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Dade State Attorney's Office

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    July 27, 2000

    Prosecuting the Police

    The State Attorney's Office takes heat no matter what the outcome

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    May 7, 1998
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    April 9, 1998
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    March 26, 1998
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    January 29, 1998

    X Mayor

    Legal experts and insider politicos agree: Voter fraud will soon force Xavier Suarez from office. Then What?

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    November 27, 1997

    With Kidnappers Like These, Who Needs Social Workers?

    James and Emma Somerset came to Miami to rescue their son's girlfriend. They wound up going to jail for kidnapping.

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    September 25, 1997
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    August 21, 1997

    Witness for the Prosecution

    Bruce Udolf spent seven years arguing public corruption cases for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami. A report from the front lines.

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    May 29, 1997
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    March 13, 1997

    What's a Little Gunplay Among Friends? Part 2

    Insurance mogul Jose "Pepe" Alvarez might finally be booked for an alleged gun-waving incident last summer

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    March 6, 1997

    Dig This

    Ronald Esserman didn't want his boat hitting bottom. Now the auto tycoon and his top-flight contractors are going to get spanked.

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    February 13, 1997
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    October 24, 1996

    Policing the Police

    An investigation into complaints about police use of excessive force confirms what many citizens already believe: Cops cover for cops

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    October 17, 1996

    Copping an Excuse

    Faced with evidence their cop shop is in disarray, town fathers practice some first-rate denial

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    March 21, 1996

    Look Who's Talking

    When a county prosecutor invokes the Sunshine Law, three Miami Beach officials get burned

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    March 21, 1996

    Jailhouse Rumble

    If racial strife and political bickering were crimes, the entire staff of Dade County's corrections department would be locked up

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    February 15, 1996

    Justice Undone . . . Again

    Four years after their son was killed by an off-duty cop, Joe and Andrea Morello are denied their day in court

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    December 7, 1995

    Scalded

    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

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    November 23, 1995

    Cadillac Combat

    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]

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    October 5, 1995

    Sorry About That Chief

    As Miami Beach officials attempt to appoint a permanent top cop, anonymous critics try to stir up the selection process

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    June 1, 1995

    Carmen (Among Others) vs. Carmen (Among Others)

    Hialeah residents Omar and Carmen Corzo sue Councilwoman Carmen Caldwell (among others) for violating their civil rights

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    May 11, 1995

    Secrets and Sunshine

    One thing is clear: Some county commissioners broke the law last December. Another thing isn't so clear: Will they ever be punished?

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    May 4, 1995

    Wipeout! Part 2

    Two citizens corroborate allegations by Surfside patrolmen that police reports were falsified

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    April 27, 1995

    Wipeout!

    Disgruntled cops or unscrupulous superiors? Either way, the Surfside Police Department is a mess.

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    April 20, 1995

    After the Brawl

    Everybody heard about the tussle between white cops and black students but the discord at Coral Gables High goes far deeper than that

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    April 20, 1995

    Father Knows Arrest

    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.

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    April 13, 1995

    First Class All the Way

    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.

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    April 13, 1995

    Dante's Inferno

    When Metro cop Dante Starks was found to have groped several female colleagues, his bosses knew just what to do: Transfer him.

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    September 28, 1994

    Bad Medicine

    He allegedly fondled and caressed patients against their will. AIDS patients. No wonder he is known as Doctor Scumbag.

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    August 31, 1994

    The Case of the Invisible Candidate

    , The 107th District state House race provides a mystery worthy of Dashiell Hammett

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    August 24, 1994

    Smokin' Near the Boys' Room

    When a Metro cop spotted a defense attorney sneaking a butt in the Justice Building, it was a clear case of drag erasing

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    July 6, 1994

    The Wages of Skin

    David Ruffner got the tatoo, but his old man is the one who's really needled

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    June 15, 1994

    As Sweetwater Turns

    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.

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    June 1, 1994

    Mosaic of a Murder

    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.

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    May 25, 1994

    The Great Bistro Brawl

    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.

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    March 16, 1994

    Service with a Smile

    The simple act of delivering a subpoena can get tricky when it involves Joe Gersten and the prosecutor who is after him

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    January 19, 1994

    Feud for Thought

    Mike is a DUI attorney with a nose for legal loopholes. Alan is a crusading cop with a jones for drunk drivers. Vendetta, anyone?

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    December 15, 1993

    Mr. Bailey's Neighborhood: Part 2

    The private affairs of Miami's housing boss, Herbert Bailey, attract more attention -- from public corruption investigators

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    October 13, 1993
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    August 4, 1993

    In the Line of Firing

    Conchy Bretos gets dumped from her county job, the list of suspects grows, and the State Attorney's Office is nowhere to be seen

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    March 31, 1993

    Welcome to Indian Creek Village: Part 2

    Residents galvanized by allegations of corruption and incompetence: Give them liberty or give them death!

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    March 16, 1993

    Welcome to Indian Creek Village.

    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.

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    December 9, 1992

    Have Gun, Will Park

    Roberto Sobrado can tell you: When County Commissioner Joe Gersten talks, parking attendants tend to listen. Very carefully.

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    July 29, 1992

    Assault With Intent to Cause Baldness

    Arthritic widow Dorothy Richardson is set to stand trial for battery on a police officer. The alleged crime? Hair pulling.

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    February 12, 1992

    Forbidden Fruit: Part 3

    A comatose Danny Donovan hits the jackpot, but there's still the question of who shot him

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    November 13, 1991

    Little Criminals

    What do you do with a little tyke who throws a rock at another kid? In Dade County, you prosecute him.

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    November 6, 1991
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    October 2, 1991

    Boing! Boing! Boing!

    Cutbacks in the state attorney's Worthless Check Division may have given carte blanche to aspiring check bouncers

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    September 25, 1991

    The Strange Case of the Driveway That Never Got Built

    When the president of the Latin Quarter Association wanted a new driveway, he went straight to the top. The rest is mystery.

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    September 18, 1991
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