TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Boca Raton attorney Jason Steven Dalley has been suspended until further order following a March 6 Florida Supreme Court order and his guilty plea to felony mail fraud, wire fraud and health care fraud charges, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
Dalley's suspension was effective 30 days from the date of the court's order to allow him time to close his practice and protect his existing clients' interests. The court's two-page order came weeks before Dalley was sentenced to federal prison for his alleged role in an insurance fraud and patient brokering scheme in which he was one of a half-dozen attorneys arrested last fall.
Dalley currently is in the FDC Miami administrative security federal detention center, according to an online inmate search at a government website.
The state bar announced the discipline and the Supreme Court's order on April 30. In Florida, court orders are not final until time to file a rehearing motion expires. Filing such a motion would not alter the effective date of the Dalley's suspension.
Dalley was admitted to the bar in Florida on Oct. 2, 1995, according to his profile at the state bar website.
Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas, on the bench in Florida's Southern District, sentenced Dalley, 55, to one year and nine months in federal prison. Dalley reportedly owes more than $1.8 million in restitution. Dalley's sentencing followed his guilty plea in January to one count of conspiring to commit health care, mail and wire fraud.
In September, Dalley was one of six personal injury attorneys arrested on allegations they participated in an insurance fraud and patient brokering scheme between May 2015 and December 2016, according to a Broward County Sheriff's Department report and a Florida Attorney General's Office news release. The scheme brought in $521,000 in kickbacks and those arrested were charged with organized fraud, criminal solicitation and patient brokering, according to the sheriff's department report.
Also arrested were Vincent Joseph Pravato of Fort Lauderdale, Steven Slootsky of Boca Raton, Mark Spatz of Davie, Adam Hurtig of Fort Lauderdale and Alexander Kapetan Jr. of Lighthouse Point.