St. Pete Man Charged With DUI After Allegedly Rear-Ending PCSO Vehicle

A St. Petersburg man is facing drunk-driving charges after Pinellas County deputies say he failed to stop for a red light and crashed into a PCSO cruiser. Deputies say Zacharian Ray Johnson was piloting his 2016 Hyundai Elantra eastbound on […]... [Read More]

Detroit Podiatrist Sentenced To Over Two Years In Prison For $1 Million In Alleged Medicare Fraud

An alleged scheme to defraud Medicare of $1 million earned a Detroit podiatrist over two years in federal prison last week. U.S. District Judge Judith E. Levy of the Eastern District of Michigan sentenced Lawrence Young, D.P.M. to 28 months […]... [Read More]

Double-Murder Suspect In Ruskin Slaying Apprehended In Kentucky

A man Hillsborough County authorities suspect of perpetrating the murder of a Ruskin man and his pregnant wife was arrested in Kentucky last week. McKinsie Alexander Lyons was apprehended by Kentucky police on Wednesday in a rural portion of the […]... [Read More]

Libyan Militia Leader Sanctioned By OFAC For Alleged Attacks Upon Oil Facilities

A Libyan man alleged to be the leader of a deadly militia accused of a series of attacks on Libyan oil facilities is now facing sanctions by the Federal government. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets […]... [Read More]

Kenyan Man Designated By OFAC For Alleged ISIS Funding Efforts

The United States government placed sanctions upon a Kenyan national it alleges as having built a sophisticated funding network in East Africa for the benefit of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s […]... [Read More]

Houston Psychiatrist Sentenced To 150 Months In Federal Prison For Medicare Fraud

A federal judge sentenced a Houston psychiatrist to over a dozen years in prison last week after being convicted of defrauding Medicare of over $155 million. According to federal prosecutors, Riyaz Mazcuri submitted a series of false claims via Riverside […]... [Read More]

Tampa Woman Faces Charges After Allegedly Defrauding Eight Seniors Out Of $200,000

A Tampa woman is facing charges of fraud over allegations by investigators that she defrauded several elderly individuals out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says Azalea Lashawn Brown fraudulently obtained the personal information […]... [Read More]

Tampa Woman Charged With Murder In Machete Slaying Of Septuagenarian Man

Tampa police say a University Square man met his end at the hands of a woman with a machete last week, but they are unsure of a motive for the killing. The body of Eddie Quezada was discovered in his […]... [Read More]

South Florida Pharmacist Convicted Of Defrauding Medicare, TRICARE, And Medicaid Of $5 Million In False Claims

A pharmacist in south Florida was convicted by a jury last week of federal charges of health care fraud after investigators say he operated a compounding pharmacy scheme worth almost $5 million. Stephen Chalker of Wellington was found guilty after […]... [Read More]

Seven Ambulance Companies Pay $21 Million To Settle Allegations of Medicare and Medicaid Kickback Scheme

A handful of ambulance companies in Texas and California have agreed to pay to the Federal government a total in $21 million to settle allegations that they conspired to run a kickback scheme to obtain referrals for services billable to […]... [Read More]

February Car Accident Leads To Vehicular Manslaughter Charges For Thonotosassa Man

A fatal car accident in February yielded vehicular homicide charges for a Thonotosassa man last week after a tip to police led to his arrest. The Florida Highway Patrol says Leroy Roscoe Middelton III was driving a borrowed Nissan Sentra […]... [Read More]

Pinellas County Deputy Fired After One-Car Wreck Yields DUI Charges

A now-former Pinellas County deputy is facing DUI charges after fellow deputies say he initiated a one-car crash in Dunedin. Per the deputies, Corporal James Robert Miller was driving his personal vehicle on August 25 when he apparently lost control […]... [Read More]

Alleged Drug Deal Gone Bad Yields Felony Murder Charge For Bayonet Point Man

Pasco County authorities say a drug deal gone bad led to the fatal shooting of another man, the critical injury of a woman, and wounds to a Bayonet Point man. Per Pasco County deputies, Ariel Felder met Anthony Douglas Blount […]... [Read More]

Southeast Asia Trio Designated By OFAC Over Allegations Of Ties To ISIS

Three men the United States government allege to be ISIS operatives now find themselves subject to a designation by the Treasury Department. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced last week the designation of […]... [Read More]

Los Angeles Doctor Convicted In $4.1 Million Medicare Conspiracy

A California jury last week found a Los Angeles doctor guilty of conspiracy in relation to allegations that he was involved in a Medicare kickback scheme with a local home health care agency. Prosecutors say Dr. Kanagasabai Kanakeswaran, M.D., was […]... [Read More]