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Florida News: Mark E. Fisher, Former South Florida Attorney and Stock Promoter Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud in Relation to Pump and Dump Stock Manipulation Scheme

Florida – A former South Florida attorney and a stock promoter pled guilty today in connection with a $1 million pump and dump securities fraud scheme involving the shares of Valentine Beauty, Inc. (“VLBI”). Ariana Fajardo Orshan, United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami Field … Continue reading Florida News: Mark E. Fisher, Former South Florida Attorney and Stock Promoter Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud in Relation to Pump and Dump Stock Manipulation Scheme

FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Tallahassee City Commissioner and Political Consultant Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Charles Maddox, 50, and Tallahassee political consultant Janice Paige Carter-Smith, 53, both of Tallahassee, have been indicted in a forty-four count indictment for conspiring to operate a racketeering enterprise that engaged in acts of bank fraud, extortion, honest services fraud, and bribery. Maddox and Carter-Smith are also charged … Continue reading FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Tallahassee City Commissioner and Political Consultant Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy

Florida News: Colombian National, Fredis Valencia Palacios Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Participating in Human Smuggling Event that Resulted in the Rape and Murder of Cuban Nationals

Florida – A Colombian national was sentenced to 180 months in prison for his role in a scheme to smuggle illegal aliens from Colombia into the United States, which resulted in the rape of one and the death of two Cuban nationals. U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan of the Southern District of Florida, Assistant Attorney … Continue reading Florida News: Colombian National, Fredis Valencia Palacios Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Participating in Human Smuggling Event that Resulted in the Rape and Murder of Cuban Nationals

Florida News: Florida Man, Bryan Deneumostier Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Surreptitiously Producing and Distributing Pornographic Audio and Video Recordings of Himself Engaged in Sexual Activity with at Least 80 Others

Florida – A Homestead, Florida man was sentenced today in federal court in Miami to 36 months in prison for surreptitiously producing and distributing pornographic audio and video recordings of himself engaging in sexual activity with multiple men. U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan for the Southern District of Florida, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski … Continue reading Florida News: Florida Man, Bryan Deneumostier Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Surreptitiously Producing and Distributing Pornographic Audio and Video Recordings of Himself Engaged in Sexual Activity with at Least 80 Others

Florida News: Yacht Captain, Mauricio Alvarez Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Misconduct or Neglect that Resulted in Death

Florida – On November 28, 2018, Mauricio Alvarez was sentenced to 33 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga for his misconduct or neglect of a ship officer that resulted in the death of an individual, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1115 (Case No. 18-CR-20314). Ariana Fajardo Orshan, … Continue reading Florida News: Yacht Captain, Mauricio Alvarez Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Misconduct or Neglect that Resulted in Death

Florida News: Alejandro Andrade Cedeno, Former Venezuelan National Treasurer Sentenced to 10 years in Prison for Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving Over $1 Billion in Bribes

Florida – A former Venezuelan national treasurer was sentenced today for his role in a billion-dollar currency exchange and money laundering scheme. U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan of the Southern District of Florida, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge Mark Selby of U.S. Immigration and … Continue reading Florida News: Alejandro Andrade Cedeno, Former Venezuelan National Treasurer Sentenced to 10 years in Prison for Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving Over $1 Billion in Bribes

Florida News: Former Biscayne Park Police Chief Sentenced for Conspiracy to Deprive Persons of Civil Rights by Ordering Officers to Make False Arrests

Florida – U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan for the Southern District of Florida, Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade State Attorney, George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Troy Walker, Special Agent in Charge, Florida Department … Continue reading Florida News: Former Biscayne Park Police Chief Sentenced for Conspiracy to Deprive Persons of Civil Rights by Ordering Officers to Make False Arrests

Florida News: Miami Beach Residents Charged with Wire Fraud in Connection with Fraudulent Online Car Sales Website

Florida – Merkourios Alexopoulos, 46, and Sabrina Schnekker, 32, of Miami Beach, were arrested on an indictment charging them with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and wire fraud in connection with a fraudulent online car sales website. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Brian Swain, Special Agent in Charge, United … Continue reading Florida News: Miami Beach Residents Charged with Wire Fraud in Connection with Fraudulent Online Car Sales Website