February 11, 1987,
State Attorney Norm Wolfinger has put adult-bookstore owners in Brevard County on notice that if they don't start policing themselves, his office will.Wolfinger sent a letter to store owners outlining the jury conviction of adult-bookstore owners Marian and Samuel Wallace. The Wallaces, who operated Leather and Lace in Cocoa Beach, were tried in October and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and 7 1/2 years of probation in January under the state Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Their case was the state's first RICO conviction involving the sale of obscene materials.
May 17, 1987
SO BREVARD County's self-designated guardians of the public morality, Sheriff Jake Miller and State Attorney Norman Wolfinger, have come up with another way to save the people from themselves. They have decided to crack down on your corner video store that stocks videos they consider obscene. Apparently the wave of drugs, robberies, burglaries, and murders that is afflicting our county has not kept our top law enforcement officials busy enough, so they seem to feel the need to make criminals out of legitimate business people who rent videos they find offensive.
August 25, 1992
There is more to the state attorney's job than being a prosecutor. For one thing, in the Seminole-Brevard circuit it means managing a $7 million annual budget and a staff of 181 - 79 of them lawyers.That's why Norm Wolfinger is the better choice for voters in the Sept. 1 Republican primary. He has held the job for eight years. While opponent John Galluzzo has some fine qualities, he hasn't made the case that he can do a better job.Since there is no Democrat in this race, the primary winner will assume the office.
June 1, 1992,
Norm Wolfinger, state attorney for Seminole and Brevard counties, is hard on killers, especially those who kill whites.He has sought the death penalty about three times more often for killing whites than for killing blacks, Hispanics and members of other minority groups, The Orlando Sentinel found in a survey of murder cases since 1986.His office seeks and wins more capital cases than any other prosecutor's office in Central Florida.And although state attorneys in Orange, Osceola, Volusia and Lake counties also sought death more often for killers of whites, Wolfinger was about 50 percent more likely to do so.Some leaders in the minority community say the research confirms what they have asserted for a long time.