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Florida: Governor Can Get FDLE & State Attorney To Investigate & Arrest Former Asst. State Attorney For The Same Thing They Have Whitewashed For Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno
Written by: Tim Brown
Published on: February 12, 2020

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The utter hypocrisy and corruption of the Florida governor’s office, the state attorney’s office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement could not be more clearly seen in this week’s arrest of a former assistant state attorney for offering help in a criminal case in exchange for sex. Why is it hypocritical and corrupt? Because it’s the very same thing that current appointed Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno engaged in when a victim of crime came to his office for help and he imposed himself on her for sex claiming that he would help her and never did one thing for her.
The current story comes out of The Naples Daily News:
Juan Mercado, 29, was booked into Miami-Dade Jail after officers from the police department acted on a warrant for his arrest on bribery charges.
An investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found Mercado engaged in a sexual relationship with a woman in exchange for helping her with a domestic battery case, according to an FDLE news release.
Mercado had worked out of the state attorney’s office in Charlotte County.
The 20th Judicial Circuit covers Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.
Samantha Syoen, communications director for the State Attorney’s Office of the 20th Judicial Circuit, said Mercado was employed from May 22, 2017, until his resignation on Feb. 5, 2019.
Gov. Ron DeSantis assigned the State Attorney’s Office for the 12th Judicial Circuit to investigate and potentially prosecute the case on April 5 last year after 20th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Amira Fox voluntarily disqualified herself and requested the case be reassigned.
The executive assignment was set to expire in two months.
Mercado was said to have offered to “make her case go away” in exchange for sex.