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Category Archives: White Collar Crime

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Woman Arrested in Workers’ Compensation Fraud Scheme

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

A West Palm Beach woman has been arrested after being charged by the State of Florida with insurance fraud. Authorities say that the woman intentionally misrepresented her business’s payroll in order to avoid paying workers’ compensation premiums. The woman claimed that she made less than $50,000 in order to avoid paying $51,000 in workers’… Read More »

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Florida Pharmacist Convicted of Fraud

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

Fraud related to health care has become a rampant problem, largely due to taxpayer-funded plans like Medicare and Medicaid. Privately run insurance companies have a tendency to be much stingier than either of the government health care plans and will contest whatever they feel is necessary or superfluous. While many Medicare drug programs utilize… Read More »

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Aggravated White Collar Crimes

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

A former employee of Florida Atlantic University has been charged with aggravated white collar crime, grand theft, and organized fraud for her alleged actions in 2014, as reported by Fox 13 News. According to law enforcement, the 27-year-old, who worked in the university controller’s office, signed up for classes five times amassing a total… Read More »

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Post-Disaster Fraud

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

After Hurricane Katrina, the United States Justice Department created the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) because insurance fraud often increases after catastrophes. Now, after Hurricane Irma, the NCDF announced they are working in collaboration with U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, and Northern District of Florida… Read More »

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Entrapment

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

Not everyone commits an offense willingly or even knowingly. Police officers have been known to entice and even coerce citizens into committing offenses–individuals who otherwise would not have committed an offense in the first place. If you fell victim to a law enforcement agent’s illegal tactics, it is in your best interest to contact… Read More »

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New Florida Law Will Target Criminal Use of Bitcoins

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

Money laundering is a serious criminal offense in Florida, and a new law could make it possible to be convicted of money laundering without actually making use of legal currency. Bitcoins, a type of digital currency, can be used by anyone, anonymously, and are not regulated by any governing body. As such, they have… Read More »

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Nine South Florida Suspects in Custody for Mail Theft

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

Mail theft is a serious felony charge that carries life-altering penalties for those that are convicted of it. As a federal offense, defendants are up against federal prosecutors and greatly need the assistance of the most experienced, qualified defense team possible. Nine South Florida suspects were recently taken into custody in West Miami in… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions About White Collar Crimes

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

Many of us have heard the term white collar crime before, but we may not be completely sure what it means. White collar crimes encompass a number of various crimes and also differ from other kinds of crime in important ways. If you are being investigated or have been charged with a white collar… Read More »

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Understanding RICO Laws

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

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as “RICO”, was passed in 1970 in order to make it easier for officials to prosecute those involved in organized crime. RICO allows a special charge for people who engage in certain crimes as part of a larger scheme, rather than someone who commits a crime… Read More »

Medicare Fraud in Florida

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

Earlier this summer, three Florida residents were charged in the largest health care fraud case by individuals in the nation’s history. News reports estimate that the amount of the fraud totaled one billion dollars. Those indicted allegedly gave patients services that were medically unnecessary and then billed those services to Medicare and Medicaid, the… Read More »

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