IMMIGRATIONCalmer summer waters bring more seafaring emigrants
While maritime arrivals of Cuban emigrants are down so far this year, Coast Guard and immigration officials are starting to encounter more people fleeing the communist nation as summer nears, bringing calmer water.
Posted - Thursday, May 23, 2013 04:40 PM EDT
Sal Zappulla pleaded no contest to third-degree felony computer hacking this week. He is pictured here speaking at a Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District meeting in 2011. (Reporter file photo)
KEY LARGOFormer wastewater CFO pleads no contest to hacking
The former chief finance officer of the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District pleaded no contest to felony computer hacking Tuesday and was sentenced to one year of probation.
The plea was a settlement stemming from Sal Zappulas arrest in March 2012 on 13 counts of computer crime with intent to defraud, seven counts of modifying information without authority and one count of deleting information from the special taxing districts computer system.
Zappulla, 50, must also pay $420 in court costs, $100 to pay for the prosecution and $100 for the investigation, said Demetrios Efstratiou, supervising attorney with the Upper Keys State Attorneys Office.
Posted - Thursday, May 23, 2013 04:38 PM EDT
Judge signs order allowing No Name electric permits
Monroe County Circuit Court Judge David Audlin on Wednesday signed off on what's called a writ of mandamus that could bring commercial electricity to No Name Key in less than one week.
Posted - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 03:24 PM EDT