Clearwater and Tampa Lawyer Roger Futerman – Cases in the News


Clearwater police officer arrested for sexually battering tourist after stopping her for jaywalking

Posted: October 17, 2023

CLEARWATER, Fla. – A Clearwater police officer was arrested after officials said he stopped a pedestrian and told her he wouldn’t cite her for jaywalking or charge her for sexual misconduct in exchange for sexual acts with him.

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Judge sentences Sarasota doctor and pharma sales rep in Insys ‘sham’ to 3+ years in prison

Posted: December 12, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. — A judge sentenced former pharmaceutical sales representative Daniel Tondre to four years in prison on Thursday for his role in a kickback conspiracy prosecutors called a “bribe to prescribe” between 2012 and 2015.

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Tampa jury finds ex-Special Forces soldier with Jan. 6 ties guilty on 6 charges – Not Guilty on 4 counts

Posted: December 12, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. — Jeremy Brown, a former U.S. Army Special Forces master sergeant linked to the Jan. 6 insurrection, was found guilty Monday on six of 10 federal criminal charges related to weapons and classified information that authorities found in his Tampa home.

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Tampa Oath Keeper on trial for weapons charges

Posted: December 06, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. — A member of the extremist group, the Oath Keepers, is standing trial this week in Federal Court in Tampa.

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Jan. 6 looms in Tampa federal trial of retired Special Forces soldier

Posted: December 5, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. — Jeremy Brown, who recently lost a run for the Florida House, is accused of having illegal weapons and classified military info.

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William Shutt acquitted of murder, acquitted of attempted murder of another, found guilty of manslaughter

Posted: April 11, 2022

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — William Shutt faced a second-degree murder charge. Jurors convicted him of a lesser manslaughter charge.

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Man accused in fatal Old Northeast road rage shooting testifies

Posted: Posted: April 8, 2022

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A man who shot and killed a motorist during a road rage incident in St. Petersburg’s Historic Old Northeast neighborhood three years ago took the witness stand during his murder trial Friday and told jurors he acted in self-defense.

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Hernando County couple funneled $1.5 million from Humane Society, sheriff says

Posted: February 10, 2022

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – A married couple was arrested and accused of stealing $1.5 million intended for the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, but, according to the sheriff, the non-profit may not be the wife’s first victim.

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Mr Futerman asked for his expert opinion in protester case

Posted: August 30, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. — A dispute between Black Lives Matter and pro-police protesters leads to criminal charges. But one of the women arrested and her lawyer say the arrest could have been handled far more peacefully.

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Mr Futerman asked for his expert opinion in former Mayor case

Posted: February 21, 2020

PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Ex-Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad’s stand your ground case could tread uncharted waters

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Mr Futerman currently representing client in High Profile 1st Degree Federal Murder Case.

Posted: January 4, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. — Three indicted in St. Petersburg murder-for-hire shootings on MLK Day 2019

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Hillsborough man, while thwarting home robbery, shoots two teens, killing one: deputies

Posted: January 5, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. — Two teenagers attempting a home robbery in Hillsborough County were shot by a resident equipped with a legal firearm Saturday evening.

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Decorated St. Pete police officer faces child pornography charges

Posted: September 20, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A decorated St. Pete police officer is facing child pornography charges. Officer Matthew Enhoffer, ‘Medal of Valor’ winner, was arrested Thursday.

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Roger Futerman commenting on the trial of Clearwater parking lot shooter Michael Drejka

Posted: August 22, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Hundreds of Pinellas County residents will file into the courthouse starting Monday so that six may be chosen to answer a burning question. Was the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton justified?

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Attorney Roger Futerman currently represents client in high profile sad case, featured on the front page of the tampa tribune

Posted: July 19, 2019

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH, Fla. — Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies on Friday night arrested an Indian Rocks Beach man accused of driving under the influence and hitting a 17-year-old bicyclist.

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Mr. Futerman currently represents Dylan Baron, Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Motorcyclist’s Death.

Posted: July 19, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A St. Petersburg man who hit and killed a motorcyclist was arrested Tuesday (June 26), the St. Petersburg Police Department said.

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Valrico man charged with manslaughter following handgun foreplay Represented by Attorney Roger Futerman

Posted: July 19, 2019

VALRICO, Fla. – A Valrico man has been charged with manslaughter after deputies say foreplay with handgun led to the death of his partner.

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Former Professional Guardian found not guilty of all felony charges, including exploration charge, and only convicted of misdemeanor petit theft. Prosecutors very shocked and disappointed with verdict.

Posted: June 13, 2019

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – Former Pinellas County professional guardian was acquitted of all felonies and only convicted of second-degree misdemeanor petty theft Thursday.

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Mr Futerman representing William Shutt in High Profile Murder Case

Posted: June 3, 2019

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – Old Northeast shooting suspect fascinated by mass shootings, stockpiled weapons, police say

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Roger Futerman gives expert opinion as legal analyst on Jonchuck case

Posted: April 17, 2019

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – John Jonchuck was finally found guilty for murdering his daughter in 2015.

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A Man accused of killing his wife and her family in Pinellas County

Posted: March 4, 2019

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Roger Futerman, who is not connected to this case, gives his input as a legal analyst.

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A man accused for stalking a teenager getting off the bus from school

Posted: February 25, 2019

LARGO, Fla. (WTSP10) – A 72-year-old man was arrested after terrorizing a 12-year-old girl.

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2018 – 2017

Roger Futerman on evaluation documents to Johnchuck’ state of mind

Posted: December 4, 2018

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Futerman is not the attorney in the case but has tried a number of high profile insanity cases.

