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    June 12, 2014

    GOP Frontrunner Carlos Curbelo Has a History of Approving Contracts For Campaign Donors

    For years, Florida's 26th U.S. Congressional District has been defined less by politics than by outright scandal. Two years ago, Republican David Rivera lost the seat amid revelations that he had funded a shadow campaign in the Democratic primary and accepted over $500,000 in secret payments from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Norman Braman, Magic City Casino Among Top Donors in Miami Mayor's Race

    The Miami Mayor's race is still five months away, but a majority of the city's politically influential power brokers are lining up behind Commissioner Francis Suarez, who is looking to take out popular incumbent Tomas Regalado with more than one million bucks in his campaign war chest. Regalado has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Carlo Gimenez and Akerman Senterfitt Are Looking Out For Each Other

    Carlos Gimenez gives $60,000 contract to law firm that raised $30,000 for him. ​A local law firm that raised at least $30,000 in campaign funds for Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is seeing its investment pay off. On Monday, the county commission approved Gimenez's request to split Miami-Dade's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Terrell Owens Sues Greenberg Traurig, One Of Miami's Oldest Law Firms: UPDATED

    Terrell Owens says Greenberg Traurig screwed him over.​Professional football's most controversial wide receiver is accusing a prominent Miami law firm and one its attorneys of seedy, unethical behavior. In a lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County this week, Terrell Owens alleges Greenberg Traurig and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Marc Sarnoff's Campaign Can't Get Addresses Straight

    Last Thursday, we reported on the odd coincidence that a marketing consultant working on Marc Sarnoff's re-election campaign shared the same business address as the private law practice of the Miami city commissioner.Our post prompted Sarnoff's wife Theresa to submit an amendment to his most recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Marc Sarnoff Shares Office Space With Mysterious Campaign Consultant

    ​There is a new mysterious player in Miami electioneering. According to Miami city Commissioner Marc Sarnoff's most recent quarterly finance report, his releection campaign paid $23,409 between May 11 and June 29 for "promotional materials" to a company called Rodman. The firm lists its address at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Time for Miami Tax Evaders to Come Forward, Warns Local Attorney

    The days of hidden offshore accounts are drawing to an end, it seems​Not everyone in Miami is on the up & up. Sure, your neighbor could have bought that brand-new Mercedes-Benz with the Christmas bonus. Or it could have been that narco slush fund in the Cayman Islands. The truth is that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Miami Lakes Taxpayers Pay For Nancy Simon's Legal Defense

    UPDATE: Miami Lakes Town Attorney Mitchell Bierman, a partner with the law firm Weiss, Serota et al. informs Banana Republican that Florida law allows elected officials to seek reimbursement for legal expenses incurred fighting ethics charges that are eventually dismissed. He also provided us with t ... More >>

  • News

    July 9, 2009

    Risky Business

    An elite private school, a top-drawer law firm, and lots of lewd talk.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Ex-CEO's 'Porn Star' Wife Shocks St. Stephen's and White & Case

    via NiteFlirt.comJenny, AKA ObeyME999The email arrived just before lunchtime June 15. In it, a photo showed a tanned nude blonde bending over, underpants around her thighs. With seductive eyes, she gazed at the camera. Below the image was a list of her interests: "Role-playing, cuckolding, slaves, A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Message to Local Lawyers: Please Do Not Get Involved in the Dangers of Sexting

    Are you in for some early morning schaudenfraud with your coffee? If not, move along. We all know sexting is a very dangerous thing for teens. The cover of Reader's Digest and various local news "special" "reports" have told us so. Unfortunately, it can also ensnare white collar ... More >>

  • News

    September 7, 2006

    Redeveloping History

    Miamis top developer says he has no history with drug dealers. You judge.

  • News

    June 1, 2006

    Valentine Sway

    A Miami lawyer convinced clients he was on the level, then was disbarred

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    April 21, 2005
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    April 14, 2005
  • Music

    October 31, 2002
  • News

    April 12, 2001

    The Gersten Affair

    Remember the stolen car? The crackhouse and hooker? The incomparable entertainment value? Well, the show must go on!

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    The Manager's Many Friends

    One thing about Steve Shiver's future as the county's chief executive: It'll never be lonely at the top

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Power Play

    A drama featuring MDCC president Eduardo Padron in the role of backstabbing Brutus. Or is it tyrannical Caesar?

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of November 9, 2000

  • News

    September 30, 1999


    All in the Family

  • News

    November 7, 1996

    Uncommon Law

    Sam Thompson, hard-charging dean of the University of Miami's law school, has high hopes, strong opinions, and a tendency to attract trouble

  • News

    August 22, 1996
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    June 6, 1996


    Friends (and Money) in High Places

  • News

    May 18, 1995

    Coffey Grind

    Why would state prosecutors probe a penny-ante fraud case against Susanna Timor? Maybe it has to do with who she works for.

  • Film

    January 26, 1994
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    June 24, 1992

    The Other Coup

    Internal strife brews at Miami's Haitian Refugee Center, even as the future of 10,000 new clients hangs in the balance