United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Samuel Friedman (47, Pasco County) has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. According to the plea agreement, Friedman owned andContinue Reading

During an interview with Mobile, AL radio’s FM Talk 106.5 Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks discussed the federal response to acts of vandalism to federal statues and monuments based on interactions he had with Trump administration officials, particularly Mark Meadows. Brooks told Mobile, AL radio’s FM Talk 106.5 the feds were limitedContinue Reading

A Tampa man, Muhammad Al-Azhari, is being indicted for assisting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and violating the U.S. firearm laws. Al-Azhari, 23, charged with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, Islamic State, and violating the National Firearms Act, a ccordingContinue Reading

U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell has sentenced Antonie Latimore (36, Winter Haven) to 10 years and 10 months years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine base. Latimore had pleaded guilty on March 6, 2020. According to court documents, the FBI received information that Latimore, spelled in someContinue Reading

HBO’s adaptation of The Watchmen, a popular Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons comic book series, looks to extended the franchise and kicked off with tie to horrible race crimes and animosity in the first two episodes, deepening a few characters’ backstories before delivering a “big twist.” REVIEW THE WATCHMEN EPISODEContinue Reading

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace said Tuesday night, he has never seen anything like what he described as a “straight-up noose” that was being used as a door pull in the garage he was assigned last week at Talladega Speedway in Alabama. The noose in question has been investigated by the FBI andContinue Reading

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Joel Micah Greenberg (35, Lake Mary) with stalking and unlawful use of a means of identification of another person. If convicted on both counts, Greenberg faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. According toContinue Reading

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of an indictment charging James Lapin (34, Ormond Beach) with threatening to assault and murder an elected member of the United States House of Representatives. If convicted, Lapin faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. According to theContinue Reading

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United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of an indictment charging Steven Michael Smith (35, Jacksonville) with possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possessing a short-barreled shotgun in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime, possessing firearms as a convicted felon, and possessing an unregistered short-barreled shotgun andContinue Reading

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A rioter and arsonist in Philadelphia, Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal was charged Wednesday following an investigation into setting fire to two police vehicles, throwing Molotov cocktails and other violent behavior. Blumenthal, 33, now faces federal arson charges for the incident on May 30, a Philadelphia massage therapist identified through by zeroing in onContinue Reading

In the wake of New York City George Floyd protests, three New Yorkers were indicted Friday on federal explosives and arson charges for tossing Molotov cocktails at NYPD vehicles during those riots. Brooklyn lawyers Urooj Rahman, 31, and Colinford Mattis, 32, and Samantha Johanna Shader, 27, of Catskill, were arrestedContinue Reading

A grand jury indicted Harvard professor and chemist Charles Lieber for lies to government officials over links to China, the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) and the Wuhan coronavirus. Lieber had a relationship with the Wuhan University of Technology while also chairing Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry. Defense Department investigators inquiredContinue Reading

Attorney General William Barr said America has extremist groups on”both sides trying to spin up violence” promising more arrests during a new interview on Fox News where he also discussed the Durham Report and the examination of the Russia investigation. “We have extreme right groups trying to look like extremeContinue Reading

The FBI is now exploring a connection between the murder of California Highway Patrol officer Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, murdered by active-duty U.S. Air Force sergeant  Steven Carrillo, to the May 29 killing of Federal Protective Services Officer Dave Patrick Underwood in Oakland. Carrillo, 32, was taken into custody on SaturdayContinue Reading

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the filing of a criminal complaint charging Ivan Jacob Zecher (27, Jacksonville) with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and unlawful possession of an unregistered firearm. If convicted, Zecher faces up to 10 years in federal prison on each count. “The cooperationContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Justice charged Mawdo  Malick Sallah, of Florida and South Carolina’s Kirk Douglas Johnson, with three counts of arson, two counts of using a fire or explosive to commit a federal felony and two counts of bank larceny Sallah, 33, and Johnson, 34, could face a maximumContinue Reading

A famous line in Return of the Jedi came from the obscure character, Admiral Ackbar, as the empire attacked the rebels: “It’s a trap!” That is a message echoed about the Democrat attack on President Trump over a call with Ukraine’s president, allegedly offering a quid pro quo deal forContinue Reading

Tallahassee Police have identified Antwann D. Brown, a current employee at Dyke Industries who responded to an unknown dispute in the office and used a “pocket-knife style weapon” to attack and injured five people, one in “serious condition.” Tallahassee police spokesman Damon Miller stated that “At approximately 8:37 am, TPD respondedContinue Reading