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Florida AG Shuts Down Ellenwood Academy, owner Joseph Williams
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Florida AG Shuts Down Ellenwood Academy, owner Joseph Williams

Florida Attorney General Moody Shuts Down Florida Diploma Mill,  Ellenwood Academy, LLC and its owner Joseph Williams, and Secures Restitution for Students TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is recovering funds for students of a Florida diploma mill after the Attorney General’s Office successfully litigated and obtained the shutdown of the sham academy.  Earlier this week, Attorney General Moody secured the court’s approval of a consent judgment providing restitution for students and permanent injunction against Riverview-based Ellenwood Academy, LLC and the diploma mill’s owner Joseph Williams. The Hillsborough County Circuit Court awarded the stipulated relief that includes a permanent ban against Ellenwood Academy and Williams on operating, managing, ow...
Florida Lottery Warns Of Scam Targeting Elderly In South Florida
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Florida Lottery Warns Of Scam Targeting Elderly In South Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News)  The Florida Lottery is warning citizens of a Lottery scam targeting the elderly making its rounds in south Florida in which scammers are asking residents for help claiming a 'winning' ticket. The scammers are claiming that they've won a Lottery prize but are unable to collect it because they are not a U.S. citizen, so they ask the victim to claim the prize for them, promising a share of the winnings.  The victim is then instructed to call a claim number on the back of the 'winning' ticket; the claim number, however, does not connect to the Florida Lottery but rather to the scammer's accomplice who is posing as an official Lottery representative.  The scammer tells the victim they must pay a fee and/or taxes in order to claim the prize, reassuring the victim tha...