Former public defender charged with racketeering


According to Walton County, Fla.officials, a former public defender was involved in racketeering.

Leonard Andrew Platteborze, 62, was issued a felony warrant by the State Attorney’s Office Tuesday, July 22.  Police say the charges stem from the June 16, 2014, search warrants that started Operation Avalanche.  Platteborze was booked into the Walton County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Investigations are on-going and more information will be released once available.

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