March 22, 2018
Two former executives from Legendary Marine, LLC and a spouse are facing racketeering and organized fraud charges.
According to a press release from the office of State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, Bill Eddins, Andrew Crisp, Fred Pace and his wife, Leslie Pace are facing criminal charges after a joint investigation was launched by the State Attorney’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Court documents revealed the three allegedly misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars of money, funds, credit, labor, services, and equipment that belonged to Legendary Marine from January 2010 through August 2014, while employed by Legendary Marine.
It is also alleged that the three used their positions in the business to self-deal in multiple sales transactions at Legendary Marine for their own personal gain.
Legendary Marine is a large employer in Northwest Florida and the largest marine business on the Gulf Coast, with multiple dealerships and marinas.
Assistant State Attorney Russell Edgar, stated that the Office of the State Attorney and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will continue the investigation.