It may have seemed harmless enough on the outside - a truck driving school that was helping individuals, mainly Russian speakers, obtain a commercial driver's licenses (CDLs). The reality, however, was a scheme that amounted to fraud. Through the company Larex Inc. and website RussianTruckingSchool.com, Adrian Salari and three other individuals charged thousands of dollars to obtain CDLs for
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Those convicted of a crime, including felony drug charges, can face many obstacles once their sentence has been served. Most people understand that convicted felons have difficulty obtaining employment. In many states, including Florida, those convicted of felony drug crimes may also be unable to obtain food stamps and other cash assistance. A federal ban was put into place in 1996 as part of
A 39-year-old Orlando man has been accused by law enforcement officials of using his trucking company to transport drugs into Central Florida. Peter Truong, the president of P&T Transportation Corp., has been charged with trafficking in oxycodone, marijuana and cocaine. The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation and its member agencies conducted a two-year investigation of the company before
Most people understand that medical professionals, such as doctors and pharmacists, can commit prescription fraud. But there are actions patients can take that also could result in similar fraud accusations. If you obtain prescriptions by misrepresenting yourself to a doctor or pharmacist, that can be considered fraud. If you visit multiple providers to get more medication, that also may be
On March 15, 2014, Orlando Police Department Officer William Escobar was accused of unnecessarily striking Mr. Refus Holloway during an arrest, and perjury in his police report about the incident. Officer Escobar and his partner were responding to a call about a fight, and had just arrived on the scene. They arrived at the location of the fight, arrested one individual and then arrested Mr.