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3 Sentenced In Orlando For Credit Card Fraud

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three men have been sentenced for credit card fraud in central Florida. U.S. District Judge Ann Conway sentenced the men Friday in federal court in Orlando. Aldain Fleming of New York […]

CBS Tampa–04/14/2014

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Ex-lawyer Gets 5 Years Prison For Fraud, Stealing Clients Money

A former South Florida attorney who went missing for months has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for fraud involving theft of money from clients.

CBS Tampa–03/21/2014

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2 Convicted In Fla. Housing Fraud Scheme

Two people have been convicted of an elaborate housing fraud scheme that operated out of a vacant South Florida coin laundry.

02/09/2014

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Woman Guilty In $20M Medicare Fraud Scheme

A South Florida woman has pleaded guilty to involvement in several health care fraud schemes that cost the Medicare program an estimated $20 million in losses.

CBS Tampa–01/08/2014

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Fla. Couple Charged With Medicaid Fraud

A Lake County couple is facing felony charges for Medicaid fraud.

CBS Tampa–12/15/2013

ID Theft-Tax Fraud Sweep Nets Charges Against 45

Federal authorities in South Florida say a weeklong sweep targeting identity theft-tax fraud crime has resulted in charges against 45 people in 30 separate cases.

10/13/2013

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Florida Woman Claiming Psychic Powers Guilty Of Fraud

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida woman who claimed to have psychic powers has been convicted by a jury of multiple fraud charges in what prosecutors called a long-running $40 million scam. […]

CBS Tampa–09/26/2013

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Allied Veterans Commander Pleads No Contest To Running Illegal Lottery

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The leader of a veterans’ charity that prosecutors say was a $300 million gambling operation entered a no-contest plea to running an illegally lottery on Friday, a decision that will allow […]

CBS Tampa–08/23/2013

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Billionaire In NY: Fake Wine Made Me Quit Auctions

A Florida billionaire energy maven and wine collector has told a New York jury he doesn’t like wine auctions anymore because he has too often been the victim of buying fake wine.

04/03/2013

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DCF: Close The Loop Hole Allowing Wealthy To Get Medicare

Florida welfare officials are proposing a bill that targets Medicaid fraud among patients who hide their assets with family and friends to get the taxpayer-funded program to pay for their nursing home care.

CBS Tampa–02/24/2013

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