A Sarasota man was arrested last week after local police say he was in possession of a variety of illegal drugs including a substance popularly known as bath salts.
Sarasota authorities say a local physician who was in the process of losing his medical license cheated a Kansas man out of tens of thousands of dollars by falsely diagnosing him with cancer.
Staring a life sentence in federal prison in the face, a St. Petersburg man is now awaiting sentencing on lesser crimes after a jury unanimously found him not guilty of murder.
A mother and father from Sarasota County are residing in the county jail on charges of selling cocaine and child neglect. The duo is being held without bond.
A Sarasota woman was arrested last week after allegedly being found unconscious in a vehicle with two young children and a variety of illegal drugs.
A Sarasota man was sentenced to five years in federal prison this month for his role in a complicated mortgage fraud scheme. Arthur R. Seaborne had previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bank fraud. In addition to the prison sentence, Seaborne was ordered to forfeit $4,269,886.55 in proceeds from the offense.
A Washington State couple and a Nokomis man were sentenced this week to federal prison for participating in a Sarasota mortgage fraud scheme. They were convicted earlier this year following a three-month jury trial in Tampa's federal court.
According to law enforcement in Sarasota, four local men were charged last week with scheming to defraud in an alleged scheme to use trashed store receipts to make fraudulent refund requests.
Samantha Heather Nachman, a 25-year-old North Port woman was charged last weekend with cultivating marijuana for her participation in a marijuana growing operation at a Sarasota County home. Sheriff's deputies arrested Nachman at her home in North Port.