Michael Bland

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Cautionary Tale: Hunt Lobster Illegally, Lose Your Boat

    Two Florida Keys residents were sentenced in Miami for illegally harvesting more than a quarter-million dollars' worth of spiny lobsters over the course of a few years.Michael W. Kimbler and Michael Bland, both of Big Coppitt Key, were sentenced yesterday in Federal District Court for "conspiring to ... More >>

  • News

    August 13, 2009

    Slumlord Millionaire

    Lawsuit claims landlord pocketed thousands while tenants died.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Lawsuit Claims Opa-locka Slumlord Stole Thousands While Tenants Died

    Residents at Opa-locka's Gardens Apartments -- perhaps the city's sketchiest property -- endured 5 murders, 656 assaults, 34 robberies, 25 shootings, and 80 stolen cars during one four-year stretch, according to police records. And the apartments remain the hottest spot in the city for cops, ... More >>