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Former Vero Beach Attorney Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Eric Granitur, a former Vero Beach real estate and probate attorney, was sentenced yesterday in the Southern District of Florida (West Palm Beach Division) to twelve months and a day in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Granitur was...

Card Skimming Frauds Originate in South Florida, Spread to other States

Credit card skimming is rapidly on the rise across the state of Florida, and South Florida is being called “ground zero” for skimming frauds. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, inspectors found 169 skimmers in 2015,...

Miami Man Gets 33 Months in Fed. Prison for Card Skimming Fraud

Credit card skimming is rapidly on the rise across the state of Florida, and South Florida is being called “ground zero” for skimming frauds. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, inspectors found 169 skimmers in 2015,...

SEC Complaint Accuses Palm Beach Businessmen with Securities Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed an eight-count civil complaint against Palm Beach real estate developer Robert Matthews and another businessman, Joseph Walsh, Sr., accusing them of securities fraud for misusing millions of dollars solicited from...

National White Collar Prosecutions Fall to Lowest Level in 20 Years

Although the nation-wide trend is showing a decline in federal white collar criminal cases, the number of cases in the Southern District of Florida over the last 20 years has drastically increased.  So far in FY 2018, the Southern District of Florida (Miami Division)...