Richard Sharpstein, one of Miami's most prominent defense attorneys, was found dead at his Miami Beach condo Tuesday morning. Sharpstein, who worked for Akerman Senterfitt, had handled some of Miami Dade County's most high profile cases in a career that spanned four decades. He once represented d ... More >>
The four firms representing Miami-Dade County before the state legislature are mired in potential conflicts of interests and ongoing controversies. Yesterday, county commissioners awarded $120,000 each to law firms Ronald L. Book P.A. and Rutledge, Ecenia & Purnell, as well as $50,000 each for A ... More >>
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has vetoed a controversial lobbying contract that included a law firm that has generously supported his political campaign for the county's top elected position. Citing the county commission's failure to cut the cost of Miami-Dade's lobbying services, Gimenez killed t ... More >>
Carlos Gimenez gives $60,000 contract to law firm that raised $30,000 for him. A local law firm that raised at least $30,000 in campaign funds for Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is seeing its investment pay off. On Monday, the county commission approved Gimenez's request to split Miami-Dade's st ... More >>
Xavier SuarezThe man once dubbed "Mayor Loco" and who showed up to a constituent's house in his bathrobe when he was Miami Mayor is still a formidable rainmaker. Xavier Suarez has picked up $109,950 in campaign contributions in his second bid to become a county commissioner.Suarez is running agai ... More >>
Plans to transform a blighted neighborhood have stalled.
Every once in a great while we get to peek behind the curtain and see how this town really works. As you might guess, it's not very pretty.