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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Florida Man sentenced for Fraud Charges Involving Gas station skimmers

Yarai Fuentes Quinones, of Hialeah, Florida, was sentenced today to 36 months incarceration for his involvement with a gas station skimming fraud scheme, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Quinones, age More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
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Jeffrey Noel, Herichie Paul, Awetu Megersa Sentenced for Four Carjackings in Florida

U.S. District Judge Paul Byron has sentenced Jeffrey Noel (25, Orlando), Herichie Paul (21, Orlando), and Awetu Megersa (23, Orlando) to 25, 16, and 13 years in federal prison, respectively, for carjacking and possessing More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Advertising Executive, Gary Smith Sentenced to 40 Years for Fraud Scheme

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich today sentenced Gary Todd Smith (49, Fayetteville, North Carolina) to 40 years in federal prison for wire fraud and More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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‘Manche Boy Mafia’ Member, Reginald Black Convicted of 30 Counts of Fraud

U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore has found Reginald Lee Black, Jr. (26, Tampa) guilty of 30 counts of fraud, including 1 count of conspiracy, 27 counts of credit card fraud, and 2 counts of aggravated identity More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, December 9th, 2018
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Eighteen ‘Bird Gang’ Members Indicted for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Violations

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the culmination of a long-term investigation of a violent and drug trafficking organization known as the “Bird Gang,” operating primarily in Tampa. As a result, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
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Real Estate Broker, Geo Geovanni Guilty of Bank Fraud in Orlando Mortgage Scheme

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that a federal jury has found Geo Geovanni (49, Moultrie, Georgia) guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and three counts of bank fraud. He faces More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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Haitian Political Candidate, Vincent Casseus Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking

On November 20, 2018, Vincent Casseus, a former political candidate in Haiti, pled guilty in South Florida to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘The King and I’ Premieres December 4 and 5

NETworks Presentations announces that the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, based on the 2015 Tony Award®–winning Lincoln Center Theater More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
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Orlando mother Leslie McKinley murders son, Kody Larue, then herself

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the deaths of Leslie McKinley and her 14-year-old son, Kody Larue, as a murder suicide after being found dead in their Azalea Park home Monday afternoon. Sheriff’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
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Florida man, Artem Eydelman arrested for traumatic beating death of 7-week-old Gwendolyn Eydelman

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office detectives in Florida have arrested a Largo man Monday for the beating death of the seven-week-old baby, Gwendolyn Eydelman. Artem Eydelman initially lied to officers about More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, November 25th, 2018
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49ers’ linebacker Reuben Foster arrested in Tampa after another altercation with Elissa Ennis

A San Francisco 49ers player was arrested Saturday night in Tampa and charged with domestic violence. Reuben Foster reportedly was taken into custody after an altercation with his former girlfriend. Reuben Foster More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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Travis Stephens, guns vehicle to hurl estranged wife, Beverly Smith from the hood, now he’s in jail and she’s in the hospital

A Florida mother is in critical condition after being thrown for the hood of a van during a domestic fight over her 9-year-old son. Beverly Smith jumped on her estranged husband’s vehicle and the man, Travis More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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Florida recount ends: Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis win ‘again’ as Cuban voters supported the GOP, young voters failed to turnout

Florida Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott has defeated Democratic Senator Bill Nelson after a manual recount put Scott ahead by approximately 10,000 votes. Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded the Florida gubernatorial More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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Tampa area Sam’s Club announces ‘Toy Joy Event’ for Saturday: unboxing of toys, food samples

Christmas is just 35 days away – and if you’re still looking for that perfect gift, then don’t miss the Sam’s Club Toy Joy Event this Saturday. Wash-up Kitchen Sink Did you know Sam’s Club is providing More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
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Florida Elections 2018: Ashley Moody wins easily over Sean Shaw, respects the ‘great responsibility’ of the role

Republican nominee for Attorney General Ashley Moody became Florida’s 38th Attorney General with 53 percent of the vote over her general election opponent, State Rep. Sean Shaw’s (D-Tampa) 46 percent, with approximately More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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Charles Thornton Sentenced to 23 Years for Child Pornography using Bathroom Cameras

United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Charles Cory Thornton (38, Yulee) to 23 years in federal prison for using hidden cameras to produce pornographic images and videos of four children.  More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Florida Man, David Brasher arrested for Bank Robbery

The FBI announces the arrest of David L. Brasher, 37, of City of Weston, Florida, on federal bank robbery charges for his alleged involvement in the robbery of a Bank of America branch at 6100 North Federal Highway, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Andrew Gillum resorts to the ‘race card’ to attack the GOP, those calling for a valid recount

A statewide recount for Florida’s U.S. Senate, agriculture and gubernatorial races has garnered nationwide attention. Andrew Gillum turned to the constituents, playing the race card to stoke animosity towards More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
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Jeb Bush calls for Brenda Snipes to be fired, she vows to make deadlines

Former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush called for the removal of Broward County election chief Brenda Snipes on Monday, adding fuel to a Republican outrage over the handling of the 2018 election ballots. photo More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, November 11th, 2018
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Tampa Man, Dirk Davis Pleads Guilty to Robbing Seminole Hard Rock Casino

Dirk Lawrence Davis (25, Tampa) has pleaded guilty to robbery and to brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. He faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 7 years, and up to life, in federal prison. More...


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