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State Attorney Amira Fox to speak in Lehigh

July 24, 2019
By MELISSA BILL ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

State Attorney Amira Fox, 20th Judicial Circuit, will be the featured speaker at the Aug. 5 Lehigh Acres Community Council meeting.

Among Fox's notable accomplishments was her work towards convicting Mesac Damas, a man who murdered his wife and five children in Collier County. She was successful in obtaining six death sentences in the case.

According to the State Attorney's Office spokesperson Samantha Syoen, the goal of the informal meeting is to give the citizens of Lehigh Acres a look at what office does for the community and ask questions in regards to important local issues concerning crime and legal legislation.

"Some of the topics she will cover during the August meeting include: initiatives the State Attorney's office does to keep citizens safe, and information on our homicide unit, economic crime unit, and human trafficking unit," Syoen said.

According to Council Vice-president Tyler Woodby, it offers a great way for the office to connect with the citizens of Lehigh Acres and what types of services it provides for the community.

"Those who attend will get a chance to learn more about her job description and what she has done for our community, county and towns. Plus, what she hopes to bring to the table in the future," Woodby said.

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"Residents get a chance to voice their concerns about local laws that affect us at the state level and find out how they handle things such as repeat offenders," Woodby added.

Prior to becoming the State Attorney, Fox served as Chief Assistant State Attorney since 2014. She also served as Assistant State Attorney for 18 years including serving as office head of Hendry, Glades and Collier counties.

During her time as chief assistant state attorney, she worked with law enforcement to implement the gang and racketeering task force which resulted in racketeering charges against gang members. She also led in an initiative to cooperate with law enforcement in the conducting of wiretap operations aimed at catching and punishing those selling and trafficking opioids and other illegal drugs in the community.

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The Lehigh Acres Community Council's next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at the LCSO East District substation, at 1301 Homestead Road N., Lehigh Acres.

Those who would like to report a down light or lighting issue are urged to call 239-533-2300.

Editors Note; This story has been corrected. Amira Fox is the State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit. She does not also have a private practice.



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