Florida Man Indicted For Investment Fraud Scheme And Money LaunderingJohn E. Acker, 52, formerly of Santa Rosa Beach, has been charged with 37 counts of wire fraud and 7 counts of money laundering. The indictment was announced today by Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, following Acker’s arrest Tuesday night in Lee County, Florida.
New Jersey Man Arrested In Polk County On A Warrant For Murder, Kidnapping, Carjacking, And Weapon ChargesOn Tuesday morning, October 19, 2021, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on a New Jersey warrant for murder, kidnapping, carjacking, and weapons charges.
Teen Arrested For Making School ThreatsA Henderson Hammock Charter School student is facing charges after making threats to harm students and staff.
Drive-Thru Pumpkin Patch Put On By Sheriff Chad ChronisterAfter a successful event last year, Sheriff Chad Chronister is thrilled to announce that the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office will once again host a drive-thru pumpkin patch for children to stop by and pick up some Halloween treats!
Dental Records Show The Remains Found In The Carlton Reserve Are Those Of Brian LaundrieThe FBI's Denver office said Thursday that remains found a day earlier in a Florida nature reserve are those of Brian Laundrie, who disappeared last month just days after his fiancée Gabby Petito was reported missing.
Lakeland Man Guilty Of Distribution Of FentanylA federal jury has found Clifford Edward Albritton, III (44, Lakeland) guilty of conspiracy to possess 400 grams or more of fentanyl with the intent to distribute it and possession of 40 grams or more of fentanyl with the intent to distribute it.
Florida Woman Sentenced For Access Device Fraud And Aggravated Identity TheftU.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington has sentenced Antoinette Thomas (32, Tampa) to three years in federal prison for access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. As part of her sentence, the court also ordered Thomas to pay $27,885.58 in restitution.
Florida Man Sentenced For Producing Images And Videos Of Himself Sexually Abusing A ChildU.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Mikel Wayne Nunnally (44, Longwood) to 60 years in federal prison for using a minor child to produce sexual abuse images and videos. The court also sentenced Nunnally to a lifetime of supervised release and ordered him to register as a sex offender.
Operation Pinch-A-Grinch ReturnsThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is relaunching its campaign to protect your holiday purchases, through a free service that allows citizens to have their online orders shipped to select HCSO district offices.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Says 125 Arrested During "Operation Round-Up"The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office conducted a 20-day operation combatting human trafficking resulted in 125 arrests, and the rescue of 5 individuals believed to be victims of human trafficking.
Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular Happening In SarasotaSarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, the Baltimore Orioles and the Sarasota Film Festival present Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular Saturday, Oct. 23 at Ed Smith Stadium.
13 Workers Arrested For Workers’ Compensation Fraud And Unlicensed Contractor OperationOn October 12,13 and 14, 2021, The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Division of Investigative and Forensic Services with the Florida Department of Financial Services, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Manatee County Code Enforcement, and the National Insurance Crime Bureau conducted a joint Workers’ Compensation Fraud/ Unlicensed Contractor operation
Florida Man Sentenced For Dealing MethamphetamineUnited States District Judge Aileen M. Cannon sentenced 51-year-old Donald Reid to seven and one-half years in prison for dealing methamphetamine.
Florida Man Guilty To 2014 Robbery And 2018 Murder Relating To Nightclub Drug ConspiracyCorey Small (43, St. Petersburg) has pleaded guilty to interfering with commerce by robbery and to using and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, as well as to conspiring to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony offense, and possessing, brandishing, and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, causing death by murder.
California Man Guilty To Conspiracy And Computer FraudHao Kuo Chi (40, La Puente, CA) today pleaded guilty to conspiracy and computer fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.