Bill to End Statute of Limitations on Child Molestation Gains Momentum in Tallahassee

The state Senate Criminal Justice Committee advanced Stewart’s bill without opposition this week.
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Florida Officials in Tallahassee, Washington Ramp Up Fight Against Human Trafficking Before Super Bowl...

Earlier this week, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez and state Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees highlighted the role the Florida Department of Health has in battling human trafficking. Florida will play host to the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl on Sunday in Miami Gardens.
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Marco Rubio Joins Senators in Calling on Trump Administration to Address China Cracking Down...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined other Republican senators on Monday in calling on the Trump administration to address the crackdown of free speech in China and in countries across four continents including Turkey, Bangladesh, Niger and Cambodia, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Donald Trump, GOP Go After Democrats on Defunding the Police

The GOP has seized upon calls for defunding police forces across the country as a rallying cry, mocking Democrats across the board for supporting it and for not standing up strongly enough against it.
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Ashley Moody Files Charges Against Operator of Human Trafficking Ring Involving a Minor

According to the investigation, Orlith Joseph organized, promoted and profited from a sex trafficking ring involving victims coerced by controlled substances and extreme acts of violence.
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OFR: Boca Raton Man Arrested for Alleged $1.5 Million Fraud Focused on Out-of-State Cannabis...

On Monday, Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) announced the Oct. 22 arrest of David Bruce Cohen of Boca Raton on charges of grand theft, organized fraud and money laundering for his alleged involvement in an investment fraud scheme that resulted in approximately $1.5 million in victim losses.
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Ashley Moody Unveils Human Trafficking Awareness Signs at Tampa International Airport

This is the second year in a row Florida is hosting the Super Bowl. According to police reports from the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami, 47 human trafficking related arrests were made, which lead to the rescue of 22 victims. Law enforcement officials anticipate similar trafficking efforts to take place this year in Tampa.
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Marco Rubio Speaks on the Senate Floor Ahead of Three-Year Anniversary of Parkland Shooting

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spoke on the Senate floor ahead of the three-year anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Ashley Moody Takes Legal Action Against Google, Accusing Company of Violating Antitrust, Consumer Protection...

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced this week that she is taking action against Google for multiple violations of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws—including anticompetitive conduct, exclusionary practices, and false and deceptive misrepresentations in connection with its role in the multitrillion-dollar online-display advertising industry.
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Ashley Moody Warns Floridians of Moving Scams

According to recent reports, home sales increased 5.6 percent in 2020, resulting in a 14-year high in overall sales throughout the country. Florida is also experiencing an increase in new residents. With an increase in home sales comes more demand for movers, and Moody issued a Consumer Alert to help consumers avoid moving-related scams.
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Byron Donalds Wants to Help Small Businesses Have More Protection From Cyber-Attacks

On Tuesday, Donalds introduced the “Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act" which “establishes a federal development center for data information sharing to equip small firms with the necessary resources and strategies to prevent criminal cyber-attacks" and which “also expands liability protections for participating small businesses that engage with the federal government in good faith.”

Ashley Moody Kicks Off Virtual Human Trafficking Summit

On Tuesday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody kicked off the virtual 2021 Human Trafficking Summit with a welcome address. The 2021 Human Trafficking Summit is...
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