The FBI and other federal and local law enforcement officers served a search warrant Sept. 13 on Suncoast Brace and Limb at 1878 59th St. W., Bradenton. The company is registered to JoAnn Manali of Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
FBI officials on the scene were reluctant to discuss an ongoing investigation, saying only that it was a health-care fraud issue, according to the Bradenton Herald. No one was arrested during the search, and agents would not comment on any material taken from the office.
The FBI office in Tampa declined to comment on the investigation, other than to say it also involves other medical facilities in the Manatee area.
According to the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations, Suncoast Brace and Limb Inc. was formed in 1995. For a time, the company was inactive, but was reinstated as an active company on Feb. 13, 2012.
Manali is listed as both the registered agent and officer/director of the company.