A 61-year-old man from Cedar Hill has been indicted for Medicare fraud. The indictment was handed down by a federal grand jury through the court in the Eastern District of Texas, which is based in Tyler. It alleges that the man, an owner of five hospitals, conspired to commit nine separate counts of health care fraud totalling more than $1 million.
As many stockbrokers in Miami and around the country know all too well, the profession involves big potential risks. Government agencies keep a close eye on the industry and a small mistake can turn into serious criminal allegations.
Earlier this week, federal authorities announced a 23-count criminal case against a high-profile Miami businessman. The suit claims that the businessman and his accountant lied to investors and used their funds to finance a luxurious lifestyle.
In another example of the high stakes involved in federal criminal prosecutions, the U.S. Attorney for South Florida filed charges against a well-regarded and high-profile Miami businessman this week. Authorities allege that the businessman took more than $40 million from investors by deceiving them about his company, spending much of it on a lavish lifestyle.
Although Paul Ceglia's lawsuit against Mark Zuckerburg has consistently made headlines for awhile, a new wrinkle developed last week when federal authorities launched a new criminal case. A federal prosecutor claims that Ceglia's lawsuit violated several fraud statutes - providing an interesting look at what can count as a federal fraud crime.