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Case Number: 8:21-cr-00269-WFJ-AEP
Judge: William F. Jung
Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Hillsborough County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Tampa, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraud.
Ralph Puglisi, age 59, was charged with fraud for embezzling almost $13 million from a nonprofit affiliated with the University of South Florida's medical school. Defendant worked for the University Medical Service Association, which provides staffing and support for USF Health and other medical providers in the Tampa Bay area.
According to court documents, Puglisi spent almost $12 million at an adult website that allows users to subscribe to channels belonging to specific women, who disrobe and engage in sex acts on live video.
Outcome: Defendant pleaded guilty.