Hernando County

Former CEO of Hillsborough Program for Disabled Adults Indicted on Charges of Fraud Against Government

The man widely considered to be behind the success of a Hillsborough county program for adults with developmental disabilities has now become the fourth person to face charges for defrauding the federal government. Sixty-nine-year-old Richard Lilliston, once the CEO of […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Husband’s Murder

Karen Biraghi shot and killed her husband Alan Biraghi as he lay asleep on the couch in their home on Christmas Eve 2011. Hernando Circuit Judge Daniel B. Merritt Jr. recently sentenced Biraghi to life in prison for the murder. […]... [Read More]

Former Teacher Sentenced for Hernando County DUI Manslaughter

Former schoolteacher Robert McCraw was sentenced last week in Hernando County’s circuit court for the DUI manslaughter of Ludolf Breymann in Spring Hill. The accident occurred on January 3, 2011. McCraw was sentenced to five years in prison for driving […]... [Read More]

Spring Hill Woman Faces Two Drug-Related Child Abuse Charges

Kimberly Losudo of Spring Hill now faces two child abuse charges after authorities discovered cocaine in the systems of two children, 9- and 11-years-old. Losurdo reportedly admitted to investigators that she smoked crack in the residence where the children were […]... [Read More]

Brooksville Man Sentenced in Hernando County DUI Manslaughter Case

A Hernando County judge sentenced Mikell Begley of Brooksville to 11 years in prison last week for the April death of Begley’s friend Gary Ziegler. The sentence came after Begley pleaded no contest to DUI manslaughter. Had he been convicted […]... [Read More]

Former Hernando Sheriff Candidate Accused of Fraud and Perjury

Luke Frazier, a candidate for Hernando County sheriff back in 2008, was arrested and charged with fraud and perjury this week. Authorities say that Frazier forged a deed on a vacant two-bedroom house in Spring Hill in 2007. They also […]... [Read More]

Brooksville Man Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud in Foreclosure Inspection Case

Dean Counce pleaded guilty this month in federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Counce was accused of submitting fraudulent inspection reports to lenders handling foreclosed properties. Around 2007, Counce founded a company in Brooksville called […]... [Read More]

Hernando County Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Death of Wife

Alan Osterhoudt Jr. called 911 last week and told the emergency dispatcher in Hernando County that he had shot his wife during an argument and that she was dead. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the couple’s home in Spring Hill where […]... [Read More]

Jury Selection in Hernando County Death Penalty Case Begins

Attorneys involved in the capital murder case against John Kalisz in Hernando County spent all day Tuesday questioning prospective jury members. They begin another day of jury selection on Wednesday morning. Kalisz, already convicted of killing a sheriff’s deputy in […]... [Read More]

Hernando Mother and Son Arrested on Drug Charges

A Brooksville mother and son were arrested last week by Hernando County sheriff’s deputies for dealing marijuana. Johanna Jorgensen and her 19-year-old son Ryan were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a church […]... [Read More]