Dominican Republic

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Five Sentenced In $25M Medicare Fraud Involving Nicaragua, D.R.

Five people have been sent to federal prison for their roles in a $25 million Medicare fraud scheme that involved people from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic posing as U.S. patients.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22:  Activists participate in a rally outside the Embassy of the Dominican Republic June 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. Activists protested the mass deportations and expulsions taking place in the Dominican Republic, as a result of a 2013 ruling by Dominican Courts that stripped citizenship from an estimated 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dominican Deportation Policy Draws Miami Protest

Haitians taking to the streets by the thousands in the Dominican Republic, hasn’t stopped the D.R. from moving forward with plans to round up and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented and documented Haitian migrants.

07/01/2015

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Diaz, Danticat Decry Deportations In Dominican Republic

Two authors, with roots in a divided Caribbean island, are urging protests against the deportations of migrants from the Dominican Republic.

06/25/2015

Dr. Salomon Melgen at his office in West Palm Beach. (Source: Hector Gabino/El Nuevo Herald)

Florida Doctor Tied To Sen. Menendez Remains Jailed

A federal judge, before setting his bond, is seeking more information on the assets of a Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez.

06/08/2015

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Haitian Man Pleads Guilty In US Migrant Smuggling Case

A Haitian man is facing U.S. prison time after pleading guilty to illegally smuggling migrants aboard a boat from the Bahamas.

05/24/2015

Oranges in Fort Pierce, Florida (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida’s Fresh Foods Hit All-Time Export Record

“Fresh From Florida” products increased its international exports to a record $4.2 billion last year.

04/11/2015

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 02:  Sen. 2 arrives at a federal court to be indicted on corruption charges on April 2, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. Melgen and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) are being indicted on corruption charges stemming from the senator being accused of accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions.  (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

New Jersey US Sen. Menendez Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption

New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty on Thursday to corruption charges, accusing him of using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.

04/02/2015

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 15:   U.S. Sen. Senator Robert Menendez addresses the media in advance of an event with U.S. President Barack Obama December 15, 2014 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Obama will address the troops to thank them for their service and mark the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan. ahead of the upcoming holidays.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

A federal grand jury indicted New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez on corruption charges, accused of using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.

04/01/2015

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Phone Scam Costs Ocean Reef Man Thousands

An Ocean Reef resident paid thousands to bail his grandson out of jail—but two money orders later, he realized the whole thing was a hoax.

03/13/2015

Medicare Fraud

8 Dade Residents Charged With Healthcare Fraud

Eight Miami-Dade County residents have been charged with a $25 million health care fraud scheme in which people in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic posed as Florida residents.

11/19/2014

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