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Reality TV Star Will Face Criminal Charges If She Violates Restraining Order And Contacts Estranged Husband’s Girlfriend

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

High net worth divorce has always been ugly, but it is even uglier in the age of social media.  Instagram brings out the worst in everyone, from vanity to vindictiveness to impulsiveness.  Perhaps social media only amplifies the unsavory impulses that reality TV excites; now everyone is famous for no discernible reason.  When combined… Read More »

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Boca Raton Registered Sex Offender Arrested For Traveling To Dominican Republic Without Permission

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South Florida is such a delightful place that it feels like you are on vacation even when you are at home not doing much of anything.  If that were not enough of a reason to move to the Gold Coast of Florida, then consider that so many other vacation destinations are only a hop,… Read More »

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Worth Avenue Art Dealer Faces Criminal Charges For Fraudulently Selling Replicas Of Paintings By Famous Artists

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

Prints of famous Andy Warhol paintings, such as the Campbell’s soup cans or the multi-colored portrait of Marilyn Monroe, can be found on the walls of every living room or diner in South Florida.  You might not know the name of Roy Lichtenstein, but you would recognize his paintings, which look like enormous comic… Read More »

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All of My Cases Keep Me up at Night: The Heavy Toll of Criminal-Defense Lawyering

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Daily Business Review June 28, 2022 Author: Jasmine Floyd What You Need To Know The biggest challenge facing criminal lawyers right now Faccidomo said is continued use of Remote proceedings and zoom court in criminal practice. Faccidomo said the entire system is based on open access to the justice system and it took a… Read More »

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Kodak Black Arrested For Possession Of Oxycodone After A Traffic Stop

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

You don’t have to be a media personality or a veteran of the criminal justice system to know that police sometimes conduct traffic stops for no reason other than to start trouble.  Anyone with a modicum of common sense or life experience knows that cars with deeply tinted windows stand out from the crowd,… Read More »

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Delray Beach Man Gets 14 Years For Healthcare Fraud And Tax Evasion

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

Marc Sporn, the defendant in this week’s news story, was in the business of telemedicine and telemarketing before the authorities caught up to him.  Telemedicine is one of those terms that, along with “contact tracing,” “herd immunity,” and “pandemic” itself, were little used outside the medical community before 2020, but which trended on Google… Read More »

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Enter Xylazine, The Newest Twist In The Opioid Overdose Epidemic

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

The scariest drugs are the ones that do not reveal their identities until it is much too late.  Everyone knows that you can die from drinking 21 shots of tequila on your 21st birthday, but you will probably be okay to drive after drinking one can of beer or even one shot of tequila. … Read More »

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Boynton Beach Man Gets 380 Months In Federal Prison For Transporting Drugs To South Florida By FedEx

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

Especially in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, people had to get creative about finding alternatives to in-person socializing.  Endlessly scrolling through Twitter is depressing enough even when you still have opportunities to put down your phone and interact with your coworkers in person every now and then, and playing Trivial Pursuit with… Read More »

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Miami-Dade Police Officer Charged With Stalking After Allegedly Planting Apple AirTags In Ex-Girlfriend’s Car

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Consumer GPS technology has changed some aspects of everyday life so much that young people are incredulous when older folks tell them about how different life was before computers could tell you exactly where you were and how to get to where you wanted to be.  Compasses that always point north and driving directions… Read More »

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Professional Poker Player Faces Criminal Charges For Operating Fraudulent Investment Scheme

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Being naïve about financial decisions ranks highly among a lot of people’s regrets.  The good news is that Florida students must now take one semester of financial literacy education before they can earn a high school diploma; lawmakers hope that these classes will help the new generation think through financial decisions more effectively, including… Read More »

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Two Public Officials And A Banker Accused Of Conspiring To Steal Money From Miami-Dade County Through Fraud

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In Miami-Dade County, there is always a reason to celebrate.  From sun-drenched Christmas parties to celebrations of the music and cuisines of Miami’s diverse cultural groups, to simply opening the hurricane shutters and sharing a toast with your neighbors to celebrate the fact that you have survived yet another hurricane, there are always venues… Read More »

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Three South Florida Conspirators Receive Prison Sentences For Fraudulent Purchase And Resale Of Baby Formula

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

Even if your children are well into the juice box phase of their lives, you have probably noticed that infant formula has been scarce on supermarket shelves in recent weeks.  If you have seen even a single news headline this month, you know that baby formula is the most essential of essential items.  Searches… Read More »

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Broward Youth Cheerleading Coach Accused Of Enticement Of A Minor

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

It is against the law for adults to have romantic relationships with minors, except when the parties are very close in age, such as a 17-year-old high school senior dating an 18-year-old college freshman.  Even when the inappropriate relationship only consists of text messages or online communications discussing a future or sexual or romantic… Read More »

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Florida Man Faces COVID Relief Fraud Charges After Attempting To Flee To Croatia

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

Croatia is one of the world’s most underrated tourist destinations.  From its beachside resorts to its ski adventures, and its mild climate and reasonable prices, there is something for everyone to love.  If you are wanted for a crime in the United States, however, Croatia is not the place to hide out.  Like every… Read More »

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Boca Raton Businessman Faces Criminal Charges For Manufacturing Counterfeit Lean

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In 2022, no one is surprised to find out that doctors and pharmaceutical companies play a role in drug crimes.  If you search the archives of South Florida news sites, you will find plenty of stories about doctors who illegally prescribed drugs with high abuse potential, healthcare workers who stole controlled substances from their… Read More »

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Rapper Pooh Shiesty Receives Prison Sentence For Firearms Charges

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There was a time when having their music videos play in heavy rotation on MTV was the hallmark of a successful recording artist.  Today, curmudgeons would argue, audience’s attention spans are a fraction of the length of the video clips that used to play on MTV in the 1980s and 1990s.  For this generation,… Read More »

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Two Men Plead Guilty To Prescription Drug Coupon Fraud Scheme

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Clipping coupons is perfectly legal, but there are some instances where it can do more harm than good.  You might remember those reality TV shows about extreme couponers who would spend the equivalent of a full-time job researching grocery coupons and organizing them in preparation for a weekly shopping trip, only to end up… Read More »

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Four Palm Beach County Women Charged With Health Insurance Fraud

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

Working at a medical office has its perks.  In the old days, photogenic pharmaceutical reps would stop by several times per week to try to persuade doctors to prescribe more of their cash cow drugs, and they inevitably came bearing gifts of cupcakes or donuts for the office staff; kids who grew up in… Read More »

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Coconut Grove Man Accused Of Money Laundering And Bribing State-Owned Companies

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

The high-rise condominiums of Miami are beautiful to behold, but many of them harbor ugly secrets.  People say that, when you are rich, everyone is willing to let you buy things, with few questions asked, and if this is the case, then it is no surprise that many of the most sought-after real estate… Read More »

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Will Your Prison Sentence End Early Because Of Compassionate Release?

By Ratzan & Faccidomo LLC |

One of the most stressful moments when you are a defendant in a criminal case is when your lawyer tells you the maximum penalty you could face; sometimes it amounts to more years in prison than a person can survive.  That is only the worst-case scenario, and most defendants do not receive the maximum… Read More »

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