Ten South Florida residents and one Boston man have been charged in Fort Lauderdale federal court for their alleged role in a massive nationwide telemedicine scheme that bilked insurance companies out of millions of dollars for unnecessary prescription medication. They are accused of soliciting patients, prescribing them unneeded compound medications for purported injuries, and then billing their health insurance providers for the unnecessary services. It is unclear if any of the defendants have hired an attorney.
A father and daughter pair from Broward County allegedly claimed the government owed them millions in tax refunds on their lottery winnings. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reportedly paid them $3.4 million before the agency realized they had never won the lottery.
Danielle Takeila Edmonson of Boynton and her father Kenneth Roger Edmonson of Oakland Park are both charged with mail fraud and lying on government filings. It is unclear if they have acquired the services of an attorney.
Alim Babayev, 37, was charged with DUI involving property damage and leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage. He was booked into Broward County Jail and was later released. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.
Vincent Edward Grossi, 54, faces one count of being an authority figure who solicited and engaged in a romantic relationship with a minor. He was ordered held on $5,000 bond and will be required to wear a GPS monitor if he is released from jail. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.
John Teti, 41, taught at Northeast High School in Oakland Park. He is charged with soliciting or engaging in a romantic relationship while in a position of authority. He was ordered held on $50,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.