A downtown Miami firm allegedly helped build an $8 billion Ponzi scheme. It could have been stopped.
In a state still reeling from Bernie Madoff and staggering toward 10 percent unemployment, it's tough to think of many adjectives less likely to endear you to the commoners than accused billionaire Ponzi schemer.via mediaimran's flickrStanford, at left, sponsored $20 million cricket matches in the g ... More >>
This morning, NFL player Donte' Stallworth was booked on DUI manslaughter charges and shortly after released on $200,000 bond. Mike Florio, a respected football blogger at Pro Football Talk, claims Stallworth's legal team is hoping persecutors drop the DUI manslaughter charges and let him off with o ... More >>
At federal prisons across the country, guards are preying on inmates. FDC Miami is no different.
Experts have said it all along: Sex offenders in transient environments are far more likely to repeat-offend. To say that's the only reason for an alleged sexual battery that occurred Monday is a stretch -- but it certainly didn't help. Miami police charged Julia Tuttle Causeway resident and regist ... More >>
South Florida multimillionaire Michael Bienes never cut ties with Bernie Madoff, even after the SEC shut him down.
They give new meaning to the term blood diamond.
He's behind bars for life.
Local accused of being the most prolific serial killer in Miami history.
Big Man, one of the men sent to live under the Julia Tuttle Causeway because of a county ordinance prohibiting sex offenders from living in most of Miami-Dade -- âSex Offenders Set up Camp,â â has been allowed to return home with his wife in Pompano Beach. His case, it turns out, was different ... More >>
Terry Brown, before the storm Wednesday, as lightning licked the skyline and a wall of thunderclouds bore down on Miami, New Times took a bicycle along the shoulder of the Julia Tuttle Causeway to meet Terry Brown, soon to be its newest resident. Last March, New Times wrote about three sex offend ... More >>
They look, smell and smoke like Cubans. So why not sell 'em that way?
Sex offenders are ordered to sleep near a center for abused kids
"Leave bees to the experts."
For 17 years, Tony Wayne Dixon worked for the Miami-Dade school district, monitoring computer systems and ensuring no inappropriate material made it through web filters to impressionable kids. This past Friday, Dixon was sentenced to five years probation, having been convicted on 17 counts of po ... More >>
Happy New Year: Homicides are on the rise in Miami-Dade County! According to Metro Dade and city police statistics through Dec. 28, 165 people were killed in 2006. Compare that with 2005 - when 120 people were killed - and you have a 37 percent increase in homicides. (These numbers only include t ... More >>
The Warriors nicely complements the bloody cult classic that inspired it
During Miami's cocaine heyday in the Eighties, weird and interesting and scary things happened all over town all the time. Our coke map of Miami is by necessity incomplete, but even selected highlights make the point: Blow knew no neighborhood boundaries.
Donna Weaver hoped to get help from the FBI in finding her husband. Instead she got crooked agents working with violent drug dealers
A woman witnesses her boyfriend's murder, is then raped, and now faces criminal charges herself. Unbelievable but true
In Overtown drugs and death go hand-in-hand
24 HOURS. 1 FULL MOON. 265 Arrests.
This is a dangerous place, and dangerously divided as well
Cournisha DeMonick's killing in North Miami recalls the slow pace of justice for Haitians
Greg Poyser wanted to be a policeman so bad, he couldn't even lie about his crimes
Maj. Frank Christmas, the Miami Police Department's top in-house investigator, finds himself the subject of a criminal investigation
All agree that Hialeah Police Chief Rolando Bolaños lied under oath, and all agree he apparently got away with it
How Miami Beach homicide cops came to make a horrifying discovery
Bridget Garcia swears she was raped. The Aventura police chief says her story stinks. If anything stinks, it's the Aventura Police Department's own investigation.
Rolando Bolaños lied and got away with it, but stay tuned
He was raised to be a soldier by the contras in Nicaragua. When he came to South Florida, he found his calling as a gang warlord.
The truth is all relative to Hialeah Police Chief Rolando Bolaños
Chris Paciello, the dangerous darling of the SoBe nightlife set, has a reputation for fisticuffs. And mob ties.
Big payoffs. Gruesome murders. Nosy feds. Life as a cargo handler at MIA just ain't what it used to be.
Officer of the Year
Jerry Sullivan's descent into gambling, alcoholism, and crime began and ended with the FBI.
How gangs overran a school in an affluent neighborhood. And how administrators reclaimed it.
Drunk drivers are getting away with it these days, thanks to peevish Miami-Dade cops
Ed Whittaker, Dade's leading criminalist, finds a lively story in every dead body
During the Forties and Fifties, Mel Richard fought organized crime's incursion into Miami Beach. He's still crusading.
A landmark court case could force cops to jail any man who violates a domestic violence injunction. Period.
Not so long ago the infamous Latin Kings ruled Miami's gangland streets. Now their missionaries are bringing a new message.
Sly Stallone is just a family man who wants some peace and quiet, and he intends to get it
A Creole-language radio show breaks the silence surrounding domestic violence in Haitian homes
Forget Hiaasen, Balmaseda, and Steinback -- the Herald's weird, wacky "Police Report" is the prose by the pros