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

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 womenContinue Reading

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., whenContinue Reading

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.Continue Reading