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Former FDOT Employee & Her Husband Charged with Theft of More than $370,000 in Federal Grant Funds

Tampa, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces the return of an indictment charging Tracy Dean Tronco (51, Lakeland) and Alejo Tronco-Diaz (50, Lakeland) with one count of conspiracy to commit federal program theft, one count of … Continue reading Former FDOT Employee & Her Husband Charged with Theft of More than $370,000 in Federal Grant Funds

USDOT News

Former Ithaca, New York, Transit Agency Employee Debarred by FTA On September 30, 2016, FTA debarred Pamela Johnson from Federal contracting for 3 years related to an embezzlement scheme. In June 2015, Johnson pleaded guilty to grand larceny and was sentenced in Tompkins County, New York State Court, for her role in an embezzlement scheme against Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT). Johnson was sentenced to 3 months in jail, followed by 3 months of home confinement and 5 years’ probation, and was ordered to pay $247,785 in restitution to TCAT.  While employed as the accounts assistant for TCAT from 2009 … Continue reading USDOT News

Changes to Chapter 838 Florida Statutes, Bribery and Misuse of Public Office

During this past legislative session, law makers in Tallahassee unanimously passed legislation, and Governor Rick Scott signed it into law, which resulted in significant changes to Florida’s Bribery and Misuse of Public Office statute. This statute also addresses Unlawful Compensation … Continue reading Changes to Chapter 838 Florida Statutes, Bribery and Misuse of Public Office