31, Oct 2014 - Key West, FL Fla. attorney general asks for high court ruling on gay marriage
Attorney General Pam Bondi has defended Florida's gay marriage ban, but she now says she wants the state's high court to settle whether the ban is legal. WATCH: Federal judge asked to allow same-sex marriages in Florida Bondi's office filed a request late Monday with the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami in the turnabout decision. The filing asks that the appeals court immediately send two ...
30, Oct 2014 - Judge finds ex-Homestead mayor guilty
MIAMI (AP) - A judge has pronounced a former South Florida mayor guilty on one of two felony corruptions charges more than a month after a jury convicted him. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Robert Luck announced his decision Thursday. Jurors found former Homestead mayor Steven Bateman guilty in September ...
30, Oct 2014 - Miami, FL Fla. AG motions to keep gay marriage stay in place
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Friday afternoon announced she filed a motion to continue a stay on same-sex marriages as a midnight deadline approached.
30, Oct 2014 - Union, FL Life sentence for US man who shot teen over loud music
Miami (AFP) - A Florida man who fatally shot a black teenager during an argument over loud music was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
29, Oct 2014 - Florida asks for state Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage
By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi requested on Monday that the state Supreme Court be allowed to decide whether same-sex couples can marry within its jurisdiction. The move marks a change of course after she asked to delay any court decision in Florida until the U.S. Supreme Court decided the constitutional issue. The Supreme Court last week declined to hear ...
29, Oct 2014 - Miami Beach, FL Subhanna Beyah, 26, pleads guilty to stealing $1 million in cash, jewelry throughout South Florida
A woman who pleaded guilty to stealing $1 million in cash and jewelry during various thefts throughout South Florida was sentenced to 364 days in jail in Miami-Dade County. Subhanna Beyah, 26, must also serve 10 years of probation and two years of community service. Beyah was extradited from New York to face the charges against her in South Florida last year. Miami Beach police said Beyah stole ...
29, Oct 2014 - Miami, FL The Buzz: Bondi wants Florida Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage
Attorney General Pam Bondi said Monday night that she wants the state Supreme Court to decide once and for all whether same-sex couples can marry in the Sunshine State.
29, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Fed with ties to mob pushes for release after Miami murder case overturned
MIAMI — A former FBI agent whose relationship with Boston mobsters became crime lore is asking the Florida Supreme Court to force a lower court to finalize his appeal and free him.
29, Oct 2014 - Miami, FL Chiropractors get prison for staged crashes fraud
Three South Florida chiropractors have been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay several million dollars worth of restitution, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
29, Oct 2014 - Miami, FL State AG Bondi Wants Florida Supreme Court To Decide Gay Marriage
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked the state's Supreme Court to decide once and for all whether same sex marriages are legal in the Sunshine State.
28, Oct 2014 - Let state Supreme Court decide same-sex marriage now, Florida's attorney general says
MIAMI - In a startling move Monday night, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi asked the Florida Supreme Court to decide once and for all whether same-sex couples can marry in… Click to Continue »
27, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Man gets life for slaying of Miami detective
MIAMI (AP) — 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.
27, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Former Miami Dolphin imprisoned for identity theft
A South Florida man who briefly played with the Miami Dolphins was sentenced to close to 13 years in federal prison Wednesday for identity theft.
27, Oct 2014 - Martin, FL Man in Florida convicted in loud music case
Miami (AFP) - A Florida man faces life in prison after being convicted of first degree murder at his retrial for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager during an argument over loud music in 2012.
12, Oct 2014 - Five Imprisoned For Roles In Florida Cargo Theft Ring
Five people have been sent to federal prison for their roles in a South Florida-based cargo theft ring that targeted cold medicine and baby formula.
12, Oct 2014 - 5 imprisoned for roles in Florida cargo theft ring
MIAMI (AP) — Five people have been sent to federal prison for their roles in a South Florida-based cargo theft ring that targeted cold medicine and baby formula.
12, Oct 2014 - Miami, FL Florida officials appeal gay-marriage rulings
The motion argues the sole legal issue is the constitutional validity of the state ban and any changes should come from voters, not the courts. Florida voters approved the ban in 2008.
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, FL Florida Gays Anticipate Trip To Altar
Gay rights activists in Florida believe the United States Supreme Court on Monday sealed the deal for same sex marriage in the state.
12, Oct 2014 - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi appeals gay marriage rulings
MIAMI — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed appeals late Friday on several rulings overturning the state's ban on gay marriage.
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 ...
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.
10, Oct 2014 - Toronto-Dominion Bank executive charged for role in $1 billion scheme
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A former Toronto-Dominion Bank executive was charged in south Florida federal court with six counts wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a $1 billion Florida Ponzi scheme on Friday, according to court documents. Frank Spinosa, 53, faces 20 years in prison and a $1.25 million in fines, prosecutors said in a statement. He was ...
