Marcos Daniel Jiménez, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida;
Jonathan I. Solomon, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and
Brian J. Wimpling, Special Agent in Charge, Miami Field Office, Internal Revenue
Service, Criminal Investigation Division, announced today that a federal grand jury
returned an indictment charging John L. “Jack” London, 67, of Key West, Florida,
with subscribing a false tax return and making false statements to Federal Bureau
of Investigation agents, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section
7206(1), and Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001. The defendant faces a
statutory maximum sentence of 3 years’ imprisonment and 100,000 fine on the false
tax return charge and 5 years’ imprisonment and 250,000 fine on the false statement
The indictment is based upon London’s receipt of $29,000, while serving as Mayor of
Monroe County, from a consultant who had been hired by a real estate developer to
assist with obtaining building permits from the Monroe County Board ofCounty
Commissioners. London allegedly used these monies to satisfy an outstanding lien
against a residential property London owned in Cork, Ireland. According to the
indictment, when agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation confronted him
about his receipt of the $29,000, London misled the investigators regarding the
origin of the funds.
Mr. Jiménez commended the investigative efforts of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations Division.
This case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher J. Clark
and Brenda K. Morris, Trial Attorney with the Public Integrity Section, U.S.
Department of Justice.