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pexels-photo-3059854-300x225A Miami man was arrested on federal charges for his alleged involvement in a $1.5 million fraud scheme that targeted the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced this week.

Edwin Jim Garcia-Albarracin of Miami was charged with 10 counts of wire fraud, 10 counts of mail fraud, and 12 counts of money laundering. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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close-up-doctor-health-42273-300x20015 South Florida residents have been indicted in connection with a fraud and bribery scheme involving employees and vendors of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Medial Centers in Miami and West Palm Beach.

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architecture-blue-sky-church-1343325-300x200Miami preacher Yunior Beltres was arrested Friday for allegedly raping two underage girls, ages 9 and 10, and forcing them to watch each other’s assault.

Beltres, 54, was charged with two counts of sexual battery on a minor. He turned himself into authorities Thursday and is being held without bond at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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adult-beer-bottle-blur-174936-300x225Danny Lazaro Leiva of Miami, Florida has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Hialeah.

Leiva, 40, was charged with DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of a deadly crash, vehicular homicide, and driving with a suspended license. He was ordered held on $66,500 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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construction-2578410_1920-300x200Two executives from a construction business based in Miami-Dade County have been jailed for more than three years each for their part in a scheme to avoid paying workers’ compensation and underpay their workers.

The brothers, Javier Estepa, age 48, and Diego Estepa Vasquez, age 37, were president and vice president respectively of the Aaron Construction Group Inc. of Hialeah, Florida. They were found guilty of defrauding Miami-Dade County. The brothers underreported their payroll as well as the number of employees they had on their books. In so doing, they were able to reduce their workers’ compensation insurance premiums as well as other costs, including their payroll taxes.
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