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Beware of Aggressive Undercover Operations

By The Tony Moss Firm |

The New York Times recently did an extensive piece on the drastically expanding use of undercover operations by the federal government – often very aggressive responses for non-violent crimes. Several aspects of these operations should be alarming to the public, as they further undermine confidence in the integrity of law enforcement at a time… Read More »

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“He Who Represents Himself In Court” . . . Well, You Know The Rest.

By The Tony Moss Firm |

In a bizarre example of the folly of a defendant acting as his own pro se counsel, a Clearwater, Florida, man has asked for the death penalty in his own criminal case, while simultaneously trying to defend against it. Craig Wall, 39, is facing the death penalty in a Pinellas County court for the… Read More »

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Medical Marijuana in Florida: So Close…But No Cigar

By The Tony Moss Firm |

In the weeks and months ahead of Election Day, Amendment 2 had been polling in the 70-percent range. But when the final tallies came in, the measure that would have legalized medical marijuana in the state of Florida went down to defeat. While receiving 58 percent of the vote, it nonetheless failed to clear… Read More »

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Mortgage Fraud in Florida: We’re Number 1 (Unfortunately)!!

By The Tony Moss Firm |

Mortgage fraud has been a hot button issue for the federal government ever since the wave of major bank failures that began in 2008. The 16th Annual LexisNexis Mortgage Fraud Report was recently released, finding that as the economy improves and the housing industry rebounds, mortgage fraud (particularly application fraud) continues to be on… Read More »

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Cellphone Technology: A Major Player in the Law Enforcement Arena

By The Tony Moss Firm |

As the cellular telephone continues to become our primary means of communication, it’s only fitting that the underlying technology often finds itself in the forefront of all kinds of legal disputes. This is especially true in the criminal defense arena. Almost daily, we hear of a variety of criminal offenses, from drug trafficking to… Read More »

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Abuse of e-Filing Numbers: A New Frontier for Tax Fraud

By The Tony Moss Firm |

You’d think that by now Florida has seen every kind of scam, hustle, and fraud the human mind can conceive. When I talk about federal regulators keeping their watchful eyes trained on Sunshine State healthcare providers, for example, it’s safe to say they’re not doing it solely because the weather is so inviting and… Read More »

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Florida Halts Executions (For Now)

By The Tony Moss Firm |

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review the constitutionality of Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol, Florida’s Supreme Court has halted executions for the time being. Death row inmate Jerry William Correll was scheduled to die via lethal injection on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, but the state’s highest court ordered a stay of… Read More »

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Federal Moratorium Leading to Miami Convictions

By The Tony Moss Firm |

To combat health care fraud, the federal government has the power to prohibit unscrupulous health care providers from enrolling in Medicare and Medicaid. In 2013 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services exercised that power to ban several providers and ambulance suppliers in the Miami, Houston, and Chicago areas from enrolling. This ban was… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court to Review Lethal Injection

By The Tony Moss Firm |

The U.S. Supreme Court has recently granted review of Oklahoma’s death penalty procedure. Three inmates sued the state over its lethal injection procedure, specifically its use of a chemical called “midazolam.” Midazolam is one of three drugs used in the chemical cocktail that make up Florida’s lethal injection process. The Oklahoma inmates argue that… Read More »

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Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by Convicted Felon

By The Tony Moss Firm |

If you are a convicted felon and have been arrested for possession of a firearm, you are facing the possibility of serious prison time. Local celebrity and rapper Maurice Young, AKA “Trick Daddy,” was arrested in April of 2014 on charges of firearm possession and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. Police arrested… Read More »

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