Attorney General’s Weekly Newsletter
Volume 8, Issue 16 • April 23, 2010
As Floridians, we are privileged to live in a beautiful state with incredible natural resources that help drive our economy. To secure our future, it is our responsibility to maintain and protect those natural resources, safeguarding them for generations of Floridians to come.
Yesterday, we recognized Earth Day 2010, and I encourage every Floridian to do something each day to protect our state’s environment. Whether it’s recycling that plastic bottle, picking up litter, carpooling with co-workers, or promoting green technology, no effort is too small or insignificant. Collectively, we can make a difference, and our state and its natural beauty will surely benefit.
A Clay County man has been taken into custody on charges of child pornography possession after investigators with the Attorney General’s CyberCrime Unit discovered multiple images of child pornography in the man’s possession. Jeffery James Hartsell, 41, was arrested this morning by law enforcement with the Attorney General’s CyberCrime Unit with assistance from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Consumer Protection Actions:
Attorney General McCollum presented the Seniors vs. Crime Program with a $125,000 check from a settlement recently obtained by the Attorney General’s Economic Crimes Division.
Attorney General McCollum announced that an Orange County woman is in custody after she allegedly defrauded the Florida Medicaid program out of more than $84,000. Xiomara A. Honor, owner of Morning Star Ministries of Central Florida, Inc., was arrested today by law enforcement officers with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Attorney General McCollum issued a statement commending Alaska Governor Sean Parnell and Alaska Attorney General Daniel Sullivan for joining the lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the health care reform law
The Attorney General’s Office announced that nominations for the 2010-2011 inductees into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame are now being accepted by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women through July 15, 2010. Since its inception in 1982, the Hall of Fame has recognized and honored Florida women who, through their lives and work, have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for all citizens of the state.
Attorney General McCollum issued a statement recognizing Earth Day 2010
Attorney General McCollum honored four law enforcement officers and three victim advocates for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of crime victims and their families. The award recipients were honored during a ceremony hosted by the Attorney General to recognize National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s National Crime Victims’ Rights week theme is “Fairness, Dignity, Respect” which recalls the ideals that inspired the victims’ rights movement 29 years ago.
Attorney General McCollum applaudes passage of the State Board of Administration Reform Bill (HB 1307) by the Florida House of Representatives, which was one of his priority bills for the 2010 Legislative Session.Tweet