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Birth Tourism Shortcut To Citizenship

CBS4 Investigates: Is Medicaid Fraud Part Of A Shortcut To Citizenship?

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.

CBS Miami–05/20/2014

Christina KItterman, a former associate of convicted Ponzi scheme operator Scott Rothstein, has been found guilty of fraud.  (Source: CBS4)

Rothstein Associate Faces Prison For Her Part In Ponzi Scam

A former associate of convicted Ponzi scheme operator Scott Rothstein was sentenced Tuesday for her role in his $1.2 billion fraud.

05/20/2014

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Miami Lobbyist Caught In FBI Sting Changes Plea

A South Florida lobbyist caught up in an FBI kickback sting which also snared two mayors changed his plea in court on Wednesday.

05/07/2014

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Six Charged With Conspiracy To Defraud Government

ix people were charged with conspiracy to defraud the government.

04/19/2014

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Scott Rothstein’s Former CFO Charged

Convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein’s former bookkeeper turned chief financial officer of his now defunct law firm has been charged.

04/16/2014

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Defendant Pleads Guilty In Mutual Benefits Fraud

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.

03/29/2014

Lyndean Peters (Source: Golden Beach Police Dept.)

Golden Beach Cop Off The Hook In “Double Dipping” Investigation

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.

03/19/2014

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Appeal Court Rules Part Of State’s Counterfeit Check Law Unconstitutional

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.

02/16/2014

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Florida Investment Fraud Victims Get $10 Million

More than $10 million in forfeited assets from organizers of an investment fraud will go to hundreds of investors who suffered losses.

02/16/2014

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Beware Of Tax Refund ID Theft

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.

CBS4–02/10/2014

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