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By The Dispatch On Friday, June 21st, 2019
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FAA Aviation Safety Inspector, Manuel Fernandez Convicted of Bribery and Fraud Scheme

Yesterday, following a four-week trial before U.S. District Court Judge Marcia G. Cooke, a federal jury convicted a former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Inspector Manuel R. Fernandez, 42, of Miami, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 21st, 2019
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South Florida Pill Mill Owner, Scott Novick Sentenced for $2.2 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

The owner of a pain clinic and a pharmacy in South Florida was sentenced today to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a $2.2 million Medicare fraud scheme. Assistant More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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Sergei Nkorina and Justin Boccio Indicted for connection with Torture and Kidnapping Plot

Two men accused of kidnapping a victim at gunpoint and torturing him with a blowtorch were indicted.  One man is currently being detained in South Florida, and the second was arrested and is currently being detained More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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Florida Man, Robert Sciolino Sentenced to 10 Years for Downloading Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore has sentenced Robert Sciolino (51, Bradenton) to 10 years in federal prison for receipt and possession of child pornography. The court also ordered Sciolino to pay $57,000 More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Florida Man, Christopher Warren Sentenced for Role in $28 Million Ponzi Scheme

 Christopher B. Warren, 50, of Anthony, Florida was sentenced yesterday to nine years in federal prison for operating a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Human trafficking bust in Kansas nabs Florida man, Evan Vollerthum, exploiting a child

A Florida man was arrested Monday for human trafficking and attempting to sexually exploit a child. Evan H. Vollerthum U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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Jacksonville Pimp, Richard Moffett Pleads Guilty to 3 Counts of Forcible Sex Trafficking

Richard Anthony Moffett, a/k/a “Mook” (31, Jacksonville) today pleaded guilty to three counts of sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion. Moffett faces a minimum sentence of 15 years, up to life, in federal More...

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 Guest Author On Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
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Preserving the Right to Trial by Jury

Our jury system has many advantages. A jury is made up of local citizens, men, and women from the community, who can evaluate cases based on community standards. The composition of the jury is not known in advance More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 3rd, 2019
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MegaCon 2019 reports over 100K fans, amazing ‘Back the Future’ ‘Boy Meets World’ ‘Smallville’ ‘Goonies’ reunions

MEGACON™, the Southeast’s largest fan convention wrapped up the four-day convention May 16-19, 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center. The multi-genre convention welcomed more than 100,000 fans and 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 29th, 2019
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Jacksonville High School Teacher, Jordan Schemmel Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

Jordan Frederic Schemmel (37, Ormond Beach) has pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography over the internet. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years, and up to 20 years, in federal prison and a potential More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
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Things to Consider When Finding the Three Types of Lawyers

Choosing a Clay County attorney is actually a challenging task, so in this article, we are going to discuss a handful of tips to make certain you are able to find out the right one to employ as an attorney. In order 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 Taylor Reed On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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MegaCon 2019: ‘Wonder Woman’ Lynda Carter sings and shares her story

Lynda Carter is most widely known for her role as the Amazonian Princess, Diana, in the television series that ran from 1975-1979. She then went on to several appearances in shows such as ‘The Muppet Show’ More...

By Taylor Reed On Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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‘Luke Cage’ Mike Colter kicks off MegaCon Orlando 2019: talks Reg E Cathie, new show ‘Evil’

The kickoff of the southeast’s largest convention has fans excited when Luke Cage star Mike Colter was announced earlier this year as part of this year’s lineup for MegaCon Orlando. Colter portrayed 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 Taylor Reed On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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‘Doctor Who’ & ‘Jessica Jones’ David Tennant, MegaCon Orlando

MegaCon Orlando has begun and fans are gathering from all over to meet there favorite celebrity guests at this years event. David Tennant’s afternoon panel was filled with Whovians and fans of Netflix’s More...


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