For the past two weeks Rev. Richard P. Dunn II has been riding high following his legal victory over longtime nemesis Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, preventing her from running for a third consecutive term -- and thus allowing him to remove the biggest obstacle keeping him from recla ... More >>
Oh, how times have changed. Miami used to drop mad loot on blow, an estimated $11 billion each year at the height of Magic City's cocaine days, according to some economists. "In 1979, there was a $7 billion [cash] surplus from the Miami banks," former IRS special agent Michael McDonald said in a ... More >>
In a bid to stir up some PR and reaffirm his party's opposition to Obamacare, Florida Senator Marco Rubio proposed a constitutional amendment today that would effectively eliminate the personal mandate section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The thing has about zero chance of ac ... More >>
If you were Republican Rep. David Rivera, and you were dodging investigations by both the FBI and IRS, you'd think you'd try and keep your nose clean and avoid any controversy while running for reelection. Yet evidence continues to mount that Rivera and his associates helped run the campaign of a ri ... More >>
Two Florida Keys residents were sentenced in Miami for illegally harvesting more than a quarter-million dollars' worth of spiny lobsters over the course of a few years.Michael W. Kimbler and Michael Bland, both of Big Coppitt Key, were sentenced yesterday in Federal District Court for "conspiring to ... More >>
Marco Rubio has been studying the American tax code, and at last he's discovered the scourge that's been dragging down the U.S. economy. No, it's not Obama's higher taxes on the top-one percent, and it's not Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.It's Uncle Sam's tax on Olympic medalists, who, yeah, appa ... More >>
Two months ago we wrote about the bizarre case of Yathomas Riley, an undefeated heavyweight boxer from Florida City accused of trying to kill his girlfriend in 2010. Prosecutors claim that Riley shot Koketia King in a jealous rage. But the boxer and his family argue that King tried to kill herself a ... More >>
Seven months after a judge sentenced Grammy-winning reggae artist Buju Banton to ten years in Miami's Federal Correctional Institution on drug charges, an appeal by Buju is raising concerns that the feds entrapped the iconic and controversial performer. In this week's New Times, an investigatio ... More >>
(From left) Former Homestead City Manager Sergio Purrinos, Larry Abbo, Vice-Mayor Judy Waldman, and Fred Abbo.A family of real estate developers who avoided paying more than $100,000 in code violations in Homestead thanks to Mayor Steve Bateman sure knows how to spoil the city's elected officials. T ... More >>
Krazy Locos 23-year-old leader Jonathan Gonzalez, sentenced to 135 years in prison yesterdaySouth Florida gangs are a ruthless and bloody bunch, whose names strike fear into the hearts of their enemies. Lately, however, those names have gone bilingual. And redundant.Six members of the Lake Worth- ... More >>
Dave Duerson, the former star Chicago Bears safety who killed himself on Thursday at his home in Sunny Isles Beach, was hemorrhaging millions in his final years, according to bankruptcy documents he filed last September. And in December, his ex-wife claimed in a lawsuit that he had concealed asset ... More >>
It seems all millionaire athletes, including LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, like to bring longtime pals into their financial fold. What better way to show you haven't forgotten your roots?
Julio RobainaNine more individuals have been criminally charged in the ongoing federal investigation into a $40 million ponzi scheme in Hialeah. The arrests come in the wake of news reports that the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service are investigating Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina for alleged loa ... More >>
Sorry, but 100,000 hookers -- including tens of thousands of teens -- won't be showing for the Super Bowl this week. They send their regrets.
Former Miami Heat star Tim Hardaway made close to $50 million during his NBA career, but apparently that wasn't enough to keep him out of tax troubles. After a lien was placed on his house by the IRS for a $120,000 tax debt, the Miami Heat bought the mansion, according to the Detroit News. Meanwh ... More >>
US Marshals Service Wesley Snipes can learn a lot from Martha Stewart. He starts a three-year prison sentence tomorrow in Pennsylvania for tax-related infractions. But rather than accepting his punishment like a man, he bitched to Larry King last night on CNN about how "upset and disappointed tha ... More >>
Thomas Cypress is going to jail for drinking, driving and killing a Maryland couple.The 55-year-old brother of former Miccosukee Indian Chairman Billy Cypress is pleading guilty to two counts of DUI manslaughter. On February 19 of last year, Thomas Cypress was behind the wheel of his truck on Ta ... More >>
MTV.co.ukBack in January 2009, bankrupt hip-hop chieftain Marion "Suge" Knight filed a lawsuit against Kanye West, claiming the rapper should be financially responsible for an unsolved 2005 shooting at a South Beach Shore Club party West hosted that left Knight capped in the leg. Among Sug ... More >>
South Florida's hapless idiots are a tireless bunch. And since moronic behavior doesn't take a week off for the holidays, we, your diligent Nimwit-Chasing I-Team, have to work overtime to keep up. We're keeping it short this week, though -- a shot glass full of Bacardi 151-strength moron-elixir to ... More >>
The sad saga of Marlon "X-Large" Moore has come to an end with a decidedly un-X-large prison sentence.Moore, you may remember, was arrested this summer after one of the best diabolical schemes ever hatched somehow failed to net him a $14 trillion payday. Fresh out of the federal pen after 6-year ... More >>
Dammit, Marlon T. Moore. You are no longer living up to your nickname.The 38-year-old Miami resident, known far and wide as "X-Large Moore," earned his moniker the hard way in June when the feds accused him of trying to swindle the IRS out of a cool $14 trillion. Yeah, trillion, with a t. Back in ... More >>
After a year of dodging tax charges, Miami's fastest driver takes the Indy 500.
He was better in Pursuit of Happyness.
When a group of citizens mounted an effort to recall Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas, unions representing county employees, including the South Florida AFL-CIO, rallied around her. Not only did the union provide man power at the polls, they pumped tens of thousands of dollars into the ... More >>
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