Wednesday, April 25, 2018

PZB Vice Chair Deltra Long Indicted for Alleged $10,022 FEMA Fraud, While USDOJ Fiddles on Corrupt St. Johns County Sheriff DAVID SHOAR and Michelle O'Connell Case

UPDATE:  Ms. Long is represented by lawyer Charlene Marie Hamilton of Orange Park, Florida, a 2011 Florida Coastal School of Law graduate, whom the Florida Bar website states is currently ineligible to practice law in the State of Florida due to delinquent continuing legal education requirements (CLER).  (Florida Bar No. 91130; Ms. Hamilton's license status data as of 9 PM on April 25, 2018).

A fifteen minute hearing was held before federal magistrate James H. Klindt at 3:08 pm on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  Judge Klindt ordered: 

  • The government is to provide full discovery by Friday, April 27, 2018.  
  • A jury trial will be held before U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis during the June 2018 term of court, with a status conference on May 21 at 3:30 before the judge. 
  • Discovery, dispositive and suppression motions must be filed by May 18 with government responses to dispositive motions due on May 25, 2018.  
  • Witness lists must be exchanged five calendar days before trial.  
  • Jencks Act materials must be provided by the government five calendar days before trial. 

A beloved local African-American civil rights hero, City of St. Augustine Planning and Zoning Board Vice Chair Deltra Lynette Long, was indicted for FEMA fraud by a federal grand jury April 19th.  The charge involves slightly more than $10,022.36.

She's presumed innocent until and unless she is found guilty, but she will probably have to resign, or will be suspended from office pendente lite, under Florida Statute 112.501, municipal law on suspending board members.

Heroic Deltra Long was among the first African-Americans at St. Augustine High School.  Is this a case of selective prosecution by the corrupt DONALD JOHN TRUMP regime?

Meanwhile, what has USDOJ done about indicting corrupt Republican St. Johns County High Sheriff DAVID SHOAR, the coverup of the Michelle O'Connell homicide, and corruption in St. Johns County zoning?

In response to Ms. Long's indictment, KKK-sympathzing online trolls have hollered like stuck pigs.  They have been busy, busy, busy -- obnoxiously, unctuously, ululating tired trite racist tropes on local yokel publications that print such stuff -- namely, The St. Augustine Record and Historic City News.

A former federal criminal investigator, reform St. Johns County Commission Chair Ben Rich, Sr. in 2008 told Folio Weekly Magazine that St. Johns County, Florida is "one of the last bastions of the Ku Klux Klan."

It shows -- read the creepy comments (sigh) below the The St. Augustine Record and Historic City News articles, rewrites of this government press release from the Department that calls itself "Justice," headed by United States Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (born December 24, 1946), who once joked to two UDOJ prosecutors that “I thought those guys [the Ku Klux Klan] were OK until I learned they smoked pot.”

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

St. Augustine Resident Indicted For FEMA Fraud

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of an indictment charging Deltra Long (66, St. Augustine) with theft of government funds and false claims against the government. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison on the theft count, and up to 10 years’ imprisonment on the false claims count. The indictment also notifies Long that the United States intends to forfeit $10,022.36, which is alleged to be traceable to proceeds of the offense.
According to the indictment, between November 5, 2016, and April 21, 2017, Long made a false application for Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA) funds after a house that she owned in St. Augustine was damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Qualified recipients of FEMA funds for disaster assistance are limited to the primary residence of a homeowner who lives in the premises at the time of the qualifying event. Long allegedly sought funds to restore rental property, which she did not occupy when Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Florida on October 3, 2016.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has violated one or more of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay Taylor.
Members of the public who suspect fraud, waste, abuse, or allegations of mismanagement involving disaster relief operations, or believe they have been the victim of fraud from a person or organization soliciting relief funds on behalf of disaster victims, should contact the National Disaster Fraud Hotline toll free at (866) 720-5721. A live operator 24 hours a day, 7 days a week staffs the telephone line. You can also fax information to the Center at (225) 334-4707, or email it to sends e-mail). You may also visit

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