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Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud Medicare of Over $36.2 Million

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

Health care fraud is big business for federal prosecutors here in Florida. Anyone suspected of defrauding Medicare or Medicaid can expect the full weight of the U.S. Department of Justice to come crashing down on them. Indeed, conviction of a health care fraud-related crime not only carries the potential for serious jail time–the government… Read More »

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How “Failure to Notify a Common Carrier” Can Lead to 8 Years in Federal Prison

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There are some items you cannot legally ship through the mail or other common carrier. For example, federal law forbids anyone except for a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer to ship firearms internationally. In other words, if you mail a handgun from the United States to a foreign country–and you do not have a… Read More »

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NASA Sub-Contractor Pleads Guilty to Federal Wire Fraud Charge

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

White collar crimes often involve allegations of financial fraud. For example, if the government believes that someone has filed false or fraudulent documents in order to obtain a financial benefit, that can lead to a prosecution of wire fraud. And you better believe the government will pursue such charges when the government itself is… Read More »

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How Impeding Interstate Commerce Can Lead to Federal Criminal Charges

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Many federal crimes are based on Congress’ constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce. For example, a person commits federal mail fraud if they use any means of interstate communication to defraud someone out of money. Similarly, if you engage in a violent act that somehow impedes interstate commerce–such as using an explosive to destroy… Read More »

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Do You Have to Identify Yourself to a Police Officer?

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When a police officer in Florida initiates a traffic stop, they can require the driver to identify themselves by demanding to see their driver’s license. But what about other people inside of the vehicle? Can the police demand to know the identity of a passenger? And if the passenger refuses, are they committing a… Read More »

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What Are the Criminal Penalties for Using Someone Else’s Identification?

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

Using a fake ID is often associated with teenagers looking to drink. Of course, it is against the law. And you can be charged with a third-degree felony in Florida if you get caught. Even worse is using someone else’s identification to commit fraud. Depending on the circumstances, this can bring the full weight… Read More »

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4 Tampa Income Tax Preparers Sentenced for Filing False Returns

By Joshi Law Firm, PA |

Many federal criminal prosecutions center on allegations of individuals defrauding, or attempting to defraud, the government itself. As you can probably guess, the feds can be quite harsh when it comes to people suspected of cheating the government out of its money. So even though these kinds of offenses are generally classified as white… Read More »

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What Is Money Laundering?

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A  money laundering conviction in Florida can result in hefty fines. It can also come with steep jail sentences. A guilty verdict can potentially land you in jail for many decades. In the most minor cases, a guilty verdict can still lead to months or years behind bars. Money laundering is a serious offense… Read More »

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