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8 charged in Florida federal drug trafficking case

Agents from the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation have reported that eight people have been charged for a drug-related crime in Florida. Police are reportedly searching for another man in the federal drug trafficking case. According to reports, the man for whom police are searching has a wife and two children.

Florida man charged with mortgage fraud

A recent incident involves a 31-year-old man accused of receiving kickbacks from various community businesses. The charges against him involve mortgage fraud, scheming to defraud, providing insider information and making unlawful promises. A Florida country sheriff's office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are said to have exerted a combined effort in the investigation.

What to do when accused of tax evasion in Florida

Being accused of or arrested and charged for white collar crimes can be severely detrimental to a person's professional  and/or private reputation. Some white collar crime allegations include issues of tax evasion and fraud. Florida residents will want to know that there is a criminal defense attorney in the area who has more than 30 years experience defending those accused of such crimes in both federal and international courts.

25 guilty pleas entered in Florida mortgage fraud case

Many people have reportedly pleaded guilty in a recent case in Florida. The alleged mortgage fraud amounted to approximately $64 million. On a recent Tuesday, three people, a 58-year-old woman, 62-year-old woman and 57-year-old man, entered their guilty pleas, bringing the total number of people entering the same plea in the case to 25.

Florida white collar crime sometimes involves tax fraud

In certain Florida counties, new rules were set in place regarding the cashing of tax refund checks. The order is said to have been issued by the U.S. Treasury Department. Federal authorities have stated that the new policies were enacted to help prevent white collar crime in the area.

Federal drug trafficking charges in Florida after spring break

A federal court in Florida held an arraignment on a recent Wednesday for a 30-year-old man accused of weapons and drug related crimes. The Federal drug trafficking and firearms charges followed an incident that is said to have occurred during Spring Break 2015. The defendant in the case now faces up to 35 years in a federal prison.

Mortgage fraud seems to be on the rise in Florida and elsewhere

A recent article discussed an issue that might pertain to some Florida residents. At hand is the topic of primary residency; some people buying homes seem to be engaged in a method of obtaining lower down payments and interest rates that is otherwise not considered legally acceptable. Apparently, this type of mortgage fraud seems to be on the rise across the nation.

Federal drug trafficking prosecution involves Florida

A recent criminal proceeding has resulted in the head of a large drug cartel being sentenced to a lengthy prison term. The federal drug trafficking case included allegations that drugs were shipped to areas throughout the United States, including Florida. The 23-year-old drug leader entered a guilty plea in January.

Medical staff sometimes involved in Medicare and Medicaid Fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a large bust that apparently involves many members of the medical profession, including some in Florida. The alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud incidents spanned across 17 different cities and totaled $712 million in unnecessary care given to patients, as well as false claims of care that was never actually administered. Well over 200 people were reportedly arrested in the case.

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