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Four Florida Men Indicted; Charged With Running Billion-Dollar Healthcare Fraud Scheme

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Associated Press, four Florida men, six Florida companies, and one Houston, Texas-based firm have been named in an indictment alleging that they collectively carried out a nearly $1 billion healthcare fraud scheme. In a press release, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) states that tens of thousands of… Read More »

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Executive of Fort Lauderdale Yacht Company Facing Federal Fraud Charges

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the South Florida Business Journal, Andrew Deme and several as-of-yet unidentified co-conspirators are facing federal business fraud charges. Mr. Deme was the top executive of a Fort Lauderdale yacht-sharing business operating under the name ‘Water Club Holdings’. On December 6th, 2017, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a… Read More »

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Consumer Fraud Alert: Scammers are Targeting Hurricane Victims

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Through late September, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been rough. Several major storms have already made landfall in the United States and the Caribbean, including Hurricane Irma, which hit the state of Florida. Sadly, in the confusion of the storm’s aftermath, some unscrupulous actors are attempting to take advantage of hurricane victims. The… Read More »

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Florida is the Credit Card Fraud Capital of the United States

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Credit card fraud in a growing problem all around the country. In fact, the Federal Trade Commision (FTC) recently reported that they received a record number of credit card fraud complaints in 2015. While fraud is a problem everywhere, Florida has been particularly hard hit. At least that is the finding from a recent… Read More »

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Were You a Victim of Mortgage Fraud in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a study conducted by LexisNexis, Florida has the dubious distinction of leading the nation in mortgage fraud. The state has actually led the country in mortgage fraud for each year since 2009. Southeast Florida, in particular the area stretching from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, has a highest rate of mortgage fraud of… Read More »

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What Should I Do if I Believe that I Have Been the Victim of Consumer Fraud?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Unfortunately, even the most sophisticated consumers among us are at risk to be victimized by consumer fraud. This type of fraud occurs when a party engages in deceptive practices that result in financial or other losses to consumers and can take a variety of forms, including the following: False advertising; Identity theft; Deceptive billing… Read More »

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What are Some Common Examples of Consumer Fraud?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Businesses in virtually any industry can violate laws that exist to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive trade practices. Consumer fraud can occur in a variety of contexts, but generally involves a business practice that is fraudulent or misleading in nature and is regulated by federal law and Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices… Read More »

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Federal Regulations and False Advertising

By Michael Pike |

Organizations within the federal government do not always communicate well with each other. This can be a problem for companies trying to operate under a web of federal regulations because approval in one place does not necessarily mean approval across the board. One recent example of this was the Supreme Court case Pom Wonderful… Read More »

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