The Division of Insurance Fraud continues to work closely with our partners at NICB and FHP to affectively investigate and prosecute all insurance fraud.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the promotion of Laquanda Green to Lieutenant over the Orlando PIP 2 Squad.
Laquanda began her career in law enforcement in 1997 with Orange County Corrections and later to a Deputy working in patrol with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Florida. She continued her career as state law enforcement officer for the Department of Motor Carrier Compliance, working as a compliance review officer, commercial motor vehicle homicide investigator, and an officer on radiological nuclear team and the hazardous materials team.
In May of 2008, Laquanda joined the Division of Insurance Fraud and has served as a Lead Detective in the Orlando PIP 2 squad since August of 2010.
Please join me in congratulating Lt. Green for her achievement.
It is with great pleasure that I announce the promotion of John Savino to Lieutenant over the Orlando PIP 3 Squad.
John began his law enforcement career in 1982 with the New York City Police Department. He served as a patrol officer, narcotics investigator and was promoted to Detective in 1989. John spent eighteen years investigating reports of sexual assaults and child abuse while assigned to the Manhattan Special Victims Squad, and was promoted to the prestigious rank of 1st Grade Detective. During John’s time with the Special Victims Squad, he investigated thousands of reports of rape and sexual assaults and have been lead investigator for many successful serial rape and pattern sexual assault investigations. He was tasked with rewriting the policy used by NYPD when investigating sexual assaults and co-authored two text books detailing the best investigative techniques for rape investigations and other serious crimes. In September of 2001, after the World Trade Center Tragedy, John along with an elite group of Detectives were assigned to the New York City Morgue for several months and tasked with attempting to identify the victims of the World Trade Center Disaster.
After twenty-five years with NYPD, John retired and joined the Division of Insurance Fraud in 2008. In 2011, John was assigned to a Federal Health Care Task Force for the Middle District of Florida, before becoming a Lead Detective for the newly formed PIP Squad in the Orlando Field Office.
Please join me in congratulating Lt. Savino for his achievement.
On April 23rd, 2013, DIF Detective Dwight Murphy was honored at a ceremony at the US Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida where US Attorney Bobby O’Neill awarded Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards in several categories. Detective Murphy received not one, but two awards for his outstanding efforts. The first award was for Special Prosecutions for his part in the Steven Buemel (defendant)/Mayo Clinic wrongful death case. The second was for Economic Crimes for his part in the Lydia Cladek Ponzi Scheme case.
Former Director Anderson receiving a $350,000 asset sharing check from from Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for joint "Operation Dirty Money".
North Region In The News: 19 Arrested in Staged Accident Ring!
DIF and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) joined forces in 2012 to further combat criminal trends affecting the citizens of the State of Florida.
During a meeting in April, both agencies recognized the far reaching impact that PIP and false Florida identification or driver’s license crimes are having on private citizens, businesses, insurance companies and state agencies. DIF and FHP agreed to combine resources and efforts to increase their effectiveness in combating such crimes.
To this end, the following initiatives have been put in place: