The State Attorney's Office takes heat no matter what the outcome
Legal experts and insider politicos agree: Voter fraud will soon force Xavier Suarez from office. Then What?
James and Emma Somerset came to Miami to rescue their son's girlfriend. They wound up going to jail for kidnapping.
Bruce Udolf spent seven years arguing public corruption cases for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami. A report from the front lines.
Insurance mogul Jose "Pepe" Alvarez might finally be booked for an alleged gun-waving incident last summer
Ronald Esserman didn't want his boat hitting bottom. Now the auto tycoon and his top-flight contractors are going to get spanked.
An investigation into complaints about police use of excessive force confirms what many citizens already believe: Cops cover for cops
Faced with evidence their cop shop is in disarray, town fathers practice some first-rate denial
When a county prosecutor invokes the Sunshine Law, three Miami Beach officials get burned
If racial strife and political bickering were crimes, the entire staff of Dade County's corrections department would be locked up
Four years after their son was killed by an off-duty cop, Joe and Andrea Morello are denied their day in court
A long-time aide. A few thousand dollars' worth of dubious insurance receipts. A cauldron of allegations. U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey has been . . . scalded
One day he was the hottest salesman in town. THe next day he was in jail. Strange things can happen when you're engaged in [then the hed ran]
As Miami Beach officials attempt to appoint a permanent top cop, anonymous critics try to stir up the selection process
Hialeah residents Omar and Carmen Corzo sue Councilwoman Carmen Caldwell (among others) for violating their civil rights
One thing is clear: Some county commissioners broke the law last December. Another thing isn't so clear: Will they ever be punished?
Two citizens corroborate allegations by Surfside patrolmen that police reports were falsified
Disgruntled cops or unscrupulous superiors? Either way, the Surfside Police Department is a mess.
Everybody heard about the tussle between white cops and black students but the discord at Coral Gables High goes far deeper than that
Scott Curry vowed the tykes who scuffled with his son would get what was coming to them. But he was the one who got busted.
You're a very important person. Someone with influence. A big-shot bureaucrat. A friggin' Dade County Commissioner! And when you travel, you expect those airlines to understand that you want to go first class all the way.
When Metro cop Dante Starks was found to have groped several female colleagues, his bosses knew just what to do: Transfer him.
He allegedly fondled and caressed patients against their will. AIDS patients. No wonder he is known as Doctor Scumbag.
, The 107th District state House race provides a mystery worthy of Dashiell Hammett
When a Metro cop spotted a defense attorney sneaking a butt in the Justice Building, it was a clear case of drag erasing
David Ruffner got the tatoo, but his old man is the one who's really needled
There was nepotism on the police force and a councilman got busted for hawking fake IDs. But a slew of investigators haven't even begun to sort out the perpetual brouhaha that masquerades as city government.
Raul Rodriguez said he killed a man during a 1991 holdup at Malaga restaurant. At his trial this spring, the jury didn't see it that way.
At first Cassis restaurant looked like a South Beach gold mine for its owners. Then the bottom fell out. Now come the investigators and allegations of corruption.
The simple act of delivering a subpoena can get tricky when it involves Joe Gersten and the prosecutor who is after him
Mike is a DUI attorney with a nose for legal loopholes. Alan is a crusading cop with a jones for drunk drivers. Vendetta, anyone?
The private affairs of Miami's housing boss, Herbert Bailey, attract more attention -- from public corruption investigators
Conchy Bretos gets dumped from her county job, the list of suspects grows, and the State Attorney's Office is nowhere to be seen
Residents galvanized by allegations of corruption and incompetence: Give them liberty or give them death!
Now Leave. The police chief is under investigation. The village manager is in denial. The residents don't care to comment. And you can't afford to live there.
Roberto Sobrado can tell you: When County Commissioner Joe Gersten talks, parking attendants tend to listen. Very carefully.
Arthritic widow Dorothy Richardson is set to stand trial for battery on a police officer. The alleged crime? Hair pulling.
A comatose Danny Donovan hits the jackpot, but there's still the question of who shot him
What do you do with a little tyke who throws a rock at another kid? In Dade County, you prosecute him.
Cutbacks in the state attorney's Worthless Check Division may have given carte blanche to aspiring check bouncers
When the president of the Latin Quarter Association wanted a new driveway, he went straight to the top. The rest is mystery.