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Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Miami Is a Hub for Stolen Art and Artifacts

    Two summers ago, Miami was the stage for one of the strangest FBI sting operations on record. On July 17, 2012, undercover agents set up a clandestine deal in a pricey South Beach hotel room. With hidden cameras recording his every move, an unwitting suspect carefully removed the much-coveted object ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014
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    April 17, 2014
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    April 3, 2014
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    December 7, 2013

    Dumbest Criminals Ever Try to Scam FBI

    Funniest story of the day: Three guys who work for a subcontractor building an FBI headquarters in Miramar got nailed Wednesday for trying to steal from the feds. Three men sold wire for which they had charged the agency. An undercover source told agents about the sale. Thy caught the trio with env ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Florida Is the Eighth Most Dangerous State in the U.S., Report Finds

    There's really no doubt that Florida leads the nation -- if not Planet Earth -- in insane crimes. In the past month, we've had an elderly guy showing up pants-less and masturbating at a McDonald's drive-thru, a woman twerking obscenely in front of a school bus full of kids, and the inventor of the W ... More >>

  • Film

    April 11, 2013
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    April 10, 2013

    Miami Beach Corruption Troubles Deepen With Apparent FBI Leak

    Yesterday, Riptide reported on Rick Falls, a Miami Beach code enforcement officer who claims he was retaliated against for wearing a wire for the F.B.I. One thing that remains unclear, however, is how Falls's supervisors became aware of his involvement in the first place.The FBI was brought in to he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Suspect Killed, Miami-Dade Detective Shot on Coral Way Grow-House Raid

    One suspect is dead and a Miami-Dade detective is recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital this morning after an undercover raid on a suspected grow house on Coral Way erupted into a fierce gunfight last night.A narcotics unit that included FBI agents in plainclothes was investigating the house near ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    FBI Still Mulling Possible Hate Crime Charges Against George Zimmerman

    It seems that second-degree murder charges may not be the only legal trouble George Zimmerman faces for shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. An Orlando-area news station reports that the FBI may move forward on charging Zimmerman with a hate crime. Currently the toughest sentence Zimmerman coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Carl Scalise: "Congress Must Take Action" to Bust the Mafia

    ​Carl Scalise is not afraid of the Mafia. Concrete boots don't faze him, and neither does sleeping with the fishes. We met him yesterday outside Miami New Times offices on Biscayne Boulevard protesting the Mafia, and fighting for your freedom."For the past 7 years I've been fighting the Mafia," he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Man in Army Fatigues Robs Alton Road Wells Fargo, Shoots at Employees

    ​An armed man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash this morning after robbing a Miami Beach branch of Wells Fargo. The incident occurred at 1901 Alton Rd. around 7:45 a.m. The man fired shots at employees, though no one was hurt.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Emerson Callum and Lavont Flanders Arrested for Drugging Women and Selling Videos of Rapes

    ​Two Miami Gardens men, Emerson Callum and Lavont Flanders Jr., have been arrested for drugging woman, engaging in forced sex acts with them, videotaping the acts, and then selling the videos. Both were similarly charged in 2007, but those claims were dropped just weeks ago.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Scott Arciszewski, UCF Computer Student, Charged In Anonymous Hacking Crackdown

    Scott Arciszewski​Federal prosecutors this morning charged 16 hackers linked to the Anonymous ring that targeted PayPal last year. Among those charged: Scott Matthew Arciszewski, a 21-year-old computer major at the University of Central Florida, who the feds say hacked into an FBI-linked firm then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Ex-G-Man John Connolly Jr. Helped Mobster Whitey Bulger Escape 16 Years Ago

    Manny CasabielleEx-FBI Agent John Connolly Jr. helped Whitey Bulger elude capture.​More than a decade-and-a-half of being on the lam finally caught up to James "Whitey" Bulger. The F.B.I. announced today that they nabbed the 81-year-old Boston mobster in Santa Monica by focusing on locating his lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    F.B.I. Seizes Web Servers, Knocks Eater Offline

    An F.B.I. raid has shut down popular food site, EaterAccording to The New York Times, The F.B.I, seized several Web servers, including Eater's in a raid of DigitalOne's hosting facility in Reston, Virginia. DigitalOne is a Web hosting company based in Switzerland, with dozens of major Web clie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2011

    ACLU Chief Howard Simon Recalls MLK and Bloody Sunday

    Photo by Jacob KatelHoward Simon​American Civil Liberties executive director Howard Simon took part in the last century's most significant freedom march with Dr. Martin Luther King. Then he was part of lawsuits that indicated our own government might have played a role in one of the civil rights m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    No Terrorism Link Suspected in Airport Mini-Explosion

