LABELLE, Fla.- Federal investigators with the IRS and the EPA have swarmed a home in LaBelle. They've been on scene for hours.
According to neighbors, the federal agents, along with the Hendry County Sheriff's Office, have been at 259 Ford Avenue since about 9:15 this morning. There has been little activity outside in the last couple of hours, but neighbors tell us they saw agents carting away dozens of boxes from the scene.
The US Attorney's Office has confirmed that the IRS and the Enviromental Protection Agency served a search warrant this morning, but would not say why.
WINK News has since learned that this is the address of Dean and Brenda Daniels. They own a company called Air Boss Aviation and the State lists them as owners of several other companies, including one called American Made Renewable Fuels.
Neighbors say they were always suspicious as the Daniels' home stood out in this rural neighborhood.
"It's not a bad neighborhood, but it's run down. We live in a real run down neighborhood but they are just constantly upgrading. They have a new pool. New sod and a new fence...They black out the windows...That is kinda weird," said neighbor Leann Ortiz.
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