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September 2017 Archives

Florida man facing 40 child pornography counts

Police in Florida have reported that a 28-year-old man has been taken into custody after officers discovered 40 or more images of children engaging in sex acts on his computer. The Sarasota resident has been charged with 40 counts of possessing child pornography and was remanded to the Sarasota County Jail after being denied a bond. A Sarasota County Sheriff's Office representative said that further charges could be added as the investigation continues to unfold.

Criminal charges are pending for a former financial analyst

A former employee of Amazon is being charged with illegal insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission . Financial analysts in the Tampa area should pay close attention to the case and the legal issues of disclosing nonpublic information to third parties.

Man wanted for identity theft taken into custody

On Sept. 5, a Florida man who has been wanted for years for allegedly stealing credit card information was taken into custody. The man, age 34, was recognized by a store employee as he was shopping at a Deltona Wal-Mart located near the State Road 415 and Howland Boulevard.

Child porn on social media leads to charges for Florida man

A Port Charlotte man was taken into custody following a tip from a popular social media platform on August 15 concerning possible child pornography on the site. According to news sources and the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, the 35-year-old man allegedly used a Twitter account to upload explicit images. He is now facing numerous charges, including one count of distribution of obscene material and 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

Former Florida lawmaker convicted of wire fraud

A former member of the Florida House of Representatives faces significant time behind bars after being found guilty of wire fraud related to his violations of campaign finance laws. Dwayne Taylor was elected in 2008 and spent eight years in Tallahassee before stepping down because of term limits. He was charged with nine counts of wire fraud in March, and he was found guilty in a federal court on Aug. 31. The 49-year-old former legislator faces up to 20 years in federal prison for each count. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 16.

If you face fraud charges

White collar crime charges are difficult to face, no matter what field you work in or what the charges allege. Depending on the nature of the charges and your particular career, you may suffer significant challenges in your professional life even if the charges do not stick.

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