Tag Archives: Marion County

Marion County school employee faces fraud charges

Saddlewood Elementary School bookkeeper Debra Lemily faces charges of organized fraud. She was arrested Thursday when an auditor noticed missing funds from the school’s account. Marion County Public School Spokesman Kevin Christian says Lemily’s arrest was surprising. “This particular employee has been with us since 1980. She has glowing remarks …

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Marion County school board talks transportation

As the state and other governmental agencies deal with tight budgets, the public might be noticing the use of a the term, privatization , as a means of saving money by turning over certain functions to private companies. And so, Marion County’s school board is hearing from private firms, who …

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Man with revoked medical license was treating patients

An Ocala man, who had his medical license revoked 15 years ago, has been arrested for practicing medicine without a license. Yaser Hasan Loufti, also known as Doctor Lou, had been practicing chelation, which cleanses the blood of heavy metals. Marion County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Judge Cochran says Loufti’s patients …

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35 cats seized from Marion County home

Marion County Animal Services is trying to gain legal custody of the 35 cats seized from a Silver Springs home earlier this week. Animal Services Program Coordinator Elaine DeIorio says the cats were taken from Nelly Vega, who was convicted of animal cruelty in 2006. “These types of people will …

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