Since the inception of the Middle District of Florida in 1962, the breadth of cases prosecuted in the District during the first five decades has covered the spectrum of the federal criminal code. The courthouses in the District have certainly housed many nationally significant and high profile cases, all worthy of extensive discussion and debate. Given the nature and scope of the many significant prosecutions, it is a difficult task to select just a few notable criminal cases. The nine cases discussed below have not been selected based upon the success of the government or defense in the case, but rather have been selected to be briefly summarized based upon the nature of the charges and the national significance of the prosecution.
Porcelli, Anthony E.
"Crimes Defining Our Time: Notable Criminal Cases from the First Fifty Years of the Middle Distric of Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 92:
2, Article 19.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol92/iss2/19