24, Nov 2014 - Charlotte, FL Man heads to prison after child abuse plea
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of Florida in October 2014. The peninsula is highly recognizable even at night, especially when looking roughly north, as our map-trained brains expect.
24, Nov 2014 - Ex-UBS Executive Weil Acquitted of U.S. Tax Conspiracy
Jurors in a Fort Lauderdale , Florida federal court yesterday reached their verdict after deliberating only 90 minutes. Weil, 54, was indicted in 2008 on a charge of conspiring to help as many as 17,000 U.S. taxpayers abuse Swiss bank secrecy to hide $20 billion.
24, Nov 2014 - Regency Center for Women Renamed
Nov 22, 2014 1:33 am After a bitter legal tussle that has veered between federal and state courts, hundreds of pages of documents and emails that could expose the role that Republican consultants played in drawing new Florida congressional districts will finally be made public.
24, Nov 2014 - Jacksonville, FL Florida Supreme Court overturned conviction last year
A new trial date was set Wednesday for a former death row inmate whose conviction and death sentence in a 2008 murder was overturned.
24, Nov 2014 - Special master named in river dispute
The Supreme Court on Wednesday named Ralph I. Lancaster, Jr., of Portland, Maine, as the special master to review and propose a ruling to the Court in an original case, Florida v. Georgia. The appointment order is here. He has served as a special master in prior cases at the Court. The Court on November 4 […]
24, Nov 2014 - Alachua, FL Escaped inmate caught in South Florida
Police in South Florida have arrested an inmate who escaped from prison on Halloween. The Florida Department of Corrections reports that West Palm Beach police captured 39-year-old Ronald McCoy Monday evening, following up on a tip received by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
24, Nov 2014 - Lake, FL Florida man executed for stepdaughter's slaying
A Florida man who fatally shot his sleeping wife and then raped and killed his young stepdaughter 22 years ago was put to death Thursday for the child's slaying.
24, Nov 2014 - Union, FL Florida Times-Union: El Paso man sentenced to 17 years for enticement of teen girl
An El Paso, Texas, man formerly stationed at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base was sentenced to 17 years, eight months in federal prison this week for using online communications to persuade a Camden County teen to sneak out of her house and to travel to his base apartment to have sex.
24, Nov 2014 - Quebec man pleads not guilty to sex-related charges
FORT LAUDERALE, Fla. - A Quebec man pleaded not guilty in a Florida court on Friday to charges stemming from allegations he travelled to the U.S. to have sex with a teenage boy.
24, Nov 2014 - U.S. court shuts down telemarketer FTC says bilked customers of $120 million
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal court has temporarily shut down a U.S. technology telemarketing operation accused of bilking customers of $120 million, while also ordering the freezing of assets of telemarketers and their executives. The Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday that it successfully asked a federal court in Florida to shut down Boost Software and its related ...
24, Nov 2014 - Bedford man indicted on federal fraud charges
A Bedford man has been indicted in federal court on charges he defrauded a Florida company of $1.6 million through falsified government contracts.
24, Nov 2014 - West Palm Beach, FL Man charged in polo mogul jury tampering
A Vermont man is facing federal charges in Florida after allegedly claiming in text messages he could sway a jury considering DUI manslaughter charges against a prominent polo mogul. James Perron of Tinmouth, Vermont, made his initial court appearance Thursday in West Palm Beach but did not enter a plea and did not immediately have a lawyer. A judge set arraignment for Dec. 1. Perron is charged ...
24, Nov 2014 - Florida, FL Court ponders attorney fees in worker cases
TALLAHASSEE — In an issue watched closely by business, labor and trial-lawyer groups, the Florida Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of limits on attorneys' fees in workers-compensation insurance cases.
24, Nov 2014 - Alachua, FL Search for escaped inmate Ronald McCoy continues in South Fla.
The search continued Saturday for a 39-year-old man who escaped from a South Florida prison, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. Ronald McCoy, who is serving a life sentence after being convicted of robbery with deadly weapon in Alachua County, was unaccounted for after a routine inmate count Friday afternoon at Dade Correctional Institution, authorities said. "The Florida ...
24, Nov 2014 - Florida's chief judge: Civil justice isn't just for the rich
Jorge Labarga added another first to his resume Monday.