10, Oct 2014 - FYI Miami: September 25, 2014
NUCLEAR PROJECT ‘FEASIBLE’ : Despite skepticism from attorneys for consumer and business groups, Florida Power & Light’s 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.
09, Oct 2014 - Convicted terror plotter faces longer prison term
MIAMI — Convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla is going before a Florida federal judge to face a longer prison term after a federal appeals court ruled his original sentence was too lenient. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke was to impose the new sentence at a hearing Tuesday. She originally gave Padilla more than 17 years behind bars for his 2007 convictions on charges of supporting al-Qaida ...
08, Oct 2014 - Florida prison system fires 32 guards after inmate deaths: Miami Herald
(Reuters) - The secretary of Florida's prison system has fired nearly three dozen guards in the wake of the recent scrutiny given to inmate deaths across the state during recent years, the Miami Herald newspaper reported.
08, Oct 2014 - Gainesville, FL Judge denies Pedro Bravo a new trial
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A judge denied a new trial for a Miami man convicted of murdering a University of Florida student in a fit of jealous rage.
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 ...
08, Oct 2014 - Levy, FL First Choice Reporting and Network Reporting to become First Choice Network Reporting
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, First Choice Reporting & Video Services, one of the largest court reporting firms in Florida, has announced it has merged with Miami-based court reporting firm, Network Reporting. The two privately held companies officially completed the merger September 15th, 2014. (PRWeb September 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09 ...
08, Oct 2014 - Gainesville, FL Judge denies Bravo new trial after new statement by lawyer for jailhouse informant
A judge denied a new trial for a Miami man convicted of murdering a University of Florida student in a fit of jealous rage.
08, Oct 2014 - Gilchrist, FL Florida man admitted slaughtering family in chilling 911 call
Miami (AFP) - A Florida man who shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren calmly admitted his crimes in a chilling 911 call before killing himself, but a motive for the slaughter may never be known, police said Tuesday.
04, Apr 2014 - U.S. federal judge sentences Florida pill mill doctors
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday sentenced a South Florida doctor to more than six years in prison on a money-laundering conviction related to prescriptions she wrote for thousands of painkillers to addicts and drug dealers. A jury in July 2013 acquitted Dr. Cynthia Cadet, 43, a retired U.S. Air Force major, and Joseph Castronuovo, 74, on charges that their roles ...
04, Apr 2014 - Miami, FL Bieber could get new trial date at hearing on U.S. charges
A new trial date could be set for Justin Bieber in the Florida case charging him with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's license.
04, Apr 2014 - Military prison fugitive on the run since 1977 found in Florida
James Robert Jones, who had escaped from a military prison in Kansas in 1977, has been found in Florida. He was convicted of murder 40 years ago. read more
04, Apr 2014 - Army Private Arrested in Florida 36 Years After Prison Break
MIAMI — One of the U.S. Army's "15 Most Wanted" fugitives was arrested in Florida on Thursday, more than 36 years after the man escaped from a federal prison in Kansas and went on the run.James Robert Jones, a U.S.
04, Apr 2014 - Miami, FL Bieber gets May 5 trial date on U.S. charges
A May 5 trial date was set Tuesday for Justin Bieber in the Florida case charging him with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver’s license.
04, Apr 2014 - One of U.S. Army's '15 Most Wanted' fugitives arrested in Florida
One of the U.S. Army's "15 Most Wanted" fugitives was arrested in Florida on Thursday, more than 36 years after the man escaped from a federal prison in Kansas and went on the run. James Robert Jones, a U.S. Army private, was arrested as he showed up for work near Deerfield Beach, Florida, the U.S. Marshall's Service said in a statement. He had been living in Florida under an alias and admitted ...
04, Apr 2014 - Kansas military fugitive arrested in South Florida 37 years later
Deerfield Beach, Fla. — One of the U.S. Army's 15 Most Wanted fugitives who escaped from military prison in Fort Leavenworth 37 years ago has been captured in South Florida, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
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.
04, Apr 2014 - Washington, FL U.S. flies Italian executive to Florida in first bid-rigging extradition
The United States has extradited a former executive of an Italian marine hose manufacturer to face price-fixing charges in what the Justice Department said was its first extradition on antitrust charges. Romano Pisciotti, a former executive with Italy's Parker ITR SRL, was extradited from Germany and arrived in Miami on Thursday to face a single count of rigging bids and allocating market share ...
04, Apr 2014 - Florida arrests fugitive from Kansas from 1977
Gabrielle Levy March. 14 (UPI) -- A man who escaped a Kansas military prison in 1977 was arrested Thursday when he showed up to work in Florida.