A lawyer for a man arrested in Southwest Miami-Dade County has filed a motion to challenge the validity of a search and seizure. The public defender argued in his court filing that the increasing legality of marijuana products in the state eliminated its scent as a reason to suspect criminality.
Federal prosecutors have launched their trial against a health care executive accused of fraudulently billing Medicare and Medicaid for approximately $1 billion. The 50-year-old defendant ran over 20 nursing or assisted living homes in Florida. Prosecutors have built their case on secret recordings of conversations between the defendant and two co-conspirators who cooperated with the FBI after entering guilty pleas on criminal charges. The defense attorney warned jurors to remain skeptical of statements from witnesses with criminal backgrounds who might wish to redirect blame onto the defendant.
Every state in the U.S. currently faces a devastating opioid crisis. The addictive prescription drugs have caused 1700 deaths by overdose in Florida alone. Many factors contribute to the widespread abuse of opiates, including the over-prescription of these drugs by physicians.
Because of the vast number of visitors to Central Florida each year, the area is a haven for stolen credit cards.