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Authorities: Escaped Florida Prisoners Had Cell Phone Behind Bars

Two convicted killers who used forged documents to win their release from a Panhandle prison had a cellphone while behind bars that may have helped them plot their escape.

CBS Tampa–11/05/2013

Two escaped prisoners registered as felons, which all legitimately released inmates must do under Florida law. (Getty Images)

2 Killers Registered As Felons After Their Escape

Within days of strolling out of prison without a hitch, two convicted killers freed by bogus paperwork went to a jail about 300 miles away and registered as felons, records showed.

10/19/2013

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Florida Man Sentenced To 14 Years After Sending 17,000 Painkillers Through Mail

A Florida man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for mailing 17,000 powerful prescription painkillers to West Virginia.

CBS Tampa–10/18/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

3 Get Long Prison Terms In Fla. Medicare Fraud

Three former executives at a South Florida psychiatric hospital have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a $67 million Medicare fraud scheme.

09/11/2013

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US Settles Fla. Inmate Medical Lawsuit For $600K

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has settled a Florida inmate’s lawsuit claiming inadequate medical care left him permanently disabled for $600,000.

CBS Tampa–08/21/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Charged With Posing As Cops, Robbing Tourists

Two Miami men are behind bars after authorities say they posed as police officers and robbed two Swedish tourists.

08/19/2013

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Mexican Cartel ‘Queen’ Gets 70 Months In Plea Deal

An accused Mexican drug trafficker known as the “Queen of the Pacific” has been sentenced to 70 months in prison in federal court in Miami.

07/25/2013

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Woman Charged With Stealing From Disabled Group Home Residents

A Putnam County woman has been charged with stealing more than $20,000 from residents of a group home she owned.

04/11/2013

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Cops: Fla. Man Robs Store Hours After Prison Release

A man is back behind bars after authorities say he robbed a central Florida convenience store just hours after getting out of prison for armed robbery.

03/25/2013

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2 Florida Mothers Get Prison For Staging Car Wrecks

Two South Florida mothers have been sentenced to prison for their roles in staging car accidents to commit fraud on insurers.

01/15/2013

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