Felonies

Tampa Bay Man Facing Murder Charge in Georgia For Death Of Hernando County Park Ranger

Suspected of crimes that spanned four counties in two states, a Sun City man was arrested last week in Georgia for a murder of a Hernando County park ranger in June. Jeffrey Michael Morrison was charged in the suspected foul […]... [Read More]

Houston Patient Recruiter Sentenced To 9 Years In Federal Prison For Allegedly Defrauding Medicare Of $3.6 Million

A Houston woman was sentenced to 9 years in federal prison after being convicted on charges that she was involved in a scheme to defraud Medicare of $3.6 million. According to federal prosecutors, patient recruiter Mercy O. Ainabe sold personal […]... [Read More]

Brooksville Man Charged With Felony Drug Possession After Arrest At Fast-Food Drive-Thru Window

A Brooksville man is facing felony drug possession charges after Hernando County deputies stopped him in the midst of ordering a meal from a fast-food restaurant. Per Hernando County authorities, night watch commander Lt. William Power was inside a local […]... [Read More]

Woman Sought In Tampa Slaying Arrested In Mississippi

A person of interest sought in a Tampa murder last month culminated in an arrest over 600 miles away last Tuesday when Hillsborough county authorities arrested a 29-year-old woman already in custody in Mississippi on unrelated charges. Hillsborough Sheriff’s deputies […]... [Read More]

California Health Care Provider To Pay $270 Million To Settle Medicare Fraud Claims

A California health care provider agreed to pay the Federal government $270 million to settle allegations that it fraudulently inflated claims to Medicare. HealthCare Partners Holdings LLC, d/b/a DaVita Medical Holdings LLC faced charges by the Department of Justice for […]... [Read More]

Alabama Nurse Sentenced To 42 Months In Federal Prison After Pleading Guilty To Defrauding TRICARE

A nurse practitioner who previously pled guilty to defrauding TRICARE was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in federal prison last week after investigators say they uncovered her scheme to commit over $1.7 million in fraud against the military health benefit provider. […]... [Read More]

Pair Of Clearwater Employees Charged With Separate Instances Of Theft From The City

A pair of employees of the city of Clearwater government are facing felony charges related to alleged theft of money and materials from their employer. Investigators say Christopher Andrew Pieslak altered two checks written to the city government by replacing […]... [Read More]

NYC Pharmacy Store Owner Indicted On Allegations Of Defrauding Medicare And Medicaid For Over $7.9 Million

Federal prosecutors say the owner of a quartet of pharmacies in New York City submitted millions of dollars in false claims involving drugs that were not medically necessary or even disbursed to Medicare and Medicaid over the course of several […]... [Read More]

Brooksville Man Spared Death Penalty After Trio Of First-Degree Murder Convictions

A Hernando County jury declined to sentence a Brooksville man to death for the three murders for which he was convicted in June. George Mason III will likely be given a life sentence in November after the jury deliberated on […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Man Facing Arson, Attempted Murder Charges After June Fire At Ex-Girlfriend’s Home

Hernando County police arrested a Spring Hill man last week they say set fire to the home of an ex-girlfriend in an alleged attempt at killing her. Christopher Lamar Jamison was arrested on September 20th for allegedly torching the home […]... [Read More]

Houston Trio Found Guilty For Allegedly Fraudulently Billing $17 Million To Medicare

A Federal jury found three Houston individuals guilty of committing $17 million in Medicare fraud last week at the conclusion of a six-day trial. John P. Ramirez, M.D., Ann Nwoko Shepherd, and Yvette Nwoko were convicted of one count of […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Man Charged In Nephew’s Killing At Gambling Establishment

A man called to a gambling establishment in Spring Hill allegedly ended up dead at the hands of his uncle late last week. Hernando County authorities say Roger Vazquez was acting erratically in the gaming house on the afternoon of […]... [Read More]

Man Arrested In Tampa Sought For August Orlando Slaying

A transient man arrested for sleeping in a vacant home is now the prime suspect in an Orlando murder last month. Tampa police initially arrested Bobby Lee Story on September 14 after discovering him sleeping in an abandoned home. Story […]... [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]

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]

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