Friday, November 14, 2014

Whitehead Arrested Again!


Disbarred Attorney Arrested Tuesday in Bay County

  1 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (89313 1a2)        
   2 DR WHILE UNDER INFLUENCE (316193 1)      
  3 DRIVER'S LICENSE SUS/REV - KNOWINGLY (32234 2b)      
  4 REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO BAL TEST (3161939 1e)      
  5 VIOLATION OF DRIVER'S LICENSE RESTRICTIONS/COURT ORDER (32216 1C)

By TOM McLAUGHLIN | Northwest Florida Daily News | Twitter: @TomMnwfdn
Published: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 06:45 PM.

The State Attorney’s Office will seek prison time when former Destin attorney R. Scott Whitehead appears in Okaloosa County court to answer for his second violation of probation this year.

Whitehead was arrested Tuesday in Bay County on charges of DUI, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, violation of driver license restrictions and refusing to submit to a blood-alcohol test.

The charges put Whitehead in violation of a 10-year probation he was ordered to serve in 2013.

Okaloosa County Circuit Court Judge Michael Flowers handed down the probated sentence after Whitehead provided crucial testimony in the murder solicitation trial of Harvey Tipler, another disbarred attorney.

Whitehead was an inmate at the Okaloosa County Jail, charged with stealing from clients, when Tipler told him about his plans to kill prosecutor Russ Edgar.

Whitehead wore a wire to help authorities nab Tipler. Flowers rewarded Whitehead by granting him the lengthy probation with credit for 300 days of time served.

Under terms of the pro-bastion, Whitehead, who had several alcohol-related run-ins with the law before his arrest on racketeering charges, was to undergo drug and alcohol treatment.

In April, Whitehead was ordered to serve 120 days in jail for a probation violation that occurred when, while intoxicated, he left a Pensacola restaurant without paying his bill.

This time, Okaloosa County Chief Assistant State Attorney Bill Bishop said his office will seek a prison sentence of more than 365 days for the violation of probation.

Whitehead is being held in Bay County with no bond, Bishop said.

http://www.newsherald.com/news/crime-public-safety/disbarred-attorney-arrested-tuesday-in-bay-county-1.401483

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

In My opinion-

In blogosphere terms this is a relatively old blog. All the fireworks are over now and there will be no new updates unless something 'newsworthy' about this issue comes up. 

The material is good historically as just about everything I could find on the issue was copied and posted here. So if you are interested in the topic it is all awaiting your review.

As a former client of Whitehead I was totally disappointed in the outcome.  I was inconvienced but other of his clients were totally screwed and all he got was time served and some probation.

This is a good example of how the 'good old boy' network works and it is a disgrace that judges like the one handing down the Whitehead sentence are allowed to remain on the bench.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Funny how lawyers all stick up for each other -

Whitehead gets 10 years probation

By TOM McLAUGHLIN / Daily News
Published: Monday, May 13, 2013 at 17:02 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Disbarred attorney R. Scott Whitehead was praised at his own sentencing hearing Monday for his "courageous" efforts to thwart a plot hatched from jail to kill Assistant State Attorney Russ Edgar.

Circuit Court Judge Michael Flowers heaped superlatives upon Whitehead for heroic actions to stop an "assassination" while sharply criticizing his theft of thousands from clients as "shameful and inexcusable."  Ultimately he ruled Whitehead should be adjudicated guilty of the felony crime of racketeering but not serve prison time for it.

Whitehead was given 10 years probation, awarded time-served credit for 300 days he’s already spent in jail and ordered to pay restitution to his numerous victims.

Flowers said he was burdened by "an unusual set of circumstances" in deciding the sentence.

On one hand, he said, he had a once respected member of the local bar who stole from people relying on him for legal assistance.

On the other, he added, was a man who risked his own life to stop a crime with no guarantee his deeds would be rewarded.

"Mr. Whitehead took extraordinary steps, at great risk to his own safety and indeed his own life," Flowers said. "He prevented what I could only describe as an assassination."

Whitehurst was the prosecution’s star witness two weeks ago in the solicitation for murder trial of James Harvey Tipler, another disbarred attorney that called Okaloosa County home.  Whitehead gave law officers detailed information about fellow inmate Tipler’s plot to kill Edgar.

