In last summer's Michael Bay movie Pain & Gain, bodybuilders portrayed by Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson conspire to kidnap and extort a random rich prick named Victor Kershaw (played by Tony Shalhoub). In real life and the Miami New Times series that inspired the movie, bodybuilders Daniel Lugo a ... More >>
He called himself "BTCKing." Marking one of the first major busts in the nascent currency's history, the feds arrested Robert Faiella Monday afternoon at his Cape Coral home and accused him of selling more than $1 million in Bitcoins to drug traffickers through the black market website Silk Road. ... More >>
The family that grew ganja together is now the family that pleaded guilty together. In the spring of last year, federal agents and Miami-Dade narcotics detectives dismantled a clan of marijuana growers that distributed thousands of pounds of high-grade weed from South Florida to New York City. Gilbe ... More >>
Sitting in a car with two unidentified men near NW 152nd Street and Sixth Avenue in the parking lot of an apartment complex, Kenneth "Nu Money" Casilla was murdered. According to Miami-Dade Police Department (via NY1), the Brooklyn-bred, Miami-based rapper and Rich Mafia crew member was shot and ki ... More >>
Gunplay won't be headed to prison for life after all. The up-an-coming Miami rapper had been facing charges of armed robbery and assault after video surfaced of him allegedly robbing his own accountant at gun point. Despite the video evidence, the case fell apart because the victim refused to cooper ... More >>
Chalk it under a simple misunderstanding with a side of armed robbery and aggravated assault; Maybach Music Group's Gunplay will not be spending the rest of his days locked up behind bars for robbing his former accountant at gunpoint, TMZ reports, despite video surveillance that captured the entire ... More >>
Three defendants involved in the bonkers South Beach scam that involved sending hot Eastern European girls out on the town to lure men to what were basically fake nightclubs only to charge ridiculous sums to their credit cars have been convicted by a jury today. A fourth was acquitted.See also:- Eas ... More >>
The feud between Miami's Raider Klan and NYC's A$AP Mob continues ... As we here at Crossfade have previously pointed out, Raider capo SpaceGhostPurrp and Mob boss A$AP Rocky were once homies. They spent time together, smoking blunts, ripping up studios, and dropping some collabo slabs. But then th ... More >>
The Transportation Security Administration was created in 2001 to keep us safe, but it turns out a handful of their employees are no better than common crooks. Since the TSA's creation nearly 400 employees have been fired after being accused of stealing from passengers, and Miami International Airpo ... More >>
We know that if you threaten the safety of a local police officer, they will probably shoot you. If you instruct your dog to attack them, they will probably shoot the dog. So it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise by now that a bizarre traffic stop that went out of control left one homeless man ... More >>
Miami-Dade Police Officer Prabhainjana Dwivedi worked the midnight shift around Key Biscayne, Metrorail stations, and Jackson Memorial Hospital. If what the FBI says is true, woe unto any woman who ran into Dwivedi in the middle of the night. Because the cop had a bad habit of pulling over women for ... More >>
David Martin Escamillo, the man arrested this week for causing a panic during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises at the Regal cinema in South Beach, says he never intended to scare his fellow movie goers and was just angry at a man who was texting too much during the screening.
Ronald Poppo is currently in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital after having large portions of his face chewed off by Rudy Eugene on Saturday near the MacArthur Causeway. However, it's not Poppo's first trip to Jackson Memorial Hospital after receiving near-fatal injuries in downtown Mi ... More >>
After allegedly furiously swiping a fan's iPhone last weekend, Chris Brown may find himself behind bars sometime soon. Jose Lambiet at Gossip Extra says that Miami Beach Police and the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's prosecutors are in the process of planning on the best way to arrest Brown an ... More >>
Whitey Houston, dead at 48. While the cause remains unknown, the circumstances surrounding the singer's untimely death suggest that she may have drowned in her Beverly Hilton hotel room after falling asleep in the bathtub. It goes without saying, Xanax and bubble baths don't mix well. And nei ... More >>
via You TubeMichael the Black Man rallies for Santorum on Sunday.After stinging losses in New Hampshire and South Carolina, Rick Santorum came to Florida this weekend hoping to reboot his push toward the White House. But the ex-senator may want to vette his opening acts a bit better: At a Coral S ... More >>
And sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide.
