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Former Head Of Seminole Productions, Former FSU And UF Students Face Fraud Charges In Unrelated Cases

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Former head and co-founder of Seminole Productions Mark Rodin is being charged with defrauding Florida State University of $1.2 million. In an unrelated case, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced the indictment of five former Florida State University students and one former University of Florida student over embezzling money.

Defrauding Florida State University
Mark Rodin is accused of using the FSU’s video production company, Seminole Productions, to create projects for the sports marketing firm, IMG. But the money made didn’t go back into the company. Instead, Rodin put it in a private bank account he controlled. Now, Rodin is charged with one felony count of organized scheme to defraud and 24 counts of Grand Theft. He has turned himself in to the Leon County Detention Facility.

Former FSU, UF Students Indicted
A federal grand jury indicted five former FSU students and one former UF student of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, and aggravated identity theft. The students stole credit and debit card account numbers to deposit money into their bank accounts for personal use.

Robbie Gaffney graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing. Before working at WFSU, they recorded FSU’s basketball and baseball games for Seminole Productions as well as interned for the PBS Station in Largo, Florida. Robbie loves playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Animal Crossing, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Their other hobbies include sleeping and watching anime.