a fatal car accident was apprehended by Tampa Police last week. Lancaster, Pennsylvania authorities say Kristopher Martinez-Roman was driving in the area on May 24 when he ran a […]... [Read More]

Hernando Jury Finds Brooksville Man Guilty of Three Counts of Murder in 2014 Shooting Rampage

Four years after the events in question, a Hernando County jury passed down a verdict of guilty upon a Brooksville man the state says committed among the most shocking shooting sprees in the city’s history. A jury will decide the […]... [Read More]