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FLORIDA News: Pensacola Tax Preparer, Benell English Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Preparing False Tax Returns

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Benell English, 57, of Pensacola, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison Wednesday and ordered to pay $182,877 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service after having been found guilty on May 23 of preparing false tax returns. The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the … Continue reading FLORIDA News: Pensacola Tax Preparer, Benell English Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Preparing False Tax Returns

FLORIDA News: PENSACOLA, Jerry T. Vertefeuille, Business Owner and Former Government Contracting Officer

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Jerry T. Vertefeuille, 53, of Niceville, and Christopher A. Carter, 37, of Fort Walton Beach, pleaded guilty on July 11 and June 28, respectively, to conspiracy (to commit theft of honest services and wire fraud) and bribery of a public official.  Additionally, Vertefeuille pleaded guilty to obtaining and disclosing procurement information. The … Continue reading FLORIDA News: PENSACOLA, Jerry T. Vertefeuille, Business Owner and Former Government Contracting Officer

FLORIDA News: PENSACOLA Felon, Kenneth Lamar Weathers Convicted of Drug and Firearm Charges

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – After a three-day jury trial, Kenneth Lamar Weathers, 27, of Pensacola, was convicted on July 11 of possessing a firearm by a convicted felon (two counts) and possessing a controlled substance with intent to distribute.  The verdict was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. … Continue reading FLORIDA News: PENSACOLA Felon, Kenneth Lamar Weathers Convicted of Drug and Firearm Charges

FLORIDA News: PENSACOLA, Jerry T. Vertefeuille, Business Owner and Former Government Contracting Officer Representative Plead Guilty to Conspiracy and Bribery

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Jerry T. Vertefeuille, 53, of Niceville, and Christopher A. Carter, 37, of Fort Walton Beach, pleaded guilty on July 11 and June 28, respectively, to conspiracy (to commit theft of honest services and wire fraud) and bribery of a public official. Additionally, Vertefeuille pleaded guilty to obtaining and disclosing procurement information. The … Continue reading FLORIDA News: PENSACOLA, Jerry T. Vertefeuille, Business Owner and Former Government Contracting Officer Representative Plead Guilty to Conspiracy and Bribery

FLORIDA News: PENSACOLA, Four Individuals Charged in the Northern District of Florida as Part of National Health Care Fraud Takedown

Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History Resulted in 76 Doctors Charged and 84 Opioid Cases Involving More Than 13 Million Illegal Dosages of Opioids PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Michael Scott Burton, 51, of Decatur, Georgia; Marie Ann Smith, 54, of Auburn, Georgia; Bradley D. Pounds, 46, of Jacksonville, Florida; and Heather … Continue reading FLORIDA News: PENSACOLA, Four Individuals Charged in the Northern District of Florida as Part of National Health Care Fraud Takedown