Attorney General Pam Bondi's Weekly Briefing
As we gather together with family and friends this Thanksgiving holiday, we all reflect on our blessings. I am grateful to the men and women who selflessly serve our country. To our military members who are overseas and away from their families this Thanksgiving, I thank you for your many sacrifices and dedication to protecting us.
I am also grateful to live in such a wonderful state and to serve as Attorney General. As a fourth generation Floridian, I am honored to work each day to protect Floridians and contribute to our great state.
I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving.
Attorney General Pam Bond's Office Achieves Refunds for Approximately 200 Consumers from Hurricane Shutter Company
Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that approximately 200 consumers received full refunds of the money they paid to a hurricane shutter company, Rolladen, Inc., for hurricane shutters that were never provided. Pursuant to an agreement with the Attorney General's Office and ordered by the Broward County Circuit Court, more than $730,000 in refunds were mailed to consumers.
Principal of Investment Ponzi Scheme Sentenced to Federal Prison and Will Pay $19 Million in Restitution
Attorney General Pam Bondi announced on Monday that David Lewalski, the principal in the investment company Botfly LLC, was sentenced to a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison. The Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit against Botfly and its principals in 2010, stopping the firm's ponzi scheme and preserving $3.8 million in domestic assets and $1.1 million in foreign accounts for investors. As a result of the state's litigation, Lewalski agreed to a consent judgment with the Attorney General's Office ordering him to pay $19 million in restitution to consumers, which represents the full amount of their net losses.
Third District Court of Appeal Upholds Florida's Drug Law
The Third District Court of Appeal's ruling this week reinforces the Attorney General's Office legal analysis that Florida’s drug law, F.S. 893.13, is constitutional.
"Today's decision strongly reaffirms the constitutionality of Florida's drug laws used by prosecutors and law enforcement officers in their daily battle against drugs," stated Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Attorney General Bondi attended the Special Olympics Family Festival on Saturday.
Attorney General Bondi met with the Plant City Rotary Club on Monday and thanked them for all they do through community and charity events.