25, Oct 2014 - Tax cheat sentence prompts outrage
TEXAS -- A former state worker who stole more than 14-thousand dollars in Florida tax money is now enjoying a cruise to Mexico. Court records show Leon County Judge Kevin Carroll signed off on the cruise. It's prompted outrage from both the state attorney and the victim. ...
25, Oct 2014 - Martin, FL Life sentence for US man who shot teen over loud music
Miami (AFP) - A Florida man who fatally shot a black teenager during an argument over loud music was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
25, Oct 2014 - Bank robbers sentenced in case of 8 armed heists
Two bank robbers have been sentenced to in prison for using stolen vehicles in armed holdups at eight banks -- six in South Mississippi and one each in south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.
25, Oct 2014 - Palm Beach, FL Riviera Beach Behavior Support Assistant Arrested for Defrauding Medicaid Out of More Than $11,000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office today arrested Janese Jiles, 29, for allegedly defrauding the Florida Medicaid program out of more than $11,000. According to the investigation, Jiles submitted fraudulent claims for services never rendered while employed by Positive Behavior Supports Corporation, a Medicaid ...
25, Oct 2014 - Washington, FL Supreme Court agrees to decide gun ownership case
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether a Florida man convicted on drug charges and forced to give up his firearms under federal law could sell the guns or transfer ownership to his wife or a friend. The court agreed to hear an appeal filed by Tony Henderson, a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who was convicted of distributing marijuana ...
25, Oct 2014 - Bondi asks court to keep gay marriage ban in place
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi wants a federal judge to keep the state's ban on gay marriage in place despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.
25, Oct 2014 - FSU, attorneys argue over Jameis Winston matter
Advisers and attorneys for Jameis Winston and his accuser separately responded Friday to a letter issued by Florida State in defense of its handling of the matter.
25, Oct 2014 - Florida's Twice-Divorced Attorney General Opposes Lesbian Divorce
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi takes a stand to deny a lesbian couple the right to divorce. read more
25, Oct 2014 - Judge who will conduct Winston hearing identified
The “when” of Jameis Winston‘s student conduct hearing is still to be determined. One “who,” however, has been determined. According to WCTV in Tallahassee, retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to preside over the hearing as what’s described as an “independent observer.” Two other former state court justices, Joseph Hatchett and…
25, Oct 2014 - Florida man gets life in prison in loud-music killing
A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole. The life sentence imposed by Circuit Judge Russell Healey was mandatory for ...
25, Oct 2014 - AM Roundup: Prosecutors Ask for 10 Years in Jail for Pistorius; Florida High Court Puts Limits on P
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
25, Oct 2014 - Miami, FL iMediate Inc. Forms Alliances with Attorneys, Law Firms Throughout South Florida for Speedy Divorce
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iMediate Inc. at iChatMediation.com is one of the most visible and accessible family mediation services available in South Florida. Due to the company's ...
25, Oct 2014 - Miami, FL Fla. AG motions to keep gay marriage stay in place
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Friday afternoon announced she filed a motion to continue a stay on same-sex marriages as a midnight deadline approached.
25, Oct 2014 - Sumter, FL Racer/kingpin Randy Lanier is a free man
Randy Thomas Lanier lived in the biggest house in Sumter County, Florida. The problem is, he had to share that house with 3,100 other men. Until today, Randy Lanier’s home was the Federal Correctional Complex of Coleman, one of the largest federal prisons in the country. All told, there are about 7,200 inmates, but less than half of those are, like Lanier, living in maximum ... Keep reading
24, Oct 2014 - Orange, FL Florida man gets life in prison in loud music killing
A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Florida convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.