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Former Claims Adjuster Sentenced To Five Years In Federal Prison For Providing Assistance To Individuals Who Carried Out Robberies, Shootings, While Dressed As Police Officers

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Susan Bucklew has sentenced Jasmine Weber (28, Tampa) to five years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act Robbery. Weber had pleaded guilty on January 20, 2023.

According to the plea agreement, between December 2020 and April 2021, Weber was aware that a group of individuals had conspired with each other to commit armed robberies throughout Pasco, Polk, Lee, and Hillsborough Counties. Weber knew that members of this conspiracy carried out their crimes by pretending to be law enforcement officers. Members of this conspiracy provided Weber with identifying information on their potential victims. Using her employment as a claims adjuster and knowing the co-conspirators’ goal, Weber researched those individuals on her Lexus Nexus account and located their home addresses. Members of this conspiracy then committed robberies at those residences, some of which resulted in victims being beaten, pistol whipped, and shot. Additionally, Weber purchased equipment for co-conspirators to use in the commission of these robberies, including Sheriff’s vests, law enforcement patches, and light bars.

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This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the Bartow Police Department, the Lakeland Police Department, the Dade City Police Department, the Cape Coral Police Department, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, the Arcadia Police Department, and the Florida Highway Patrol. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diego F. Novaes.

Updated December 11, 2023

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