Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Attorney’

Trump chooses Lt. Gov. Lopez-Cantera’s brother-in-law to be next U.S. Marshal

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

By Dan Christensenl and Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
President Trump’s nominee to become the next U.S. Marshal in South Florida is the brother-in-law of Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera. The nomination of Gadyaces Serralta, a Miami-Dade police major, for the $160,000-a-year job was sent to the Senate last week for confirmation.
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Congressman Deutch wants answers about Kalashnikov USA and Russia sanctions

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch asked the Treasury Department Wednesday if it has investigated Pompano Beach-based Kalashnikov USA to determine whether federal sanctions were violated “through illicit business relations” with Russian firearms giant Concern Kalashnikov.
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State knew Pompano gun maker in business with banned Russian firm when tax incentives offered

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s administration knew in 2015 when it offered $162,000 in tax-refund incentives to Pompano Beach assault rifle maker Kalashnikov USA that the company was doing business with a Russian arms giant that was blacklisted by the U.S.
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Federal grand jury subpoenas state, city records in probe of maker of Russian assault rifles

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A Miami federal grand jury has subpoenaed records from Gov. Rick Scott’s administration and Pompano Beach about an aborted economic incentives deal with the authorized U.S. manufacturer of Russian Kalashnikov assault rifles.
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Broward grand jury hears first witnesses in criminal probe of Broward Health

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

By Dan Christensen and Buddy Nevins
FloridaBulldog.org
A Broward grand jury has begun hearing about alleged criminal conduct at long-troubled Broward Health, the taxpayer-supported public medical system for the northern two-thirds of the county.
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Donald Trump could be forcing out U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

President Donald Trump has asked for resignations from 46 U.S. Attorneys appointed by former President Barack Obama, possibly including A. Lee Bentley of the Middle District of Florida.
The Tampa Business Journal contacted multiple sources to see if Bentley had been asked to step aside, but did not get a confirmation as of Friday evening.
Bentley was sworn in to the position just a year ago, and was appointed based on the recommendation of Florida U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio. Before becoming U.S. Attorney, Bentley spent 15 years as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the same district.
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U.S. judge cites ‘shameful’ FBI delays in making public 9/11 records

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A Miami federal judge Tuesday excoriated the FBI for what she called its “shameful” delays in making public certain records about the bureau’s 9/11 Review Commission.
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Miami federal judge denies FBI motion to postpone trial on secret 9-11 records

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A Miami federal judge Thursday denied the FBI’s request to delay for 90 days a trial to decide whether certain secret records about 9/11 should be made public.
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Jack Nicklaus, partners pay $400K to settle charges they filled wetlands at golf club

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has given up a legal battle over federal accusations that his companies violated the Clean Water Act by disturbing environmentally protected wetlands in The Bear’s Club, a private golf course community he built 17 years ago.
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Accusations of spying by FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office dissolve amid generous plea deals

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Weeks after being accused of spying on the defense in a $55-million Medicare fraud case, the Miami U.S. Attorney’s Office gave all three defendants generous plea deals that closed the case and made the misconduct accusations go away.
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U.S. settles case against Broward Health for millions less than it lost in alleged fraud

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The U.S. Justice Department settled a massive healthcare fraud case against Broward Health last month for millions of dollars less than the government lost as a result of the alleged fraud, records show.
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Powerful medicine: Broward Health offers nearly $70 million to settle federal fraud probe

Friday, August 21st, 2015

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
Taxpayer-supported Broward Health offered Thursday to pay nearly $70 million to settle a four-year-old federal investigation into allegations of massive Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
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