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What Is A Medical Fraud Kickback?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In the previous blog entry, our authors discussed the definition of healthcare fraud, how someone could be charged with healthcare fraud, and reviewed the scheme that criminal defendants were charged with in Florida. In this blog entry, we will discuss kickbacks, what they are, how common they are, and why they are in violation… Read More »

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Broward County Sheriff Seeks Asset Forfeiture Of Illegal Gambling Profits

By William Wallshein P.A. |

A recent case out of Broward County finds a sheriff requesting a judge’s permission to seize multiple assets from an illegal gambling ring in excess of $2 million dollars. Even though no one has been charged, 4 people have been notified via target letter that they are the subject of a criminal investigation into… Read More »

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Three Teens Charged As Adults In Alleged Murder Of Classmate

By William Wallshein P.A. |

In Miramar, Florida, three teenagers ranging in ages 16-17 have been charged as adults with murder, in the death of their classmate, 18-year-old Dwight Grant. The grand jury must return a murder indictment for the three minors for the case to be transferred. If a murder indictment is returned, the defendants will face first… Read More »

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Can A Florida Student Face Criminal Charges For Online Threats Against Their School?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

A new social media challenge circulating on Instagram and TikTok encourages middle and high-school age students to make threats of violence or terrorism directed towards their own schools. A student in San Antonio, Texas was arrested in September 2021 for making felony terrorist threats on Instagram. In Pembroke Pines and Plantation, two students were… Read More »

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Where Is The Line Between Self-Defense And Excessive Force In Florida?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Andrew and Brad are celebrating a recent work promotion out on the town. They are enjoying themselves in a local sports bar when suddenly, another guy bumps into Brad. Brad quickly apologizes for a simple mistake, but this other guy is looking for a fight. Even after the bartender tells him to calm down,… Read More »

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What’s The Difference Between An Accomplice And An Accessory In Florida?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Lawrence, Ryan and Sydney are goofing around on a school night. They joke about holding up the local football game athletic booster, which often brings in thousands of dollars in concessions and donations. Lawrence talks about how easy it would be since there is no police presence or campus security, and no one would… Read More »

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How Can A DUI Conviction Impact Child Custody In South Florida?

By William Wallshein P.A. |

 No one leaves the house expecting to drink or drive or get arrested for a DUI in West Palm Beach, but it can happen. In Florida, DUI arrests are fully prosecuted under the law, but can an ongoing criminal case affect a current divorce and child custody case as well? Does a prior DUI… Read More »

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Florida House Bill 47: Proposing Felony Charges For Fraudulent COVID-19 Vaccination

By William Wallshein P.A. |

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb to historic levels in Florida, one state lawmaker is proposing enhanced criminal charges for residents and visitors who attempt to present a fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination card. Florida House Bill 47 would make carrying or manufacturing a fake COVID-19 vaccination record card a felony. If it passes, the bill… Read More »

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Florida Prison Staff Shortage Illuminates Parole And Overcrowding Issues

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Several North Florida prisons are closing, effective immediately, due to severe staffing shortages. Although one of the locations is considered state-of-the art, it too is closing due to an issue securing guards and support staff. Governor DeSantis met with prison officials and union representatives to discuss the possibility of increased funding to detention. But… Read More »

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Broward County Toxicologist Accused Of Tampering With Evidence

By William Wallshein P.A. |

Broward County toxicologist Gary Kunsman is accused of tampering with evidence and alleged theft of a controlled substance. While an investigation is ongoing, defense attorneys throughout Broward County are on notice for cases Kunsman previously lent his expertise to or testified on, because of potential bias. If an investigation confirms Kunsman’s actions, all previous… Read More »

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