FDLE News


FDLE arrests Pensacola bank employees for fraud, identity theft | 3/7/2022
Tiwuan Williams and Stephon Pugh-Davis face multiple felony charges for a six-figure fraud conspiracy.

FDLE arrests owner of Altamonte Springs investment company in Ponzi scheme | 3/3/2022
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested the owner of Platinum Bay Capital Management LLC for operating a Ponzi scheme.  Americo “Rick” Antunes is charged with racketeering.

Broward man arrested for retirement theft following FDLE investigation | 3/3/2022
Following an FDLE investigation, Marc Antolin Vega, 42, of Ft. Lauderdale, was arrested for scheme to defraud and grand theft.

FDLE, Taylor and Dixie sheriffs, to host news conference in Taylor County | 2/23/2022
The conference will be held at 2:00pm, detailing the shooting of a Taylor County deputy last night, the subsequent Blue Alert, and more

Former pageant director arrested following FDLE investigation | 2/22/2022
Following an FDLE investigation, Mary Wickersham, 76, of Miami, was arrested on seven counts of wire fraud.

FDLE arrests sex offender for possession of child sexual abuse material | 2/18/2022
FDLE agents arrested Michael Tyler Koach, 30, of Spring Hill, on 15 counts of possession of child sexual abuse material. 

FDLE arrests defendant for fabricating evidence | 2/18/2022
FDLE agents arrested Kervin Moreno, 50, on charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

FDLE arrests West Palm Beach PD officer for aggravated battery | 2/16/2022
Officer Nicholas Lordi, 34, faces the charge for excessive force used during a November 2019 arrest.

Accreditation assessment team invites public to comment on FDLE | 2/11/2022
Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will be visiting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on March 14-16. 

FDLE arrests Blountstown man for sexual battery on a child and related offenses | 2/9/2022
If you have information about Colby Godwin that may help investigators, please contact FDLE Panama City Field Office at (850) 595-2100.

FDLE arrests community development director | 1/31/2022
FDLE agents arrested Temple Terrace Community Development Director Amir Anisi for bid tampering and unlawful compensation.  

FDLE arrests Sarasota acupuncturist for video voyeurism | 1/29/2022
Dr. Rene Ng of Chinese Medical Solutions faces charge of videoing female patients undressing without their permission.

FDLE develops autism awareness training for 911 telecommunicators | 1/21/2022
FDLE’s Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse launched a new course for Florida’s 911 telecommunicators to assist in the safe recovery of children with autism who go missing.

FDLE arrests Pensacola man for soliciting a minor | 1/20/2022
FDLE agents arrested Scott Alexander Chappelear, 40, of Pensacola.

FDLE members graduate from the Advanced Leadership Program | 1/14/2022
The Bureau of Professional Development announces the graduation of FDLE members from the Advanced Leadership Program.

Today is National AMBER Alert Awareness Day | 1/13/2022
Today is National AMBER Alert Awareness Day and FDLE is highlighting Florida’s seven active AMBER Alert cases.

FDLE recognized for implementing gold standards in forensic science | 1/12/2022
FDLE labs received recognition from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for implementing the high-quality crime laboratory standards.

FDLE arrests North Port man for possession of child sexual abuse material | 12/28/2021
FDLE Fort Myers agents arrested Gregory William Brown in North Port.. 

FDLE highlights 2021 accomplishments | 12/27/2021
As we approach the end of the year, FDLE is highlighting some of its members’ most significant 2021 accomplishments.

Setting the Record Straight | 12/18/2021
FDLE and 128 Florida law enforcement agencies already send use-of-force data to FBI

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