Following the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office findings that mortgage lenders doing business in the county did not commit fraud as asserted by Armando Ramirez, the county Clerk of Courts has turned the case over to the FBI office in Tampa.
After appealing to the U.S. Department of Justice, that agency, on his behalf, forwarded records derived from a 738-page forensic report to the FBI, the DOJ’s investigative arm.
Ramirez said the case needed to be investigated at the federal level.
“Now I feel at ease after pleading to the Justice Department,” he said. “From the beginning, I disagreed with the State Attorney’s Office (who Ramirez originally filed his report with) handing this over the Sheriff’s Office. They are good cops and responders, but no one in that office is trained to handle such a complex forensic audit.”