Assistant State Attorney Bobby Elmore was able to use Tipler’s own words as evidence against him at trial because Whitehead agreed to wear tape recorders inside the Okaloosa County Jail.

Tipler was convicted on two of the three solicitation to commit murder charges he faced.

"There is no question in the court’s mind that he placed himself in grave danger, and that danger may well still exist today," Flowers said of Whitehead.

Before providing testimony against Tipler, Whitehead agreed to plead no contest to a single charge of racketeering filed against him in 2011.

The charge, brought by Edgar, the prosecutor Tipler was convicted of trying to kill, stated Whitehead lied to clients, billed them for hundreds of thousands in services he didn't render and made unauthorized charges on their credit cards.

An addendum of probable cause claimed 27 people had come forward as Whitehead victims.

One woman claimed Whitehead’s inattention to her case caused her to lose custody of a child. Another said Whitehead cost his restaurant business $50,000.

Under terms of the probation, Whitehead, who has had several alcohol-related run-ins with the law, will be forced to undergo drug and alcohol treatment.

Flowers said he would allow Whitehead to travel out of state to take a high-paying job so that he can better make restitution payments to his victims.

Whitehead testified in the Tipler case that he was seeking a potentially lucrative job in North Dakota and told the court he was hopeful he would receive probation when he appeared before Flowers for sentencing.

Tipler’s attorney, Clyde Taylor, claimed in closing arguments he believed the State Attorney’s Office and Whitehead had already struck a sentencing deal when Whitehead took the stand against his client.

"You’ll be reading about Whitehead in a couple of weeks when he’s off to North Dakota because he got probation," he told jurors.

Tim Williams, the assistant state attorney who attended Monday’s sentencing hearing, offered no objection to Whitehead receiving probation on the racketeering charge.

Contact:  Daily News Staff Writer Tom McLaughlin at 850-315-4435 or tmclaughlin@nwfdailynews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TomMnwfdn.



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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Shortcut to all case information:

If you want the up to date info you can get it from: 

The Case Details - Summary for the case: 2011 CF 000908 S - STATE OF FLORIDA vs. WHITEHEAD, ROBERT SCOTT

You can just use this link and see all six pages: http://www.clerkofcourts.cc/benchmarkweb2/CourtCase.aspx/Details/2626754?digest=hExSt3zc+scFKuA0WYAwxg when you get there look on the right side of the first page and click on 'print view' and it will be easy to read or print out.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Scott gets some brownie points

Tipler pleads not guilty to plotting to kill prosecutor

September 19, 2012 8:40 PM
TOM McLAUGHLIN / Daily News

CRESTVIEW — James "Harvey" Tipler has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to attempt murder. A trial date is set for Dec. 3.

Tipler, a disbarred local attorney, is accused of plotting to kill Assistant State Attorney Russ Edgar, who was prosecuting three racketeering cases against him.

Assistant State Attorney Bobby Elmore is prosecuting Tipler on the attempted murder charges and State Attorney Bill Eddins has taken over the racketeering cases, which are scheduled for trial in January.

A public defender assigned to defend Tipler in the attempted murder case recused himself soon after being assigned, according to Elmore.

Timothy Weekley with the Office of Regional Counsel was assigned to the case Tuesday when Tipler entered his not guilty plea.

Tipler’s alleged plot to kill Edgar was revealed to authorities by Scott Whitehead, another disbarred attorney who was being held with Tipler at the Okaloosa County Jail, according to law officers.

Whitehead was also facing racketeering charges with Edgar as the prosecutor. He told criminal investigators that Tipler had tried to talk him into splitting the cost of hiring someone to kill Edgar.

In a charging affidavit, authorities say Tipler had managed to find two people willing to carry out the killing for hire. A former cellmate of Tipler who had been released from jail was arrested after he accepted a $1,500 cash payment from undercover agents.

The former cellmate, Dion Lowe, later told investigators he never intended to carry out the plot and was only "blowing smoke," the affidavit said.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What is going on with the Whitehead cases?

Oct. 28, 2012
Guilty Plea to Driving While License Suspended - 60 Days County Jail and Fine.

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What has been going on?

