Floridians were hit hard by the national foreclosure crisis. To ensure borrowers received the help they needed, our office helped lead nationwide efforts to hold banks accountable for foreclosure abuses and unacceptable mortgage servicing practices. This historical joint federal-state effort resulted in the national mortgage settlement of more than $25 billion.
I will continue to work tirelessly to protect Florida borrowers and hold lenders accountable.
Drive Avis, Budget, Payless? File by Sunday for Florida toll refunds, Palm Beach Post
Floridians Have Until Sun. To File Claim Against Rental Car Companies For Add-On Charges, WFSU
Attorney General Pam Bondi is urging consumers who rented a car from Avis, Budget or Payless between Jan. 1, 2010 to July 10, 2017 and were charged for e-Toll services to file a claim before the January 7, 2018 deadline. The deadline to submit a claim is this Sunday. Refund checks will be mailed in March 2018 to eligible claimants wrongfully charged for e-Toll services.
For more information about the claims process and to access the claim form, click here.
Fort Lauderdale Dentist Arrested for Violation of Probation
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fort Lauderdale dentist for violation of probation. Dr. Marino Vigna is currently serving probation following an MFCU investigation and arrest in 2016 for allegedly billing Medicaid for services not rendered. Dr. Vigna pleaded Nolo Contendere to a charge of grand theft, a third-degree felony.
As part of the plea, Dr. Vigna agreed to not treat Florida Medicaid patients in any manner while terminated from the Medicaid Program as a provider. The agreement further stated Dr. Marino Vigna may not treat Medicaid recipients unless he is lawfully reinstated as a Medicaid Provider for Florida. More.
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