    Bullet primers​Yesterday's bizarre mini-explosion on the tarmac of Miami International Airport was not connected to terrorism, the FBI has confirmed. A piece of luggage exploded when workers were unloading it from the plane. Originally, the explosions was though to be caused by an aerosol can but ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010
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    May 28, 2010

    FBI Probes Miami Undercover Police Unit for Stealing Drugs and Money

    The FBI is investigating at least one member of the Miami Police Department's undercover squad. One or more members is alleged to have stolen money and drugs from dealers. Mayor Tomés Regalado is aware of the investigation but doesn't have details. Police Chief Miguel Exposito says the department i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    South American Jewelry Thieves Terrorize Miami; Feds Offer $20K for Help

    In 2008, a New Times investigation brought you the story of the growing problem of South American gangs targeting local jewelers in violent robberies. Illustration for New Times Broward-Palm Beach by Kyle T. Webster​"Highly organized South American theft gangs" are targeting local merchants, ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 2009
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    October 8, 2009

    FBI tries to deport Muslim man for refusing to be an informant

    After Imam Foad Farahi declined to become a federal informant, the government tried to destroy him.

  • News

    April 2, 2009

    All for the Monet

    The trail of a $6 million art heist in France ends in suburban South Florida.

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    March 12, 2009

    Dilema de ADN

    Hace ocho años, alquien mató a Al Sicherer. Sigue la busqueda de su asesino.

  • Film

    August 28, 2008

    Spy vs. Why

    Logic goes out with the intrigue in ho-hum "thriller" Traitor.

  • News

    November 22, 2007

    Liberty City Seven Trial Travesty

    The case against Miami terrorists is mired in greed and falsehoods.

  • News

    February 22, 2007
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    February 8, 2007

    The G-man and the Snitch

    Decorated FBI agent John Connolly soon goes on trial for murder in Miami. Too bad he wasn't here when the shots were fired.

  • Film

    January 25, 2007

    Ace up His Sleeve

    Joe Carnahan's overly slick, heavily edited dark comedy works despite itself

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Forever Missing Part 2

    Donna Weaver hoped to get help from the FBI in finding her husband. Instead she got crooked agents working with violent drug dealers

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Just Friends

    If a man is known by the company he keeps, then FBI boss Hector Pesquera has a problem

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    Muslim McCarthyism

    A Miramar family gets the full suspect treatment

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Frometal Jacket

    The extreme idealism of F-4 commander Rodolfo Frometa

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    A Friend Indeed

    Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Tales of Terror

    In the chaotic days following the attacks, a reporter came to expect the unexpected

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Under Suspicion

    Despite a history of corruption in its north district substation, the Miami Police Department won't get tough with its own cops

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Inside the Wasp's Nest

    In the cloak-and-dagger world of a Cuban chief spook, Puerto Rican music magazines, wet beepers, and pregnancies can cause unexpected turbulence

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Exiled in Havana

    With the FBI in pursuit, black activist Nehanda Abiodun a decade ago fled to Cuba, where she still dreams of fomenting a socialist revolution in the United States

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Carnival? Try Criminal

    What happens when a female passenger is assaulted on a cruise ship? Not much.

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    Cybersleuth

    How a former FBI agent with a yen for computers became one of the most powerful men in Miami

  • Restaurants

    May 13, 1999

    Best Cheap Cuban Feast

    Laguna Restaurant

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Inside Job

    For years people have been alleging that Miami bail-bond king Jim Viola bribes county corrections officers. For years the FBI and the State Attorney's Office have been investigating. And for years nothing has happened.

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Agent of Deception

    Jerry Sullivan's descent into gambling, alcoholism, and crime began and ended with the FBI.

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Behind the Badge

    Danny Felton was a decorated cop and local hero. Then drug dealer Marvin Griffin showed up.

  • News

    November 21, 1996

    Deep Inside the Scandal

    Howard Gary discusses OPERATION GREENPALM, the ambitious corruption investigation rattled by mismanagement and blown apart by astonishing leaks of secret information

  • News

    September 21, 1995

    The Boulder Boys Must Die

    When federal prosecutors seek the death penalty in drug-related murders, the defendants are almost always black. Why should Miami's first "kingpin" case be any exception?

  • News

    June 1, 1995

    Carnival of Fraud

    Step right up and be astounded by Miami's bizarre side show of Medicare and Medicaid scammers! After all, you're paying for it!

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    January 12, 1995

    Murder, Ink

    Last year the Miami Herald was chastised by the FBI for distorting crime stats. Now they're repeat offenders.

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    July 28, 1993
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