Two South Florida Lawyers Sentenced For Their Roles In A Global Capital Investment SchemeTwo south Florida securities lawyers and the former Chief Operating Officer of 1 Global Capital LLC (“1 Global”) were sentenced for their roles in a sprawling fraud scheme that affected more than 3,600 investors in 42 states.
Federal Jury Finds Hialeah Woman Guilty Of Stealing A Co-Worker Identities and Over $152,000 from Local Small BusinessFollowing a three-day trial, a South Florida federal jury this week found 27-year-old Hialeah resident Dianelis Molina Noda guilty of using stolen identities and several of her own bank accounts to steal payroll funds from the family-owned landscaping business for which she had worked for about four years.
Husband And Wife Sentenced In Large-Scale Fraud And Bribery Scheme Involving Two South Florida VA HospitalsA federal district judge in Fort Lauderdale yesterday sentenced the last of 16 defendants for their roles in a large-scale kickback and bribery scheme involving employees and vendors of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers located in West Palm Beach and Miami. 
Florida Liquor Store Owner Pleads Guilty Of Tax EnvasionA Lake Worth, Florida man who did not report his liquor store’s cash sales to the IRS pled guilty on August 18, 2021, in federal district court in West Palm Beach to tax evasion.   
Man Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation Crimes and Illegal Reentry Into The United StatesA 29-year-old Mexican national living in South Florida who pretended to be a nine-year-old girl during on-line chats and solicited minors to produce child sexual abuse material pled guilty today in federal district court in West Palm Beach to committing child exploitation crimes and being in the United States illegally following deportation.
Bond Denied For Alleged 77th Street Gang MemberReversing a federal magistrate judge’s ruling, United States District Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr. has ordered that Kenny Terlent, 19, will remain in a federal detention center without bond pending his trial on charges of illegally possessing a machine gun, identity theft, and Covid-19 benefit related fraud.
Bond Denied For Floirda Man Charged With Federal Gun And Drug Trafficking CrimesOn July 16, 2021, a South Florida federal magistrate judge ordered pre-trial detention for 37- year-old Lazaro Alfredo Ramirez-Alvarado, finding that he presents a risk of flight and danger to the community if released.
Two Lauderhill Residents Indicted For Fraud ConspiracyA Miami federal grand jury returned an indictment charging two Lauderhill residents for their roles in a fraud conspiracy that sold fake nursing degrees to people who had not completed the required nursing coursework or clinicals.
Two Remaining Defendants Of A $1.3 Billion Investment Fraud (Ponzi) Scheme Plead GuiltyOn July 12, 2021, Los Angeles County, California natives, Dane Roseman, 38, and Ivan Acevedo, 44, pled guilty to participating in a massive investment fraud scheme, in which more than 7,000 victims suffered financial losses, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.  Co-defendant Robert Shapiro, the former owner, president, and CEO of Woodbridge Group of Companies LLC (“Woodbridge”) was previously sentenced to the maximum sentence of 25 years in prison for his leadership role in the fraud scheme and his separate income tax fraud.
Man Pleads Guilty To Hiring Someone To Murder A Woman A Palm Beach County resident has pled guilty to one count of hiring someone to murder a woman in her West Palm Beach home.
Rapper Pooh Sheisty Held Without Bond In Miami On Gun And Robbery ChargesA Miami federal magistrate judge ordered that 21-year-old Tennessee rapper Lontrell D. Williams (a/k/a Pooh Shiesty) be held without bond in a federal detention center pending trial on charges that he participated in the shooting of two men during a street purchase of marijuana and high-end sneakers.  
Florida Man Sentenced For Enticing A Minor To Engage In Sexual ActivityFlorida man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release for enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity. 
Caretaker Of Two Seniors Charged With Stealing Money From Their Bank AccountsThere has been a federal indictment unsealed that charges the caretaker of two seniors with accessing to their bank accounts to steal nearly $300,000.  
Florida Man Pleads Guilty Of Child PornographyNikolas Cook, 22, of Stuart, Florida, pled guilty in federal district court in Ft. Pierce to production, distribution, and possession of child pornography.
Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Producing And Distributing Child PornographyFlorida man has pled guilty to producing and distributing pornohraphy involving children as young as 12-years-old.