Last time we checked in with Chad Johnson, he was hanging out with a homeless guy in South Beach. Next time we check in he could be hanging out with prisoners behind bars. The Broward Sheriff's Office has issued a warrant for Johnson's arrest stemming from a possible violation of his probation.
An innocent childhood game turned nearly fatal on Saturday after a 13-year-old boy shot his six-year-old sister during a game of hide-and-go-seek. The incident happened Saturday night around 7 p.m. at the family's home in Oakland Park.
Ari Pregen picked the wrong strip club to throw his weight around. On January 26, the Miami-Dade assistant state attorney gained free admission for himself and two pals into downtown Miami's Goldrush by flashing his work badge at the titty bar's executive manager Jeff Levy. A few hours later, Pregen ... More >>
Miami Beach Police have confirmed that toxicology report findings show that Karlie Tomica was, indeed, drunk when she allegedly struck and fatally killed Terrazza executive chef Stefano Riccioletti on January 29. MBPD Detective Vivian Hernandez confirmed the findings to Short Order. "Yes. She was th ... More >>
Carolyn Kellman, a local lawyer whose fashion sense caught the eye of the Miami Herald back in 2007, was doing some shopping at the Dolphin Mall and picked up some black denim shorts at the Forever 21. However, she decided to return them, and quickly realized that she was refunded a penny less than ... More >>
When Whitney Houston died, we were "So Emotional." And when Donna Summer danced her "Last Dance" a few months later, we went into full breakdown mode, eating nothing but the leftover crumbs in our beard and salty teardrops. It was tough, still is. But that's life. The (drag) show must go on. And n ... More >>
Because the world of adult entertainment is eminently classy, a pornography company has decided to capitalize on a domestic violence case for its own publicity purposes by offering Chad Johnson $100,000 to star in porn.Before Johnson was arrested this weekend and subsequently cut from the Miami Dolp ... More >>
In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld President Obama's health care mandate, with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the surprising, deciding vote that the sweeping reform is constitutional. The ruling is a blow to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who spearheaded the first national court ch ... More >>
Gaston E. Cantens, a former advisory board member for Belen Jesuit Preparatory School who used his prominence in Miami's Cuban-American community to target the elderly, has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to running a $135 million Ponzi scheme.
Enrique Gomez De Molina, the local artist who specializes in surrealist objects assembled from the taxidermied parts of different animals, has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for smuggling endangered wildlife. De Molina was first arrested in late November just before Art Basel, and plead gu ... More >>
Sea breezes and sunshine apparently aren't stress busters, as five Florida cities have found themselves in CNBC.com's top ten list of America's most stressful cities. Miami came in third thanks in part to crime, crappy traffic and high unemployment.
After being convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing a classmate during school at Coral Gables High School, Andy Rodriguez, 19, has avoided life in prison, but was sentenced to 40 years in jail this morning. Following his release, at the age of 59 if he serves his full term, he will also se ... More >>
Jose Cassola claims that the Miami Herald , where he worked as a Neighbors reporter until Wednesday, is trying to throw him under the bus by publicizing his recent DUI arrest. He also claims that he's innocent-- although he admits to driving after five to seven cocktails-- and the victim of Miami Be ... More >>
South Florida, where Ponzi scheme convictions are as common as jaywalking tickets. The latest Miami man at the center of a collapsed phony empire is Oscar Hernandez. While relatively small compared to other cases, Hernandez's $3 million scheme operated in classic Ponzi scheme.
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezOn September 21, 2011, at 11:08 p.m. in Jackson, Georgia, a death row inmate named Troy Davis, convicted 20 years ago for the murder of off-duty Savannah policeman Mark MacPhail, was executed by lethal injection. For decades, though, Davis, his supporters, and many j ... More >>
Anthony Mangione, the chief of the the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's South Florida department, was arrested today on charges related to child pornography. Mangione had been suspended in April after federal investigators found images of child porn on his computer in his Broward County ... More >>
via Miami-Dade CorrectionsKellyd RodriguezThe orishas must be looking out for Carlos Valdes. We wrote this week about the local Santería priest's legal battle with Kellyd Rodriguez -- a man Valdes says has stalked his family for four years because he hates the Afro-Cuban religion.Yesterday Rodri ... More >>
Poor Mike Miller. He sat out a good chunk of last season with a thumb injury, only to return to not win the NBA Finals. Now it turns out he was taken for a financial ride by Ponzi schemer John Johnson. Guy just can't catch a break. Of course, maybe Miller should have done his homework before inve ... More >>
In its seemingly random sports poll released today, Public Policy Polling did sneak in a few poll questions about actual public policy. Though a majority of Americans now support gay marriage, Floridians aren't quite ready for it. Though, they do, by a large majority, support civil unions for s ... More >>
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 >>
Jeffrey Brown, a 19-year-old red shirt Freshman on the University of Miami Hurricanes football team, has been charged with raping a woman on the school's Coral Gables campus. Brown has been suspended from the team indefinitely.
