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]

Spring Hill Nurse Charged For Allegedly Purloining 10,000 Pain Pills From Employer

A nurse in Spring Hill is facing charges after Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies say she stole thousands of pills of pain killers from her place of work. A local rehab clinic reported the theft of a long list of pain […]... [Read More]

New York Medical Device Manufacturer Pays Justice Department $12.5 Million To Settle False Medicare And Medicade Claims Allegations

A New York state medical device manufacturer has agreed to pay the federal government $12.5 million to settle claims made against it that it led medical providers to make false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and other state-based health care programs. […]... [Read More]

OFAC Freezes Assets Of Six Libyans Accused Of Leading Human Smuggling Rings

U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) last month sanctioned six men who authorities say operated a brutal human smuggling ring in war-torn Libya. Ermias Ghermay, Musab Abu Grein, Abd al-Rahman Milad, Mohamed Koshlaf, Abd al-Razzak […]... [Read More]

Daughter Left Out Of Will Accused Of Murdering Mother

A Fort Lauderdale woman stands accused of murder after Broward County authorities accuse her of fatally beating her elderly mother in a rage. Investigators say Gabriela Perero was informed by her mother Luisa on July 12 that she was not […]... [Read More]

Duo Of Medical Consulting Firms And Nine Other Nursing Companies Pay $10 MM To Settle Medicare Fraud Allegations

A pair of Alabama consulting companies and nine nursing facilities affiliated with them have agreed to pay $10 million in fines to resolve allegations by the United States Justice Department that they submitted a raft of false claims to Medicare […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Man Faces DUI Charge After Allegedly Wrecking Stolen Car And Fleeing With Bottle In Hand

Clearwater police apprehended a man last week they say stole a vehicle, ran a red light, and careened into another vehicle prior to their arrival on the scene. Per the arresting officers, Rico L. Hayes drove the stolen vehicle with […]... [Read More]