Hurricane Irma Response Team Sentencing

Today Daniel Lawrence Ohleyer, 44, of Naples, was sentenced to a total of 8 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation for two counts of Contracting without a License during a State of Emergency, one count of Grand Theft and two counts of Violation of Probation. The cases were handled by our Economic Crimes Unit.

This prosecution is part of the State Attorney’s Office Hurricane Irma Response Team formed by Chief Assistant State Attorney Amira Fox. The team is made up of staff within our ECU. They have focused on crimes occurring post Hurricane Irma during the State of Emergency.

“It is important that citizens are protected at all times from criminal activity but especially when they are in their most vulernable state following a disaster,” said Fox.

In the months following Hurricane Irma, the defendant contracted with two different victims to rescreen their pool cages and to rebuild parts of the aluminum cages. The victims both made multiple payments for the work, however, the defendant did not have nor ever had a contractor’s license for aluminum work. This agreement was made during Collier County’s extended State of
Emergency post-Irma.

In the Grand Theft case, the defendant took parts of a motorcycle he agreed to purchase but did not buy it and failed to return the parts.

The defendant was on probation for failing to secure worker’s compensation, grand theft and contracting without a license. These new crimes resulted in the violation of probation charges.

Assistant State Attorney Tino Cimato of our Economic Crimes Unit handled the cases.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office
239-533-1125
ssyoen@sao.cjis20.org