William H. Foster III, who owns American Construction Group LTD, pleaded guilty on February 11 to a misdemeanor count of obstructing official business after failing to comply with the state’s Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC). He was ordered to follow the payment plan he made with the BWC to reinstate his policy. He reportedly owes BWC over $360,000 in past premiums and fines.
Aymen Salti, Faiz Salti, Mohammed Salti, and Ayiha Salti were all charged with racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering. They were arrested and booked into Hillsborough County Jail on February 12. Each individual was ordered held on $1.2 million bond. The press did not name an attorney for any of the four.
Federal prosecutors arrested the owners of two Georgia-based telemedicine companies on Feb. 4th on charges of conspiracy ranging from fraud to money laundering. Reinaldo Wilson, 51, and his wife, Jean Wilson, 49, allegedly led a scheme to receive kickbacks and bribes for ordering orthodontic braces through Medicare for people who didn’t need them. The indictment indicates the plan operated between March 2017 and April 2019.
In Little Rock, Arkansas, seven individuals have been charged with defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of over $11.5 million. Rosie Bryant, Delois Bryant, Brenda Sherpell, Lynda Charles—all sisters—and Niki Charles, Lynda’s daughter, allegedly recruited farmers who are black, Hispanic, or female and asked them to pretend they were being discriminated against by the USDA. A tax preparer and a lawyer are also involved. It is not clear whether all involved parties have acquired legal representation.