Attorney General Bondi's Weekly Briefing
The International Association of Chiefs of Police, this week, hosted its Southern Region Conference in Orlando. Police chiefs and state troopers from across the South attended the conference and shared strategies to fight drug trafficking, rescue human trafficking victims and prevent terrorism.
I was excited to meet with these dedicated public servants, and on my way to the conference I was reminded of just how vital they are to our nation’s security. As we headed to Orlando, news broke of a shooting in Orange County—claiming the lives of five victims.
The crime occurred one week before the first anniversary of the Pulse nightclub attack—the worst terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11—and just days after a terrorist attack in London that claimed the lives of eight people. These attacks remind us that there is pure evil in this world, and good men and women are the only defense against those who want to terrorize our communities. Now more than ever we rely on law enforcement to protect our safety and way of life.
I am proud to stand with our brave law enforcement officers in Florida and nationwide; and I am grateful that I could thank a few of them this week face-to-face at the IACP’s Southern Region Conference. It is because of courageous law enforcement officers and brave military members that we remain the greatest country on earth and a beacon of freedom to the world.
Attorney General Bondi and FTC Obtain Final Orders Shutting Down Robocall Scam
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission obtained permanent injunctions halting an Orlando-based robocall operation. All Us Marketing LLC, f/k/a Payless Solutions, LLC and affiliated businesses and individuals allegedly bombarded millions of consumers with nationwide robocall campaigns designed to trick consumers into paying up-front for worthless credit card interest rate reduction programs. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the case.
“This massive robocall operation bombarded consumers with millions of unwanted calls and misled victims into purchasing ineffective financial services—but thanks to our joint investigation, this scheme has been permanently shut down,” said Attorney General Bondi. “We look forward to continuing to partner with the FTC to shut down robocall scams targeting Floridians.” More.
Settlement Reached with Panama City Beach Rental Business
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office has reached a settlement with a Panama City Beach business that rents scooters, golf carts and motorcycles and allegedly charged consumers for damage they did not incur. Classy Cycles, Inc., owned by Colleen Swab and Rich R. Roof, operates out of five locations on Panama City Beach and rents vehicles on an hourly or daily basis. More.
Attorney General Bondi’s Statement on the Anniversary of D-Day
Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement regarding the anniversary of the Battle of Normandy:
“Seventy-three years ago today, courageous members of our Armed Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. My Uncle Raymond, an Army private, was among their ranks. Just days after the Invasion of Normandy, he suffered an injury that claimed his life. Although I never knew him, I am immensely proud to be the niece of Raymond Hammer and I am eternally gratefully for his sacrifice and the sacrifices of all our veterans and service members.”
Attorney General Pam Bondi speaking to state troopers and police chiefs from across the Southern Region at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Orlando.
Attorney General Bondi attending the Florida Constitution Revision Commission meeting at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. During the meeting, the CRC adopted the Rules of the Commission. Attorney General Bondi is honored to sit on the 37-member Commission that convenes every 20 years to review and propose changes to Florida’s Constitution. To watch the full meeting on The Florida Channel, click here.
Chief Deputy Attorney General Trish Conners with the Florida Attorney General’s Office received the American Bar Association’s Nelson Award. Attorney General Bondi congratulates Trish and thanks her for her dedicated service to the people of Florida.