Category: Florida – Southern District

Five Individuals Charged with Money Laundering in Connection with Alleged Venezuela Bribery Scheme | USAO-SDFL

Miami, Florida – A 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…

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South Florida Tax Preparer Sentenced to Federal Prison Term for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns, Costing IRS Almost $3 Million | USAO-SDFL

Miami, Florida – A Highlands County, Florida tax return preparer was sentenced yesterday to 37 months imprisonment for filing fraudulent tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Benny Aguilar,…

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Former NFL Player Pleads Guilty to Access Device Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft Scheme Involving CARES Act Unemployment Insurance Funds | USAO-SDFL

Miami, Florida – South Florida native and former National Football League (NFL) Player Kenbrell Armod Thompkins, 33, pled guilty this week in federal district court to stealing other peoples’ identities…

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Seven Defendants Sentenced in $10 Million Mortgage Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme | USAO-SDFL

Miami, Florida – This week, a federal district judge sent six South Florida residents and one New Jersey resident to federal prison for their roles in a fraud scheme that…

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Eight People Charged in South Florida Federal Bank Fraud, Money Laundering Case | USAO-SDFL

Miami, Florida – In a 30-count indictment unsealed today, a Miami federal grand jury charged eight defendants for their roles in a fraudulent check and money laundering scheme.   The…

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Colombian Businessman Charged with Money Laundering Extradited to the United States from Cabo Verde | USAO-SDFL

Miami, Florida – Alex Nain Saab Moran (Saab), 49, a Colombian citizen, will make his initial appearance in federal court in Miami, Florida, today after being extradited from the Republic…

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DeSoto County Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced to 90 Months in Federal Prison | USAO-SDFL

Miami, Florida – Today, United States District Judge Aileen M. Cannon sentenced 51-year-old Donald Reid to seven and one-half years in prison for dealing methamphetamine. Reid distributed methamphetamine on four…

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Jupiter Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Child Pornography and Online Threats to Children | USAO-SDFL

Miami, Florida – Yesterday, Coltin 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…

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South Florida Resident Sentenced to 70 Years in Prison for Child Exploitation | USAO-SDFL

Miami, Florida – A 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…

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10 Years in Prison for Highlands County Drug Traffickers | USAO-SDFL

Miami, Florida – U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore has sentenced a 53-year-old man from Highlands County, Florida, to 120 months in prison for drug trafficking. According to the court…

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