Punta Gorda Man Sentenced for Wire Fraud

49-year old Michael Defeo of Punta Gorda’s been sentenced to 9-plus years in federal prison on his guilty plea to wire fraud. NBC2 reports Defeo’s also been ordered to forfeit over $5.7-million, prosecutors say the proceeds from his illegal activity, as well as pay the same amount in restitution to his victims. Prosecutors say Defeo […]

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New Year, new laws across the country

Hundreds of new laws have started today nationwide. They include increases in states’ minimum wage, more privacy protection in public places, I-D badges for health care providers, and tighter regulation for motor scooters. One controversial law in California: The “yes means yes” law, which requires those accused of sexual assault to prove the other person […]

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