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Rod Stewart Arrested on New Year’s for Allegedly Punching Palm Beach Security Guard
Rod Stewart, who turns 75 on Friday, and his 39-year-old son Sean Roderick Stewart, were each charged with simple battery by the Palm Beach County Police Department after an alleged fight with a security guard on New Year’s Eve. Police say father and son got into an altercation on Tuesday night with a man who […]

Sextortion and Sexual Predators Rampant on Video Games and Online Chats
Sexual predators and others partaking in sextortion, a form of blackmail in which sexual information or images are used to extort sexual favors from the victim, have found an easy access point into gaining victims. According to the New York Times, they are meeting them online through multiplayer video games and chat apps, making virtual […]

Know Your Court: County Court Jurisdictional Changes Coming January 1, 2020
On May 24, 2019, the Governor signed House Bill 337 which was previously passed by the Florida legislature. This law makes major changes to the jurisdictional limits of the Florida Courts. Currently, county courts in Florida have jurisdiction of all claims up to $15,000.00 and circuit court has jurisdiction for claims in excess of $15,000.00. […]

Manager of New York Medical Clinics Found Guilty in Nearly $100 Million Money Laundering and Health Care Kickback Scheme
The manager in charge of multiple medical clinics in Brooklyn and Queens, New York, was found guilty of his role in a nearly $100 million health care kickback and money laundering scheme.   After a two-week trial, the 44-year-old Brooklyn man was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, two counts of […]

Florida Considering Changes in Drug Sentencing Laws
Offenders caught with small amounts of most drugs could be sent to jail but not prison under a bill approved by a Florida Senate committee. The Senate Criminal Justice Committee unanimously approved the bill on Tuesday. It would also give judges more leeway in sentencing drug dealers in some circumstances. The legislation sponsored by Republican […]

Steelers Linebacker Chickillo Charged with Assault in Alleged Domestic Dispute
The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Anthony Chickillo was arrested Sunday and charged with assault after a dispute with his girlfriend, according to the NFL website. The alleged incident occurred at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, according to Pennsylvania police. The State Police said they received a domestic disturbance […]

Former Deadliest Catch Star Jerod Sechrist Arrested, Charged with Heroin Possession in Tampa
Jerod Sechrist, who previously appeared on Deadliest Catch as a deckhand, was arrested earlier this month on drug charges in Tampa, according to reports. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office inmate database, Sechrist, 33, was arrested on Oct. 5 by the Tampa Police Department in Tampa, Florida. He was charged with one felony count […]

Domestic Battery Charges Against Stacey Dash Dropped in Pasco County
A domestic battery charge filed last weekend against actress and former political commentator Stacey Dash has been dropped. The Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller posted an update on its website Friday. According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Dash, 52, and a man became involved in an argument just before 8 p.m. on Sunday. Deputies […]

Ex-Jacksonville Officials Convicted of Fraud, Money Laundering
Two city officials in Jacksonville, Florida have been convicted of fraud and money laundering. Federal court records show that jurors in Jacksonville found 39-year-old Katrina Brown and 57-year-old Reginald Brown guilty Wednesday on multiple charges. The former Jacksonville City Council members are scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 27. The government is seeking forfeiture of more […]

Florida Residents Charged in $2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
Seven Floridians, including four doctors, are among 35 people arrested Friday by the FBI for alleged involvement in a $2.1 billion fraud that charged Medicare for false cancer genomic tests (CGx tests). According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the alleged fraud was perpetrated by defendants in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas and exploited […]