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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Press Release
May 13, 2016
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Former Correctional Officer Arrested Following OIG Investigation

OCALA, Fla. –The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) today arrested former Correctional Officer Lequanda Lamar-Poole following an OIG criminal investigation. Lamar-Poole has been charged with Bribery, Unlawful Compensation as a Public Servant and Resisting an Officer without Violence.

Following the arrest, OIG inspectors transported Lamar-Poole to the Marion County Jail. The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 5th Judicial Circuit.

For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Inspector General, please visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.

Click here to see the affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:

The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.

Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), F.S.


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