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  • Money Returned

    Money Returned

    More than $356,968,164 worth of unclaimed cash and property has been returned to Florida citizens January 2011 to February 24th, 2012.

  • Restitution Secured

    Restitution Secured

    More than $192,137,796 has been ordered repaid to victims in cases investigated by the Division of Insurance Fraud since January 2011.

  • Arrests Made

    Arrests Made

    More than 2,360 arrests have been made since January 2011 by the Division of insurance Fraud and the State Fire Marshal Bureau of Fire & Arson Investigations.

  • Money Recovered

    Money Recovered

    More than $33,602,755 has been recovered for Florida Insurance consumers by the Divisions of Consumer and Agent & Agency Services.

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Statement from CFO Jeff Atwater Regarding House Regulatory Affairs Committee Passage of Legislation that Creates Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater issued a statement following the passing of HB 743 by the House Regulatory Affairs Committee, moving the bill closer to a vote before the full Florida House....
Statement from Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater Regarding Florida’s A- Grade for Transparency in PIRG’s 2014 Following the Money Report
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today released the following statement regarding the findings of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group’s (PIRG) 2014 Following the Money report, which...
CFO Jeff Atwater Announces Arrest of Jacksonville Beach Man on Charges of Insurance Fraud
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Chiropractor Steven Rhodes, owner of Ocean View Health, Inc. in Jacksonville Beach for fraudulently billing for services and...
CFO Jeff Atwater Announces Two Arrests on Charges of Insurance Fraud Following Staged Boat Theft
CFO Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Jorge Bellomo and Eugenio Ulowicz after an undercover operation led by the Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF), Florida...
CFO Jeff Atwater Announces Conviction of Fort Myers Man Found Guilty of Misappropriating More than $900,000, Including State Funds
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the conviction of Robert Michael Eugene “Gene” Bruist, 37, of Fort Myers for the misappropriation of more than $900,000 in funds intended...
CFO Jeff Atwater Announces Arrest of Weston Man Accused of Defrauding More Than 270 Floridians
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of David Glincher, 47, of Weston on charges of theft, white collar crime and fraud for allegedly filing car insurance claims on behalf...
CFO Jeff Atwater Applauds Florida Senate Appropriations Committee for Passing Legislation that Creates Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today applauded the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee for passing legislation that creates a Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights that will notify consumers of...
CFO Jeff Atwater Focused on Ensuring Consumer Rights and Protections, Reducing Regulatory Burdens and Fighting Fraud During 2014 Legislative Session
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is using the 2014 Legislative Session to make Florida more consumer and business-friendly. His legislative initiatives, which are already progressing...
CFO Jeff Atwater Helps Return More Than $253 Million to Consumers in 2013
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced that the Florida Department of Financial Services helped recover more than $253 million for Floridians during 2013. The recoveries were made...

 

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About Jeff

Jeff Atwater, a fifth-generation Floridian, was elected Florida’s Chief Financial Officer November 2, 2010, and was sworn into office on January 4, 2011. CFO Atwater believes that Florida can best prosper through its people rather than its government. The cornerstone of his platform as CFO is to reduce the burden on Florida’s families by spending every taxpayer dime in the most efficient and effective manner. Some of his top priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and government waste, reducing regulatory burdens that stifle business growth, providing for transparency and accountability in government spending, and creating the conditions for economic development and prosperity in Florida.

Guided by his family’s time-honored tradition of serving the community, CFO Atwater was inspired by his parents’ values, work ethic, commitment to family, and a deep sense of appreciation for community service. CFO Atwater’s commitment to public service first began in 1993 when he served as Vice Mayor of North Palm Beach.

In 2000, he began his legislative service as a member of the Florida House of Representatives. Two years later, he was elected to the Florida Senate where he continued to serve the people of Broward and Palm Beach counties. After chairing high profile Senate committees, CFO Atwater gained the unanimous support of his fellow Senators in becoming Senate President and led the Senate from 2008 through 2010. In the Legislature, CFO Atwater dedicated his 10 years of service to improving the lives of Floridians by lowering taxes, raising school performance standards and establishing incentives that attract emerging industries to Florida.

Prior to serving his fellow Floridians in public office, CFO Atwater worked as a community banker for more than 25 years, giving him unique insights into banking, insurance, finance, fiscal responsibility and the burden that taxes and regulations place on small businesses and families. CFO Atwater received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Florida. CFO Atwater has been an active member of the community, serving on several advisory boards including United Way of Palm Beach County, Boy Scouts of America, Children’s Home Society of Broward County, 5-Star Magnet Program of Palm Beach Gardens High School, and Roger Dean Stadium. Additionally, he served on the board of directors of the Northern Palm Beaches Chamber of Commerce.

CFO Atwater and his wife, Carole, have four children.

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