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Lee County Sheriffs Arrest Fourteen in Unlicensed Contractor Sting

A recent sting operation which targeted unlicensed contractors, resulted in fourteen arrests. Along with charges of unlicensed contracting, some of those arrested were also charged with failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The unlicensed contracting sting operation in lee county flsting operation included Lee County Sheriff’s Department officers from the Economic Crimes Unit, agents from the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud, officials from the Florida Contractor Licensing and Code Enforcement Division, officials from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and members of the Lee County Dept. of Community Development. A family home was used in the sting, with undercover agents contacting those advertising as builders on Craigslist or Porch.com.…

Magnate del Polo a la espera de nuevo juicio

El multimillonario de Texas, John B. Goodman, se encuentra todavía en las primeras fases de su segundo juicio, pautado para el 3 de Marzo, por la muerte en Febrero de 2010 de Scott Williams, un estudiante universitario de 23 años. Goodman fue declarado culpable de homicidio involuntario por DUI y homicidio vehicular en el 2012 y sentenciado a 16 años de prisión y una multa de $ 10.000. Sin embargo, la sentencia fue posteriormente revocada por el Juez Colbath debido a que un miembro del jurado no dio a conocer a la corte que su ex mujer había sido detenida en una oportunidad por conducir bajo la influencia (DUI) – mala conducta del jurado.…

Polo tycoon on to round two on DUI manslaughter charges

untitledTexas billionaire, John B. Goodman, is still in the early stages of his second trial, which is set for March 3, for the death of 23 year old college student, Scott Williams on February 2010. Goodman was convicted of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide back in 2012, and sentenced on May 3 to 16 years in prison and a fine of $10,000. However, the sentence was later overturned by Judge Colbath because a juror failed to notify the court that his ex-wife had once been arrested for a DUI – juror misconduct. Goodman was released on a $7 million bail and has since been on house arrest.…

Michael Phelps recurre a ayuda profesional

imagesBJWO4UN5Nuestro nadador olímpico favorito, que fue detenido por una patrulla policial en Maryland circulando a 84 MPH en una zona de 45 MPH la semana pasada, le anunció a sus fans que va a ingresar en un programa de tratamiento de seis semanas como resultado de su reciente cargo de manejar bajo la influencia del alcohol en Baltimore. En su declaración expresó que su prioridad actual es enfocarse en sí mismo y que este programa le permitirá hacer justamente eso. El agente de Phelps, sin embargo, no especificó si el nadador recibirá tratamiento para abuso de alcohol durante esas seis semanas de tratamiento.…

Michael Phelps turns to professional help

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Our favorite Olympic swimmer, who was caught doing 84 MPH in a 45 MPH zone last week, has announced to his fans that he will be entering a six-week treatment program as a result of his recent DUI charge in Baltimore. In his statement he elaborated on the fact that focusing on himself is his top priority and that this program will allow him to do just that. Phelps agent, however, did not specify as to whether he would receive treatment for alcohol abuse. Phelps is still scheduled to appear in Baltimore District Court for trial on November 19.

His actions have already caught up to him after just a week from the incident.…

Florida está preparada para posibles casos del Ebola

ebola virus   Residentes de la Florida pasaron por su primer susto cuando los medios informaron que un hombre en Sarasota había ingresado a un hospital presentando síntomas bastante parecidos a los del Ebola y confirmó que había estado recientemente en la zona de África Occidental. Afortunadamente, los médicos determinaron que era poco probable que el hombre estuviese contagiado con el virus mortal y fue retirado de aislamiento una vez que comenzó a sentirse mejor. Hasta ahora, no hay casos confirmados o registrados del Ebola en Florida. Sin embargo, esto no significa que el Departamento de Salud de Florida y los hospitales locales no estén en estado de alerta y asegurándose de estar preparados para lo peor.…

Florida is preparing to take on possible cases of Ebola

Florida residents recently encountered their first Ebola scare when the media announced that a man in Sarasota had walked into the hospital with Ebola-like-symptoms and confirmed he had recently been in the area of West Africa. Fortunately, the doctors determined that it was unlikely the man was carrying the deadly virus and was removed from isolation once he began to feel better. As of now, there are no confirmed or registered cases of Ebola in the Florida. However, this does not mean that the Florida Health Department and local hospitals are not on alert and making sure they are prepared for the worst.…

¿Dónde están todas las cámaras?

Se ha descubierto que las agencias policiales en la Bahía de Tampa no están equipando sus vehículos con una herramienta muy importante – CAMARAS!

Con la cantidad de reclamos que reciben las agencias policiales sobre conducta inadecuada por parte de los oficiales, es importante para las mismas agencias buscar vías alternativas y para evitar la posibilidad de una investigación costosa o una demanda. La instalación de las cámaras en los vehículos es una necesidad y una herramienta para el oficial de hoy en día.

Por otra parte, estas cámaras (montadas en el tablero del vehículo o en el cuerpo del oficial) tienen la tecnología para ayudar a las agencias policiales hacer bien su trabajo y pueden ser usadas como piezas de evidencia muy importantes en casos criminales.…

Where are all the cameras?

It has come to our attention that local police agencies in Florida are not equipping their cruisers with a very important tool – CAMERAS!

With the amount of complaints regarding police misconduct that some law enforcement agencies receive on a daily basis, it is important for them to find alternate ways to avoid the possibility of a costly investigation and/or lawsuit. Having cameras installed in their vehicles is a necessity and a tool for today’s law enforcement officials.

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Additionally, these cameras (dashboard or body) have the technology to help law enforcement excel in their job and can be used as an important piece of evidence in many criminal cases.

Kissimmee City Commissioner caught on RADAR!

On the morning of August 14th, Kissimmee City Commissioner Sara Shaw was stopped driving a white Ford F-150 (municipal vehicle) by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper going 30 MPH over the posted speed limit on the Florida Turnpike.

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Ms. Shaw was caught on a police camera trying to defy the trooper’s allegations of the event and claiming that the truck had a device in the engine designed to limit moving speed of the vehicle (later disproved). Nevertheless, this did not stop the trooper from issuing her a speed ticket.

Under Florida Traffic Rules, if you are going more than 30 MPH over the posted speed limit it is cause for a mandatory court appearance.…

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