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money-1428594_1920-300x200A former grounds supervisor for the Broward County School Board is facing bribery and extortion charges, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida announced last Thursday.

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.

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addiction-antibiotic-capsules-159211-300x200Jorge 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

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adult-alcoholic-arms-174936-300x225Prominent lobbyist Ron Book, father of Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, was booked into jail on February 24 on DUI charges.

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.

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accident-action-asphalt-6078-300x200Travis Barlow of Broward, Florida was arrested on January 27 for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run incident.

Barlow, 27, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license, and failing to obey. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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computer-control-controller-687811-300x169Anthony Gene Thomas of Broward, Florida was arrested on January 17 for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl from Brevard County and soliciting pornographic images and videos from her.

Thomas, 41, allegedly connected with the victim through the widely popular online video game Fortnite. His arrest was announced on Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s website.

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