Attorney General Bondi's Weekly Briefing
My Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes providers that defraud Florida’s Medicaid program. This week, my office worked with the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office to arrest Kim Dodson for allegedly submitting false claims to the Medicaid program and receiving payment for services that she never rendered. Dodson, a Cape Coral resident, was an infant and toddler development specialist and provided services through the Medicaid Early Intervention Services program.
Dodson was arrested and charged with one count of scheme to defraud and one count of grand theft. If convicted, she could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. My office will continue to pursue Medicaid fraud, which essentially steals money from Florida’s taxpayers.
Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution and Office of Financial Regulation Stop South Florida Investment Schemes
Attorney General Bondi announced that her Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Office of Financial Regulation have charged four individuals for their alleged involvement in defrauding investors in land development schemes and foreign exchange options. Between 2005 and 2010, the defendants allegedly defrauded primarily Haitian-Americans throughout South Florida out of approximately four million dollars. The defendants were charged with first degree felony counts of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, grand theft, and money laundering. More
Friday evening, Attorney General Bondi will speak at the 48th Anniversary of the Latin Chamber of Commerce. The members play a tremendous role in the economic development in Florida.