The United States Attorney’s Office Issues Warning Of Telephone ScamsThe United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are alerting the public of several imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be United States Attorneys, FBI Agents, or other law enforcement officials.
Andrew Gillum, Former Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Indicted On Wire Fraud ChargesAndrew Gillum, who nearly won a 2018 race for Florida governor, was indicted on Wednesday along with a close political ally on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and making false statements.
Local Nurses Demand Change In Tallahassee and Washington D.C.Some local nurses joined in on marches in Washington D.C. and Tallahassee on Thursday, asking for safer working environments and better treatment.
Owners Of Florida Teacher Certification Preparation Company Sentenced For Racketeering Conspiracy And Conspiracy To Commit Theft Of Trade SecretsKathleen M. Jasper, 43, and Jeremy M. Jasper, 41, of Estero, Florida, were sentenced today to ten months and four months in federal prison, respectively, plus six months of home confinement, after previously pleading guilty to charges of racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets. The sentences were announced by Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
Governor Ron DeSantis Speaks On MacDill Air Force Base For Designation As Main Operation Base for KC-46 PegasusGovernor Ron DeSantis applauded the US Department of the Air Force’s decision to designate MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa as the next Main Operation Base for 24 KC-46 Pegasus tankers.
Former Florida Election Commission Attorney Guilty To Conspiracy And Distribution Of Child PornographyEric Matthew Lipman, 59, of Tallahassee, Florida, pled guilty today to conspiring to distribute, receive, and possess material constituting child pornography, and distributing material constituting child pornography. Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the guilty plea.
Justice Department Awards Over $17.5 Million To Support Project Safe NeighborhoodsThe Department of Justice announced today that it has awarded more than $17.5 million in grants to support the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program. Funding will support efforts across the country to address violent crime, including the gun violence that is often at its core. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement was awarded $137,031 to administer PSN grant funds in the Northern District of Florida.
Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine ChargeJason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida announced the sentencing of Roger Slaughter, 35, of Perry, Florida. Slaughter was sentenced to five years in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release. Slaughter’s sentence was the result of a guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.
Counseling Center Owner And Provider Sentenced For Medicaid Fraud, Conspiracy, False Statements, And Identity TheftJason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida announced the sentencings of Stephanie Lynn Fleming, 43, and Helen Elizabeth Storey, 39, both of Waldorf, Maryland, and both formerly of Tallahassee, Florida. Fleming was sentenced to a total of three years and one day in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Storey was sentenced to a total of two years and one day in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
Tallahassee Doctor Sentenced For Committing Health Care Fraud Dr. Moses de-Graft Johnson, 47, a dual citizen of the United States and Ghana, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison, for committing health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and aggravated identity theft.
Florida Man Sentenced For Fraud By BriberyJohn Thomas Burnette, 44, of Tallahassee, Florida has been sentenced to 36 months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons and ordered to pay a $1,250,000 fine and restitution in the amount of $20,000. The sentence was announced by Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
Florida Man Sentenced For Sexual Exploitation Of Children And Child PornographyAquiles Alexander Delaosa, 37, of Tallahassee, Florida, has been sentenced to 288 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to sexual exploitation of children, distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and transferring obscene material to a person under 16.
Tallahassee Man Sentenced For Coercing And Enticing A Minor To Engage In ProstitutionMichael Jarcord, 52, of Tallahassee, Florida, was sentenced to 180 months federal prison for coercing or enticing a minor to engage in prostitution. The sentence was announced today by Jason Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
Tallahassee Man Sentenced For Communicating Threats of ViolenceDaniel Alan Baker, 34, of Tallahassee, Florida was sentenced to forty-four months in federal prison for two counts of transmitting a communication in interstate commerce containing a threat to kidnap or injure another person.
Report: Florida Faces a Nursing Shortage Crisis“The pandemic has absolutely exacerbated the workforce shortages in our hospitals,” explained Mary Mayhew who serves as President and CEO of the Florida Hospital Association. The healthcare worker shortage isn’t letting up.