Lee County Sheriff’s Wife Linda Deverso-Pakulis Goes Viral After Racist Comment

Lee County Sheriff’s Lieutenant’s wife Linda Deverso-Pakulis deleted her Facebook after a racist comment from her account went viral

  • Deverso-Pakulis made the comment on a viral video of a brawl at Edison Mall in Fort Myers, Florida

  • After receiving negative attention Deverso-Pakulis changed the name on her account to┬áLynda Gregory-Rachoza

  • Deverso-Pakulis deleted her account and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office says they are looking into the incident

  • In 2006, Deverso-Pakulis defended her uncle after he was found guilty of making and transporting pornography with teenage girls

A Lee County Sheriff’s Lieutenant’s wife is going viral after making an extremely racist comment in response to a video on Facebook. Since her comment caught the attention of social media users, the woman has claimed to have been hacked and deleted her account.

Linda Deverso-Pakulis, the wife of Lt. Chip Pakulis, allegedly commented on a viral video of a brawl at Edison Mall in Fort Myers, Florida. Her comment begins with, “Yep filthy niggers,” then goes on to say to “send them all back to Africa,” which she suggests will start world peace.

Yep filthy niggers! If they aren’t killing eachother in Lehigh then they are shopping and spending government money at the Edison! And they wonder why everyone picks on them? Watch the video! Send them back to Africa! World peace with then begin!

It did not take long for the comment to receive a negative response. Deverso-Pakulis either changed her name on Facebook to Lynda Gregory-Rachoza, or created a new account, and made a post claiming that her account was conveniently hacked when the comment was made.

Late last night someone posted under my name comments regarding an altercation that took place at the Edison Mall. As a result I notified Facebook that my account was compromised and I deactivated the account at that time. I am appalled about the comments that were made, neither I nor my family share these beliefs. As a result of this, after today, I will be removing myself from social media. Linda Deverso-Pakulis.

When it became clear that people were not buying the story of the hacked account, Deverso-Pakulis deleted the account from Facebook. On Monday morning, NBC-2 reported the Lee County Sheriff’s Office claimed they were “looking into”┬áthe incident.

With racial tension at a high, and law enforcement under heavy scrutiny, people are understandably concerned that the wife of a law enforcement officer holds such racially charged views, which is raises the question if he holds the same beliefs.

Donald J Deverso

It was not long before social media sleuths found that on April 13, 2005, a Federal Grand Jury in Fort Myers indicted Donald J. Deverso, Deverso-Pakulis’ uncle. Deverso was indicted for possession of materials involving a depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit activity, transporting materials involving a depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit activity, and using a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct outside of the United States for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct and transporting the visual depiction into the United States.

On May 15, 2006, Deverso’s jury trial began, and on May 19, he was found guilty on all three charges. In a sickening display, Deverso claimed he was the victim of a young girl from the Philippines. Deverso claims the girl began writing to him and told him she was 18. The girl claimed that Deverso knew she was 17.

Deverso would often chat with women on Asian dating sites, which is where he met his third wife, Zong Yu Deverso. Deverso would also photograph young girls that he met on those sites, going as far as flying to the Philippines to do so. Deverso was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison.

After his sentencing, Deverso-Pakulis took her uncle’s defense and placed blame on the underage victim. The Naples Daily News reported that Deverso-Pakulis said her uncle was a “good man,” and that some of the blame should have been placed on the teenage girl. Deverso-Pakulis was quoted under the name Linda Rachoza, the same name she changed her Facebook to before deleting it.

She should have held some accountability for what she did wrong.

UPDATE: The Lee County Sheriff’s Office posted a video to their Facebook page backing the claim that Deverso-Pakulis’ Facebook account was hacked. When asked if the LCSO confirmed the hacking, Undersheriff Carmine Marceno replied that was the information they had been given. Marceno claimed due to an internal investigation he was not able to answer any questions at this time before quickly ending the post haste press briefing.



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