This progress report marks one year since the state began this vital public safety effort and I am proud of the progress we have made. With less than 5,000 kits left to test, I am confident we will achieve our goal, crimes will be solved and Florida will be a little safer for our efforts.
ROBOCALL SCAM SHUT DOWN, Madison County Carrier
FAMU admissions officer sentenced for taking bribes, WJXT News4Jax
Former FAMU admissions officer sentenced in bribery case, WCTV
This case is one of more than 20 reassigned from State Attorney Aramis Ayala’s Office to State Attorney Brad King’s Office, after Ayala stated she, “will not be seeking death penalty in cases handled in my office.” Attorney General Bondi immediately offered the assistance of her Office of Statewide Prosecution to King to handle some of the reassigned death cases and ensure justice is served.
This is the first such case prosecuted by Attorney General Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.
10 Assisted Living Facility Owners Sentenced in Health Care Kickback Scheme
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced the sentencing of 10 Miami-Dade County assisted living facility owners for participating in a scheme to receive health care kickbacks.
The defendants conspired with the former owner of Florida Pharmacy to receive kickbacks and bribes in exchange for referring beneficiaries living in their facilities for prescription medication and durable medical equipment paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. The assisted living facility owners’ participation in the fraudulent scheme violated their Medicaid provider agreement as well as federal and state anti-kickback rules and regulations. More.
Former FAMU Admissions Officer Sentenced for Bribery
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced the sentence of a former admissions officer with the Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University. Leman Junior Ulee, 46, illegally charged a fee to alter the academic records of prospective students, who otherwise may not have been admitted into the university.
Following an FDLE investigation, authorities arrested Ulee in November 2016 for accepting bribes in exchange for admitting students. These students either did not qualify for admission or needed to go to a summer program as a condition of admission, but in exchange for direct payments, Ulee struck such requirements. More.
Brothers Sentenced in Connection to Heroin Trafficking in Florida