Charges Count Description

1 RICO ACT / RACKETEERING VIOLATION (895.03) F
2 AGGRAVATED WHITE COLLAR CRIME (775.0844(3)) F NOLLE PROSSED

3/18/2013 8:30 AMCRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONYFLOWERS, MICHAEL ACOURTROOM "A"CANC
3/11/2013 1:30 PMSENTENCINGFLOWERS, MICHAEL ACOURTROOM "A"
3/6/2013 9:00 AMDOCKET DAY FELONYFLOWERS, MICHAEL ACOURTROOM "A"CANC
2/28/2013 9:00 AMCALENDAR STATUS DATEFLOWERS, MICHAEL AJUDGE FLOWER'S CHAMBERSCANC
10/22/2012 8:30 AMCRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONYFLOWERS, MICHAEL ACOURTROOM "A"CANC
10/17/2012 9:00 AMDOCKET DAY FELONYFLOWERS, MICHAEL ACOURTROOM "A"COP
10/15/2012 8:30 AMCRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTHOUSE ANNEX EXTENSIONRSCH
10/11/2012 9:00 AMDOCKET DAY FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTHOUSE ANNEX EXTENSIONRSCH
10/4/2012 9:00 AMCALENDAR STATUS DATEFLOWERS, MICHAEL AJUDGE FLOWER'S CHAMBERSHH
9/28/2012 9:00 AMCALENDAR STATUS DATEBROWN, JOHN TJUDGE BROWN'S CHAMBERSRSCH
7/17/2012 1:30 PMBOND HEARINGFLOWERS, MICHAEL ACOURTROOM "B"HH
4/23/2012 8:30 AMCRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONYFLOWERS, MICHAEL ACOURTROOM "A"CONT
4/18/2012 9:00 AMDOCKET DAY FELONYFLOWERS, MICHAEL ACOURTROOM "A"CONT
4/5/2012 9:00 AMCALENDAR STATUS DATEFLOWERS, MICHAEL AJUDGE FLOWER'S CHAMBERSCONT
3/30/2012 9:00 AMCALENDAR STATUS DATEBROWN, JOHN TJUDGE BROWN'S CHAMBERSRSCH
3/26/2012 8:30 AMCRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONYFLOWERS, MICHAEL ACOURTROOM "A"CONT
3/21/2012 9:00 AMDOCKET DAY FELONYFLOWERS, MICHAEL ACOURTROOM "A"CONT
3/8/2012 9:00 AMCALENDAR STATUS DATEFLOWERS, MICHAEL AJUDGE FLOWER'S CHAMBERSCONT
3/5/2012 8:30 AMCRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONYSTONE, WILLIAM FCOURTHOUSE ANNEX EXTENSIONRSCH
3/1/2012 9:00 AMDOCKET DAY FELONYSTONE, WILLIAM FCOURTHOUSE ANNEX EXTENSIONRSCH
2/16/2012 9:00 AMCALENDAR STATUS DATESTONE, WILLIAM FJUDGE STONE'S CHAMBERSRSCH
1/17/2012 8:30 AMCRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTHOUSE ANNEX EXTENSIONCONT
1/12/2012 9:00 AMDOCKET DAY FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTHOUSE ANNEX EXTENSIONCONT
12/27/2011 9:00 AMCALENDAR STATUS DATEBROWN, JOHN TJUDGE BROWN'S CHAMBERSHH
12/19/2011 8:30 AMCRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTROOM "D"CPTC
12/15/2011 9:00 AMDOCKET DAY FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTROOM "D"CPTC
11/30/2011 1:30 PMSTATUS CALL DATEBROWN, JOHN TCOURTROOM "D"CANC
11/21/2011 8:30 AMCRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTROOM "D"CONT
11/17/2011 9:00 AMDOCKET DAY FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTROOM "D"CONT
10/17/2011 8:30 AMCRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTROOM "D"CPTC
10/13/2011 9:00 AMDOCKET DAY FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTROOM "D"CPTC
9/19/2011 8:30 AMCRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTROOM "D"CPTC
9/15/2011 9:00 AMDOCKET DAY FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTROOM "D"CPTC
8/15/2011 8:30 AMCRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTROOM "D"CONT
8/11/2011 9:00 AMDOCKET DAY FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTROOM "D"CONT
8/2/2011 3:30 PMFELONY PLEAWARD, JIMCOURTROOM "C"CONT
7/19/2011 3:30 PMFELONY PLEAWARD, JIMCOURTROOM "C"CONT
7/18/2011 8:30 AMCRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTROOM "D"CPTC
7/14/2011 9:00 AMDOCKET DAY FELONYBROWN, JOHN TCOURTROOM "D"CPTC
7/5/2011 3:30 PMFELONY PLEAWARD, JIMCOURTROOM "C"CONT
6/21/2011 3:30 PMFELONY PLEAWARD, JIMCOURTROOM "C"CONT

Here is the case to date.

