Michelle Spence-Jones gets her day in court. The Michelle Spence-Jones public corruption saga is entering its final act. Her trial on grand theft and bribery charges begins today.Since her initial arrest in November 2009, days following her reelection to the Miami City Commission, Spence-Jones h ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre Because I penned two posts on corrupt businessman Antonio Junior earlier this week, former New Times scribe Kirk Nielsen turned me on to an opinion piece he wrote for Poder magazine last year. My sometime wingman suggested that tainted political campaign contributions be re ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre Antonio Junior, a local businessman who last year admitted to accepting and giving bribes, was full of information the day he debriefed anti-public-corruption law enforcers about his involvement in ripping-off Miami-Dade taxpayers. In addition to dropping a dime on his pal and ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreWell, at least Antonio Junior can take solace in knowing he made a killing as a minority partner in several deals involving Miami-Dade taxpayer money. And even though he ratted out his political godmother -- ex-county Commissioner Barbara Carey-Shuler -- and some of his other poli ... More >>
A battle among gentry means somebody got screwed.
Nine years ago, Miami-Dade County awarded a no-bid contract to a group of politically connected businessmen to develop an office building on county-owned land at 2525 NW 62 Street, adjacent to the Martin Luther King Jr. Metrorail Station. The development team was headed by the BAC Funding Corporat ... More >>
Jacques Evens Thermilus and Richard Caride
More curious characters from the criminal conspiracy at Miami International Airport
Scoundrels allegedly gorged themselves on millions stolen from MIA, and now a prominent politician is implicated in the conspiracy
Is the Miami commissioner the target of a wicked plot? Or is he spinning a yarn so complex everyone's now dizzy?