Rashisa Overby, 46, and Ria Sankar-Balram, 40, were arrested on Monday and face multiple counts of fraud, money laundering, grand theft, among other charges. The second defendant was released on a $57,000 bond. The first defendant, who was charged with several more counts, remains held in lieu of a $140,000 bond. It is unclear if they have acquired legal representation.
Richard Allen Ellis Jr. of Hollywood, FL, was charged with four counts of bribery concerning a federally funded program and four counts of extortion under color of official right. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of attorney.
Jorge Martinez of Atlantic Beach, Florida is accused of drugging and raping a 15-year-old girl and then posting a video of her naked on social media. The girl suffered oxygen deprivation due to the drugs and may not survive, sources report.
Martinez, 18, was charged with sexual assault, obscene communication, and delivering a controlled substance to a minor. He was ordered held on $550,000 bond. News sources did not name an attorney for him. Continue reading
Book, 66, is charged with DUI, DUI causing property damage, and refusal to submit to a DUI test. He was held in Broward County Jail and was released on Monday after posting $1,500 bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.