From the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Florida.
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Gretchen Buselli (a/k/a “Gretchen Yarbrough”), 47, of Tallahassee, Florida, was arrested yesterday on a charge of Use of Interstate Commerce Facility in the Commission of Murder-for-Hire. Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the charge today after Buselli made her initial appearance in federal court in Tallahassee.
The complaint alleges that between on or about June 17, 2021, and on or about September 16, 2021, in the Northern District of Florida, Buselli did knowingly and intentionally use or cause another to use the mail or any facility of interstate commerce with the intent that a murder be committed in violation of the laws of the State of Florida, as consideration for the receipt of, or as consideration for a promise or agreement to pay anything of pecuniary value.
Buselli was ordered temporarily detained until a preliminary and detention hearing on September 22, 2021, at 1:30 pm, at the United States Courthouse in Tallahassee. If convicted, she faces up to ten years’ imprisonment.
This arrest resulted from a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tallahassee Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Eric Mountin and Lazaro Fields.
A criminal complaint is merely an allegation by a sworn affiant that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to due process, to include a fair trial, during which it is the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access available public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website. For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.
Thanks TR, looking forward to the follow up articles.
Good info Hope.
If the Governor should ever become so inclined he might turn the FDLE loose on your information and blow this corrupt town wide open.
In my opinion the FBI is done and set to close the books on their investigation as soon as lefty Hinkle sentenced Burnett.
Some local talk shows are pushing a false narrative that the FBI investigation will be ongoing. Believe me its over.
@ Hope: Thumps up, Thumps up
So, County Administrator Vince Long, and convicted felon disbarred attorney and former mayor and City Commissioner Scott Maddox, and former City Administrator Rick Fernandez brought into their fold Ben Pingree to complete their criminal enterprise, to accommodate Scott Maddox’s criminal activity. Disgraced Scott Maddox brought in Pingree so his ongoing corruption would not be questioned, but facilitated.
Wasn’t Ben Pingree on the board at the Tallahassee Leon Federal Credit Union where funds were misused to hold a PR event for the credit union’s President? Soon after didn’t the credit union president announce her entry into the city commission race against Jeremy Matlow?
It was a diabolical plot between The Usual Suspects to misuse funds at the credit union for PR events to promote a candidate to run against their nemesis, Jeremy Matlow. So, no one reports it, but it happened. Let’s hope Pingree is still not on the board at the Tallahassee Leon Federal Credit Union.
Isn’t Pingree a former Leon County Deputy Administration employee who went on to Wakulla County to be their Administrator? Didn’t Wakalla County run Pingree out of town for funneling Wakulla County funds into Scott Maddox’s Governance?
So when Pingree had to sell his house in Wakulla County it was during the downturn in the housing market and his house was under water? Miraculously, the person that bought Pingree’s house ended up with a Leon County IT contract for $250,000 I think the same amount Pingree’s house was under water.
Isn’t it nice how they all use taxpayer dollars to help each other out in their little situations?
So nice of how their diabolical enterprise furthers Scott Maddox’s criminal activity and propelled his partner-in-crime Paige Carter Smith to get a cushy job within the criminal enterprise at the taxpayers expense. I wish I was making this up.
So, now when Commissioner Matlow has had enough of Pingree’s biased presentations to the city commission, to push an agenda, Matlow asked that Pingree not give the presentations.
So, when Pingree gets his feelings hurt he goes crying to the new city manager, Reese Goad, that Matlow is not being very nice to him and Pingree files a complaint against Matlow.. Also, Pingree the perpetrator, declares himself a whistleblower status… So now the perpetrator wants to be the Whistleblower against the real victim, Matlow.
I am on the edge of my seat waiting to see how the city manager, Goad is going to handle this situation knowing how their criminal enterprise has been exposed. Could this be where they begin turning on each other? Remember there is no honor among thieves. Reese Goad cannot side with Pingree, (or will he) so this is going to get good… get your popcorn the show is about to begin and this is where they are going to start throwing each under the bus.
I believe a nationwide search is in order for a new County and City Administrator and Manager, respectively.
Statistically murder for hire is a crime most often committed by white folks. Odds are Gretchen with 2 last names is white.
@ Hope: Agree, TR needs to expose this dust up.
Cry baby Pingree no longer have the protection of EL JEFE. EL JEFE going to be busy keeping UNDESIRABLES off of him at his new residency.
Get em HONORABLE Commissioner MATLOW!
Tables have TURNED. BEN, you reaped what YOU have SOWN. Doesn’t take long before KARMA tap that whining ass. Do yourself a favor, and RESIGN. You are not indispensable like many Civil SERVANTs think they are!
TR… Hoping to see a report on the dust-up between Pingree and Matlow….
I believe this is important because it is an eruption that is necessary in order to expose and cleanse away some of the Usual Suspects businesses-as-usual corruption.