FDLE News


FDLE arrests Brevard sexual predator for election fraud | 5/10/2023
Inspectors with FDLE’s Election Crime Unit arrested Louis Palmieri, 77, of Melbourne for false affirmation in connection with an election and voting by an unqualified elector, both third-degree felonies.
 

FDLE invites public to submit comments to CALEA | 5/9/2023
In July 1990, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) was the first state law enforcement agency in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), and FDLE has voluntarily participated and maintained accreditation ever since.
 

FDLE arrests two on election fraud charges | 5/9/2023
FDLE arrests two in Palm Beach County on election fraud charges.

FDLE arrests Osceola man in ghost candidate scheme | 5/8/2023
Inspectors with FDLE’s Election Crime Unit arrested Carlos Irizarry Sr., 67, of Buena Ventura Lakes, on eight counts of willful certification of false or incomplete campaign treasures reports and six counts of deliberate failure to report campaign expenditures as required. 

 

The MSD Public Safety Commission hosts virtual meeting Thursday | 5/3/2023
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission will meet virtually Thursday through Microsoft Teams from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.   

FDLE arrests Kissimmee felon for driver license counterfeiting scheme | 5/1/2023
Following an FDLE investigation, Yonathan Rosario, 30, of Kissimmee, was arrested.  

Law enforcement supervisors graduate from Florida Leadership Academy | 4/28/2023
Forty-two first-line supervisors from the Florida Leadership Academy, Class 53

FDLE arrests 70-year-old Largo man for soliciting minor for sex | 4/25/2023
Joseph Moore Walter faces 10 felony counts.

ICYMI: Attorney General Ashley Moody, FDLE and Lakeland PD encourage Floridians to take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day | 4/21/2023

AG Ashley Moody, FDLE Special Agent in Charge Mark Brutnell and Lakeland Chief of Police Sammy Taylor, Jr. are encouraging Floridians to help fight the opioid crisis by participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 22.



FDLE joins Brevard law enforcement agencies to fight fentanyl | 4/20/2023
Operation Unified Front nets 477 arrests and 17 pounds of fentanyl.

FDLE identifies human remains found in Old Town | 4/11/2023
Following a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Dixie County Sheriff’s Office investigation and FDLE crime lab analysis, the body of Nicole Darling, 35, was identified.

ICYMI: FDLE joins Attorney General Moody’s xylazine public safety event | 4/6/2023
 Similar to fentanyl, xylazine is commonly mixed with other drugs and sold to unsuspecting users.

FDLE arrests former bank employee for grand theft, fraud | 4/5/2023
Johnathan Toriana Coleman Jr., 28, of Delray Beach, faces felony charges for role in $357K fraud scheme.

FDLE arrests three in Gadsden County, illegal guns, drugs seized | 4/3/2023
The joint investigation between state, federal, and local partners took eight firearms and more than a pound of drugs off the streets.

FDLE arrests Jackson County man for possession of child sexual abuse material | 3/31/2023
John Pren Burdeshaw, 65, of Grand Ridge, faces 10 felony counts.

FDLE arrests sexual predator on nine felony counts | 3/30/2023
Edward Deon Cain, 64, is behind bars after harrassment of former victim leads to new charges.

FDLE members honored at Attorney General’s women in law enforcement event | 3/30/2023
Six FDLE members from across the state featured at event.

FDLE congratulates graduates of Special Agent Training Class 44 | 3/24/2023
The 28 graduates will be assigned to FDLE’s seven regions.

FDLE is on Instagram | 3/23/2023
FDLE expanded its social media presence to include Instagram (@fdlepage).

Two arrested for election crimes violations following FDLE investigation | 3/15/2023
FDLE arrested Donna Prentes Brady, 66, of Ocala, for casting more than one ballot in any election. In a separate investigation, Toye Ann La Rocca, 63, of Fort Walton Beach was arrested for false swearing of voter registration information and unqualified electors willfully voting.

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