Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
September 26, 2016
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Couple Sentenced in Multimillion Dollar Baby Formula Scheme

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution today announced the sentencing of a Florida couple in connection to an organized retail theft scheme to steal two million dollars’ worth of baby formula.

“It took great coordination and diligent investigative work to dismantle this multistate retail theft scheme, and thanks to these collaborative efforts between my Office of Statewide Prosecution and local and state law enforcement, these defendants will pay the penalty for their crimes,” said Attorney General Bondi.

Alicia Tondreau-Leve is sentenced to 20 years in prison on the charges of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, dealing in stolen property as an organizer and two counts of money laundering in excess of $100,000. Alan Leve, husband to Tondreau-Leve, is sentenced to seven years in prison for conspiracy to commit racketeering.

The Honorable Wayne Durden, Circuit Judge for the 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida, sentenced Tondreau-Leve to 20 years in prison, followed by 20 years of probation and a $500,000 fine. Judge Durden sentenced Leve to seven years in prison, followed by 20 years of probation. Each defendant is also ordered to pay more than $200,000 in combined costs of prosecution and investigative work. Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution prosecuted this case.

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