VIDEO: Florida Woman Records Close Encounter With Alligator While Paddleboarding:Florida woman records close encounter with alligator.
Federal Corrections Officer Guilty With Plan To Smuggle Drugs Into PrisonWayne Grant, Jr. (27, Orlando) has pleaded guilty to receipt of a bribe by a public official. He faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Sex Abuse ImagesDustin Shane Sandiford (31, Citrus Springs) has pleaded guilty to using a minor to produce child sex abuse images. He faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 15 years, and up to 30 years, in federal prison. He had been indicted on June 30, 2021. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 21, 2022.
Ocala Neurologist Will Pay Money To Resolve Allegations Of Prescribing Medically Unnecessary And Unreasonale Prescription DrugsActing United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces that Florida Neurological Center, LLC and its owner, Dr. Lance Kim (61, Ocala), have agreed to pay $800,000 to resolve allegations that Dr. Kim prescribed medically unnecessary and unreasonable prescription drugs, specifically, Acthar Gel®, which cost the Medicare program approximately $35,000 each time Dr. Kim prescribed a five-day supply.
Three Arrested In Drug ConspiracyActing United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Devonne L. Walker (35, Lady Lake, FL), Tymane D. Hamilton (29, Phoenix, AZ), and Kanisha D. Savage (28, Phoenix, AZ) with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. If convicted, each faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. 
Woman Arrested For Production And Distributing Images Of A Minor Over The InternetFlorida woman arrested for production and distribution of images depicting the sexual abuse of a child. 
Manhunt Of Teens Suspected In Burglary Spree Ends In ArrestTeens suspected in a recent burglary spree in Hernando County evaded capture multiples times, were detained, escaped police custody and led authorities on a manhunt.
Previously Deported Alien Arrested In Ocala With AK-47, Other FirearmsA previously deported alien that illegally re-entered the U.S. is in trouble once again with U.S. authorities, this time for possession of a firearm. He may end up staying in the U.S. for up to 30 years this time.
3 Plead Guilty In Connection With Defrauding VA Healthcare In The VillagesA Florida family plead guilty to a conspiracy to defraud Veterans health care in The Villages, resulting in over $300,000 in charges.