Jacksonville Wound Care Provider To Pay Up To $22.51 Million To Settle Fraudulent Medicare Billing Allegations

A Jacksonville wound-care provider has agreed to pay up to $22.51 million in fines to settle federal charges that it fraudulently billed Medicare for medically-unnecessary treatments. Per Justice Department investigators, Healogics, Inc. submitted false claims to Medicare from 2010 through […]... [Read More]

Drug Warrant Yields Dozens of Cannabis Plants, Hundreds of Pounds Of Cannabis In Brooksville Home

Deputies from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office say the execution of a warrant last week yielded a large quantity of cannabis plants and harvested cannabis prepared for distribution at a Brooksville home. Details were scarce, but the Sheriff’s Office says […]... [Read More]

New York Health Care Providers Pay $14.7 Million To Settle Fraudulent Medicare Billing Charges

A pair of New York health care providers agreed last week to pay the United States Justice Department over $14.7 million in fines to resolve allegations that it submitted fraudulent claims to federally-funded health care programs. Health Quest Systems, Inc. […]... [Read More]

Mental Health Clinic Head Sentenced To 82 Months In Federal Prison For Fraud

The former director of a Philadelphia mental health provider will spend almost 7 years in federal prison after being convicted of fraudulently redirecting over $2 million of the clinic’s earnings to her own bank account. On July 12 U.S. District […]... [Read More]

Vero Beach Man’s Legal Loophole Fails To Prevent DUI Arrest

A Vero Beach man thought he had discovered a loophole to the state of Florida’s DUI laws last week. Sadly, the law enforcement personnel he soon encountered were not quite as convinced as he at the legal reasoning he employed, […]... [Read More]

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]