Tag Archives: Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyers

Roanoke Doctor Improperly Prescribes Medications, Medical License is Revoked

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Roanoke physician Steve Collins recently had his medical license revoked by the Virginia Board of Medicine after it was determined that he improperly prescribed pain medications, as well as other prescription drugs, to a patient he was dating. The Board found Collins failed to properly examine the patient – who became his girlfriend and… Read More »

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 »

Federal Immigration Crime on the Rise

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According to the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project, the number of individuals sentenced in federal courts has more than doubled from 1992 to 2012. This phenomenon, according to the study, is a result of enforcement of immigration law, particularly unlawful reentry. In fact, unlawful reentry convictions have increased exponentially during the same time-frame,… 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 »

Former Naples CEO Faces Embezzlement Charges

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A Michigan newspaper reported earlier this year the federal indictment of 68-year-old Alfred W. Lenz, former CEO of a Florida-based resort community. Now he faces three counts of wire fraud for embezzling over $2 million from his former employer and spending it on real estate as well as other personal expenses. In a position… 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 »

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