Former President Of Broward County Democratic Black Caucus Guilty Of Defrauding Covid-19 Relief ProgramIn Fort Lauderdale, Florida, before the Honorable Judge Rodolfo Ruiz, 28-year-old Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident Damara Holness pled guilty to a one-count information charging her with lying on a coronavirus relief loan application and fraudulently obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars intended to help small businesses financially survive the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
Florida Duct Cleaning Company Settles False Claims Act AllegationsSextant Marine Consulting LLC (Sextant), a Florida-based duct cleaning company, has agreed to pay $30,000 in damages and civil penalties to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by obtaining more than one Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan in 2020.  
Honduran National Charged With Transnational Cocaine Trafficking And Money LaunderingFredy Donaldo Marmol Vallejo (Marmol), 40, will make his initial appearance in federal court in Miami, Florida today after being extradited from Honduras, his country of origin.
Man Guilty Of Sex-Trafficking During Miami SuperBowlA man who coerced two women and a girl into selling themselves for sex in Miami during the 2020 Superbowl was found guilty of commercial sex trafficking by a federal jury in Ft. Lauderdale this week.  
Five People Charged With Money LaunderingA federal grand jury in the Southern District of Florida returned an indictment on Oct. 7, which was unsealed today, charging three Colombian nationals and two Venezuelan nationals for their alleged roles in laundering the proceeds of contracts to provide food and medicine to Venezuela that were obtained through bribes.
Florida Man Sentenced For Dealing MethamphetamineUnited States District Judge Aileen M. Cannon sentenced 51-year-old Donald Reid to seven and one-half years in prison for dealing methamphetamine.
Man Sentenced For Production And Distribution Of Child PornographyColtin Plummer, 29, of Jupiter, Florida, appeared in Fort Pierce federal court and was sentenced to 600 months in prison after being convicted of production and distribution of child pornography.
Florida Man Sentenced For Possessing Child PornographyA United States federal district judge has sentenced Nikolas Cook, 23, of Stuart, Florida, to 840 months in prison and lifetime supervised release for producing, distributing, and possessing child pornography.
Man Sentenced For Lying To Federal Agents During An InvestigationA Texas man was sentenced in federal district court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida yesterday for knowingly and willfully making a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement and representation to Special Agents of the United States Fish & Wildlife Service during a criminal investigation of international trafficking of primates into the United States.