Jose M. Perez desperately wanted to be a kamikaze in a Maserati, so he threw down $64,000 for a 2008 Grand Turismo from H Greg Auto Auction in Doral. He works as a real estate agent to the stars, and the car would be a way to impress clients. The plan backfired, though, he claims, because the dealer ... More >>
Boy, Steven Bateman doesn't know when to quit. Today, the Miami Herald published an article about another suspicious deal involving the Homestead mayor that appears riddled with conflicts-of-interest. It's becoming a pattern that has spawned separate investigations by the Miami-Dade State Attorney's ... More >>
Banana Republican kicked off 2012 by recognizing a local Internet cabal of rabble-rousers and muckrakers who have helped fill the investigative journalistic void in the Magic City. In a cover story back in January, we ranked the Top Ten activist bloggers who work incessantly to expose shady governme ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkThe view is fantastic -- until the feds show up.You've got a steamrolling Ponzi scheme churning out cash so fast that you can't spend it all. You've already leased the $4,700-per-month Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG with rims fatter than Fat Joe and dropped $1.5 million on a Riviera ya ... More >>
Illustration courtesy of Jason SeilerRoyal Flush: Scott Storch Miami New Times scribe Gus Garcia-Roberts has a gem of a feature about the rise and complete ruin of South Florida hip-hop producer Scott Storch, who once played John Travolta's role in Grease and can play any top 40 song from the pas ... More >>
Indicted Miami Beach weapons dealer Efraim Diveroli is still making millions of dollars from the U.S. government.
To hell with the economy! South Florida's lawless exotic rental car industry keeps rolling.
Twenty-five years ago this month, the gangster epic caused a local stir.