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Port St. Lucie Tax Preparer Convicted of Filing False Tax Returns

A Port St. Lucie, Florida, man was convicted by a federal jury yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida of ten counts of aiding and assisting in the filing of false income tax returns and three counts of filing false income tax returns. This case dates back to April 2014 when the FBI announced the filing of federal charges against 25 defendants in 19 separate cases in the Southern District of Florida dealing with thousands of stolen identities and millions of dollars of fraudulent identity theft tax filings.

Wellington Pharmacist Found Guilty of Health Care Fraud

As previously blogged on this site, on June 28, 2018 the Department of Justice announced what was called “the largest health-care fraud takedown in history,” with more than 1,000 law enforcement officers charging 601 people — including 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists, 19...

NACDL: Federal Defendants Penalized if They Don’t Plead Guilty

In a recent publication, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) found, “There is ample evidence that federal criminal defendants are being coerced to plead guilty because the penalty for exercising their constitutional rights is simply too high...