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ED GRIFFITH Public Information Officer PHONE: 305-547-0535
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TERRY CHAVEZ Hispanic Media Relations Public Information Officer PHONE: 305-547-0535
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
On May 27, 2015, Rosario was captured on video at the Seybold Jewelry Building meeting with a jeweler in an effort to sell a Cartier watch and Cartier style “Nail” bracelet. The uniqueness of the jewelry played a key role in Detective Rosario’s subsequent investigation by the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office and the Miami-Dade Police Department and Rosario’s later arrest. Today’s plea to the court shows the effectiveness of the investigation and the strength of the criminal case.
“Every police department depends on the integrity and professionalism of its officers,” said State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. “Detective Rosario sold out his integrity the minute he picked up that jewelry. He has let down the good people of Miami-Dade County and every professional police officer who risks death each day to uphold our laws.”
Friday, November 6, 2015
Violeta Otero has been charged with:
1 count Organized Scheme to Defraud 1st Degree Felony
166 counts Grand Theft 3rd Degree Felony
166 counts False and Fraudulent Insurance Claims 3rd Degree Felony
77 counts Grand Theft 3rd Degree Felony
77 counts False and Fraudulent Insurance Claims 3rd Degree Felony
4 counts Patient Brokering 3rd Degree Felony
Thursday, September 24, 2015
- 2 counts False Swearing (3rd Degree Felony)
- 1 count Aiding, Abetting, or Advising in the Violation of the Election Code (3rd Degree Felony)
- 5 counts Falsifying Records (1st Degree Misdemeanor)
Thursday, September 3, 2015
State Attorney Fernandez Rundle and her fellow nominees will be honored at a Recognition Luncheon hosted by The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade on Friday, November 6, 2015, at Jungle Island.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
- 1 count Grand Theft 1st Degree Felony
- 1 count Organized Fraud 1st Degree Felony