It's not North Miami if the mayor isn't involved in some sort of scandal. According to the Miami Herald, North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau is set to be charged by the FBI with mortgage fraud. Tondreau had previously been investigated for connections to alleged absentee-ballot fraud but had so far e ... More >>
Just after 4 p.m. on Monday, a man tried to board a Pakistan International Airlines flight in Karachi that was bound for the capital, Islamabad. Before he could enter, though, security officials searching his luggage say they found an ammunition bag with more than a dozen live rounds and a magazine ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke takes on the FBI's most famous rat. No one should be surprised that Al Sharpton was a major snitch for the federal government. L ... More >>
Ana Alliegro, the woman at the center of one of Miami's strangest political sagas, has been arrested in Nicaragua and will be deported back to America. She's wanted on conspiracy, illegal campaign donations and false statements. See Also: Exclusive: Miami New Times Finds David Rivera's Missing Pal ... More >>
Mario Fabricio Ormachea Aliaga's has one job in his native Bolivia, and it's a pretty important one. The colonel in Bolivia's National Police is the Andean nation's top anti-corruption official. So it's not fantastic for Ormachea's resume that he's currently sitting in Miami's Federal Detention Cent ... More >>
When police at the University of Central Florida responded to a fire alarm in a dorm early this morning, they found a nightmare scenario: one man dead of a gunshot wound inside a dorm room full of improvised explosives and heavy weaponry.UCF has now canceled classes and evacuated hundreds of student ... More >>
While the Miami Herald wonders where Ana Alliegro - a key witness in a federal criminal probe of Congressman David Rivera - has disappeared to, The Strawbuyer blogger Mike Hatami has dug up her criminal record. And it appears the self-professed "Republican Political Guru and Conservative Bad Girl" l ... More >>
Read "Hialeah Gardens Cop Lawrence Perez Shows How Drugs Can Corrupt Police."A Hialeah Gardens Police detective who was helping his pals rip off marijuana dealers got 151 months in federal prison yesterday. Miami New Times profiled Lawrence Perez in June after a jury found him guilty of two felony c ... More >>
At the University of Miami, William Joseph was a star of the 2001 national championship team's fearsome defense, leading the Canes in QB sacks and tackles for a loss. Joseph has since retired from football after an eight-year NFL career, but he'd better hope he's still got some killer defense left i ... More >>
When Otis T. Wallace became mayor of dirt-poor Florida City back in 1984, the desegregation hero was one of the first black politicians elected in the entire state. Nearly 30 years later, however, Wallace is still in office but his leadership has lost its luster.A two-month investigation by the N ... More >>
Sami Osmakac was arrested Saturday night near Tampa after federal officials uncovered an alleged terrorist plot in which Osmakac planned to blow up a nightclub and shoot at crowds using high-powered assault weapons.Osmakac, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia, had pla ... More >>
After a thorough beatdown in the Iowa caucuses last night, Newt Gingrich turned this morning to Miami, announcing a new gala fundraiser at the Biltmore that he hopes will re-energize his presidential campaign. Too bad Newt can't ring up legendary Miami arms merchant Sarkis Soghanalian, ... More >>
photo by Citking via Wikimedia CommonsOn October 10, 2010, off the coast of Israel, a 40-year-old South African woman working on a Celebrity cruise ship blacked out while having a drink with a male co-worker in his cabin. She awoke hours later to find the man, a Costa Rican, raping her.The sexual ... More >>
With Anthony Wiener's sext scandal and Allen West's ongoing shenanigans, it's easy to forget just how horrible Miami's Rep. David Rivera is. The freshman Republican representative has been under investigation by several state and federal agencies since taking office. Unsurprisingly, he has now be ... More >>
"Embattled" isn't nearly a strong enough adjective for Miami Police jefe Miguel Exposito these days, so we'll just have to invent a new one: em-blitzkrieged. Because it's only Tuesday and Exposito's job security this week looks as tenuous as Hosni Mubarak's.Just since Friday, these things have ha ... More >>
The biggest identity theft case ever. Right here in Miami.
Two armed robbers entered the home of several migrant workers on SW 141st Avenue at 282nd Street last night. They demanded cash and valuables, but one man decided to fight back. They subdued him and held him at gunpoint, eventually shooting him the mouth.The man's son went inside, retrieved a gun, a ... More >>
Eight City of Miami officials and members of local charities were arrested today on corruption charges.The busts involved an array of unrelated scams -- and come as the city's finances are under intense scrutiny by federal officials. Mayor Tomas Regalado portrayed the arrests as the culmina ... More >>
Robert Kelly certainly has the tricks of the spy trade down pat. He talks in mysterious acronyms, like "NOC" -- which stands for "no official cover." He refuses to have his photo taken. He talks about elaborate take-downs and ruses straight out of a Burn Notice plot.Getting the full truth is much ... More >>
The film gets cute with massive corporate scandal and blows the story.
An undercover FBI sting unraveled a South Florida wing of the infamous Bonanno Crime Family, leading to charges this morning against 11 members who are accused of running a dizzying criminal empire.Allegedly, the men smuggled cigarettes and committed bank and mail fraud. They laundered money, sold d ... More >>
Apparently there is some sort of election going on today. You really wish they would let people know a bit more about these in advance. [Herald] Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, and Ben & Jerry's will give you things if you wear your "I Voted" sticker. [NBC6] Prosecutors say an ex-FBI agent totally knew tha ... More >>
1. Stronger Security for Driver’s Licenses – An initiative put forth by the Department of Homeland Security will require that all Americans born after Dec. 1, 1964 get new more secure driver’s licenses. The plan will allow state governments to share information about the person. 2. Seminole ... More >>
Balls of Fury is a true test of patience
"Leave bees to the experts."
The federal probe wilts and prosecutors drop the case
Fidel is making a list, checking it twice; if you're a Cuban exile, he's going to decide if you've been naughty or nice
For nearly four decades the CIA has kept secret the identity of a Miami agent who may have known too much too early about Lee Harvey Oswald
Okay, so they really were spying for Cuba, but not in a bad way
For years the infamous Wasp Network collected reams of data on Miami's anti-Castro forces -- and the sundry, sometimes bizarre, attempts to infiltrate them
Before TVs and VCRs made a theater out of every living room, Marty Abrams and his cronies were kings of black market bijou
Six things you might want to consider before casting your vote for Joe Gersten
Did cops beat the daylights out of her, or was schoolteacher Paula Redo merely the victim of "facial injuries when there was contact with the ground"?