03, Mar 2015 - Martin, FL Florida appeals court reconsidering decision to toss conviction in ex-FBI agent's murder case
MIAMI — A former FBI agent convicted in a decades-old South Florida slaying linked to Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger should be freed from prison because he was improperly found guilty and wrongly sentenced, his attorney told a Florida appeals court Thursday.
03, Mar 2015 - Sentencing for foreign recruiter in MLB steroids case
A South Florida man who admitted recruiting foreign baseball players for the operators of a steroid-dispensing clinic is set for sentencing in federal court.
03, Mar 2015 - Jeb Bush distances himself from family
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush distanced himself from his family on Monday as he courted senior citizens in Nevada, the first stop in a national tour aimed at key states on the presidential primary calendar.
03, Mar 2015 - Prisons Chief To Seek Revamp Of Health Care Contracts
Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones announced Friday she intends to rebid contracts worth about $1.4 billion with private companies to provide health-care services to the state’s 100,000 inmates. […]
03, Mar 2015 - Kissimmee, FL Man in 'Catch Me If You Can' Crime Spree Reveals Life of Lies
Matthew Scheidt is a convicted felon who became infamous as a teen for impersonating a physician assistant at a Florida hospital and a police officer in Miami.
03, Mar 2015 - Fair Sentence? Man Hit With 162-Year Prison Term Gets Appeal
Attorneys for a Florida man will argue that cops had no right to obtain his cell phone's location data without a warrant to tie him to several crimes.
03, Mar 2015 - Off the wire
BASEBALL Chemist sentenced A chemist working out of his suburban South Florida garage was sentenced Wednesday in Miami to 18 months in prison for supplying banned performance-enhancing substances to a clinic whose customers included professional baseball players such as New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
03, Mar 2015 - Lakeland Lawyer Briefly Suspended
The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a Lakeland lawyer for 91 days after learning of his involvement in a criminal case involving a former employer.
03, Mar 2015 - Macclenny, FL Middleburg couple faces judge after allegedly doing drugs near their kids
A Middelburg couple made their first appearance in Baker County court Monday, after a Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer said he caught the two shooting up drugs in a van at a Kangaroo gas station with their kids in the backseat.
03, Mar 2015 - Associates vs Partners - Litigation Win Rates Compared
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alvin Benton, an Attorney at Holland & Knight in Orlando, Florida has a 97% win rate. He's 100% in front of some Judges and has had a run of 32 consecutive wins before one of them according to legal analytics firm, Premonition LLC (www.premonition-analytics.com). Our system is designed to spot outliers like him," Premonition Director and co-founder ...
03, Mar 2015 - Kissimmee, FL 5 Sentenced for 2013 Robberies
A federal judge has sentenced five Central Florida men to varying amounts of prison time for a series of armed robberies in 2013.
03, Mar 2015 - 9 Investigates DUI tests getting tossed
It is the only approved way to test a person’s breath to see if they’re drunk, and right now its results can’t be used in Orange County courts. The Intoxilyzer 8000 is the only approved method in Florida for testing a suspect’s breath for alcohol and determining if the suspect is above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. In all 67 Florida counties, the Intoxilyzer 8000 is used by law enforcement ...
03, Mar 2015 - Gadsden, FL Firefighters to burn down Florida home where girl was killed
Firefighters are preparing to burn down a northeast Florida home where a 7-year-old girl was killed in 2009. The Orange Park Fire Department and other agencies will set fire Thursday to the house where Somer Thompson was killed after being lured inside and sexually assaulted by a man who has since been convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Thompson's body was found days after her murder in ...
03, Mar 2015 - Orlando, FL Scammers from Brevard get prison for $19M Ponzi scheme
Two men from Florida's Space Coast have been sentenced to more than 10 years each in federal prison for orchestrating a scheme that bilked investors out of almost $19 million.
03, Mar 2015 - Miami, FL Miami Dade Group Files Federal Class Action Law Suit Against Uber and Lyft for Regulation Violation
MIAMI, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Uber and Lyft can add one more lawsuit to the pile of legal troubles that have been mounting up for both companies over the last year. Today, Patino Law & Associates, announced that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the District of Florida against Uber Technologies and Lyft, Inc. for failing to follow regulatory ...
