Subject:

James Lawrence King

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Black Tuna Pot Smuggler Gets Five Years In Prison After Three Decades On The Run

    ‚ÄčOne of the strangest chapters from Miami's pot-smuggling glory days came to an end in federal court today, when a judge sentenced Mark Steven Phillips -- a long-lost associate of the Black Tuna ring -- to five years in prison. Phillips fled during the gang's infamous 1979 trial and hid under fake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Miami Federal Judges Mix Church and State

    Religion in a courthouse? Sounds like the Taliban, right? Or maybe the Inquisition? Hell no, it's just Miami -- a part of America where we don't seem to separate church and state. A new group, the Miami Catholic Lawyers Guild, is inviting the public to a mass Thursday by Miami Archbishop John Favalo ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2008

    Black Tuna Gang Leader Gets Out of Jail

    Robert Platshorn was the first big bust of the War on Drugs. Almost 30 years later, he's free and talking.

  • News

    November 15, 2007

    Alex Daoudís Election Day

    Forget the runoff between Matti and Simon. Mayor Alex is the man.

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Barred for Life

    The process for restoring the civil rights of felons in Florida works perfectly -- if not restoring their rights is the goal

  • News

    November 28, 2002

    Blood Money

    Every time you donate, it's money in the pockets of two South Florida companies. Big money.

  • News

    October 17, 1996

    The Haunting of Alex Daoud, Part 2

    The disgraced former Miami Beach mayor comes out swinging at his former friends and associates

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    Big Wheel Keep on Turnin'

    Outgoing U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey has a little farewell soiree, at which everyone remains fully clothed

  • News

    February 8, 1996

    Perilous Journey

    For more than two decades Miami's Haitian Refugee Center was a beacon of hope and a force for justice. Today its director, Guy Victor, is struggling just to keep it afloat.

  • News

    January 19, 1995

    One World One Family One Conflict

    Peace-loving, tree-hugging religious disciples or crafty retailers cashing in at public expense? You be the judge.

  • News

    September 29, 1993

    Daud Descending

    With prison just around the corner, Miami Beach's former golden boy looks back at the gravity of his corruption and broods on the sorrow of his fate

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