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Police continue search for witness who may have spoken to the accused on night of murder

Posted: September 6, 2018

LARGO, Fla. (WFLA) – Largo police continue to investigate the death of a 2-year-old boy.

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Roger Futerman claims his client is not guilty by reason of insanity

Posted: June 6, 2018

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (Bay News 9) – Accused’s siblings told court schizophrenia runs in family.

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Former Clearwater firefighter says he was unfairly named in sick time scandal

Posted: March 20, 2018

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – Suspected sick time abuse list included 17 Clearwater FireFighters.

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Retrieving car after DUI arrest will now cost $500 in St. Petersburg

Posted: November 9, 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Get picked up for a DUI in St. Petersburg and you’ll have to shell out an extra $500 to get your car back.

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Futerman gets bond lowered in drive-by shooting case

Posted: October 31, 2017

Uber driver victim describes St. Pete Beach weekend shooting. Two men have been arrested and accused in a drive-by shooting in St. Pete Beach. They are facing charges of aggravated battery and of throwing a deadly missile into a vehicle.

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Former Pinellas teacher acquitted in ex-husband’s slaying faces wrongful death lawsuit

Posted: March 23, 2017

Former Pinellas teacher acquitted in ex-husband’s slaying faces wrongful death lawsuit. Two months ago, a jury acquitted Cara Ryan of murdering her ex-husband, a former St. Petersburg police officer. But Ryan may go to court again for the 2015 shooting — this time because of wrongful death lawsuit recently filed by the daughter of Sgt. John “J.J.” Rush.

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St. Petersburg police accuse man of impersonating security guard

Posted: March 9, 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – St. Petersburg Police showed off a huge stash of real and fake guns, tasers, police radios and uniforms on Wednesday, concluding a two-month investigation. Investigators said Hai (Harry) Hoang tried to pull himself off as a security guard, and he had an arsenal to back it up. Problem is, cops said he’s a phony, a fake. They said he’s done this before.

Teacher found not guilty in fatal shooting of husband, a former St. Petersburg police officer

Posted: January 7, 2017

Former teacher Cara Ryan, 47, was found “not guilty” of second-degree murder on Friday, stemming from the fatal shooting of her ex-husband. The jury only needed two hours of deliberations to come up with the verdict. Her attorney Roger Futerman said her innocence was clear enough from the beginning that she shouldn’t have been arrested in the first place.

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2015 – 2014

Lawyer says Janiya, siblings should’ve been removed from home

Posted: Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 4:20pm

11-year-old Janiya Thomas Janiya turned up dead in a relative’s freezer last week.. Attorney Roger Futerman says…

Bail reduced for ex-wife charged in police sergeant’s death

Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015, 1:13 PM

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Former Pinellas Park paramedic gets six months on drug charges

Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:20pm

Former Pinellas Park paramedic gets six months on drug charges. Attorney Roger Futerman says…

Child dies in DUI accident, authorities say, and misdemeanor DUI is only charge.

Posted: July 25, 2014 5:13 PM EST

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Driver in DUI death of Michael Graziano accepts plea deal in Pinellas, gets four years…

Posted: Jan 08, 2014 5:13 PM EST

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Legal experts: ‘Stand Your Ground’ doesn’t apply in theater shooting.

Posted: Jan 14, 2014 5:13 PM EST

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A Pinellas man pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter in the death of Michael Graziano…

Posted: 1/8/14 Criminal By Curtis Krueger, Times Staff Writer

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2011 -2001

Defendant in school bid-rigging was just ‘overwhelmed’

Posted: Mark Douglas, News Channel 8; October 25, 2011

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Hung jury in alleged Pinellas schools bid-rigging plot…

Posted: Curtis Krueger, Times ; November 03, 2011

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Clearwater Lawyer Roger Futerman analysis Temple story…

Posted: News Channel 8; August 5, 2011

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No jail in burning-bed case after “lifetime of abuse”…

Posted: St. Petersburg Times; March 8, 2010

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Four charged with racketeering over Pinellas school playground mulch bids…

Posted: St. Petersburg Times; March 8, 2010

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Clearwater Police Radar

Posted: St. Petersburg Times; January 29, 2010

Accused of firing a shotgun at motorists and leading a worldwide aircraft parts scam, Todd Christopher Naylor was booked…

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Judge orders release of Samantha Broadhead…

Posted: St. Petersburg Times; January 13, 2010

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Motorcyclist gets probation in road rage incident in which he got shot…

Posted: St. Petersburg Times; October 20, 2009

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Man not guilty in teens’ deaths…

Posted: St. Petersburg Times; June 16, 2008

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Teacher accused of stealing…

Posted: DONG-PHUONG NGUYEN; Feb 9, 2007

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In search of the purebred truth…

Posted: DEMORRIS A. LEE – Jan 28, 2007

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For sex offender, house arrest…

Posted: CHRIS TISCH; Jan 12, 2007

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Prescription Fraud Suspect avoids prison…

Posted: St. Petersburg Times; January 11, 2007, Bradenton Herald

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Not fit to stand trial, but then left to live alone…

Posted: St. Petersburg Times; December 21, 2007

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Jury Acquits Warrington of BUI Manslaughter…

Posted: St. Petersburg Times; Oct 22, 2005

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Widow wanted only justice…

Posted: JACOB H. FRIES; Sep 10, 2005

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Man is acquitted of manslaughter in stabbing…

Posted: CHRIS TISCH; Nov 4, 2004

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Virgin Mary vandal will ask to be forgiven…

Posted: CHRIS TISCH; July 13, 2004

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Teen gets light sentence for ruining Virgin Mary image…

Posted: CHRIS TISCH; May 16, 2004

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It looks like water, but it can kill…

Posted: LEANORA MINAI; St. Petersburg Times; Jan 29, 2001

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