Florida’s senior senator is calling for a federal investigation, after our story on the birth tourism businesses that are springing up between Miami and Moscow. The agencies cater to wealthy and middle class women from former Soviet Bloc countries who want to give birth to an instant American citizen. But it’s the potential for Medicaid fraud that CBS4 investigates has uncovered, that is prompting the most outrage, reports CBS4 Anchor Rick Folbaum.
A former associate of convicted Ponzi scheme operator Scott Rothstein was sentenced Tuesday for her role in his $1.2 billion fraud.
A South Florida lobbyist caught up in an FBI kickback sting which also snared two mayors changed his plea in court on Wednesday.
ix people were charged with conspiracy to defraud the government.
Convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein’s former bookkeeper turned chief financial officer of his now defunct law firm has been charged.
The lead defendant in one of South Florida’s biggest and longest-running fraud cases has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
Grand theft, fraud and official misconduct charges have been dropped against a Golden Beach police Sgt. Lyndean Peters who was accused of fraudulently reporting or under-reporting off-duty work details.
A section of a state law which makes it illegal to possess a “counterfeit payment instrument” has been found unconstitutional by a Central Florida appeals court.
More than $10 million in forfeited assets from organizers of an investment fraud will go to hundreds of investors who suffered losses.
It is that time again. Time to begin filing your 2013 tax returns. It’s also time for the thieves and scammers to try to get your tax refund before you do. Tonight, CBS4’s David Sutta looks at the skyrocketing cost of identity theft impacting taxpayers, and what’s being done to reign in fleeced IRS refunds.