PBSO deputy backs out of ID theft guilty plea; to take chance on trial
Jane Musgrave reports:
A former Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy on Friday was allowed to recant his guilty pleas and will get a chance to persuade a jury that he didn’t use his access to law enforcement databases to propel a $250,000 identity theft scam.
U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks agreed to let former deputy Frantz Felisma withdraw his guilty pleas to charges of unauthorized use of credit cards and aggravated identity theft and instead go to trial. In granting Felisma’s unusual request, Middlebrooks recalled the confusion that erupted in March when Felisma pleaded guilty to the two charges.
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