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Federal Jury Convicts Palm Beach Resident of Defrauding Cystic Fibrosis Nonprofit

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

MIAMI – Following a trial in West Palm Beach federal court, a jury found Elizabeth Genna Suarez, formerly known as “Elizabeth Mirson Suit,” 34, guilty of wire fraud.

According to evidence presented by federal prosecutors, from August 2018 to November 2019, Suarez executed a scheme to defraud Piper’s Angels Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with cystic fibrosis and their families. During that time, Suarez was married to the foundation’s executive director and used her access to the foundation money to divert it to herself. For example, Suarez used her copy of the foundation’s corporate credit card in July 2019 to make an $8,000 deposit on a cosmetic surgical procedure, pay $1,680 for a cosmetic laser procedure, and spend $800 on a necklace.     

Suarez was convicted on three counts of wire fraud and acquitted on one. Suarez is scheduled to be sentenced April 6, at 2:00 p.m. in West Palm Beach before the Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks.

Markenzy Lapointe, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Maged Behnam, Acting Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami, announced the conviction.  

FBI Miami investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexandra Chase prosecuted it.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Gabrielle Charest-Turken is handling asset forfeiture.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or on, under case number 22-cr-80185.



Public Affairs Unit
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

Updated February 3, 2023

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