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Florida lawmaker seek to change how juvenile cases end up in adult justice system

Florida lawmakers are joining advocates for juvenile justice and policy makers in expressing concern about how frequently the state's young offenders are funneled into the adult justice system with a proposed bill. House Bill 129 offers an alternative to give judges more oversight in which juvenile cases are tried in adult court, a power currently yielded largely by prosecutors.

Doctor Who Allowed Unlicensed Assistant Perform Surgery Charged in Insurance Scam

Los Angeles doctor Munir Uwaydah is facing 57 counts after a five year investigation revealed widespread and systematic fraud surrounding workers compensation patients and a far reaching insurance scheme.

Foreign nationals extradited to US for drug charges - how far does US Law Enforcement's reach extend?

In an unusual case, a foreign national has been extradited to Miami to face drug charges for a case that originated in the Dominican Republic. Dominican and US forces collaborated to track Jairo Estupinan Micolta, 30, in a collaborative sting operation.

Civil Asset Forfeiture Presumes Guilt, Robs Citizens of Property, with Little Recourse

Civil Asset Forfeiture is a common practice across the United States. It is intended to hinder the activities of organized crime such as mafia and gangs, by seizing money or goods obtained through illegal activity. However, in practice, civil asset forfeiture often disrupts the lives of innocent citizens.

South Florida brothers accused of running counterfeit check scheme with bank employees

South Florida brothers Luis Miguel Gallo and Juan Gallo, both 21, were arrested for passing counterfeit checks with the help of bank employees. They are accused of drawing counterfeit funds on real accounts with the aid of employees at two South Florida banks.

Judge Overturns Conviction in Medicare Fraud Case

A U.S. District Court Judge recently overturned a Miami jury's verdict on a Medicare Fraud case from 2014. Tiffany Foster, 49, who was found guilty in May of 2014 and was awaiting sentencing, had her conviction reversed due to statute of limitation.

Dan Bilzerian, aka the "King of Instagram," will not face charges in incident in South Beach nightclub

Dan Bilzerian, a professional poker player who has been called the "King of Instagram" for his 7.1 million followers will not face any significant consequences for two legal matters that arose in December of last year.

Former DCF Employee Charged with Six Felony Counts of Official Misconduct

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, former Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) employee, Shani Smith was surrendered to police. She is facing six felony counts of official misconduct. The charges stem from a case Smith worked in that began in November 2012, in which a mother, Catalina Bruno, was charged with driving under the influence and child neglect.

South Florida Man who Helped Smuggle Baseball Star Yasiel Puig from Cuba Sentenced to One Month in Prison

On Friday, March 6 Gilberto Suarez of South Florida was sentenced to one month in prison plus five months of house arrest for his role in smuggling baseball star Yasiel Puig from Cuba. Suarez's plea agreement also mandates that he no longer be involved in Aldemys Diaz's contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. Diaz is also from Cuba.

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