It isn't that hard to read, right click on the page then 'open in new window', that will bring it up for easy reading.  It runs six pages (so far).

Of course you can just use this link and see all six pages: http://www.clerkofcourts.cc/benchmarkweb2/CourtCase.aspx/Details/2626754?digest=hExSt3zc+scFKuA0WYAwxg when you get there look on the right side of the first page and click on 'print view' and it will be easy to read or print out.




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Monday, July 16, 2012

Offender Name:  ROBERT SCOTT WHITEHEAD
Arrested On: 7/11/2012
Alias1:  ROBERT WHITEHEAD
Alias2:  ROBERT S WHITEHEAD
Booking ID:2012003937
Charge: DRIVE WHILE LIC suspended 1ST offense
DOB:  11/24/1970     Age: 41
Address:   171 Shadow Moss Dr, Eufaula, AL 36027
Sex: MALE   Race: white   Height: 5'09   Weight: 170
Hair Color:  Brown  Eye Color:  Blue

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Former attorney in trouble again

FORT WALTON BEACHEven with an October trial date on a racketeering charge looming, former Okaloosa County attorney R. Scott Whitehead continues to find ways to get in trouble.

Whitehead, who has been arrested twice in recent years on DUI charges and twice more on other alcohol-related violations, was taken into custody Wednesday for driving on a suspended or revoked license.

The arrest followed the investigation of an incident June 20 in the gated community of Magnolia Plantation in Bluewater Bay.


Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene of a car fire and arrived to find Whitehead, who denied having driven the burning black Lexus that belonged to his mother.

The investigation turned up videotape of Whitehead driving his mother’s car and a witness, a woman Whitehead had come from Alabama to visit.

Assistant State Attorney Russ Edgar, who is leading the prosecution in the racketeering case against Whitehead, showed up at a first appearance hearing Thursday in Fort Walton Beach.

He asked County Judge Patricia Grinsted to hold Whitehead until a motion he had filed to revoke his pre-trial release order could be heard by Circuit Judge Michael Flowers in Crestview.

Edgar labeled Whitehead “a public safety risk.”

“We’re concerned if this is allowed to continue he’s going to kill somebody in the community or himself,” Edgar said. “We believe there is something going on with this defendant. We believe it is substance abuse.”

Attorney David Oberliesen, who is representing Whitehead, argued that his client was entitled to a bond on the misdemeanor charge he faces in Grinsted’s court.

He said Whitehead “would like a few days to address some affairs” and would report to custody if Flowers revokes his pre-trial release.

Grinsted agreed to allow bond, but ordered Whitehead fitted with a GPS monitor. Whitehead himself, who has been living in Alabama, agreed not to leave Okaloosa County until the motion before Flowers is heard.

Whitehead has been in and out of jail since October 2010, when County Judge T. Patterson Maney added nine months to a 12-month sentence because probation officers reported Whitehead had failed to submit to an alcohol test.

Whitehead’s legal problems started with two arrests in an eight-day period in 2009.  The first charge was for leaving the scene of an accident. The second was for speeding, driving with a suspended license and DUI.

He was twice charged with alcohol-related probation violations of those charges.  In May 2011, shortly before his release from jail, the state attorney’s office charged Whitehead with racketeering.

Charging documents alleged “aggravated white-collar crime and racketeering” — both first-degree felonies.

The documents said that from 2005 through 2010 Whitehead “illegally obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars from dozens of his former clients.”

Whitehead cheated at least 27 clients by billing them for services he didn't perform and making unauthorized charges on their credit cards, the charging documents said.

Article at: http://www.nwfdailynews.com/articles/whitehead-50995--.html#ixzz20Z9YonwP

The entire 7 page Police Report is available at:
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/articles/whitehead-50995--.html

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Just something to consider:

The State Bar can provide reimbursement to those who have problems with their lawyers and end up wasting money on representation that was not up to standard. It takes a long time to get anything and there are various qualifications. In my case I put in my application about 3 years ago and long after I had forgotten about it the check showed up.



