Attorney General Moody's Week In Review
This week, registration opened for our 2019 Human Trafficking Summit. The annual Summit brings together local, state and national leaders working to eradicate all forms of human trafficking.
Bringing together leaders in this important fight to share ideas and discuss innovative interdiction strategies is vital to advancing our mission of ending this atrocious crime in our state.
Summit attendees will get the opportunity to participate in targeted breakout sessions covering:
· Legal and law enforcement;
· Service delivery;
· Policy and research; and
· Medical and healthcare
The Summit will be held on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Information including the agenda, awards, hotel information and speaker proposals can be found here.
I want to invite anyone interested in joining this just cause to register for the Summit now. Registration forms can be downloaded here
The annual Human Trafficking Summit is hosted by our office, the Department of Children and Families, and the Department of Juvenile Justice. This year’s collegiate sponsor is the University of Central Florida.
By hosting these summits, sharing strategies and working together, we will build a stronger, safer Florida.
One Week Left to File Claims for Rental Car Fee Refunds
Attorney General Ashley Moody is reminding drivers that the deadline to submit claims for refunds in connection to the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. settlement is approaching. Attorney General Moody is encouraging anyone who may have been improperly charged toll-related and PlatePass fees to file a refund claim this week. The claims process stems from a court enforceable settlement agreement between Attorney General Moody’s Office and Dollar Thrifty.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Drivers affected by these practices, who haven’t filed a claim already, should do so this week. The claim form is short and easy to complete. It can be mailed or emailed, but it must be submitted by July 7 of this year to be eligible.” More
Florida Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Human Trafficking Case
Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office of Statewide Prosecution secured an eight-year prison sentence for a Florida man convicted of human trafficking. In May, a jury found Claude Ramsey guilty on counts of human trafficking of a minor, online solicitation, traveling to meet a minor and unlawful use of a two-way communications device. A sting operation captured Ramsey responding to an advertisement on Backpage.com for commercial sex acts with minor children. More
Attorney General Moody spoke with News Service of Florida Television Reporter Tom Urban about the 2019 Human Trafficking Summit and efforts to end this form of modern-day slavery.
Attorney General Moody recognizing Independence Day. To read Attorney General Moody’s statement, click here.
July is Military Consumer Protection month, and in recognition of the month, Attorney General Moody is highlighting the Attorney General’s Military and Veterans Assistance Program. For more information about MVAP, click here. Attorney General Moody will be highlighting and offering additional resources throughout the month.