Owner Of Crowdfunding Real Estate Investment Company Sentenced For Mail FraudU.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Daniel Summers (69, St. Augustine) to 21 months in federal prison for mail fraud. As part of his sentence, the court also ordered Summers to pay $486,874.11 in restitution and, separately, entered a forfeiture money judgment against him in the amount of $739,910, the proceeds of the fraud scheme.
Detectives Investigate A Homicide Investigation In DunedinDetectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in Dunedin.
Sherriff Investigate Eckerd Connects Community AlternativesOn November 4, 2021, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri held a press conference to announce an investigation into Eckerd Connects Community Alternatives located at 8550 Ulmerton Road in Largo.
Florida CraftArt Festival Returning To St. PetersburgThe 24th Annual Florida CraftArt Festival on Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21, is a destination for tourists and local visitors to enjoy a fun-filled, visually exciting Florida weekend.
Bonifay Doctor Guilty To Federal Income Tax CrimesAhmad T. Ismail, 70, of Bonifay, Florida, pled guilty on Wednesday to the subscription and transmission of multiple fraudulent federal income tax returns, announced Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
Lakeland Brothers Arrested For Multiple Car BurglariesA pair of brothers with extensive criminal histories were arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, November 4, 2021 for burglarizing multiple vehicles in a north Lakeland neighborhood. A woman who is the girlfriend of one of the men was also arrested.
Detectives Searching For A Suspect Who Attempted To Rob A BankThe Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in identifying the suspect who attempted to rob a local bank yesterday.
Federal Court Orders Tampa Pharmacy To Close In Case Alleging Unlawful Opioid DistributionA federal court in Florida ordered a Tampa-area pharmacy shut down and prohibited two of its employees from ever owning, managing or operating any business where controlled substances are dispensed.
16 Registered Sexual Offenders And Predators During Halloween Initiative Were ArrestedThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, along with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, conducted a Halloween sexual offender/predator compliance initiative during the month of October, 2021.
Former Polk County Deputy Arrested For Off-Duty DUIA deputy with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was arrested for driving while impaired Saturday evening, October 30, 2021, and is no longer employed by the agency—he resigned after he was arrested.
Man Illegally In The U.S. Arrested For Attempted First Degree Murder22-year-old Nelson Carpio Garcia, who is in the country illegally, was arrested by PCSO deputies on Saturday, October 30, 2021, and charged with attempted first degree murder after Garcia slashed a coworker with a box cutter then fled on foot in unincorporated Davenport.
Deputies Investigate A Vehicle Vs Pedestrian CrashOn November 1, 2021, at approximately 7:25 a.m., deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) responded to Skinner Boulevard and the Pinellas Trail in Dunedin to investigate a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.
Engel And Volkers Belleair Oktoberfest SuccessThe Oktoberfest celebration held annually in Indian Rocks Beach is a day filled with raffles, live music, games, food, and, of course, beer.
Bond Denied For Chinese Businessman Who Was Charged With Visa FraudA 57-year-old Chinese businessman who is charged in a federal grand jury indictment with entering the United States using fraudulently-obtained visas will remain behind bars pending trial in Miami.
Crimes Lead To Federal Charges Against Alleged Members Of Gang-Based Criminal EnterpriseIn a 15-count superseding indictment, a South Florida grand jury charged alleged members of a gang called “Onsight” with racketeering, armed robbery, conspiracy, murder, and other crimes following a rash of violence that plagued Broward County from 2015 to 2021.