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As Investigations Abound, New Documents Show Lee County Sheriff Admitted To Knowingly “Distorting” His Answers On Polygraph Test

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On Tuesday, we produced documents demonstrating that current, appointed Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno was not recommended to be hired at his previous place of employment due to his failure to be truthful on his application. Now, we have obtained documents that demonstrate that he not only did not pass a polygraph test twice, but that he admitted to “indicating that he was aware that he was engaging in the distortions.”

As a reminder, here is the 8-page report from Collier County Sheriff’s Office, which clearly states that he was “not recommended” to be hired.

Carmine Marceno Background … by Tim Brown on Scribd

Next, you can compare the background check with his application both at Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Lee County Sheriff’s Office, where once again, he engaged in perjury.

Carmine Marceno Lee County … by Tim Brown on Scribd

Now, we have obtained Marceno’s polygraph tests, both of them, which he took in 2002.

Take a look.

CCSO Polygraphs for Carmine… by Tim Brown on Scribd

Scott Walters was the examiner for the first polygraph test.

He wrote, “During the entire examination the examinee engaged in deep breaths distortions / movement distortions / and long delays between questions and answers.  No opinion regarding his truthfulness.”

However, he added, “During the examination process, the examinee was given numerous instructions regarding his actions.  He made apologies, indicating that he was aware that he was engaging in the distortions.  Examinee cited being nervous as a reason for his actions.”

OK, while I grant that he could have been nervous, there was obvious reason for that nervousness, and as we have pointed out, it’s because he was not truthful on his application in several areas.  See the first report above.

Walters provided no opinion, but deferred to an administration decision and advised a second polygraph with another examiner.

The second polygraph resulted in the same things with a different examiner.

“The exam was conducted and there were reactions to questions, however they were not of significant magnitude or consistent in nature to render an opinion to this truthfulness.” the examiner wrote.  “This second polygraph exam was with similar response to the first polygraph exam.”

In both cases, the examiners would not render an opinion but deferred to an administration decision.

Well, on the second go round, Marceno probably knew what to expect and was slightly cooler on the answering and his behavior even though the examiner stated there was a “similar response to the first polygraph exam.”

Of course, part of the deceit of Marceno, which is clearly apparent in the “non-recommendation” of him for employment is concerning his drug use and failure to list numerous places of employment.

Here’s his application.

CM Collier Application for… by Tim Brown on Scribd

Compare this to the above report from Collier County Sheriff’s Office regarding a “non-recommedation” that he not be hired.

Additionally, there is a CJSTC 77 document that demonstrates that the Sheriff’s Office had not fully gotten answers from local law enforcement concerning Marceno, and to top it off, there is a statement under #9 on the 77 form that reads, “Rule 11B-27.0011, FAC, requires an applicant’s moral character to be carefully examined before hired by an agency.  If the background investigation establishes that the applicant has a significant history of prior unlawful conduct, the Commission shall recommend that the agency does not hire the applicant, and that documentation of a background investigation is on file.”

CJSTC_77 for Carmine Marceno by Tim Brown on Scribd


Looks like someone needs to be addressed on this, but whom?  Was it Sheriff Don Hunter who waived Marceno through?  Was it someone else?  What is Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s responsibility in all of this?

On top of this, knowing the bad “moral character” that Marceno displayed in his application, which is a crime by the way, and knowing his admitted deceit, it seems to me that Collier County Sheriff’s Office just might be liable for keeping Marceno’s fraud going as he moved on into Lee County and eventually the sheriff’s position, where he took advantage of a crime victim by the name of Deanna Williams, as well as allegations that he has done the same thing to multiple women in the community.

Could Collier County Sheriff’s Office also be considered complicit in Marceno’s later crimes due to whoever pushed him into employment?  It is quite possible that may just be the case.

Governor Ron DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody have been silent on Marceno after numerous attempts to get a response via email and phone.

You can contact Governor DeSantis:

Executive Office of Governor Ron DeSantis
400 S Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 488-7146

Email Governor DeSantis

Email Lt. Governor Nuñez 

Additionally, you can contact Attorney General Ashley Moody

Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050

(850) 414-3300

For more documentation into Marceno and the investigation that led to uncovering his fraud, crimes and corruption in my reporting of the story of Deanna Williams, visit these previous reports.

Tim Brown

Tim Brown is a Christian and lover of liberty, a husband to his "more precious than rubies" wife, father of 10 "mighty arrows" and jack of all trades. He lives in the US-Occupied State of South Carolina, is the Editor at SonsOfLibertyMedia.com, GunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. and SettingBrushfires.com; and also broadcasts on The Sons of Liberty radio weekdays at 6am EST and Saturdays at 8am EST. Follow Tim on Twitter. Also check him out on Gab, Minds, and USALife.
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