Embezzlement

Charity wary of Thompson sentencing delay

Charity wary of Thompson sentencing delay

The sentencing of confessed United Way of Santa Rosa County (UWSRC) embezzler Guy Thompson is being delayed into January, sparking concerns that his attorney is negotiating leniency. “We want to see justice done,” said Melissa Stuckey, executive director of the Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa County, in a phone interview. Stuckey said that she […]

How Thompson looted United Way

How Thompson looted United Way

Hubris and a lack of financial oversight are at the center of how junior college dropout Guy Thompson fooled dozens of high-profile community leaders in stealing $652,000 over seven years from the United Way of Santa Rosa County. Thompson, who pleaded guilty to federal charges of embezzlement and tax evasion last week, conducted “hundreds of […]

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 […]

Gulf Breeze attorney faces 210 year sentence

Gulf Breeze attorney faces 210 year sentence

A Gulf Breeze attorney faces a potential 210 years in prison pleaded guilty to 13 felony counts of bank fraud, embezzlement and money laundering last week according to a press release by the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. Richard Michael Colbert, 55, of Pensacola Beach, is charged with one count of […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 17

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 17

STATE SEN. DON GAETZ APPLIES TO BE UWF PRESIDENT Media outlets in the Florida Panhandle report that the Niceville Republican is among more than 70 applicants for the job. Gaetz is serving his second term in the Florida Senate and faces term limits in November. He served as Senate president from 2013-2014. He currently chairs […]