In recent years, financial crimes have presented a major challenge to law enforcement officials in Florida. To combat those crimes, officials have redoubled their efforts to gather information and address challenges early on. They have also fostered connections with federal agencies in order to collaborate on the toughest cases. One such case recently has been a massive mortgage fraud conspiracy.
Federal law enforcement officials have increased the efforts to curb financial crimes in Florida recently. They have collaborated with a variety of state agencies to stem the tide of such crimes in the Sunshine State. However, some are still happening, as evidenced by a tax evasion case now in the court system.
Residents of Florida depend on qualified professionals for their health care. The dynamic between patient and provider is necessarily one of trust. That means that providers of health care services and related professionals need to hold to the highest ethical standards. For that reason, locals were shocked when a health care provider pleaded guilty to Medicare fraud in a $63 million dollar scheme.
An ophthalmologist based in West Palm Beach, Florida, is hailed by some as a revolutionary eye doctor whose treatments have benefited them. Testimonials to his capability have come from patients including a successful Miami journalist. However, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department takes a different view, accusing the doctor of Medicare fraud.
Across the country, having personal information stolen has become a progressively bigger problem. There are now many electronic security companies that specialize in protecting people from such occurrences. Of course, they can't prevent it in every case, as shown by a recent white collar crime situation involving Florida residents.
Florida has seen a significant number of tax fraud cases in recent years. Federal authorities have been collaborating with local officials in an effort to stem that tide. A recent tax crime case in the Sunshine State involves a man from Panama City, Florida.
In a mortgage fraud case closely watched by many Floridians, a former mortgage broker has defied expectations and received an assurance that she will not get jail time. She joins 10 others in the case, including four other real estate professionals, who also avoided jail time. This has surprised many, due to the defendants' key roles in one of the biggest instances of mortgage fraud to ever occur in Florida.
A Florida grand jury has just indicted the former chief executive officer of a health care system. The charge the indictment makes is that the man is complicit in a Medicare fraud case. Authorities contend that he obstructed the federal investigation that was looking into malfeasance at a national hospital chain where he had worked.