Broward County School District Employee Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Obstructing Drug Investigation
Today, a Broward County School District employee was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks to three years in prison for obstructing a drug investigation.
Benjamin G. Greenberg, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement.
Porsha Session, 31, of Boynton Beach, Florida, previously pled guilty to obstructing an official proceeding, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1512(c)(2).
According to the court record, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies were investigating drug trafficking and other criminal offenses in Lauderhill, Florida. Session’s relative was one of the detectives from the Lauderhill Police Department assigned to the Lauderhill investigation. During the course of the Lauderhill investigation, law enforcement, including the defendant’s relative, received information, including details from a confidential informant, regarding individuals involved with drug trafficking, and vehicles used by and telephone numbers associated with, members of the criminal enterprise. Session obtained information provided to her relative concerning the Lauderhill investigation. Session, while working as an employee of the Broward County School District, then made a series of telephone calls to a target of the drug trafficking investigation and warned the individual that he/she and other persons were being monitored by law enforcement. Session also warned the target that an inside source, an informant, was providing details of the criminal enterprise to law enforcement. As a result of Session’s disclosure, the target changed his/her telephone number in an attempt to avoid detection by law enforcement and the confidential informant was moved for his/her safety.
Mr. Greenberg commended the FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Lauderhill Police Department, and Sunrise Police Department for their investigative assistance with this matter. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey N. Kaplan.