Executive Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Evade Federal Excise Taxes On Dominican CigarsA California tobacco company executive on Thursday admitted his participation in a fraudulent scheme to avoid the payment of millions of dollars in excise taxes on imported tobacco products.
Miami Man Sentenced For Credit Card FraudU.S. District Judge Thomas Barber today sentenced Andre Moore (37, Miami) to eight years in federal prison for credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft. The Court also ordered Moore to pay $650,145.03 in restitution and to forfeit $3,110.55, related to the counts on which he was convicted.
Two Tampa Residents Guilty Of Conspiracy To Commit Access Device Fraud And Aggravated Identity TheftKary Stevenson (47) and Corey Quinn (35), both of Tampa, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. Each faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison for the conspiracy count and a consecutive two years’ imprisonment for the aggravated identity count.
Employee Pleads Guilty To COVID-19 Relief FraudFifty-eight-year-old Willie Curry, of Miami-Dade County, pled guilty yesterday in Miami federal court to a felony Information charging him with wire fraud in connection with his fraudulent application to the U.S. Small Business Administration for a low-interest COVID-19 relief loan.
Florida Man Indicted On Counts Of Wire FraudStephen M. Alford, 62, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, was indicted by a federal grand jury on counts of wire fraud and the attempted prevention of seizure of an electronic device, announced Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. Alford was arrested on August 31, 2021 and made his initial appearance in federal court to face the charges.
Federal Indictment Unsealed Alleging Massive Muscogee County, Georgia FraudA federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging eight people, including the former Deputy Clerk of Muscogee County Court, with various criminal charges including bank fraud, wire fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property amounting to an alleged loss of nearly $500,000 to Muscogee County during an 11-month period in 2019.
Husband And Wife Sentenced In Large-Scale Fraud And Bribery Scheme Involving Two South Florida VA HospitalsA federal district judge in Fort Lauderdale yesterday sentenced the last of 16 defendants for their roles in a large-scale kickback and bribery scheme involving employees and vendors of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers located in West Palm Beach and Miami. 
Sisters Sentenced In $25 Million Tax Fraud SchemeU.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Petra Gomez to eight years in federal prison for conspiracy to defraud the government and tax evasion. She had pleaded guilty on November 16, 2020. Gomez’s sister, Jakeline Lumucso, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government and was sentenced in April 2021 to four years in federal prison.
Bond Denied For Alleged 77th Street Gang MemberReversing a federal magistrate judge’s ruling, United States District Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr. has ordered that Kenny Terlent, 19, will remain in a federal detention center without bond pending his trial on charges of illegally possessing a machine gun, identity theft, and Covid-19 benefit related fraud.
Search For Two Suspects In Stealing And Fraudulently Using Victim's Credit Cards UnderwayThe Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify two men suspected of stealing and fraudulently using the victim's credit cards.
Two Lauderhill Residents Indicted For Fraud ConspiracyA Miami federal grand jury returned an indictment charging two Lauderhill residents for their roles in a fraud conspiracy that sold fake nursing degrees to people who had not completed the required nursing coursework or clinicals.
Florida Man Sentenced In Connection With Consumer Fraud SchemesU.S. District Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington has sentenced Lori Owen, a/k/a Lori Corrigan (50, Holiday), to five years and three months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit bank, wire, and mail fraud.
Palm Harbor Man Arrested For Scheme To DefraudDetectives assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit have arrested 76-year-old Walter Anderson for one count of Scheme to Defraud. Anderson was the executive director for FEAST from 2002 until approximately June 2020 and embezzled more than $92,000 in donated funds from the organization.
Tampa Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Credit Card Manufacturing EquipmentTampa man has pleaded guilty to possession of credit card manufacturing equipment on Tuesday, July 6. 
Augusta Woman Arrested For CARES Act FraudA woman who admitted to submitting loan applications containing knowingly false representations in an effort to secure COVID-19 relief loans has been sentenced in U.S. District Court and ordered to pay restitution.