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Prison For 2 Ex-Officers In Illegal Gun Sales Case

Two former South Florida police officers who are married have been sentenced to prison for illegally selling hundreds of firearms and violating tax laws.

CBS Tampa–01/10/2014

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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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Ex-Coast Guardsman Guilty In Keys Murder Plot

A former Coast Guard officer in the Florida Keys has pleaded guilty to a murder for hire plot involving an attempt on a local businessman.

CBS Tampa–11/27/2013

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Wife Of Fla. Ponzi Schemer Faces Possible Prison For Trying To Hide $1Million In Jewelry

The wife of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein is facing possible federal prison time when she is sentenced for trying to hide $1 million in jewelry from federal agents.

11/12/2013

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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

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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

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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