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Three Drug Dealers Charged with First-Degree Murder Over Death of Customer

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Three Florida residents have been charged with first-degree murder after one of their customers overdosed on a fentanyl pill. The victim believed he was purchasing Percocet from the dealers at the time of his death. Now, the three dealers have been charged with first-degree murder. In this article, the Tallahassee drug crime attorneys at… Read More »

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Feds Charge a Dozen Floridians with COVID Fraud

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Three more Florida residents are joining more than a dozen others in a sweeping prosecution of those charged with defrauding the COVID relief programs passed by the federal government during the quarantine. The alleged fraudsters have been charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit money laundering…. Read More »

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Florida Insurance Agent Faces Numerous Counts of Fraud

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Florida man is facing numerous counts of insurance fraud that include misappropriation of insurance funds, fraudulent use of personal identification, and an organized scheme to defraud. According to authorities, the defendant wrote 11 policies for 7 individuals and accepted over $122,000 from his customers. He is also alleged to have gotten into two… Read More »

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Father Charged in Death of 1-Year-Old Son After Accidental Shooting

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Tallahassee father is facing charges over the death of his one-year-old son who was killed when he and his brother were playing with the gun in the back room of the apartment. Their father has since been charged with culpable negligence and improper storage of a firearm. The father told police that he… Read More »

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14-Year-Old Facing Attempted Murder Charges in Tallahassee

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Two minors have been arrested in connection with a shooting that left another person seriously injured. Officers responded to a call at the Grove Tallahassee Mobile Home Park at 10 pm on April 13. Witnesses told police that the victim was inside of a car when the 14-year-old defendant approached him with another youth… Read More »

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Judge Dismisses Case Against Woman Who Left Her Daughter in a Hot Car for 6 Hours

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Florida judge has dismissed a case against a Tallahassee woman who left her child in a hot car for 6 hours during her work shift. Prosecutors had charged the woman with aggravated manslaughter charges in July of 2022. The boy was 11 months old at the time of his death. His mother worked… Read More »

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Three Charged with Creating and Selling Forged Disability Placards

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Three Tallahassee residents are facing charges of acquiring disability placards for the purpose of selling them to those without disabilities. The placards would allow them to park in spaces that are designated for those with disabilities. The three are believed to be part of a larger network of 11 individuals who sold over 700… Read More »

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Man Arrested for Child Sex Crimes Committed in Kansas, Florida

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

The Stuart Police Department recently arrested a man accused of child sex crimes in Florida and Kansas. Authorities say that the man published a manifesto and confessed his crimes to police. The charges implicate him in hundreds of sex crimes against children. The investigation remains ongoing as more charges could be filed. Police say… Read More »

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DeSantis Suggests that Sex Crimes Against Children Should Result in Death Penalty

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

Ron DeSantis, in a bid to cement Florida as a law and order state, has proposed several tough-on-crime changes that include the death penalty for those accused of raping a child. Currently, Florida does have the death penalty, but it is only invoked for murder charges. DeSantis said that those who abuse children are… Read More »

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Tallahassee Couple Sentenced to Prison for COVID Relief Fraud

By Luke Newman, P.A. |

A Tallahassee couple is facing federal prison time after pleading guilty to wire fraud, money laundering, and making false statements to acquire funds that were set aside for COVID-19 pandemic relief. A 43-year-old man was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison and his wife received 24 months in federal prison on the charges…. Read More »

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