Attorney Christopher P. Canova

Former Gulf Breeze attorney sentenced

Former Gulf Breeze attorney sentenced

The United States Attorney, Christopher P. Canova, Northern District of Florida, announced that former Gulf Breeze attorney, Richard Michael Colbert, 56, of Pensacola Beach was sentenced to 40 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $3.7 million in restitution. The charges for which he was found guilty are conspiracy to commit bank and […]

Okaloosa County man indicted for locally producing child pornography

Okaloosa County man indicted for locally producing child pornography

Jack D. Messerschmidt, 36, of Laurel Hill, Florida, was arraigned today in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with the production and possession of child pornography. The indictment was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. The indictment […]

Local Woman Sentenced to Prison for Social Security Fraud

Local Woman Sentenced to Prison for Social Security Fraud

Tanga J. Tarnower, 73, of Navarre, Florida, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison and ordered to pay $132,957.70 in restitution to the Social Security Administration after pleading guilty in April 2016 to theft of government money.  The sentence was announced today by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern […]

Intelligence Squadron member pleads guilty to child porn charges

Intelligence Squadron member pleads guilty to child porn charges

Holley resident and Hurlburt Field Intelligence Squadron member Douglas J. Plate, 53, pled guilty Monday to receipt, possession and access with intent to view child pornography. The guilty plea was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida ahead of the May 9 trial date that has been set. […]