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 >>
Steven Martonffy, a member of the Miami Beach Fire Department, sits behind bars today after allegedly driving a city vehicle while drunk and then crashing it into a parked car early this morning.
Lee and HenriquezMustafa Cornelius Lee, 28, and Francisco Henriquez, 35, have been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting off-duty New York City Police Department Detective Harold Thomas in South Beach over the weekend. The shooting appears to have stemmed from a robbery attempt.
First year Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly really does seem to have a lot of odd things on his mind in the run up to the Sun Bowl, which will see his team reignite its historical rivalry with the Miami Hurricanes. First, he was just glad that El Paso, Texas, doesn't have nude beaches like the bastio ... More >>
The usually dapper Ivory slums it in a mug shot.A week or so ago, Riptide braved the overhyped media maelstrom that was the grand opening of the new 5th Street Gym. A sanitized version of the South Beach boxing den where Muhammad Ali trained, it's now helmed by a Chicago-based ownership group. Al ... More >>
In today's roundup of the sins of South Florida: A former county employee faces 20 charges of child pornography, a man is killed after a fight at a South Beach club, a veteran security guard is mysteriously found dead behind a dollar store in Southwest Dade, two men are arrested for a fire exting ... More >>
via Bennovackjr.comThe bizarre saga of Ben Novack Jr. -- the amputee-porn-lovin' Fontainebleau heir found murdered in a New York hotel room last summer -- is finally closer to a conclusion. His wife, Narcy Novack, and three other accomplices were indicted in New York today an ... More >>
H. Wayne Huizenga built his billions from the ground up, and eventually owned the Marlins, the Dolphins and the Panther. His son, Robert Ray Huizenga, didn't seem to inherit much of daddy's ambition, and was content to do things like get drunk and boat all day. Now the younger Huizenga will spend tw ... More >>
Life must be so tough for you when you're born to a megarich Hollywood superstar like Michael Douglas. It's such a tragedy getting cast in crappy movies because of who your dad is, so please forgive Cameron Douglas. Isn't it understandable he's been caught time and time again with drugs ... More >>
Last month, when Miami Beach journalist Gerald Posner got caught lifting from the Miami Herald in stories he wrote for the Daily Beast, he blamed the "warp speed" of the Internet. Photo by Bill Cooke Gerald PosnerSo what's his excuse for plagiarizing at the presumably snail pace of book wr ... More >>
Dr. Virgil and Mr. CarterLast week, I asked New Times Miami Music Editor Arielle Castillo if we should track down the dentist who gave Lil Wayne his eight root canals for the jaw-dropping sum of reportedly $150,000. Her response was rational: "doctor-patient confidentiality, right?"Fortunately fo ... More >>
Eighteen-year-old Chonshi Thompson died Thursday morning in the South Beach parking garage near 1601 Washington Ave. Two other victims were involved: 18-year-old Sandro Louis was shot in the groin, and 21-year-old Cesar Gonzalez took a bullet to his left hand. Both had fled the scene by the time pol ... More >>
Lately, the South Beach strip looks more like an enormous Lil Wayne concert than the shimmering gay playground it once was. Warehouse-size clubs that brimmed with shirtless boys have closed and hip-hop venues sprouted in their place. What was once pastel and glitter is now chrome and ice.You can' ... More >>
If Halloween is for treats, then Devil's Night is for tricks! A little known tradition that originated in 1930s Detroit, Devil's Night (or "Mischief Night") involved the Motor City's youth engaging in pseudo-criminal behavior on the night of October 30 each year -- mostly acts of petty vandalism, ... More >>
The investigation into a cop killing in the '70s leads to a law professor who helped launch Barack Obama's political career.
LocalGeorge Novack, Jr., son of the Fontainebleau's original owner and a Ft. Lauderdale convention planner, was found beaten to death in his hotel room in New York City. [USAToday]A North Miami Beach imam is facing deportation, so he's reaching out to Kendrick Meek. [Herald]The express lanes on I95 ... More >>
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