Duval County

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]

Jacksonville Man Sentenced to Death for 2013 Rape and Murder of Child

A Jacksonville man was sentenced to pay the ultimate price last week after a Duval County jury convicted him of rape and murder. In February, Donald James Smith was convicted in the 2013 rape and murder of Cherish Perrywinkle, an […]... [Read More]

Jacksonville Teen Sought in Connection with Grandmother’s Murder Stopped at Canadian Border

A suburban Jacksonville teen was apprehended at the Canadian border last week allegedly fleeing after county authorities suspect him of killing his grandmother. U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained Neptune Beach resident Logan Tyler Mott as he attempted to cross […]... [Read More]

Florida Schedules First Execution Since Early 2016

After months of legal and legislative maneuvering, the state of Florida has scheduled the first execution since January 2016. Mark James Asay was scheduled last week to be put to death at 6 P.M. on August 24 in Florida’s death […]... [Read More]

Counties that Use Death Penalty the Most are Fraught with Error and Misconduct: Harvard Law Study

A recent study by Harvard Law School finds that, although death sentences have dropped nationwide, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties are among an exceedingly small group where capital punishment is apparently bucking the trend. The report, entitled “Too Broken to Fix: […]... [Read More]

Three Charged in Alleged Multi-County Check Fraud Scheme

Earlier this month, a Tampa federal judge sentenced three Michigan residents for bank fraud, mail theft, and aggravated identity theft that occurred in Duval, Charlotte, Hillsborough, Manatee, Monroe, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, and Seminole Counties between 2007 and 2009. […]... [Read More]