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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Trial set for October 2012

RICO ACT / RACKETEERING VIOLATION (895.03)
AGGRAVATED WHITE COLLAR CRIME (775.0844(3)


For case details see the Okaloose County Clerk site at:
http://www.clerkofcourts.cc/benchmarkweb2/CourtCase.aspx/Search

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Case Dockets (extract from above)

Date         Entry 
5/03/12  RETURNED MAIL - NO OTHER ADDRESS ON FILE
5/02/12  NOTICE OF TAKING DEPOSITIONS
4/24/12  NOTICE/FORM CREATED ISSUED
4/11/12  NOTICE/FORM CREATED ISSUED
4/10/12  ORDER ON DEFENSE MOTION TO CONTINUE - CSD 10/4, 10/17 & JT 10/22
4/05/12  COURT RESULT: CONTINUED
4/05/12  COURT RESULT: CONTINUED
4/05/12  COURT RESULT: CONTINUED (CASE CONT TO OCTOBER TRIAL DOCKET AT   CALENDAR STATUS (DEFENSE)
4/05/12  CALENDAR STATUS DATE SET FOR 10/04/12 AT 9:00 AM IN JDFC, JDG: FLOWERS, MICHAEL
4/05/12  DOCKET DAY FELONY SET FOR 10/17/12 AT 9:00 AM IN A, JDG: FLOWERS, MICHAEL A
4/05/12  CRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FELONY SET FOR 10/22/12 AT 8:30 AM IN A, JDG: FLOWERS, MICHAEL
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5/17/2011 JUDGE BROWN, JOHN T: ASSIGNED
5/17/2011 CASE FILED 05/17/2011 CASE NUMBER 2011 CF 000908 S
5/17/2011 DEFENSE ATTORNEY: PUBLIC DEFENDER ASSIGNED
5/16/2011 ARREST CHRG: 1 - (775.0844(3)) AGGRAVATED WHITE COLLAR CRIME
5/16/2011 ARREST CHRG: 2 - (895.03) RICO ACT / RACKETEERING VIOLATION

Other Whitehead cases in Okaloosa County Court are:


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

I had applied via the Florida Bar to have the final $700 paid to Attorney Whitehead returned as it was not something he earned or used in my case and as part of the Court proceedings these funds and the funds of other clients were ordered to be returned.


Friday, September 9, 2011


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

R. Scott Whitehead of Destin, Florida, now disbarred by Florida Supreme Court.

On 8/22/11 Judge Allen E. Register, acting as Referee in the procedings issued a 56 page "Report of the Referee Accepting Consent Judgment".  Effective 8/30/11 Whitehead was disbarred.



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Here are the 2 1/2 pages regarding my own complaint about Whitehead. There were 56 pages in total submitted by Judge Register to the Supreme Court. Too long a job to scan in, so just my little part of the problem is here FYI.



Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011



Florida DUI Attorney An Unnatural Disaster


Destin, Florida (the Panhandle) DUI "Barrister" R. Scott Whitehead who is completing a 21 month sentence for multiple DUIs involving collisions, is probably not going anywhere fast. This is and excerpt from reporter Tom McLaughlin's piece for the Panama City News Herald:

"Destin attorney R. Scott Whitehead, who is serving a 21-month sentence for several alcohol-related violations, was charged Monday with racketeering. [ed. He is scheduled to be released May 26.]

[ . . . ]A news release sent out by the State Attorney’s Office said Whitehead was charged with 'aggravated white collar crime and racketeering' — both first-degree felonies. It said that from 2005 through 2010, Whitehead 'illegally obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars from dozens of his former clients.'

Full article at: http://tinyurl.com/7mnruhe

Friday, June 3, 2011

Date set for Whitehead Bar Hearing

Date set for Whitehead Bar Hearing
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Embattled attorney charged with 'aggravated white collar crime'


From:  http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/attorney-40221-whitehead-charged.html?cb=1305643116

May 16, 2011 10:47 PM
By:  Tom McLaughlin - Daily News

Destin attorney R. Scott Whitehead, who is serving a 21-month sentence for several alcohol-related violations, was charged Monday with racketeering.

Assistant State Attorney Russ Edgar said Whitehead was due to be released May 26.
“If we’d waited too long, who’s to say we would have found him,” Edgar said.

A news release sent out by the State Attorney’s Office said Whitehead was charged with “aggravated white collar crime and racketeering” — both first-degree felonies.

