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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Racketeering and Conspiracy to Racketeer, Gambling, Dealing In Stolen Property, Narcotics Distribution And Possession Of Untaxed Liquor against Tracey Leanne Gelb ($255, 000 bond).
4TH ANNUAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING FORUM: COMBATING THE "GLAMOUR" AND DEMAND THROUGH MEDIA, EDUCATION AND SERVICES
This year the forum is co-hosted by Pres. Donna Shalala at the University of Miami. This event brings community leaders, service providers and local, state and national law enforcement agencies together in our continued efforts to propose solutions in our mission to curb a crime that affects so many young and promising lives.
The forum is the brainchild of State Attorney Fernandez Rundle and is aimed at tackling instances of Human Trafficking in Miami-Dade County and South Florida. Through better awareness and legislation, it is the State Attorney’s hope that the victims of Human Trafficking can be more readily identified and the perpetrators prosecuted.
The OIG found that Schratter purchased larger quantities of alarm equipment and supplies than was actually needed for many of the County jobs. He was able to skim the materials by falsifying service ticket numbers on invoices, passing off purchases as stock, or simply not detailing the specific jobs corresponding to purchases. Further enabling his scheme was the fact that the vendor invoices did not contain serial numbers or other identifying information that would assist in a reconciliation of what was purchased and what was actually used.