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Category Archives: White Collar Crime

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Tentlogix CEO Faces Criminal Conspiracy Charges

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

A lawsuit filed in federal court against Tentlogix CEO, Gary Hendry, alleges that he and the company’s president, Dennis Birdsall, knowingly hired undocumented workers and tried to hide this fact from federal investigators. According to the charges Tentlogix had undocumented workers on their company’s payroll. Additionally, both men are accused of making false statements… 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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Tennessee Investor Caught in Florida After $3M Swindle

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

Authorities have finally caught Nashville swindler George David George in St. Johns County Florida. George pleaded guilty to duping investors out of $3 million in a scam involving a social media network focused on wellness. He was accused of securities fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and just about every other white collar crime you… Read More »

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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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