18, Dec 2014 - Miami, FL Brevard men file challenge to Florida ban on gay marriage in Orlando federal court
Central Florida now has its first legal challenge to Florida's ban on same-sex marriage.
18, Dec 2014 - Pensacola, FL Grand jury: No charges in Florida jail explosion
MIAMI (AP) — A grand jury concluded that there wasn't enough evidence to bring criminal charges in an explosion at a Florida jail that killed two inmates and paralyzed a guard, according to a report released Thursday.
17, Dec 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Fla. Widow Gets Life In Prison For Killing The Man She Says Killed Her Husband
CBS News – A South Florida woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a man she claimed was behind her husband’s fatal shooting. A Miami-Dade judge gave 37-year-old Janepsy Carballo the mandatory sentence Wednesday right after a jury found her guilty of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Carballo lured Ilan Nissim, her dead […]
17, Dec 2014 - Miami, FL Key West couple among those awaiting Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage
Citing a potential for "statewide confusion," Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Monday asked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to keep in place a stay that would prevent same-sex… Click to Continue »
16, Dec 2014 - Miami, FL Florida AG Asks Appeals Court To Overrule Same-Sex Marriage Rulings
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has formally asked an appeals court to overrule two South Florida judges who found the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
16, Dec 2014 - Clerks association: Ruling on same-sex marriages applies only to 1 Panhandle county
MIAMI - The association representing Florida's 67 court clerks warned Tuesday that a federal judge's ruling overturning the state ban on same-sex marriage only applies now in one Panhandle county. Lawyers for the Florida Association of Court Clerks and Comptrollers said in a statement Tuesday that Washington County is the only place named in the federal lawsuit. Clerks in all other counties ...
16, Dec 2014 - North Miami, FL Jury selection begins in Lucie Tondreau trial
The trial for a South Florida mayor who was suspended after she was charged in a mortgage fraud scheme is set to begin. Jury selection was scheduled to start Monday in the trial of suspended North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau. Federal prosecutors claim Tondreau and another defendant conspired before she became mayor to defraud lenders using straw buyers, who obtained inflated loans for 20 ...
16, Dec 2014 - Truck driver faces life in prison for kidnapping woman
A Florida truck driver faces a possible life sentence after a federal jury convicted him of kidnapping and interstate domestic violence. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami said Monday that Timothy Miers, 47, has become the first individual charged with domestic violence in federal court in South Florida. Prosecutors claim Miers kept the 40-year-old woman trapped in the cab of his semitrailer ...
16, Dec 2014 - Clerks: Gay marriage order affects just one Florida county
MIAMI – The association representing Florida's 67 court clerks warned today that a federal judge's ruling overturning the state ban on same-sex marriage only applies now in one Panhandle county.
16, Dec 2014 - North Miami, FL Jury to decide fate of former Miami-area mayor accused of mortgage fraud
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A former south Florida mayor used her status in the Haitian community to lure individuals into a scheme to fraudulently obtain mortgages, prosecutors said on Monday during closing arguments in her fraud trial. Marie Lucie Tondreau, 54, was indicted on six counts of wire fraud in May and faces up to 30 years in prison for allegedly helping her onetime fiancée ...
16, Dec 2014 - Palm Beach, FL Florida polo magnate gets 16 years for deadly drunken driving crash
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida polo club founder was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday after a jury for a second time found him guilty of killing a recent college graduate in a collision while driving drunk late one night in Palm Beach County. John Goodman, a 51-year-old from a Texas family that made a fortune in the air conditioning business, was convicted last ...
16, Dec 2014 - Lee, FL Florida Supreme Court: Crime victim recordings not evidence
MIAMI – The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that incriminating statements recorded by a crime victim cannot be used as evidence against the alleged perpetrator.
15, Dec 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 ...
15, Dec 2014 - Judge: Release FBI secret calls for man's lawsuit
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge has ruled that a Pakistani-American man cleared of terrorism support charges is entitled to examine hundreds of classified FBI phone intercepts as part of his malicious prosecution lawsuit against the U.S.
15, Dec 2014 - Key West, FL Today In History
50 YEARS AGO: The Florida Keys Aqueduct Commission announced it had retained the Flour Corporation to study Monroe County's pressing water problem. A federal court jury in Miami found that... read more
15, Dec 2014 - '20th hijacker' seeks transfer to Guantanamo
MIAMI (AP) — An imprisoned man known as the "20th hijacker" in the 9/11 terror attacks asked a South Florida federal judge Wednesday for a transfer to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where several alleged senior terror plotters are awaiting trial.
15, Dec 2014 - Bay, FL Imprisoned '20th hijacker' Moussaoui asks Florida judge for transfer to Guantanamo
MIAMI — An imprisoned man known as the "20th hijacker" in the 9/11 terror attacks is asking a South Florida federal judge for a transfer to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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, 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 - 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 - 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.
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 - 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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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