19, Nov 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Florida student aid accounts used in ID theft
Accounts used by South Florida college students to receive financial aid were used in a scheme to file fraudulent income tax returns using stolen identities. Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said Tuesday that 21 people have been charged, most of them current or former students at Miami Dade College. The students were using their Higher One aid accounts to deposit fraudulent tax refunds. Ferrer ...
18, Nov 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Florida court to rehear ex-FBI agent's murder case
A Florida appeals court in February will reconsider its decision to toss the murder conviction and prison sentence for a former FBI agent in a mob-style killing linked to jailed Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.
18, Nov 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Man gets life for slaying of Miami detective
A South Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a Miami police detective. A Miami-Dade judge handed down the mandatory sentence Monday for 27-year-old Andrew "Birdman" Rolle.
18, Nov 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Florida prison didn't warn cops about escape for five hours
Fred Lambert HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A Florida prison took five hours to inform Miami-Dade police that a prisoner had escaped.
18, Nov 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Florida court to rehear ex-FBI agent's murder case - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern
MIAMI (AP) - A Florida appeals court in February will reconsider its decision to toss the murder conviction and prison sentence for a former FBI agent in a mob-style killing linked to jailed Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.
18, Nov 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Court Will Rehear Ex-FBI Agentâs Murder Case
In a few months, a Florida appeals court will reconsider a decision to toss the murder conviction and prison sentence for a former FBI agent in a mob-style murder linked to Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.
18, Nov 2014 - Miami-dade, FL âToxic Tushâ Doc In Broward Jail After Prison Stint
A South Florida woman accused of injecting âsuper glueâ and Fix-A-Flat into the buttocks of women in botched illegal cosmetic surgery procedures is now in a Broward County jail after finishing a prison stint in Miami-Dade.
17, Nov 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Search expands for inmate who escaped prison
FLORIDA CITY, Fla. (AP) â Authorities are expanding their search for an inmate who escaped from a state prison in Miami-Dade County.
12, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Jimmy Sabatino orchestrates final con from behind bars
A career con man, who has spent much of his adult life behind bars for running scams from Miami to London, has been sentenced to five years in state prison, but not before orchestrating one final swindle. Jimmy Sabatino was sentenced Wednesday in a Miami-Dade County courtroom for scamming hotels throughout South Florida, racking up thousands of dollars in bills that he never paid. Not anymore. A ...
12, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Report: Scott's top inspector told about cover-up
A widening scandal focusing on the treatment of Florida prison inmates includes new allegations that Gov. Rick Scott 's own top watchdog was warned about the possible cover-up of two suspicious prison deaths but did not do anything.
12, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Sex trafficker faces life in prison
A South Florida man is facing up to life in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of sex-trafficking and firearm offenses Thursday.
11, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage ruling puts pressure on Fla. Attorney General Pam Bondi
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is being asked to drop her appeals in several ongoing lawsuits challenging the state's ban on gay marriage. The request was made Monday by groups opposed to the ban after the U.S. Supreme Court turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. Judges in four Florida counties -- Palm Beach, Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward and a U.S ...
11, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL After grisly death, Florida prisons overhaul care for mentally ill
The Florida Department of Corrections announced on Friday a "sweeping" overhaul of the way it cares for mentally ill inmates, in the wake of intense criticism about the death of Darren Rainey. In 2012, guards at Dade Correctional Institution left the mentally ill 50-year-old in a locked, scalding hot shower for hours, allegedly to punish him âŚ
10, Oct 2014 - FYI Miami: September 25, 2014
NUCLEAR PROJECT âFEASIBLEâ : Despite skepticism from attorneys for consumer and business groups, Florida Power & Lightâs long-term plan to build two nuclear reactors in Miami-Dade remains feasible, staff of the state Public Service Commission said in a recommendation this week that will go to the commission Oct. 2 for approval.
10, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Man accused in $270,000 Medicaid fraud
A 60-year-old man is accused of defrauding Medicaid of more than $270,000 in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, according to Florida's Attorney General.
08, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Trial begins for Florida mayor accused of corruption
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Former Homestead, Florida, Mayor Steven Bateman went on trial in Monday on charges he illegally held a $125-an-hour consulting job while serving in office and used his position to fast-track construction deals. Bateman, 59, arrested in August 2013, was charged with two felony counts of illegal compensation and three misdemeanors for allegedly breaking Miami ...
04, Apr 2014 - State Supreme Court Rules Man Can Be Held Liable For Tomahawk Chop
In a case that involved a man getting hit in the head with a tomahawk, a divided Florida Supreme Court has ruled that another man involved in an altercation outside a Miami-Dade County bar could be held liable.
03, Apr 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Mom Wants $25 Million For Sonâs Alleged Sex Abuse
Opening statements got underway Thursday in the sexual abuse case of a child whose family has sued his former South Florida charter school where the alleged abuse took place by an older student.
01, Apr 2014 - Volusia, FL 5 Things to Know in Florida for March 20
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. The head of Miami-Dade County's Crime Stoppers program could get jail time for contempt of court over his refusal to divulge details about an anonymous tip.