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

Prosecutors have asked U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to provide Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers, who are working on an appeal of his conviction, to keep the evidence secured. An appeals case regarding the murder of one suspect tied to the bombers, Ibrahim Todashev/Ibragim Todashev has alsoContinue Reading

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return by a grand jury of an indictment charging Sean Patrick Farrelly (47, Palm Coast) with sex trafficking of a minor girl. If convicted, Farrelly faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison. According to theContinue Reading

Bryan Matthew Cooney (30, Casselberry) has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Cooney faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled. According to court records, from September 19, 2018 through September 27, 2018, Cooney chatted with an FBI undercoverContinue Reading

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton sentenced “YoungTorture” member, Kevin Edward Schoffman (30, Deland) to seven years in federal prison for distribution and possession of child pornography. The Court also ordered him to pay restitution to the victims of the offense. He pleaded guilty on June 3, 2016. AccordingContinue Reading