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 and
The New Port Richey Police Department detailed the case surrounding the battery charges against Andrew Chickoree for inappropriately touching female patients during sleep studies. Chickoree, 52, of Pasco County, Florida, just north of Tampa, was arrested Tuesday on one count of sexual battery and another count of battery after women
For the first six months after Crenshaw Termite and Pest Control registered to be a GreenCare for Troops volunteer it was pretty quiet. The company was not matched with a military family but as is often the case with deployments that can change in a hurry. After the initial lull, Crenshaw is now matched
U.S. District Judge Charlene E. Honeywell has sentenced Ryan J. Fluke (28, Port Richey) to 21 months in federal prison for aiming a laser at a police helicopter. Fluke pleaded guilty on November 20, 2018. According to court documents, the offense occurred on December 5, 2017, around 10:50 p.m., when
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office says the undercover prostitution operation along U.S. 19 led to the arrest of seven women, many are career street walkers. The women arrested were: Carol Jean Howard, 49; Rachel Patricia Graham, 31; Michelle Lee Balser, 36; Tori Nikita Maurency, 24; Amanda Helen Elgers, 26; Shaylyn
After a massive two-day manhunt which included helicopters, K-9s, and dozens of police, the 30-year-old Brandon Goggins finally was apprehended Friday morning. Goggins showed up on Jessica Weightman’s family farm right across from Safety Town, the area where deputies were focusing. He’d spent some of the night in the swamp across the road.