North Bay Village Commissioner Convicted After Lying to See Lover in Detention Center https://t.co/MY9zuG2UBn— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) October 27, 2022
Julianna Strout was also a North Bay Village Commissioner.
A North Bay Village commissioner who lied to get her way into a federal detention center so she could see her lover has been convicted, prosecutors said Thursday.
Julianna Clare Strout, 36, pled guilty to a federal information charging her with attempting to enter, and entering, a federal facility using fraud and false pretenses, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida.
Following the guilty plea, Strout was sentenced to one-year probation and 50 hours of community service.
Prosecutors said the incident involving Strout happened in October 2021 at Krome Detention Center.
At the time, the detention center had temporarily suspended social visits because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but legal visits were still permitted.
Three times Strout entered Krome by lying to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials about her reason for visiting, prosecutors said.
Strout told officials that she worked as a paralegal for a law firm
and that she needed to visit a detainee to have legal documents signed.
Strout also presented officials with a letter on the law firm’s