Four women have come forward and claimed they were sexually assaulted by employees at the spa at Doral Golf Resort & Spa. Two woman came forward with their allegations in early February, and now, according to NBCMiami, two other women plan to sue the resort for sexual assault by spa work ... More >>
Efraim Diveroli, the young Miami Beach gun runner who stirred national outrage two years ago with a fraudulent a $300 million Pentagon ammunition deal, listened with downcast eyes yesterday as a federal judge read aloud his sentence: four years in prison, a $250,000 fine and $149,000 in restituti ... More >>
No longer a suspected dong-dangler.At last, our long national nightmare is over: the long deceased Jim Morrison will no longer have a record for drunkenly dangling his dong at a Miami concert. But while Morrison's pardon -- which should be made official at 9 a.m. -- closes a sordid footnote in ro ... More >>
The University of Miami touts its diverse student and faculty population proudly, but a new lawsuit filed against the school claims it practices racial discrimination in its hiring policies. Though, there's no complaint that UM is judging applicants directly on the color of their skin, rather the sc ... More >>
via JustNewsAn unruly high speed car chase that lead police on a pursuit of one or possibly two armed robbery suspects through out the streets of Miami this morning ended when the driver violently crashed his car into the back of a tanker truck on I-95. The driver survived and was taken into cust ... More >>
The Magic City's violent summer just keeps boiling on, as Miami police shot and killed another suspect early this morning-- the fourth police shooting in just over a month.Details on the latest clash, which ended just a few hours ago, are still sketchy. Sometime after midnight last night, cops we ... More >>
via Miami Dade CorrectionsYankier Crespo faces a charge of second-degree attempted murder.Just after 10 this morning, a 32-year-old Cuban immigrant named Yankier Crespo got into a fight with another man riding in his black Camry. The yelling turned into a fistfight, and the men spilled out onto S ... More >>
In today's round up of crime, death and other travesties: a woman is threatening to jump off the Epic hotel, a teen girl is gunned down on the street of Miami, Lobster mini season claims its first victim, and a police chasing involving three different forces ends in a shooting in Hialeah.
Michael Lyons might have found some of his victims in Miami, where he owned a house.Michael Lyons, also known as Mohan Singh, led a bizarre spiritual cult; lived a lavish, globetrotting lifestyle; and claimed to know Hollywood stars. He is also accused of raping many of his female devotees, telli ... More >>
Police have released the name of the victim and information that they've made several arrests in connection with last Saturday's bizarre fatal shooting at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa, but they remain tightlipped about other details. Among those details: a report that the victim was shot by a p ... More >>
The biggest identity theft case ever. Right here in Miami.
Richard von HoutmanRemember Dwyane Wade's baron nemesis Richard von Houtman? You know, Wade's incessantly inflammatory former business partner with a sketchy past, sued by the Miami Heat superstar last May after he claimed in an e-mail to Heat coach and president Pat Riley that Wade was using cocain ... More >>
Nine companies have joined the proposed class action lawsuit against Yelp, the San Francisco-based Internet giant, attorneys in Miami and California announced this morning. The new plaintiffs are located everywhere from Tujunga, California to Washington, D.C. They include businesses ranging from ... More >>
Three Miami-Dade police officers lied under oath last year when they told a judge that they read a suspect his Miranda Rights during a traffic stop that led to a felony weapons charge, federal officials say. The three officers -- patrolmen Jorge Luis Gonzalez and Alkibiades Dodge, and Sgt. Wa ... More >>
Christopher Herwig via Flicker CC.The photo of Calvin Kingcade, inmate 09-9975, shows a fit 25-year-old with a black eye, a broken jaw, and a mouth fastened shut with silver wires. He drools while he talks to his mom at Ward D of Jackson Memorial Hospital. After getting jumped at Miami-Dade Pretr ... More >>
He's behind bars for life.
Justice in Motion minivan comes to the State Attorney’s Office
A wealthy couple disappears, the slumbering Metro-Dade Police Department awakens, and the ghastly deeds of Miami's Sun Gym gang at last come to an end.
Jimmy Sabatino, self-described child of the Mafia, displayed a prodigious talent for confidence games even as a teenager. If he hadn't threatened to kill President Clinton, he'd probably be scamming today.
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