In Florida and other states, sometimes groups of people are arrested and charged for their participation in suspected organized illegal drug activities. In a recent case, one of the co-defendants is accused of federal drug trafficking in Florida. One of his alleged partners pleaded guilty on Tuesday of serious charges, including conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.
Federal and international criminal charges can be quite complex and difficult for those with no legal background to understand. Tax evasion is among the most commonly faced legal challenges categorized as white collar crime. Florida residents facing such accusations will be glad to know that there is a criminal defense lawyer in the area with more than 30 years of experience defending clients against such charges.
The owner of a drug testing lab was recently named in allegations of criminal wrongdoing. The Department of Justice has accused him of Medicare and Medicaid fraud in Florida. The 64-year-old is facing several complex legal challenges connected with the charges that were brought against him in October.
A man known in Florida and elsewhere as El Chapo may soon face a number of drug charges in the United States. He has been accused of federal drug trafficking in a number of cities, including Miami. He was first charged by a federal grand jury in 1995 and has been accused of heading a drug cartel that has committed illicit activities throughout the nation.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida reported the recent indictment of four people, including a Florida psychiatrist. Each is accused of taking part in a scheme that included Medicare and Medicaid fraud, as well as Social Security and wire fraud. In addition to the Miami psychiatrist, three others, all between the ages of 45 and 57, were charged with 21 counts of fraud.
Florida has a high rate of white collar crime. Some alleged offenses involve mortgage fraud. When facing such allegations, a positive outcome in court may hinge upon an aggressive and focused defense, which can be quite challenging if one does not retain legal representation.
A federal investigation remains ongoing surrounding the alleged actions of a group of law enforcement officers in Florida. They are accused of white collar crime that involves suspected money laundering. The 12 officers were apparently part of a joint task force whose mission was to disrupt criminal groups.
The state of Florida requires a person to obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) in order to operate certain vehicles. A 49-year-old woman was recently accused of white collar crime involving an alleged fraud scheme pertaining to CDLs issued in the state. She and two others were charged with conspiracy; the woman has since pleaded guilty.
Florida has a very high rate of identity theft. The terms that define such white collar crime are rather broad and include incidents of suspected Internet fraud, illicit use of another person's credit card or using someone's personal information to create false accounts. Being accused of these types of crimes is clearly a serious matter. A recent incident occurred involving two women and allegedly cloned credit cards at Sam's Club.