Crack Cocaine and Prostitution Lead to FDLE Probe Into County Commissioner
HERNANDO – Last week, RNRF received an anonymous tip alleging that one of our County Commissioners was at the center of a 2013 FDLE criminal investigation.
We immediately requested a full report from the FDLE, which pointed the finger at Hernando County Commission Nick Nicholson, who may have had sexual relations with a prostitute and even possible knowledge of crack cocaine dealing.
According to reports, on January 9th 2013, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office received information of criminal conduct perpetrated by Nicholson.
Hernando County Detective George Loydgren and Special Agents Neal, Horianopoulos, and Stefan with the FDLE, initiated a probe to investigate the accusations.
On December 27, 2012, the Sheriff’s Office conducted a child abuse investigation on 45-year-old Kimberly K. Losurdo, after her child became violently ill from ingesting crack cocaine.
Losurdo was arrested and charged with child abuse and DCF took custody of her child.
During the investigation, a confidential informant identified Commissioner Nicholson as someone who had an intimate relationship with Losurdo. The informant also stated that Nicholson would pay between $100 and $150 for sex and then leave.
Adding to the already scandalous accusations, the informant said Nicholson would drive Losurdo to different residences, with the knowledge that she was purchasing illegal narcotics.
The informant blames Nicholson for giving her false hopes of a relationship and aiding in her addiction to crack cocaine, by giving her money to purchase it.
On September 20, 2013 the FDLE interviewed Nicholson at their Regional Operations Center in Tampa, where Nicholson answered a battery of questions concerning his relationship with Losurdo.
During the interview, Nicholson denied knowing anyone by the name of Kimberly Losurdo, but after viewing a photo lineup, Nicholson recognized Losurdo as a woman he knew as “Jen.” Nicholson admitted to visiting several adult night clubs in Pasco County and says he may have met “Jen” at Calendar Girls, but he wasn’t sure.
Investigators asked Nicholson how many times she visited Losurdo at her home and he replied “I was there a couple of times.”
Nicholson denied ever paying for sex with Losurdo but did say he gave her money for “food and other stuff.”
When investigators asked about Losurdo’s drug abuse, Nicholson denied having knowledge of the problem.
On November 12, 2013 the FDLE received a letter from State Attorney Brad King, stating that the case against Nicholson lacked sufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against him.
We attempted to contact Nicholson at his office today, but he did not return our calls.
During a phone interview with Sheriff Al Nienhuis, he said “I could not ignore the allegations against Commissioner Nicholson but I thought it would be best to turn it over to an outside agency to conduct the investigation.”
Click the link below to read the full FDLE report.
CORRECTION: Earlier were reported that the Sheriff’s Office had no knowledge of the investigation. To be more clear, our statement referred to the information NOT being provided to the Public Information Officer for media release. Since the investigation did not result in the arrest of Commissioner Nicholson, the media would not receive notification of the investigation.
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