Tarpon Springs Man Arrested For Exploitation Of The ElderlyEconomic Crimes Unit Detectives have arrested a Tarpon Springs man for exploiting an elderly man by transferring a large sum of the victims money into a business bank account.
South Florida Man Sentenced For Exploiting Poor Children In The PhilippinesA 67-year-old Pahokee, Florida man was sentenced yesterday in West Palm Beach federal court to 25 years in prison for enticing poor children in the Philippines to send him pornographic images of themselves in exchange for money and other child exploitation crimes, some of which involved toddlers.
JMX Brands Employees Raise Funds for Two Local Non-ProfitsDuring a busy season when most businesses are focused on generating revenue, JMX Brands decided to give back to the community. Closing on a record-breaking year for the niche ecommerce retailer, JMX Brands’ CEO Jim Miller and Vice President Linse Miller offered to personally match employees’ gifts up to $1,000 and gave a company match up to $2,000.
Six Defendants Indicted For FraudVikas Mehta, Walter Valdivia, Pradip Parikh, Jaime Salas, Alpesh Patel, and Darash Shah have been indicted for wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy, and money laundering.
Miami Man Sentenced For Laundering Tax And Computer Scam MoneyFifty-one-year-old Kevin Dewayne Kirby was sentenced yesterday in federal district court in Ft. Lauderdale to 57 months in federal prison for laundering over $500,000 connected to two wire fraud scams.
Former President Of Broward County Democratic Black Caucus Guilty Of Defrauding Covid-19 Relief ProgramIn Fort Lauderdale, Florida, before the Honorable Judge Rodolfo Ruiz, 28-year-old Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident Damara Holness pled guilty to a one-count information charging her with lying on a coronavirus relief loan application and fraudulently obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars intended to help small businesses financially survive the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lakeland Man Sentenced For Theft Of Public Money And Identity TheftU.S. District Judge William F. Jung has sentenced Julio Gonzales (45, Lakeland) to 2 years and 10 months in federal prison for theft of public money and aggravated identity theft.
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.
IRS Tax Debt Negotiator Sentenced In Federal Court A Vero Beach woman who stole money from clients she was supposed to be helping resolve federal tax debt was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Miami to 63 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $867,593.11 in restitution to her victims.
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 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.
Caretaker Of Two Seniors Charged With Stealing Money From Their Bank AccountsThere has been a federal indictment unsealed that charges the caretaker of two seniors with accessing to their bank accounts to steal nearly $300,000.
Tax Service Company Says IRS Will Reissue Stimulus Checks Sent To Wrong Bank AccountsAfter the IRS sent millions of stimulus payments to the wrong bank accounts, tax preparation companies said they’ve worked with the IRS to fix the error.
'Economic Lifeline To Small Businesses,' Next Round Of PPP Loans On Their WayFor countless small business owners, their families and their employees, help is finally on the way—just in time for 2021.
Consumer Alert: Carr Warns Consumers To Beware of Loan ScamsConsumers beware of loan scams.