5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 8

FORMER BANKER TO PLEAD GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY CHARGE IN $1.2 BILLION ROTHSTEIN PONZI SCHEME

Documents in Miami federal court show Frank Spinosa will plead guilty Thursday to wire fraud conspiracy in a plea deal with prosecutors. The charge carries a maximum five-year prison sentence and $250,000 fine.

POLICE SAY FLORIDA MAN SET UP FAKE JOB FAIRS, COLLECTED URINE SAMPLES TO GET VICTIM’S IDS

Gerald Howard Washington was charged with criminal use of personal identification information and organized communications fraud after Tallahassee police say he stole personal information from multiple job seekers.

GIRL STRUCK, KILLED BY SUV WHILE CROSSING STREET TO BUS STOP

Florida Highway Patrol reports that 7-year-old Kymora Christian was crossing a street Wednesday morning when she was hit. Paramedics responded and took the Wadsworth Elementary School student to a Palm Coast hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

DAVID SIEGEL PULLING BACK FROM DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS OF TIMESHARE EMPIRE

He says he will still remain CEO of Westgate Resorts but that his chief operating officer and chief financial officer will run the day-to-day business of the company.

ANOTHER RECORD YEAR OF TOURISM TAX COLLECTIONS IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA

Hillsborough County generated more than $26.8 million during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, up 13 percent over fiscal year 2014, also a record year. The bed tax has climbed 26 percent over the past two years.

 

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