It said that from 2005 through 2010, Whitehead “illegally obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars from dozens of his former clients.”

It said Whitehead lied to clients, billed them for services he didn’t render and made unauthorized charges on their credit cards.

An addendum of probable cause for the arrest indicates investigators found at least 27 people who claimed to be victims of Whitehead’s crimes.

One woman claimed she lost custody of her child due to Whitehead’s lack of attention to her case. Kye Lin, owner of The Shanghai restaurant in Niceville, claims to have lost more than $50,000.

Summer Suggs told authorities she hired Whitehead to assist her in a child custody case. The probable cause affidavit states she paid the attorney $8,000 and he “promised that custody would be reversed.”

Suggs told investigators that Whitehead failed to return phone calls and “appeared high, sweating and belligerent” at court appearances and meetings.

When Suggs told Whitehead she wanted a new attorney, the report said, he requested two more weeks to work out the case. He was arrested two days later and never returned the funds he’d accepted or the “personal folder” he’d obtained from Suggs.

“Ms. Suggs and Ms. Lawhon (Suggs’ mother) believe that as a result of Mr. Whitehead’s actions Ms. Suggs lost custody of her daughter,” the report states.

Lin, the restaurateur, hired Whitehead to defend her in a personal injury suit, the probable cause affidavit said. The attorney collected a $5,000 retainer fee paid with a credit card, the report said.

• Read the probable cause affidavit. » http://richmedia.onset.freedom.com/nwfdn/llbmr5-17whitehead.pdf 
  
“As her case progressed, Ms. Lin noticed numerous credit card charges were transacted on from her credit card accounts by Mr. Whitehead … the total unauthorized charges exceed $50,000,” the report said.

Lin said the charges on her card were unauthorized and, when she asked Whitehead for reimbursement, he told her “the insurance company would reimburse her.”

In the criminal case of Shawn McDonald, investigators say, Whitehead informed Circuit Court Judge William Stone of his intention to turn his client’s reimbursement check for $15,000 over to the clerk of courts.

The state attorney trying the case in question vouched for Whitehead’s character, the affidavit stated.  “To this date Mr. Whitehead has never paid any amount into the clerk in this case,” the probable cause affidavit said.

Whitehead has been in jail since October 2010, when County Judge T. Patterson Maney added an additional nine months to a 12-month sentence because probation officers reported he’d failed to submit to an alcohol test.

By that time, Whitehead had racked up several alcohol-related arrests.  It started when he was arrested twice in an eight-day period in 2009 for leaving the scene of an accident, speeding, driving with a suspended license and DUI.

He violated his probation on those charges when he was arrested for criminal mischief in August 2009.

He was arrested again in May 2010 for violating his probation. He entered the home of man who didn't know him and asked about a woman named “Becky” or “Barbara.”
A sheriff's deputy reported at the time of the last arrest that Whitehead appeared intoxicated and urinated on himself.

If convicted of the racketeering and aggravated white collar crime charges, Whitehead faces up to 60 years in prison, the State Attorney’s Office news release states.

The release also states the investigation in Whitehead’s case is ongoing, and “persons with information” are asked to call Edgar at (850) 595-4253.


See the additional 10 pages at:
http://richmedia.onset.freedom.com/nwfdn/llbmr5-17whitehead.pdf

Monday, January 17, 2011

Florida Bar Actions against Whitehead

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Updated FYI:
This site and several others contain information about a Destin, Florida attorney who I hired to deal with a condo matter in Panama City Beach. It was not handled as it should have been and eventually went to another attorney after R. Scott Whiteheads many legal problems in Destin.


Information on the above as well as documents and links to the Florida Bar can be found below.


See relevant Florida Bar documents in the Whitehead matter to go:
http://www.floridabar.org/names.nsf/0/A02E1C022B66FBD485256A830034E714?

OpenDocument then click on the link marked as Yes then click on: Reference 201000996 which in turn brings up 2 other click on links which are:

"Suspended - with Conditions". Supreme Court Order 3 pages and the
"Petition for Emergency Suspension" which is 241 pages.  My own contribution is found on P. 22-24 and in great detail at P. 88-112.


The 241 page Petition will take all afternoon to read and contains not only the various bar complaints but police reports, newspaper articles and outlines the many violations of Bar rules and regulations.
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