Financial Crimes and the Elderly: A View From the Prosecutor's Office

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Cypress Lake Country Club
Speaker: Michael-Anthony Pica & Audra Thomas-Eth, Esqs.

Michael-Anthony Pica, Esq. serves as a Chief Assistant Statewide Prosecutor for the Florida Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.  He formerly served as an Assistant State Attorney with the State Attorney’s Office of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, in both the Charlotte and Lee County offices.

Michael-Anthony spent the first two years of his time with the Charlotte County State Attorney’s Office handling misdemeanor cases.  It was during this time that he played a significant role in establishing the Mental Health Court for Charlotte County.  Once he was promoted to the felony division, he concentrated primarily on drug offenses such as trafficking and sale.  After three years in Charlotte County, Michael-Anthony transferred to the Lee County office where his spent his last two years handling a caseload dealing primarily with firearm and violent crime offenses.

Michael-Anthony is the supervising attorney of the Fort Myers office of Statewide Prosecution.  In addition to those responsibilities, he also handles complex, multijurisdictional prosecutions involving financial crimes, racketeering organizations, human trafficking, and drug trafficking organizations.

Michael-Anthony is a member of the Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades County Bar Associations.  He is on the board of the Guardian ad Litem Foundation for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit and is a member of the Lee County Republican Executive Committee.  Licenses: Florida, New York and District of Columbia Bars.  Education: Juris Doctorate, St. Thomas University School of Law; Bachelors of Arts, Drew University

Audra Thomas-Eth. Esq.  serves as an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor for the Florida Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.  She formerly served as an Assistant State Attorney with the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office.

During her time with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office Audra handled all manner of cases including misdemeanor domestic crimes, juvenile crime, drug trafficking, economic crimes, computer related crimes, and violent crimes. Audra came to the Office of Statewide prosecution from the Mortgage Fraud division of the Economic Crimes Unit where she handled complex financial crimes, including money laundering, mortgage fraud, elder exploitation, organized fraud, and identity theft.

Audra currently handles complex, multijurisdictional prosecutions involving financial crimes, racketeering organizations, prostitution rings and drug trafficking organizations.

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