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Corporate Crime

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    The University of Miami NCAA Investigation Is a Witch Hunt

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke gives his take on the latest developments in the NCAA probe of the Miami Hurricanes.The NCAA is finally wrapping up its investiga ... More >>

  • News

    July 12, 2012
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    July 10, 2012

    Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina Was Unfairly Trashed By the Media

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke goes to bat for a certain former Hialeah mayor.The Miami-Dade mayoral primary is only two months away, and the election is set fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Allen Stanford Jury Deadlocked On Charges Against Alleged Miami Ponzi King

    ​In South Florida, aka Ponzistan, it takes some serious effort to stand out among the Nevin Shapiros and Scott Rothsteins as the most deranged fraudster in town. Allen Stanford worked hard to earn that title, allegedly building an $7 billion scam from Miami and Houston while using the cash to buy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Nevin Shapiro Going a Bit Mad in Prison: "I'm Taking That Program Down to Chinatown"

    ​Apparently all that time behind bars is getting to convicted Ponzi schemer and allegation-throwing former booster Nevin Shapiro, because the Miami Herald got a hold of several bonkers emails the would-be-destroyer of Hurricanes football is typing up in prison. They do little to detract from Shapi ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2011
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    September 20, 2011

    Luther Campbell Sues Nevin Shapiro

    Don't call him "Lil Luke."​Uncle Luke is going after the convicted Ponzi schemer who proclaimed himself "Lil Luke." Today, Luther Campbell followed through on his promise to sue Nevin Shapiro for defamation.In Yahoo! Sports' investigative report on rampant booster violations he committed at the Un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Nevin Shapiro: Who Is This Ponzi Dirtbag Exploding Canes Football?

    photo by Tim ElfrinkThe view from Shapiro's pool.​So Yahoo Sports dropped an ass-seeking clusterbomb all over The U last night with a mammoth expose on Nevin Shapiro's (allegedly) hooker-buying, yacht-lending, abortion-providing services for Hurricanes athletes. Their story doesn't spend much spac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Dan Wetzel Talks Nevin Shapiro With Michael Irvin

    via Yahoo SportsEx-UM standout tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. balling with Nevin Shapiro.During the early segment of 560 WQAM's Michael Irvin show, Yahoo Sports investigative reporter Dan Wetzel gave his take on convicted Ponzi schemer and former University of Miami athletic booster Nevin Shapiro, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    NCAA to Investigate Claims That Miami Hurricanes Players Took Cash From Convicted Ponzi Schemer

    A signed helmet that was once on display at Shapiro's $6 million Miami Beach mansion. ​Last year, New Times chronicled the rise and fall of flashy Miami Beach Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro.  The man who had donated more than $150,000 to the University of Miami football program now sits in jail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Miami Beach Ponzi Schemer Nevin Shaprio Gets 20 Years in Jail

    ​Nevin Shapiro lived like a modern-day Caligula. He seemed to have it all: a luxurious Miami Beach mansion on the bay, parties that attracted local notables and sports superstars, fast cars, big yacht, women and the athlete's lounge at the University of Miami named after him. It all came tumbling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Attorney Theodore Dempster Disbarred for Running Ponzi-Like Scheme

    ​Theodore Ross Dempster, a relatively little-known attorney in Miami, has been disbarred after allegations he ran a racket similar to a Ponzi scheme. Dempster is alleged to have set up a company purportedly involved in real estate development in Georgia, and collected hundreds of thousands of doll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Scott Rothstein Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

    Kim Rothstein and friend Stacie Weisman leaving the courthouse after the sentencing.​Unless you've been under a rock for the past few months, you should know that South Florida got stuck with its own mini-Madoff who goes by the name of Scott Rothstein. Yesterday, Rothstein was sentence by U.S. Dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Jeweler Luis Felipe Perez Charged With Running $40 Million Ponzi Scheme by SEC

    via Haute LivingSome of Perez's jewelry creations. Now he may find himself behind less precious metals. ​Luis Felipe Perez is just the latest South Florida man to see his Ponzi Scheme toppled. The SEC has charged Perez with running a $40 million Ponzi scheme that targeted the local Hispanic commun ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010
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    November 3, 2009

    Ex-Judge Points a Finger at the State Attorney's Office in His Corruption Trial

    If ever the Miami State Attorney's Office has prosecuted a lose-lose case, the ongoing trial of former judge Phil Davis is it. Getting a conviction might just make the prosecutor's office look negligent in its past dealings with the alleged fraud organizer.​If Davis' sname sounds familiar, it's be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Florida: Swindled and Beaten Bloody

    Just in case yesterday's news of a bounce on the stock market gave you a glimmer of hope, Riptide is here to remind you that your future is bleak and depressing. The CBC recently compared Florida to "a terrified cardiac patient," lying awake at night, praying the angina will pass. "The confidence ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalVice President Biden tried to butter up reps from the biggest union in all the land, AFL-CIO, so they'd support the stimulus bill during a meeting in Miami Beach yesterday. [AP]He also announced $8.4 billion from the stimulus package will benefit transportation, and called the Miami Intermodal ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    News Roundup

    Brrrrr. It's cold out there. [CBS4]Traffic fines are going up because the State can't pay its bills. [NBC6]And because the State can't pay its own bills, it sure as hell isn't going to start paying more of the poor's rent. [NBC6]A cigarette smoker nearly burnt down his apartment complex. [Herald]The ... More >>

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