The former manager of Opa-locka has been sentenced as the result of a years-long federal corruption case. This past September, the 51-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge, considered to be a white collar crime. He was accused of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes from people in exchange for things like city licenses and code enforcement.
After being captured in Argentina, an individual accused of being an international drug lord was handed over to federal authorities and flown to South Florida on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. He was originally arrested in 2012, but could not be extradited until recently. A day after his arrival, he appeared before a federal judge to face charges of federal drug trafficking for smuggling cocaine.
A 46-year-old Florida man is facing two charges of bribery and one charge of official misconduct. The former Florida A&M University admissions officer has been accused of altering records and offering school admission for cash. Each of these charges is considered a white collar crime, and together they will make up the basis for the case that was initiated in March by the Florida Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution.
A Florida construction company has been hit with a lawsuit after a recent ongoing Fort Lauderdale dispute. Fraud, considered a white collar crime, is only one of the counts faced by Cambridge Construction after Happy Land accused the company of failing to pay subcontractors and causing liens to build up against the developer. The suit was recently filed in Broward County Circuit Court and involves a $4.75 million construction contract.
When authorities pull someone over in a traffic stop, they often run a background check using that person's identification information. Recently, authorities outside the state of Florida did so, and ended up arresting the man involved because of an outstanding warrant connected to a white collar crime incident. The crimes the man is said to have committed include stolen money and illicit use of another individual's personal identity information.
The sun hadn't even finished rising on a recent Wednesday morning when law enforcement agents raided a home in Florida. Authorities say their actions were part of a predawn crackdown on crime. A substantial number of arrests were made in the federal drug trafficking bust.
A man in Florida recently faced charges related to his deceased mother. The 56-year-old man may face up to more than a decade behind bars if things don't go his way at his sentencing hearing. He has already entered a guilty plea regarding the aggravated white collar crime associated with his deceased mother's Social Security benefits.
The beautiful state of Florida is known for many things, including its beautiful shores, popular tourist attractions, and, unfortunately, drug-related crimes. Interstate 95 is an apparently commonly traveled route for those who take part in federal drug trafficking schemes. The government takes such crimes very seriously, and prosecution tends to be quite aggressive; therefore, if one charged with such crimes hopes to obtain any sort of positive outcome, it is crucial to employ the best possible defense strategies.