AMIRA’S RECORD OF RESULTS
COLD CASE HOMICIDE UNIT
In 2019, Amira initiated a State Attorney’s Office 20th Judicial Circuit Narcotics Enforcement Task Force (NETFORCE), to coordinate a circuit-wide approach to identifying, investigating, and dismantling long-term organized crime, narcotics, racketeering, and money-laundering criminal enterprises. NETFORCE covers Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties and consists of all five Sheriff’s Offices within the 20th Circuit, as well as every Police Department within the five counties, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Homeland Security Investigations. To date, 40 arrests have been made by the Task Force, and millions of dollars worth of illegal narcotics have been taken off the streets.
CONSTRUCTION FRAUD TASK FORCE
In October 2020, State Attorney Amira Fox formed the Construction Fraud Task Force. This task force was created to combat construction fraud in the region, as development and construction increases with the growth of our community. The task force assists consumers and construction professionals circuit-wide to ensure effective investigations and successful prosecutions of construction fraud. Cases investigated by the task force have concluded in prison sentences and restitution of over $500,000 with prosecutions pending for fraudulent contractors in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING COUNCIL
Attorney General Ashley Moody appointed State Attorney Amira Fox to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking in 2020. As a Council member, Amira works with law enforcement officers, legislators, and experts in the fields of health, education and social services to combat human trafficking. The Council develops recommendations for programs and services including safe houses and foster homes, and advises on the apprehension and prosecution of traffickers, and enhancing coordination of responses. The Council also works with the Department of Children and Families to create and maintain an inventory of human trafficking programs and services in the state. She is the only State Attorney in Florida on the Council.