Miami Nurse Pleads Guilty To Threats To Kill Vice President Kamala HarrisThirty-nine-year-old Niviane Petit Phelps, of Miami-Dade County, pled guilty on Friday in federal district court to a six count indictment charging her with making threats to kill Vice President Kamala Harris.  
Six Individuals Plead Guilty To Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine Using VesselsActing United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces that six individuals have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a conspiracy to distribute cocaine using vessels subject to the jurisdiction of the United States 
Cyber Criminals Plead Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Fraud And Aggravated Identity TheftAlessandro Doreus (28, North Miami) today pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess 15 or more access devices with the intent to defraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft. His co-defendants, Jean Elie Doreus Jovin (33, Loganville, GA) and Djouman Doreus (29, North Miami), had pleaded guilty to the same charges last month. All three defendants face a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison for the conspiracy charge, and a minimum mandatory penalty of two years in federal prison for the aggravated identity theft charges. 
Federal Corrections Officer Guilty With Plan To Smuggle Drugs Into PrisonWayne Grant, Jr. (27, Orlando) has pleaded guilty to receipt of a bribe by a public official. He faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Mexican National Pleads Guilty To Money LaunderingEdgar Hurtado-Ramirez (52, Mexico) today pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder monetary instruments and engage in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity. Hurtado-Ramirez faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Sex Abuse ImagesDustin Shane Sandiford (31, Citrus Springs) has pleaded guilty to using a minor to produce child sex abuse images. He faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 15 years, and up to 30 years, in federal prison. He had been indicted on June 30, 2021. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 21, 2022.
Georgia Resident Pleads Guilty To Wire FraudA Norman Park, Georgia, resident pleaded guilty to wire fraud for defrauding a life insurance settlement company after falsely claiming herself as the recipient of a large policy on an individual who was in fact alive at the time of the fraud.
Georgia Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Guns To BarbadosRashad Sargeant has pleaded guilty to unlawfully exporting firearms to Barbados. Together with co-defendant David Johnson, Sargeant shipped at least 30 guns to Barbados after obliterating the serial numbers of the firearms and packing them inside false compartments in boxes.
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.
Federal Jury Finds Hialeah Woman Guilty Of Stealing A Co-Worker Identities and Over $152,000 from Local Small BusinessFollowing a three-day trial, a South Florida federal jury this week found 27-year-old Hialeah resident Dianelis Molina Noda guilty of using stolen identities and several of her own bank accounts to steal payroll funds from the family-owned landscaping business for which she had worked for about four years.
Pensacola Insurance Company Owner Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud And Money LaunderingJohn Thomas, 51, of Pensacola pled guilty yesterday on wire fraud and money laundering charges related to selling fraudulent insurance policies to his clients in exchange for approximately $4.8 million in insurance premium payments. Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the guilty plea.