Jay Weaver

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    A-Rod To Feds: Yes, I Bought Steroids From Biogenesis

    In January 2013, here's how Alex Rodriguez reacted to a Miami New Times expose that a Coral Gables clinic had been selling him steroids for years: "Alex Rodriguez was not Mr. Bosch's patient," he said in a statement, "he was never treated by him and he was never advised by him." That's been A-Rod' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    September 19, 2013

    Miami-Dade Cops Who Abused Overtime Still Assigned To Public Corruption

    Yesterday, we noted El Nuevo Herald's scoop about Miami-Dade Police public corruption detectives going HAM on their overtime hours while investigating a quartet of park employees who pocketed a few thousand bucks. According to El Nuevo Herald, the investigators clocked 934 hours of overtime, collect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Lew Freeman, Miami's Celebrity Forensic Accountant, Charged With Mail Fraud, UPDATE

    For years, Lew Freeman was Miami's go-to "forensic accountant" -- the numbers guy who cleaned up the mess when a high-profile company imploded. ​As detailed in Jay Weaver's excellent profile back in October, Freeman gave to charities, boosted the University of Miami and palled around with poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Three Miami-Dade Cops Arrested, Charged With Obstruction of Justice and Perjury

    Three Miami-Dade police officers lied under oath last year when they told a judge that they read a suspect his Miranda Rights during a traffic stop that led to a felony weapons charge, federal officials say. ​The three officers -- patrolmen Jorge Luis Gonzalez and Alkibiades Dodge, and Sgt. Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Two More Arrested In Miami's Hottest New Racket, Medicare Fraud

    Sure, it's not as sexy as running coke in cigarette boats over the Florida Straits or bootlegging moonshine for northern gangsters on the lam. But damn if Medicare fraud isn't lucrative -- which is probably why it's shaping up as one of the defining crimes of modern Miami.As Jay Weaver's great cover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Miami HIV Scammers Guilty of $5.3 Million Medicare Fraud

    A federal jury this week convicted two doctors and two assistants of bilking Medicare for millions of dollars by setting up a bogus HIV clinic in Miami, the State Attorney's office tells Riptide, the latest conviction in a racket that's quickly become the Magic City's seamiest new claim to crooked f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008

    The Herald Marvels At Internet

    How many newspaper reporters does it take to write a dumb article? Apparently three. Today’s Miami Herald has Jay Weaver, Todd Wright and Evan S. Benn on the trail of online escort services in the wake of Spitzergate. These intrepid scribes enlighten readers about the proliferation of high-pric ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Crash Dummy

    Unions glom onto the DeFede legacy

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Horsing Around with Journalism

    How the Miami Herald screwed up its Kentucky Derby coverage

  • News

    September 16, 1999

    Moreno Sidebar

    Moreno by the Numbers*