Attorney General Bondi's Weekly Briefing
Law enforcement officers in Florida and across the country go to work every day not knowing what danger they may encounter. Despite the risks, these brave men and women continue to keep our communities stable and safe. From taking drug dealers distributing deadly narcotics off our streets, to saving victims from burning cars, law enforcement officers are heroes.
Sadly, this week Florida lost two of our heroes in the line of duty. Our hearts go out to the law enforcement community as we mourn the tragic deaths of Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Williams and City of Miami Police Department Officer Jorge Sanchez who were killed in unrelated traffic crashes.
My thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with the families and friends of Deputy Williams and Officer Sanchez—and all of our brave law enforcement officers who risk their lives daily to keep our state safe. I cannot express the extent of my gratitude for all that they do to protect us. In the past two years alone, we tragically lost six law enforcement officers on duty in our state. These heroes and their service will not be forgotten.
Former University Admissions Officer Arrested for Bribery
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced the arrest of a former admissions officer with Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Leman Junior Ulee, 46, faces two counts of bribery and one count of official misconduct for receiving unauthorized payments from prospective students and family members.
“I commend FAMU administrators for promptly reporting the alleged illegal activity to law enforcement and ask that any student victims of this scam contact FDLE,” said Attorney General Bondi.
In March 2016, at the request of FAMU, FDLE began an investigation. According to the investigation, Ulee charged a fee to alter the academic records of prospective students, who otherwise may not have been admitted into the university. Investigators believe the students had no knowledge of the scam, and may have assumed the additional fees to be part of the admissions process. In April 2016, the university placed Ulee on administrative leave without pay, and terminated his employment in August. More.