Delays At Orlando's ICE Office Has Migrants Sleeping Outside Or In Cars While They WaitDelays at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Orlando have forced hundreds of migrants, including children, to wait in long lines and has prompted some people to sleep in tents or inside their cars, US Rep. Darren Soto said in a letter sent to federal authorities and posted on Twitter.
Disney's Self-Governing District Says Florida Cannot Dissolve The District Without Paying Off Its DebtDisney's self-governing special district, the Reedy Creek Improvement District, says that Florida's move to dissolve the district next year is not legal unless the state pays off Reedy Creek's extensive debts.
Members Of Crescent City Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced For Conspiring To Distribute MethamphetamineU.S. District Judge Wendy W. Berger has sentenced Alejandro Alvarado (30, Crescent City), Miguel Angel Perez (29, Deland), and Jose Martinez (43, Crescent City) for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Alvarado, who was the head of the Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO), was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, and Perez and Martinez were each sentenced to 11 years in federal prison. All three had previously pleaded guilty.
Friends And Teammates Of Teen Killed In Florida Theme Park Ride Honor Him In VigilHe was a gentle giant who always supported others. A teammate often turned mentor. A kind and funny friend, always soft-spoken.
Orlando Man Arrested On Multiple ChargesOn Saturday, February 12, 2022, the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested 29-year-old Jason Starkweather of Orlando on multiple charges stemming from a traffic stop on Interstate 4.
Man Sentenced For Possessing Fentanyl And A FirearmU.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Laquan De’Shay Jones (23, Apopka) to seven years in federal prison for possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute it and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The court also ordered Jones to forfeit the firearm and ammunition that he was carrying as part of the offense.
Winter Springs Woman Sentenced For FraudU.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton has sentenced Justina Maria Holland – now known as Justina Maria Rummel – (36, Winter Springs) to eight years in federal prison and ordered her to pay $1,161,185.64 in restitution. Holland had previously pleaded guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud, access device fraud, aggravated identity theft, false use of a Social Security number, and theft of government property.
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.
Melbourne Woman Sentenced For Producing And Distributing Videos Depicting The Sexual Abuse Of A ChildU.S. District Judge Wendy W. Berger has sentenced Lisa Vaughn (23, Melbourne) to 15 years in federal prison for producing and distributing videos depicting the sexual abuse of a child. Vaughn was also ordered to serve a 10-year term of supervised release and register as a sex offender.
New York City Man Sentenced For Distributing Child Sex Abuse Images Over The InternetU.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza has sentenced Andre Dwayne Blagrove (35, New York City) to 11 years in federal prison for distribution of child pornography. Blagrove was also ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release and register as a sex offender.
Florida Woman Pleads Guilty To Possessing MethamphetamineAmanda Gailene Paul (38, Vero Beach) has pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. She faces up to life in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.
Orlando Cardiologist Pays To Resolve Allegations Of Performing Unnecessary Medical ProceduresDr. Ashish Pal, a cardiologist based in Orlando, Florida, has paid $6.75 million to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act by performing medically unnecessary ablations and vein stent procedures, the Justice Department announced today.
Cyber Criminals Plead Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Fraud And Aggravated Identity TheftAlessandro Doreus (28, North Miami) today pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess 15 or more access devices with the intent to defraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft. His co-defendants, Jean Elie Doreus Jovin (33, Loganville, GA) and Djouman Doreus (29, North Miami), had pleaded guilty to the same charges last month. All three defendants face a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison for the conspiracy charge, and a minimum mandatory penalty of two years in federal prison for the aggravated identity theft charges.
Orlando Man Senteced For Possessing A Firearm As A Convicted FelonU.S. District Judge Wendy W. Berger has sentenced Leo Joshua Nieves-Ramirez (24, Orlando) to 3 years and 10 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon
Orlando Woman Arrested During A Massage Parlor InvestigationOn Tuesday, August 17, 2021, undercover detectives from the Polk County Sheriff's Office Vice Unit conducted an on-going operation focused on identifying possible human trafficking victims and possible illegal conduct in a massage parlor.