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pexels-karolina-grabowska-5239822-300x200A Miami couple has been indicted in Pittsburgh for their alleged involvement in a scheme to defraud Verizon Wireless out of millions of dollars.

Samuel T. Johnson, 31, and Daphne Debrosse, 30, were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The male accused was ordered held pending trial on grounds that he constituted a flight risk. The press did not name an attorney for the couple.

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pexels-pixabay-76969-300x204The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced an indictment Tuesday charging an Orlando man for lying about damage caused to his property by Hurricane Irma.

Steven Rembert, 48, of Orange County, is charged with disaster assistance fraud related to Hurricane Irma. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in federal prison, sources indicate. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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pexels-photo-534204-300x167Two former Jacksonville city council members have been sentenced to federal prison for their alleged involvement in a fraud and money laundering scheme.

Katrina Brown, 40, of Jacksonville, FL, was sentenced to two years and nine months in federal prison followed by five years in a supervised release. She was also ordered to pay a forfeiture money judgment of $425,335, which are funds traceable to the alleged offenses.

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pexels-john-guccione-wwwadvergroupcom-3483098-300x200A Dade City man has been charged for allegedly securing more than $1.9 million in emergency funds from a federal coronavirus (COVID-19) relief program and using the money to purchase luxury vehicles.

Keith William Nicoletta, 48, was charged with bank fraud and illegal monetary transactions. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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alexander-schimmeck-j5NU6WZN1nA-unsplash-300x200Four Florida men have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a million-dollar unemployment benefits fraud scheme in Rhode Island.

James Legerme, 29, of Sunrise; Junior Mertile, 30, of Pembroke Pines; Tony Mertile, 28, of Miramar; and Irvin Vilneus, 28, of North Lauderdale were arrested on Tuesday and face several charges, including bank fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, theft of public money, access device fraud, and money laundering. Police are reportedly searching for a fifth suspect, Allen Bien-Aime, 29, of Lehigh Acres, who was also involved in the alleged scheme. It is unclear if any of the individuals has acquired an attorney.

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