Clearwater Property Manager Pleads Guilty To Bankruptcy Fraud And Equity Skimming

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Michael Rubino (59, Clearwater) today pleaded guilty to a criminal information charging him with one count of equity skimming and one... Read more »

AmeriCare Ambulance Service Reaches $5.5M Settlement With Government To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that AmeriCare Ambulance Service, Inc. and its sister company, AmeriCare ALS, Inc. (collectively, AmeriCare), have agreed to pay approximately $5.5 million to... Read more »
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Former Tampa Police Department Gets Nearly 3 Years In Prison For Receipt Of Stolen Government Property

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven today sentenced LaJoyce Caldwell Houston (51, Riverview) to two years and nine months in federal prison for receiving stolen tax refunds. The Court also ordered her to pay $61,660.52... Read more »