By Savannah Smith   |  06-22-2017   News
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A Broward County elementary school teacher was so angry with her husband, and desperate to get back at him that she resorted to tipping off drug dealers her husband was investigating, and will now end up with a sentence of eight years in federal prison because the consequences of her actions were deemed by prosecutors as too grave.

The then-husband happened to be a Lauderhill police detective who was part at that time of an undercover investigation. The wife, Porsha Session, 31, of Boynton Beach, was so mad with her husband whom she suspected of cheating on her that she sought revenge against her “philandering police officer spouse.”

Session carried out her revenge by snooping in her husband’s work email and found memos containing sensitive law enforcement information about an investigation into a drugs-related case. Included in the confidential information was the detail of the agents having an informant inside the suspects’ group.

Session compromised the investigation when she helped exposed the insider informant who was secretly working with the authorities. The informant, unfortunately, died of a gunshot wound shortly after Session’s “exposure” under suspicious circumstances. Prosecutors said the death was eventually ruled as a suicide.

Session admitted that she made six phone calls to one of the suspected drug dealers and told him about an insider helping the agents. Session later pleaded guilty to federal obstruction of an official proceeding, a grand jury investigation.

Session taught at Cypress Elementary School in Pompano Beach at the time of the crime in March 2013. Authorities said she even borrowed a co-worker’s phone to make the warning calls, which also placed the co-worker in danger.

Session was working as a fourth-grade teacher at Deerfield Beach Elementary until April 25 this year, or until a few weeks after she pleaded guilty. She was reassigned to a position that does not involve students.

Prosecutors said Session’s actions proved to be so harmful to the undercover investigation. The probe started in October 2012 and was focused on a group of seven Jamaican-born men suspected of operating a drug-dealing business in the Lauderhill and Fort Lauderdale areas. The group was also involved in gun smuggling from Covington, Ga., and Orlando to Broward County and then were sent illegally to Jamaica. The suspects also bore assault rifles and other guns. They also dealt marijuana from Arizona and California that was shipped by FedEx to houses in South Florida.

The informant after his cover was blown was terrified and in tears. He believed he was going to be murdered, according to prosecutors. Two months after Session made the call to the suspects, the informant was dead. While his death cannot be directly linked to Session, prosecutors said her actions “set off a chain of events that certainly will have to be considered as a factor in his death.”

Her lawyer, family, friends and colleagues vouch for Session, also a mother to a 5-year-old girl, being a law-abiding citizen and a talented and dedicated teacher and mother.

Session was arrested in February and remains free only on $260,000 bond pending her June 28 sentence in federal court in West Palm Beach. She faces the prospect of maximum punishment of 20 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000. Her defense is appealing for a house arrest instead, arguing she was a good person who got trapped only in a bad marriage.

Source:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/crime/fl-reg-porsha-session-teacher-broward-sentencing-20170620-story.html

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Anonymous No. 4079 1498136523

Bad marriage? That lawyet better gets off the fucking bar, he was doing his duty and the cunt went psycho.

Anonymous No. 4089 1498155940

While I agree that she should get punished, I see nothing that shows the detective being punished, he broke basic security by either letting his wife see critical evidence willingly or by simply being lazy with his passwords or not securing his PC/Laptop or even worse leaving information unsecured in plain sight. Hell, most kids know to password their pcs, phones, etc, and that's just from nosy parents.

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