Unlicensed Miami Public Adjuster Arrested Following $100,000 Fraudulent Water Claims Scam

The Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS), which operates under the direction of Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, today announced the arrest of Julian Garcia-Sellek of Miami on multiple felony fraud and grand theft charges. The arrest follows an investigation that discovered Garcia-Sellek, while acting as an unlicensed public adjuster, allegedly went to great lengths to inflate the costs associated with multiple insurance claims in addition to filing several fraudulent claims to cover water damage that did not exist.

Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passage of WRDA

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement after the passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act

Clawson Supports WIIN Act to Fund Water Projects Vital to South Florida

Last week, the House of Representatives passed S. 612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, with a vote of 360-61. This bill is the compromise legislation to reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), both of which authorized over $1.9 billion for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP).

Diaz-Balart Supports Legislation to Invest in Everglades Funding, Water Infrastructure

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after the passage of S.612, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act

Tampa’s Town and Country Water Customers Experiencing Low Water Pressures

Water Department employees have further reduced the affected area to an area bounded by Stillbrook Avenue on the north, Boxwood and Baycrest drives on the south, Memorial Highway on the east, and the canals on the west. There are approximately 700 customer accounts still experiencing low pressure. Water Department employees are making progress, but still working to locate a break.

House Adopts Rooney Funding Requests for Everglades Restoration, Florida Water Projects

U.S. Representative Tom Rooney (FL-17), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, said that the 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill passed today in the House of Representatives today will provide critical funding for Everglades restoration, water infrastructure, and energy security projects, while cutting red tape

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Colombia tops all Foreign Searches for Miami Real Estate

Colombia continues to lead all foreign countries searching for South Florida real estate, according to new data from the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation finished as the top international country using MIAMI’s search portal,, in May 2016. Colombia has now led the rankings for six consecutive months

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Buchanan Slams “Nightmarish” Conditions at VA Nursing Homes

Congressman Vern Buchanan today demanded answers from the Department of Veteran Affairs after reports of deplorable conditions and neglect at VA nursing homes across the nation.