Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi has been acquitted by a federal jury on charges that he took a nearly $7,000 kickback for supporting a grant for his city. See also: Feds case against Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi is Weak, Transcripts Suggest
Despite the fact there's no argument that Derek Medina pulled the trigger that killed his wife shortly before he posted a photo of her dead body on Facebook, Medina plead not guilty to first-degree murder charges in court this morning. Medina's case will now head to trial as soon as March. It's expe ... More >>
Daniel Medina, who fatally shot his 26-year-old wife and uploaded a picture of her corpse onto Facebook aside a confession, now faces a first-degree murder charge and, if convicted, the death penalty. Initially the state only charged Medina, who claimed he'd shot his wife out of self defense, with ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, something insane happened. Prominent local blogger Carlos Miller declined to comment for a story when reached by New Times. This was remarkable because (a) Miller loves to talk and (b) the circumstances of the short conversation were rather strange. Miller, who runs the blog Ph ... More >>
Rafael Munguia will plead guilty to raping a woman while she was asleep in a room at the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach, but he'll be sent home a mostly free man immediately. Why? Because he's a citizen of Mexico and Florida's sex-offender probation program isn't equipped to deal with foreign ci ... More >>
Karlie Tomica, the 20 year-old "party princess" who was charged in the hit-and-run death of Terrazza executive chef Stefano Riccioletti on January 29, 2013, will allegedly be offered a plea deal tomorrow morning. See also: - Karlie Tomica Expected To Be Charged with DUI Manslaughter Today - Terrazz ... More >>
In 1955, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam tortured and killed Emmett Louis Till, a 14-year-old African American boy in Money, Mississippi. After Till's body was recovered, his mother insisted on a public funeral service with an open casket to show the world the brutality of the killing. Tens of thousands a ... More >>
Corey Eubanks, the man who was alleged to have assisted Oneal Ron Morris, the unlicensed transgendered woman accused of injecting all sorts of unholy substances into the rear ends of patients seeking a bigger booty, has taken a plea deal. He'll get off with just a year of probation.
Knock knock. Who's there? Ina! Ina who? Ina Propriate way to kick off perhaps the most controversial murder trial of the decade. Dude, seriously we're all embarrassed for you.
As part of Florida's efforts to crack down on pill mills, the state initiated an online database in 2009 that tracked the store prescribing and dispensing data for controlled substances. Well, according to the ACLU, the private medical data of more than 3,000 Floridians has now leaked from that da ... More >>
During Myron Rosner's tumultuous reign as mayor of North Miami Beach, he weathered accusations that he retaliated against a local blogger, broke ethics rules, bent city regulations to work on his house, and violated campaign finance laws. Now that he's out of office, Rosner's luck is up. Prosec ... More >>
Ronald Poppo is currently in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital after having large portions of his face chewed off by Rudy Eugene on Saturday near the MacArthur Causeway. However, it's not Poppo's first trip to Jackson Memorial Hospital after receiving near-fatal injuries in downtown Mi ... More >>
Paul Michael Mira, the former PE director at a Miami charter school, has admitted to having sex with both a 12-year-old and a 17-year-old student, but because of a plea deal struck with prosecutors, the man will not have to serve any time behind bars. Instead, the sexual predator who has basically a ... More >>
Derick Kuilan has already faced professional consequences from the night the Miami Beach police officer took a woman he met at the Clevelander on a drunk ATV joyride down the beach before hitting a couple. He was fired. Now Kuilan faces criminal charges, and the former police officer turned ... More >>
Casey AnthonyWelp, turns out she didn't do it.Or, at least she won't be going to jail for it -- Orlando's Casey Anthony was acquitted of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter yesterday, and, depending on how the legal wranglings go, will probably get to go home before the weekend, which should be ... More >>
via newscomHow good is Luis Posada Carriles' English? That has become a central issue in the trial of the 82-year-old Cuban, who is charged with 11 counts of perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud for lying during immigration proceedings. On Wednesday, Federal prosecutors played tapes of the CI ... More >>
Miami-Dade CorrectionsGuilty: Joe Losada and Daniel FernandezFive years ago, on January 12, Miami-Dade police plain clothes detectives Daniel Fernandez and Joe Losada were arrested by internal affairs officers for allegedly planting evidence, falsifying an arrest affidavit, stealing money, and ph ... More >>
Looks like Phil Davis is finally heading to the pen.The ex-Miami judge, who wriggled out of jail time in a federal sting operation in the early '90s by admitting a raging cocaine habit, was found guilty of fraud today.Prosecutors built a case against Davis involving a non-profit he founded in 199 ... More >>
The officer who pulled a "Walt Disney" with the facts has been called a liar before.
Alex IzaguirreLast week, I reported about Sean Casey, a 35-year-old Boston native who is currently serving a 12-and-a-half year prison term for allegedly running down and killing an elderly woman on Harding Avenue in Miami Beach, and then fleeing the scene, back in 2001.While awaiting trial, Case ... More >>
LocalDetails of the last time the victim of the "body parts in the bay" mystery was found alive were released. [NBCMiami]Back in the '90s a Herald reporter had a run in with the whack job who shot up the Holocaust memorial. [Herald]SportsUM Football Player Glenn Cook, who hasn't played competitive b ... More >>
Bigamy charges and dozens of people busted after fake weddings: It must be South Florida.
The Escobar brothers are in jail for murdering a cop, but 20 years later, there's still no verdict.
Every once in a while, Riptide hears about an average blue-collar Miami-Dade citizen engaging in some inexplicably absurd, devious behavior. One example is the criminal case against Franklin Knowles and Larry Martinez, two gents who earn their keep by stopping shoplifters and identity thieves from p ... More >>
True or False:
David Collins is Miami's leading bail bondsman.
David Collins has lots of friends in law enforcement.
David Collins says he's put his criminal past behind him.
I was arrested by bad cops on bogus charges and spent a bizarre night behind bars
All agree that Hialeah Police Chief Rolando Bolaños lied under oath, and all agree he apparently got away with it
1998 was a great year for corruption. New Times puts a price tag on the year's malfeasance
Gwendolyn Ramsey's run-in with police culminated in an emergency lobotomy. So where is she now? Behind bars.
In 1992 Bernardo Paz hit the Lotto, bought himself a brand-new BMW, and headed down the road to ruin. This year he finally got there.
For some people, African millionaire Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko was a dream come true. For others he was a nightmare.
He thought he was just doing his job and playing by the rules. Then he learned that the rules are very different in the sovereign nation of the Miccosukee.
With prison just around the corner, Miami Beach's former golden boy looks back at the gravity of his corruption and broods on the sorrow of his fate
The most notorious child-custody battle in memory heads for its bitter end
It wasn't quite the resolution he or his sister had hoped for, but John Popejoy's child-molestation case is finally closed