On paper, Have a Heart Dog and Cat Rescue sounds like an animal lover's ideal. Its address on exclusive Hibiscus Island conjures scenes of puppies playing and kittens canoodling in luxury. Several nearby mansions are worth eight figures.But nothing about 79 North Hibiscus Dr. is as it seems. Nowaday ... More >>
Joseph Louis, executive director of Galata Inc., a Homestead social services agency, is challenging the findings of an audit that accuses his nonprofit organization of misspending part of a $500,000 Miami-Dade County grant. In January, Miami-Dade's inspector general claimed Galata took $77,307 to se ... More >>
On July 13, Alexander I. Perez stood underneath a new street sign christening a portion of SE 10th Avenue in front of his Hialeah warehouse as "Banah Sweet Way." A gaggle of local politicos -- including Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, his Hialeah counterpart Carlos Hernandez, and County Commissione ... More >>
There aren't enough Johnson Family Vacation residual checks to pull Bow Wow out of the financial web of shit he's spun for himself since dropping "Lil" from his name. The Atlanta-based rapper-tuned-actor is just one parachute pantsuit away from inheriting the world's worst money manager award from ... More >>
For a guy who doesn't believe in restoring felons' voting rights, Mitt Romney sure likes to associate with accused criminals when he comes to Miami.Back in August, Romney held a rally at a popular Coral Gables fruit juice stand owned by convicted coke trafficker Reinaldo Bermudez.On Wednesday, when ... More >>
Have y'all filed your taxes yet? That Tuesday, April 17 deadline is right around the corner, folks. And unless you're pulling a Mitt Romney and keeping your change in foreign bank accounts, prepare to be fucked by the long dick of the Internal Revenue Service. Our suggestion, file an extension a ... More >>
Early morning yesterday, Miami super-strippers Skrawberry (left) and Tip Drill vaulted to the top of the political punditry heap when they crashed a South Beach filming of Morning Joe. With the Florida primary vote going down today, we caught up with these acrobatic pole-dancing Howard Zinns for ... More >>
Mitt Romney released his tax filings late last night as he desperately tries to run down Newt Gingrich's ballooning lead in Florida, telling a Tampa audience: "I'm proud of the fact that I pay a lot of taxes."But in the harsh light of morning, it's hard to see how Floridians will be swayed by see ... More >>
Burn Notice doesn't tell the half of the absurd real-life characters who call Miami home. Take Sarkis Soghanalian, our very own "Merchant of Death," who sold Saddam Hussein his arsenal, profiteered from dozens of bloody wars, and whenever things went sour, traded his freedom for juicy CIA intel o ... More >>
Off the hook for millions in money laundering.Happy Anniversary, Wachovia!A year after the bank admitted to laundering hundreds of millions in Mexican drug money -- and paying $160 million in fines and penalties -- the company is now off the hook for further punishment.According to the British pa ... More >>
WPLG-10Mayor Oscar Alfonso doesn't believe in following the rules.For more than a decade, North Bay Village Mayor Oscar Alfonso has evaded repeated attempts by city building officials and code inspectors to correct unauthorized construction work at his three bedroom house at 7520 W. Treasure Dr.A ... More >>
Back in March, New Times proclaimed the death of the SunPost, Miami Beach's scrappy and once impressive weekly rag.If we didn't turn out to be precisely right -- a few stray copies of all-but-content-free issues are still appearing from time to time around Lincoln Road -- we were pretty damn clos ... More >>
They don't call Marlon T. Moore "X-Large" for nothing. Back in December 2007, Moore, a 38-year-old Miami resident, walked out of the federal pen in Coleman, Florida after serving a six year sentence on felony money laundering charges as part of a cocaine smuggling ring. Soon after his release, Moore ... More >>
And he's doing just fine, thank you.
The steroid scandal keeps injecting Palm Beach County.
A daughter treated well. A 14-year-old orphan beaten and rented to neighbors. This ain't Disney.
Did a financial switcheroo help sink the Grove Playhouse?
Casablanca had Rick's, Vegas had the Stardust, Miami's cocaine jazz age had the decadent Mutiny Hotel
Response to "Tales of Teele," published July 28, 2005
In this political season, Miami's high-profile campaign contributors favor Republicans and Democrats
King Sunny Ade's early-Eighties "crossover" recordings still retain their power
From the issue of October 25, 2001
Ed Hanna has been the driving force in promoting the development of West Perrine. He's done well for himself. Too bad West Perrine can't say the same thing.
He was a street philosopher, a crusader, a gambler, and the unofficial mayor of Hialeah's black ghetto. Now he's gone to prison, and he's not coming back.
The Riddle That Cracked the Case
Having lost their case against the drug kingpins, federal prosecutors vowed to convict jury foreman Miguel Moya of bribery. Didn't quite work out that way.
When there's a huge drug trial in Miami and no one watches it, does it even matter?
Way back in 1998 the citizens of Dade County rose up and declared themselves an independent republic. Then the hangover hit.
A local authority on money laundering is linked to a banker accused of fraud
Wire editor and former club owner Andrew Delaplaine wants to be the next mayor of Miami Beach. Is this guy tilting at windmills?
Peace-loving, tree-hugging religious disciples or crafty retailers cashing in at public expense? You be the judge.
Alex Daoud, Miami Beach's own Icarus, finally lands in the hoosegow
Bruce Gorcyca wants to warn everyone who may have been intimate with an HIV carrier. AIDS activists say there's nothing more deadly than the mail.
A dark day in Key West: The demise of the Full Moon Saloon marks the end of an era