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By The Dispatch On Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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Pinellas Man, Matin Steele Sentenced to 7 Years for Telemarketing Scam

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich today sentenced Martin Steele (46, St. Petersburg) to seven years and five months in prison for his role in a telemarketing fraud scam. As part of his sentence, the court More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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Savannah man, Stafon Davis indicted for 2018 murder on Fort Stewart

A Savannah man has been indicted for the murder last summer of the wife of a deployed U.S. Army soldier on post at Fort Stewart. In an indictment unsealed today, Stafon Davis, 27, of Savannah, is charged with More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Thunderguards Motorcycle Gang Member, Andrew Shettler Sentenced to 10 Years for Meth

U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Andrew Shettler a/k/a “Yeti” (36, Daytona Beach) to 10 years in federal prison for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Shettler More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Florida man, David Culver Arrested in Ohio, charged with attempting to hire for Murder

The FBI, Bryan Police Department and U.S. Attorney’s Office announced this morning that a Florida man was arrested and charged in federal court with attempting to hire someone to murder a social worker. David More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Owner of Miami Home Health Agency, Dennys Hernandez Sentenced to 30 Months for Medicare Fraud

An owner of a now-defunct Miami, Florida, home health care agency was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his participation in a scheme that caused Medicare to pay approximately $1 million in false and fraudulent More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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Former Public Accountant, Jeffrey McKinney Pleads Guilty to Stealing over $750,000

Jeffrey McKinney (61, Minneola) has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for his scheme to steal over $750,000 from his employer and one of its executives. McKinney is facing up to 20 years in federal prison, three years More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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Orlando Healthcare Worker Convicted of Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography

A federal jury has found Vorarut Vorasiangsuk (36, Orlando) guilty of two counts of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. For each count of receipt of child pornography, More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 13th, 2019
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South Florida Patient Recruiter, Yamilet Diaz Sentenced for role in $1.6 Million Kickback Scheme

A South Florida patient recruiter was sentenced to 87 months in prison today for her role in a scheme involving approximately $1.6 million in Medicare claims for home health care services that were procured through More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Weston Resident, David Brasher Sentenced for 2 Bank Robberies and Attempted Carjacking

A Weston resident was sentenced today to federal prison for two bank robberies and an attempted carjacking. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, George L. Piro, Special Agent More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Lake Worth Resident, Alston Williams Sentenced to Life for Sex Trafficking and Obstruction

A Lake Worth resident was sentenced to life in prison today, after having been convicted at trial of sex trafficking and obstruction of a sex trafficking investigation. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Kissimmee Man, Robert Pratersch Convicted for Death Threats to Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that a federal jury yesterday found Robert Francis Pratersch (57, Kissimmee) guilty of threatening a federal official and interstate transmission of a threat to More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Florida Property Manager, Dale Wood Sentenced to 12 Years for Fraud Scheme

A former resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was sentenced to over twelve years in prison and ordered to pay over $7 million in restitution for orchestrating an international property fraud scheme. Ariana Fajardo More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Miami Man, Alfredo Veloso Admits to Laundering $1.5 Million from Business Email Schemes

Alfredo Veloso, 43, of Miami, today admitted to opening bank accounts, and to  recruiting others to open bank accounts, as a conduit for stolen funds in connection with a wide-ranging international money laundering More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 28th, 2019
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Serial Bank Robber, Ronnie Montsdeoca Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

A Jupiter resident was sentenced to twenty years in prison for a string of bank robberies in Palm Beach and Martin Counties in 2017 and 2018. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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Violent Robbery Organization Ringleader, Marion Dwight Sentenced for Violent Robberies

U.S. District Judge James S. Moody has sentenced Marion Dwight, Jr., a/k/a “Woe,” (31, Lakeland) to 23 years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, and brandishing and discharging a firearm More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
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Florida Man, Patrick Colvin Sentenced to 10 Years for Unlawfully Possessing a Handgun

A Florida man who formerly lived in Cresco, Iowa, was sentenced today to the maximum possible sentence of ten years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm. Patrick Colvin, age 29, from Lake Whales, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Colombian Police Officer, Santiago Silva-Ortiz Sentenced to 12 Years for Cocaine Smuggling

U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew today sentenced Santiago Silva-Ortiz (28, Colombia) to 12 years and 7 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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Floridian, Robert Stiver Pleads Guilty to Armed Robberies of 2 Pittsburgh area Banks

A former resident of Pompano Beach, Florida, has pleaded guilty to charges of violating federal armed bank robbery laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Robert Stiver, 71, pleaded guilty to More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 15th, 2019
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Fort Myers Man, Kenneth Minnick Sentenced 20 Years For Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven has sentenced Kenneth Minnick (43, Fort Myers) to 20 years in federal prison for receiving and possessing images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children. Minnick had More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Health Care Facility Owner, Philip Esformes Convicted for Role in Largest Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found a South Florida health care facility owner guilty today for his role in the largest health care fraud scheme ever charged by the Justice Department, involving over $1.3 billion in fraudulent More...



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