Tag Archives: Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorneys

Man Charged with Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud

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Alabama police caught a 30-year-old Brooklyn resident, Edward Earl Jones, with 39 fake credit cards worth $500,000 after he charged thousands of dollars at local Target stores. The information used, which included credit and debit card accounts, was stolen from actual Alabama Regions Bank customers. The shopping spree occurred over one weekend; however, police… Read More »

Sony Pictures Hacked, Business and Personal Information Leaked

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Hollywood’s very own Sony Pictures was hacked recently, allegedly by North Korea. While this cybercrime was likely sophisticated and conducted by an organized group, cybercrime encompasses a larger scope of activities. From sophisticated attacks on government websites to spam emails offering fake money or prizes in exchange for private information, these white collar crimes… Read More »

Florida Requires Interlock Device for Those Convicted of DUI

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Section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes requires ignition interlock devices be installed in the vehicles of drivers that are convicted for a second time of driving under the influence (DUI). According Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), there were 53,644 DUI arrests in Florida in 2012. Of those arrests, 28,689 resulted in convictions. In Florida,… Read More »

The Money Laundering Control Act

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According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), approximately 1,500 money-laundering investigations were initiated in 2013 by the federal government with an incarceration rate of over 85%. The average sentencing in these cases was 68 months. The United States Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) purpose is to combat money laundering in… Read More »

RICO Act: What it is and Why it matters

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The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is both a federal and state law relating to the participation of a defendant in an enterprise through the pattern of racketeering. The federal criminal RICO statute was enacted by Congress in 1970 in an attempt to curb organized crime and the Florida legislature passed its… Read More »

South Florida Ranks Top in Nation for Medicare Fraud

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Healthcare spending in the United States is approximately $2.7 trillion yearly, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In a recent article published in The Economist, Medicare fraud adds about $98 billion annually just to Medicare and Medicaid spending and almost $275 billion to the nation’s healthcare system as a whole. Our… Read More »

Seventy-four Suspected Drug Dealers Arrested in Lake County

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After a 4-month long undercover investigation, law enforcement agents arrested a drug ring comprising of 74 members, seizing seven ounces of cocaine, two pounds of heroin and a few hundred prescription pills. The 7th largest metropolitan area in the nation, South Florida has been and continues to be an entry point into America for… Read More »

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