The Evidence Builds …

Though an investigation had been carried out by local authorities to track down Teri Lynn Matthews’ killer, every lead was a dead end and the case went cold. The stalled case came back to life in 1990 when Cheryl Coby […]... [Read More]

Two Firms And Two Individuals Designated By OFAC For Allegedly Aiding Previously-Listed Russian Company

The United States Treasury Department announced the listing last week of a Russian firm, a Slovak firm, and two other Russian individuals on allegations that the quartet circumvented sanctions placed on another Russian firm that was listed previously. The U.S. […]... [Read More]

Texas Rehab Clinic To Pay $6.1 Million On Allegations Of Illegal Medicare Referrals

A Texas rehabilitation services company has agreed to pay federal regulators $6.1 million to settle allegations that the firm violated federal laws by paying kickbacks for Medicare referrals. Investigators say Reliant Rehabilitation Holdings Inc. offered nursing homes the labor of […]... [Read More]

Two Russian Firms And Six Of Their Ships Listed By OFAC For Transactions With North Korea

The United States Federal government last week designated more entities for alleged violations of United Nations and U.S. sanctions against the governing regime in North Korea. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said Tuesday […]... [Read More]

Sarasota Man Facing Charges Of Trafficking In Bath Salts

A Sarasota man was arrested last week after local police say he was in possession of a variety of illegal drugs including a substance popularly known as bath salts. Sarasota County authorities say law enforcement attempted to initiate a stop […]... [Read More]

Pennsylvania Firm To Pay $13 Million To Settle Charges Of Operating A Medicare And Medicaid Kickback Scheme

A Pennsylvania-based long-term care and rehabilitation hospital operator has agreed to pay over $13 million in fines to settle charges that it paid to obtain referrals for services and items covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Federal investigators say Post Acute […]... [Read More]

OFAC Lists Four Burmese Individuals And Two Military Units Allegedly Involved In Ethnic Cleansing

The Federal government announced sanctions last week against four Burmese individuals and two Burmese military units for allegedly conducting serious human rights abuses, including ethnic cleansing, across several states in Burma. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign […]... [Read More]

Charges Laid Against Clearwater Man In “Stand Your Ground” Shooting

Three weeks since the incident, Pinellas County authorities charged a Clearwater man with manslaughter in a case seen by many as a test of Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Deputies arrested Michael Drejka last week on allegations that he shot […]... [Read More]

Trio Of Shipping Companies Designated By OFAC For Trading With North Korea

The Federal government last week designated two firms that it alleges as having business dealings with the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) in a manner that supports the regime’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program. The U.S. Department of […]... [Read More]

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]