Recent News About U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF FLORIDA: Southern District of Florida Charges 30 Individuals Responsible for $86 Million in Fraudulent Billing as Part of Healthcare Fraud Takedown
The charges announced involve schemes alleged to have billed Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies for medically unnecessary services, such as home health, prescriptions drugs, durable medical equipment and addiction treatment services.
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF FLORIDA: Compounding Pharmacy, Two of Its Executives, and Private Equity Firm Agree to Pay $21.36 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
The Department of Justice announced that compounding pharmacy Diabetic Care Rx LLC, or Patient Care America (PCA), PCA’s Chief Executive Officer Patrick Smith, PCA’s former Vice President of Operations Matthew Smith, and private equity firm Riordan, Lewis & Haden Inc. (RLH) have agreed to resolve.
Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Jeri Muoio, Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach, Stephanie Sejnoha, Public Safety Director of the Palm Beach County Public Safety Department, Steve Craig, President and Chief Executive Officer of CareerSource of Palm Beach County, and Willie Bentley, Northwest Community Center Director for the Salvation Army, announced the successful completion of the second annual Reentry Simulation held at the Salvation Army’s Northwest Community Center.
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF FLORIDA: West Palm Beach Investment Advisor Ordered to Pay Over $1 Million in Restitution for Fraud Scheme
On February 26, 2019, a West Palm Beach, Florida, investment advisor was ordered to pay over $1 million in restitution for his involvement in a pension trust fraud scheme.
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA: Former Tax Return Preparer Sentenced for $1.75 Million Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme
Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael J. De Palma, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Brian Swain, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Miami Field Office, and William Hernandez, Chief, North Miami Beach Police Department (NMBPD), announced that Saul Frederick, 45, of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was sentenced on December 14, 2018, to 61 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $1,757,397 in restitution for his role in a stolen identity tax refund scheme.
A Florida cosmetics company is suing for copyright and trademark infringement after another company allegedly sold counterfeit products bearing its name.