- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

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LAST DEFENDANT GETS PRISON IN $1.2B FLORIDA PONZI SCAM

Frank Spinosa, a former regional vice president at TD Bank, became the 29th person sent to prison since Rothstein’s fraud scam imploded six years ago. Spinosa pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy in October, avoiding a trial and a potentially much longer time behind bars.

SCOTT: FLORIDA HAS ADDED 1 MILLION JOBS SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE

That means another 700,000 jobs need to be created in the next two years to fulfill a 2010 campaign promise. The million jobs mark also doesn’t take into account that Florida has 27,300 fewer government jobs since he took office. When considering those lost jobs, Florida needs to add another 15,500 jobs to reach 1 million.

FLORIDA STATE RECEIVES $100M GIFT TO CREATE NEW SCHOOL

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Friday to name the school the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. University president John Thrasher called the gift “a transformational moment” for the university.

WOMAN GETS 4 YEARS FOR FATAL DUI CRASH

Mila Dago pleaded guilty Friday to DUI manslaughter. Authorities say Dago ran a red light and crashed into a pickup truck. Dago’s friend died at the scene, and the truck driver sustained minor injuries.

INMATE BEATEN AT DUVAL COUNTY JAIL AWARDED $13K IN DAMAGES

A federal jury on Thursday awarded 53-year-old Marvin Lee Johnson $13,000 in punitive damages after they found the guards at Duval County Jail acted with malicious and sadistic behavior.

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