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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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 - 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.
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.
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 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.
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 ...
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 - 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 - 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
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — 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 - 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 - 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 - Miami, FL Bieber gets May 5 trial date on US charges including driving under the influence
MIAMI - 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. Prosecutor Daniel Diaz-Balart also said at a brief hearing that no plea offer has been made for the 20-year-old pop singer, who has pleaded not guilty. Bieber's attorney, Roy Black, also said there was no plea ...
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.
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 - 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 - Judge: Release Bieber video with some blackouts
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida judge has ordered the release of remaining police video of Justin Bieber after his January arrest with sensitive portions blacked out to protect his privacy.
03, Apr 2014 - Bad Bieber! Justin Fined $11.5K For Skipping Deposition To Party In Miami
Justin Bieber may not serve any more jail time for his Miami DUI charge, but a Florida judge just handed down a serious smack down to the pop star in… READ ON
03, Apr 2014 - Remaining Bieber video at issue in Fla. hearing
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida judge could decide whether to allow the release of remaining police video of Justin Bieber depicting the singer urinating into a cup for a drug test.
02, Apr 2014 - Gay couples seek Florida marriage recognition
MIAMI BEACH, Florida (AP) Eight gay couples and a top civil rights group have sued the state of Florida, arguing it is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal.The...
02, Apr 2014 - Miami, FL Florida Gays Sue To Force Recognition Of Marriages From California, Other States
Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the state of Florida, arguing it is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in California and other states where the unions are legal.
01, Apr 2014 - Military fugitive who escaped federal prison in Kansas in 1977 arrested in South Florida
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — In the nearly 40 years after he escaped from the maximum-security military prison at Fort Leavenworth, convicted killer James Robert Jones carved out a new life for himself in Florida, living under an assumed name, getting married and working for an air conditioning company.
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.
06, Apr 2012 - Fort Lauderdale, FL Miami speeding cop avoids jail, won't have criminal record - Orlando Sentinel
But a Broward prosecutor, citing a Sun Sentinel investigation, said Miami Officer Fausto Lopez not only endangered the public by speeding on Florida's Turnpike ... He brought a check to the Fort Lauderdale courtroom on Thursday.