Attorney General Bondi's Weekly Briefing

This week, the Hillsborough community and all of Florida mourn the loss of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy John Kotfila, whose brave service protecting our state will never be forgotten. I want to personally thank each and every law enforcement officer for their selfless commitment to the safety of Floridians.

The tragic loss of Deputy Kotfila is a reminder that life can change forever in an instant; especially for our courageous law enforcement officers. Deputy Kotfila knew this and still chose to serve. We are now learning Deputy Kotfila may have chose to place himself between an oncoming vehicle and two innocent travelers, selflessly sacrificing his own life.

I cannot express the extent of my gratitude for all of our law enforcement officers, who stand in harm’s way and risk their lives every day to protect Floridians and our visitors. My deepest condolences are with Deputy Kotfila’s, family, friends and fellow officers, as well as each and every person touched by the loss of a law enforcement officer.
Pam Bondi
Protecting Floridians
Florida Man Sentenced to 65 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution announced the sentence of a Lee County man to 65 years in prison for trafficking large amounts of heroin in three separate transactions. According to the investigation, Alan Nunez, 40, used his Bonita Springs business facility, The Soccer Palace, to traffic heroin. Authorities arrested Nunez after he made two heroin trafficking deals with an undercover officer. After being released on bond, but prior to trial, Nunez again sold an ounce of heroin to a confidential informant, leading to Nunez’s arrest and revocation of bond. More.

Latest Edition of Sunshine Manual Posted Online for Sunshine Week

In recognition of Sunshine Week, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is posting the 2016 Edition of the Government-in-the-Sunshine Manual online. The Sunshine Manual is a comprehensive guide to assist the public, journalists and governmental agencies in understanding the requirements and exemptions to Florida's open government laws.

This year’s edition of the Government-in-the-Sunshine Manual incorporates laws, judicial decisions, and Attorney General opinions in place as of Oct. 1, 2015. Additional information about Florida’s open government laws, including answers to frequently asked questions, is available at More.

Attorney General Pam Bondi speaking with a legal studies class at the Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa.

Attorney General Bondi speaking to the Iowa Attorney General’s Office and additional attendees at the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute training. The training explored how to effectively lower state and local recidivism rates through the use of mental health programs.