Tag: office of statewide prosecution
This week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, state Sen. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, and state Rep. Colleen Burton, R-Lakeland, teamed up on a proposal to protect seniors from fraud.
Brandon Walsh, owner of Premier Rental Solutions and Paramount Property Professionals, entered a guilty plea to charges related to a timeshare resale scam operating out of Orlando. At least 50 Floridians lost money to the deceptive actions of Walsh, PRS and PPP that targeted timeshare owners with the promise of the quick sale of property.
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.
Moody’s office also highlighted “several major initiatives to increase fraud reporting, enhance enforcement actions and prevent scams" under her watch.
Ever since she announced she would not seek the death penalty shortly after taking office in 2017, Ayala has had a rocky relationship with law enforcement in the two counties she serves. This acrimony has now turned into dueling press conferences over the murder of Nicole Montalvo back in October.
After taking the oath of office on Jan. 8, 2019, Attorney General Moody quickly went to work to fulfill campaign promises—fighting to end the opioid crisis, combating human trafficking, supporting Florida law enforcement officers and working hard to protect all Floridians.
Moody, who takes over new post on Tuesday, reviewed applications forwarded by the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission and, after interviewing finalists, decided to keep Cox at his post, leading the Office of Statewide Prosecution.
State CFO Jimmy Patronis’ campaign team announced on Thursday that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) found that a Democratic operative attempted to pose as Patronis to get his personal information through a third-party state vendor in May.