North Santa Rosa

State Attorney Announcement

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that on February 11, 2014, Michael Lee Mitchell was found guilty of Grand Theft and Aggravated White Collar Crime by an Escambia County Jury. The Defendant who lived out of state , sent a sales team to Pensacola during July and August 2008 and fraudulently sold travel club memberships under the name of Elite Escapes International to approximately 50 area citizens, obtaining over $84,000.00 from them. The Defendant solicited the public through mail and telephone calls and offered free gifts to attend the sales presentations. Victims who attended the presentation were promised discounted travel in exchange for their money. These victims were not provided what they were promised. Mitchell faces up to 45 years in prison for the crimes. Sentencing is set for April 4, 2014.
For further information, please contact Assistant State Attorney John Dubose at 595-4239.

Posted by on Feb 13 2014. Filed under Local. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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