Medicaid fraud is a serious problem, because it takes funds away from those who need it most. Medicaid enrollment is monitored, but in some states, double-checking those who are receiving benefits can quickly identify those who are making false claims and save millions of dollars.
Facing federal tax charges in Florida or any other state is obviously a very serious matter. A legal representative of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was recently faced with such issues and has reportedly entered a guilty plea in court. The incident stems from a tax evasion situation that is said to have occurred over the span of four years.
An executive in Florida has been arrested for what federal agents are calling one of the largest fraud schemes in the nation's history. Medicare and Medicaid fraud is apparently problematic in many areas throughout the United States. In this instance, authorities claim to have disbanded a scheme that had profits of more than $1 billion.
Dozens of people are in custody of Florida police for their alleged involvement in a scheme to defraud Medicare. The investigation was a joint effort between a local police department and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Charges include conspiring to commit racketeering, racketeering and other charges related to Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
Sometimes, a business owner can go from the top of his or her game to the bottom of the barrel in what seems like no time at all. Lives of glamour, riches and luxury are turned upside down when troubles involving taxes or bankruptcy hit. This seems to be the case for a young man in Florida who graduated from college, then took the state by storm in the business world, but has since been accused of white collar crime.
Many times, after an extensive investigation has taken place, FBI agents will show up at a particular location, unannounced, in order to arrest one or more persons suspected of committing serious crimes. Allegations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud are typically prosecuted in federal criminal court. Last September, a showdown between agents and various workers at a local dentist office in Florida resulted from one such investigation.
Some people are currently facing criminal charges in Florida that are connected with allegations of white collar crimes. Medicare and Medicaid Fraud are among some of the most common types of offenses listed among this type of crime. A recent incident involves a group of men who are accused of wrongdoing with regard to a certain after-school program with which they were allegedly associated.
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.
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.
Some Florida doctors and/or other health care providers find themselves facing allegations of insurance fraud. This type of white collar crime can have serious consequences if the person accused is actually convicted in court. There are some situations, however, where an experienced criminal lawyer is able to defend a client successfully against accusations of Medicare and Medicaid fraud.