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Defense Attorney on Other End of Justice System

By Tony Moss |

A defense attorney from Wisconsin, Michael Petersen, recently found himself at the other end of a judge’s diatribe and merciless judgement. This came after Petersen was charged with, and convicted of, criminal contempt of court. It is not often that a judge takes such measures, but this case was exceptional for all the wrong… Read More »

Judge Charged With Ethics Violations Over Comments

By Tony Moss |

A Florida judge is defending his job and decisions after making comments that have put him in trouble. Judge John Contini, from the 17th Circuit in Ft. Lauderdale, must now defend his comments and actions before an investigative panel from the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC). Judge Contini’s comments and actions in question were… Read More »

Judge Moves to Protect Private Conversations of Inmate

By Tony Moss |

In a rare move by the judiciary, a Florida judge recently ordered a newspaper company to unpublish information the paper published related to one of their stories. The move is rare because of the nearly unfettered ability newspapers have to publish whatever they deem newsworthy. It is particularly rare when, as in this situation,… Read More »

Lawyer Disbarred Over Theft From Clients

By Tony Moss |

The client-lawyer relationship should be one built on trust, respect, and mutual understanding. When we get into any kind of legal trouble that could result in jail, fines, or a lawsuit, we call our lawyer to help us resolve those problems. Of course lawyers get paid for their work, but as a society we… Read More »

Supreme Court Declines Review of Gun Laws

By Tony Moss |

In what some are calling a shocking result, the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to take on a weapons ban case originating out of Illinois. The refusal to hear the case is attracting even more attention, given the recent high-profile mass shootings in recent days and months that have caused the country to ask… Read More »

Governor Scott Wants Audits of Medicaid-Managed Contracts

By Tony Moss |

In an arguably surprising move, Governor Rick Scott wants many hospitals in the state to undergo random audits of their Medicaid contracts. This decision comes hand in hand with the state’s desire to investigate nearly 130 hospitals to ensure they are not violating Florida law. The governor has specifically asked the state Department of… Read More »

Florida Medicare Fraud Goes Beyond Borders

By Tony Moss |

Another tactic used by suspected Medicare fraudsters has piqued the attention of state and federal authorities looking to crack down on Medicare fraud. This strategy, known as the foreign-enrollment loophole, occurs when Medicare is paid to individuals living abroad. In general, Medicare is not available outside the U.S., except for certain emergency situations. Thus,… Read More »

South Florida Tops Charts for Organized Fraud

By Tony Moss |

Multiple reports and studies have found that the state of Florida, specifically South Florida, is number one in the country for various forms of organized fraud. The Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County areas have been found over the last decade to have the highest numbers in organized fraud. The three big trends in this… Read More »

In Florida, Eight More Charged in NFL Securities Scheme

By Tony Moss |

In what is becoming a new focus for U.S. Attorneys, eight additional individuals were recently indicted in relation to a securities fraud scheme allegedly operating here in South Florida. The eight individuals were part of a scheme to target elderly persons and convince them to purchase stock in two companies, one of which is… Read More »

SEC Clawing Back Executive Compensation

By Tony Moss |

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently reached a settlement with the large IT company, Computer Sciences Corp. The company has agreed to pay $190 million to the Commission, and the former chief executive officer is providing $3.7 million in compensation as part of a settlement for financial fraud charges. Computer Sciences has neither admitted… Read More »

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