Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release

October 14, 2013
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Announce Sentencing in Racketeering Case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office today announced that three Tampa men have been sentenced to 30 years in prison each for racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering. Luis Rodriguez-Gomez, David Marin-Monroy, and John Romero-Rodriguez were found guilty in August of committing 11 burglaries, all of which involved burglarizing homes of members of the Indian community.

“Thanks to a strong partnership with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, we were able to put these three criminals behind bars,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “My Office of Statewide Prosecution will continue working to keep Florida’s communities safe.”

"Every individual in Hillsborough County and the State should be encouraged by this successful prosecution and know that Sheriff Gee stands with all law enforcement agencies to bring justice to those who victimize our citizens," stated Major Raymond Lawton, District Commander at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

The defendants were arrested for stealing possessions such as family heirlooms and jewelry brought to the United States from India. The burglaries took place in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Marion and Alachua Counties.