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teacher-and-student-300x200High school teacher John Teti of Sunrise, Florida was arrested on January 31 for allegedly attempting to become illicitly involved with a 16-year-old student.

Teti, 41, taught at Northeast High School in Oakland Park. He is charged with soliciting or engaging in a romantic relationship while in a position of authority. He was ordered held on $50,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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keyboard-backlight-blur-300x200Jonathan Tubbergen of Broward County, Florida was arrested on October 22 for possession of several child porn pictures and videos.

Tubbergen, 22, is charged with several counts of possession of child pornography and one count of using a computer to compile child pornography.

He was ordered held on $25,000 bond. If he posts bail, he will not be allowed to access the internet and will be required to wear a GPS ankle monitor. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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Elena Accetturo of Broward County, Florida was arrested on July 21 after she allegedly caused an accident while under the influence in West Palm Beach. The crash left her husband with a shattered leg.

Accetturo, 29, faces charges for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, DUI with property damage, driving with a suspended license, and battery on an officer after she allegedly punched a deputy in the stomach. She was held at Palm Beach County Jail and was released on Tuesday after posting a $12,000 bond. It is unclear if she has acquired an attorney.

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Broward County tax office employee Roberto Martinez was arrested at work on June 29 for his alleged involvement in a fraud scheme that netted $1.6 million from 28 county property owners.

Martinez, 46, faces multiple felony charges, including money laundering, organized scheme to defraud, grand theft, forgery, and official misconduct. He is being held on $915,000 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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Jerry Cunningham, who suffered severe injuries after being dragged by a Broward county transit bus he was attempting to board, won the Florida Senate’s support yesterday to receive a $850,000 settlement from the county.

Cunningham, 14, was a Crystal Lakes Middle School student. The accident occurred in May 2013 as he ran to catch a bus stopped at NE 12th Avenue and Sample Road in Pompano Beach. He reportedly stuck his hand in the door just as the bus driver was closing it and pulling away from the stop.

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