03, Mar 2015 - Undocumented Immigrants Should Continue to Prepare for Immigration Relief
Southern Florida immigration attorney Carlos E. Sandoval (carlosesandoval.com) is recommending that in spite of the recent injunction against the immigration executive actions, those eligible for expanded DACA or DAPA should continue to prepare for the application process. (PRWeb March 02, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/UndocumentedImmigrants/ImmigrationRelief ...
03, Mar 2015 - U.S. SEC seeks maximum penalties against BankAtlantic, CEO
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has asked a court to impose a $5.2 million penalty against BankAtlantic Bancorp, a Florida lender found liable by a jury last year for defrauding investors at the start of the U.S. financial crisis. In a court filing on Monday, lawyers for the SEC also asked for a $1.56 million penalty against Alan Levan, the chief executive of BankAtlantic Bancorp ...
03, Mar 2015 - Islamic State plot suspect to be transferred to NY
JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) " One of three men arrested in the U.S. on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group wage war against the U.S. was ordered transferred from Florida to New York on Tuesday.A federal judge in Jacksonville...
03, Mar 2015 - Polk County Judge Upholds Red-Light Safety Camera Violations
On February 26, 2015, Polk County Judge Robert Grode, of Florida's 10th Judicial Circuit, upheld a red-light running violation issued through the City of Lakeland's red-light safety camera program and ...
03, Mar 2015 - Federal escapee captured in Indiana
OWEN COUNTY, Ind. (February 12, 2015) – A prisoner who escaped from a prison transport van in Georgia last week has been apprehended in Indiana. 42-year-old Sean Killion was being taken in a private prison transport van from Florida to Indiana to face federal drug charges when he escaped in in Cartersville, GA on February […]
03, Mar 2015 - Miami, FL Obama Nominates Barzee Flores To Florida Federal Judgeship
A former Miami-Dade circuit judge has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the federal bench in South Florida.
03, Mar 2015 - Donovan praises Kurtz's contribution to Gators' team
Florida forward Jacob Kurtz (30) steals the ball while applying full-court pressure on Vanderbilt guard Riley LaChance (13) during the second half at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 in Gainesville. Florida defeated Vanderbilt 50-47.
03, Mar 2015 - Florida lawyer sparks debate about rights at DUI checkpoints
MIAMI (AP) — Drivers at drunken-driving checkpoints don't have to speak to police or even roll down their windows. They just have to place their license and registration on the glass, along with a note saying they have no comment, won't permit a search and want a lawyer. At least, that's the view of a South Florida attorney.
03, Mar 2015 - Man Arrested in Islamic State Plot Due in Florida Court
Man arrested in Florida in connection with Islamic State plot to appear in Florida court
03, Mar 2015 - 'Orange is New Black' author urges senators to join competitors and reform prisons
Piper Kerman, whose memoir “Orange in the New Black” inspired the successful NetFlix series, told the Senate Democratic caucus that the recent focus on Florida’s prisons is “very deserved” because the state “struggles to operate a system which is professional, which is humane and which is safe.”
03, Mar 2015 - Wakulla, FL Report: Ex-priest convicted of sexually abusing boys released from Florida prison
Robert Schaeufele, a former priest convicted in Pinellas County of molesting boys, was released from a Florida prison on Saturday, abcactionnews.com is reporting.
03, Mar 2015 - Can Florida's prison system police itself? Record raises doubts
Sometime in August 2013, Department of Corrections senior investigators Aubrey Land and John Ulm sat down with their boss, Inspector General Jeffery Beasley, to talk about possible corruption in the department.
03, Mar 2015 - Orange, FL Suspect in Tracy Ocasio disappearance wins new hearing
SANFORD — Working from state prison without a lawyer, James Hataway, a suspect in one of Central Florida's most prominent missing person's cases, has won a key legal victory.
03, Mar 2015 - Lee, FL Convicted Doctor's Minimal Sentence Being Appealed
A Florida State Attorney is looking to upgrade the sentence given to an Escambia County doctor convicted of attempting to solicit a minor for sex.