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Esformes Health Care Fraud Trial Begins

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

The Philip Esformes trial began with opening statements this week. Esformes is accused of running a kickback and fraud scheme that defrauded Medicare and Medicaid out of over $1 billion. The feds claim that Esformes perpetrated the single largest Medicare and Medicaid fraud in U.S. history. His attorney characterized him as a driven businessman… Read More »

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Lawyer Accused of Cyberstalking and Extortion

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A Gainesville lawyer is being accused of a host of crimes including cyberstalking in a dispute with an ex-girlfriend. Christian Michael Moser of Gainesville allegedly threatened his ex-girlfriend after she reported him to police for harassment. Moser demanded that his ex retract statements she made to police. His ex filed a complaint with the… Read More »

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Jeff Bezos vs. The Original Fake News Tabloid

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

The National Enquirer has picked a fight with the newly crowned richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, the mastermind behind Amazon. Bezos dethroned Bill Gates as the wealthiest man in the world in 2018. According to Bezos, the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him into dropping a story that the Washington Post ran… Read More »

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What Is the Florida First Step Act?

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Senate Bill 642, also known as the “Florida First Step Act” is gaining more recognition in the press after federal reforms that were supported by both parties and backed by President Trump were passed last year. The bill, which is an effort to cobble together the best ideas brought forth in federal act plus… Read More »

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Do Breathalyzer Tests Accurately Measure Intoxication?

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

There is only one way to accurately determine an individual’s Blood Alcohol Level (BAC). Unsurprisingly, it’s a blood test. Even there, the blood test must be administered correctly with a precise amount of blood taken and then stored correctly in order to avoid the blood fermenting before it can be tested. The alcohol is… Read More »

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Casey Anthony Cancels Deal for Reality T.V. Show

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

According to Casey Anthony’s twitter feed, she has canceled a lucrative reality T.V. show deal that would have followed her around. Why anyone would want to watch this is uncertain, but Anthony reported that she grew suspicious of the show’s producers who she believed wanted to trump up the past allegations her and portray… Read More »

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Challenge To Facial Recognition Software Denied on Appeal

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A Florida inmate lost his appeal recently when he challenged the validity of the facial recognition software that was used to identify him during his trial and convict him of a crime. The man was charged with selling $50 worth of crack to undercover detectives. He argued unsuccessfully that the prosecution should have turned… Read More »

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Health Care Professionals Sentenced in Fraud Scandal

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Four healthcare professionals, who a judge called “highly educated drug dealers” were sentenced to probation for their role in an insurance fraud and pill distribution scheme that took down 12 people in the Georgia area. One defendant, Johnnie Chaissan Sanders was sentenced to serve seven months in a federal prison for his role in… Read More »

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FBI Forensics vs. the Scientific Community

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

In many criminal trials, the foundation of the state’s case is forensic evidence. But what if that forensic evidence couldn’t be trusted? What would happen if DNA tests yielded inconsistent results? What if autopsies couldn’t reveal the cause of death? In 1994, Dr. Frederic Whitehurst reported concerns to the FBI that he found evidence… Read More »

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R. Kelly in the News Again Amid Statutory Rape Allegations

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Prompted by the release of the show Surviving R. Kelly, allegations of statutory rape are in the spotlight once again. R. Kelly has maintained his innocence throughout 25 years of indictments and lawsuits and has never been convicted of anything yet this has done little to quell the public’s belief that R. Kelly is… Read More »

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