Authorities can be aggressive in their prosecution of individuals suspected of tax fraud. This includes business owners who are suspected of trying to avoid paying business-related taxes. Recently, a tax evasion case concerning a business owner occurred in Florida.
Mortgage and real estate fraud enforcement has increasingly become a priority for state and federal authorities. Some of this might be due to the publicity these types of crimes received after the mortgage crisis. Florida has received some of this media attention, as the state is seen as being a center for mortgage fraud crimes. This perception could increase following a recent report on mortgage fraud.
Hearing a news story about a drug bust is not terribly unusual. However, it is somewhat strange to hear of a drug arrest involving Easter eggs. Such a drug trafficking arrest recently happened to a Florida man.
We have discussed in the past how the IRS has begun to develop new methods to detect offshore bank accounts used by taxpayers. A recent federal case brought in Miami demonstrates a couple of potential new tactics the U.S. government may be using to pursue offshore accounts-related tax evasion.
Health care fraud prosecutions can involve much more than one set of charges brought against one person or company. Authorities often won't just pursue charges against those believed to be the main perpetrators of a fraud, but also against others connected to the fraud. This can be seen in the most recent set of charges brought in relation to a Florida health care fraud case.
There has recently been a lot of attention given to mortgage and real estate fraud in Florida. Stories of alleged fraud appear regularly in both the national and Florida media. An example of such a story is the recent arrest of a Florida man for real estate fraud.
Mortgage fraud has increasingly become a focus of prosecutors in Florida. This focus will likely become stronger as the state continues to get its name in the news in connection with this type of fraud. An example of such news is a recent study which named Florida one of the highest risk places for mortgage fraud.