David Ovalle

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Former Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman Found Guilty of Corruption Charges by Jury

    Last summer's crackdown on an allegedly corrupt local mayors has netted prosecutors a two-out-of-three conviction rate. Former Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman was found guilty by a jury this afternoon on two corruption charges. The verdict follows a guilty plea by Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Lawyers Argued All About Justin Bieber's Penis in Miami Court Today

    A Miami-Dade judge tried to get the long and short of whether or not images of Justin Bieber's Bieber-hood should be released to the media today. Lawyers for outlets including the Miami Herald, the Sun-Sentinel, the Associated Press, and CNN argued that under Florida law, surveillance footage of J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Is Marco Rubio Anti-Gay?

    Yesterday Florida Senator Marco Rubio announced his intention to nix the nomination of openly gay judge William Thomas to the federal judiciary, citing questions about the judges"judicial temperament." Rubio's flack, Brooke Sammon, told the Daily Business Review Thursday Rubio has "questions about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    George Zimmerman Jury Selection Bores Everyone, Ruins Twitter

    George Zimmerman's trial for the fatal shooting of Miami teen Trayvon Martin is expected to be the case of the summer, a scintillating battle for justice played out on cable TV and Twitter updates. Eager to get into the game, we checked out the scene at Sanford's courthouse as jury selection got und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Carlos Bertonatti Set to Plead Guilty to Key Biscayne Hit-and-Run

    It's taken three full years, but Carlos Bertonatti is finally set to admit in court that he killed cyclist Christophe LeCanne in a drunken, early-morning hit-and-run on the Rickenbacker Causeway. Bertonatti told a Miami-Dade judge today that he'll plead guilty next Tuesday.The aspiring singer-songwr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Carlos Bertonatti Is Finally Back in Court Over Killing a Cyclist on the Rickenbacker Causeway

    Will Carlos Bertonatti finally go to trial over the death of cyclist Christophe LeCanne, the 44-year-old cyclist police say a drunken Bertonatti slammed into on the Rickenbacker Causeway? Signs finally point to yes.For the first time since his trial was delayed for the ninth time back in March, Bert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Big Bad Daily: Reason 2,987 the Miami Herald FAILS

    Alex Izaguirre​The Miami Herald's skullduggery against local blogger and photographer Bill Cooke is getting serious. Miami's only major daily has sicced Ian Ballon, a big-dog intellectual property lawyer based out of Greenberg Traurig's Los Angeles office, on the canterkerous shutterbug-agitator. ... More >>

  • News

    May 14, 2009

    Renegade Road

    A woman perishes in a collision with an Indian leader's kin. Her family cries coverup.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007

    Summer Means Strange Days on Bikes

    It’s hot. Everyone who figured out a way to do so has fled Miami. Bike news is especially slow. Gone from the Bike Blog’s inbox are calls to meetings, the rallyings of the troops for this or that bike cause. Instead, hurricane season seems to have ushered in a rash of murder, mayhem, and carnage ... More >>

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    June 22, 2007
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    March 2, 2007
  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Crash Dummy

    Unions glom onto the DeFede legacy