Former Miami-Dade Police Aide Pleads Guilty in Phony Report Case
A recent South Florida case demonstrates that not all police department bribery allegations involve officers. Even an assistant with access to records might be targeted by someone looking to gain an illegal advantage.
In December 2020, Marquies McGirt, a former public service aide to the Miami-Dade Police Department, pled guilty to mail fraud charges after he admitted to taking payments from the owner of a credit-repair company in exchange for falsified reports. The charges were brought based on the conspirators’ scheme by which McGirt created phony Offense Incident Reports so that clients of the credit-repair operation could falsely claim that they had been victims of identity theft. This scheme implicated several potential criminal charges, including:
Whether you’re a public employee or not, you could face a severe sentence if you’ve been accused of a crime by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida or another federal prosecutor. Retaining a lawyer with extensive experience handling federal criminal defense matters gives you the best chance to counter the allegations against you effectively and obtain a satisfactory result.
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