Attorney General Bondi's Weekly Briefing
Florida’s flourishing and strong economy is supported by the more than three million jobs created by small businesses. Small business owners are some of the hardest working men and women in our state. They work day in and day out to not only support their families, but millions of other Florida families. As small businesses continue to open and grow, so do the risks they face.
Just this week, I joined the FTC in announcing the results of Operation Main Street. This nationwide operation focused on stopping scams targeting small businesses across the country and in Florida. My office took action against several corporations including; Florida Corporate Filing Services, GNA Housekeeping, LLC, United Business Services, Inc., and US Yellow for deceiving small businesses. Courts found that these corporations misrepresented themselves as members of the government and overcharged for documents or services that are optional, but continued to be misrepresented by the defendants as mandatory.
Small businesses are too often targets of scams. Scammers will mail phony invoices for items never ordered, use prizes as an incentive to sell overpriced office needs, falsely claim to be from a government agency, send fake invoices and email phony yellow pages advertisement renewal forms.
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As a career prosecutor and your Attorney General, I will always strive to protect our amazing small businesses. Working with the dedicated professional at the FTC as well as other state and federal agencies, we will make sure they are protected.
Attorney General Bondi Names 2018 School Resource Officer of the Year
Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Association of School Resource Officers named Marion County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Jimmy Long the 2018 School Resource Officer of the Year. Corporal Long is being recognized for his quick thinking and heroic action in responding to a school shooting on April 20, 2018.
“Corporal Long is the true definition of a hero. After hearing a gunshot on the campus of Forest High School, Corporal Long did not hesitate to protect the lives of innocent high schoolers,” said Attorney General Bondi. “Corporal Long’s actions undoubtingly saved many lives and I am thankful for his courage. May his quick and selfless response be a testament to the bravery required of a school resource officer. Thank you, Corporal Long.” More.
ICYMI: WFSU NEWS: Eight-Year-Old Rapper Recognized by AG Bondi Hopes to Spread ‘Drug Free’ Message
One of Attorney General Pam Bondi’s top priorities is cracking down on drugs. And, during a recent Florida Cabinet meeting, she invited a young rapper to spread a similar anti-drug message. More.
Attorney General Pam Bondi at the quarterly meeting of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors to discuss ongoing issues with economic development organizations in Florida.
Attorney General Bondi celebrated our national bird as a symbol of our nation’s strength and liberties on American Eagle Day.
The nation lost a brilliant writer and commentator this week. Washington Post Columnist and TV commentator Charles Krauthammer lost his brave battle with cancer. Attorney General Bondi is praying for peace and comfort for Charles’ family