Roy Black

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Tony Bosch's Attorney Asked A-Rod For $500,000 After New Times Investigation

    The date was January 29, 2013. Miami New Times had just published its investigation outing Coral Gables clinic Biogenesis as a steroid dealer to the stars, including Alex Rodriguez. A few hours later, A-Rod and his celebrity lawyer Roy Black met with Susy Ayala-Ribero, the high school buddy and now ... More >>

  • News

    April 3, 2014
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    March 4, 2014

    Media Gets Shirtless Jail Pics of Justin Bieber; Will Fight for Peeing Video Today in Court

    The Miami Beach Police Department today released photos that officers took to document Justin Bieber's various tattoos, which include pictures of the popstar shirtless (because lord knows no one has ever seen that before). The release came just hours after a hearing was set in Miami-Dade Court to de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    The Miami Herald Really Wants to See Video of Justin Bieber Peeing at a Police Station

    In one corner we have the media and Florida's notoriously progressive open record laws. In the other we have diminutive pop mischief maker Justin Bieber. The media, of course, had a field day when Bieber was arrested last month for supposedly drag racing while high down a Miami Beach residential s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco Just Dying For Someone To Interview Him About Justin Bieber

    Are you a member of the media? Do you care about Justin Bieber? Of course you do. Silly question. That's where I, Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco, come in. Not only am I a former state prosecutor and defense attorney -- but I'm also available for comment. Right now. Call me. I know I told ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Carlos Gimenez Has Raised Nearly Twice As Much As Challenger Joe Martinez

    Campaign finance reports for January, February, and March are in for the local county races. So who's funneling cash to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and his main opponent, County Commission Chairman Joe Martinez?If money is any indicator, Martinez has a long haul ahead of him. For the past three ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2011
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    March 17, 2011

    Real Housewives' Lea Black: Sarah Palin is a Circus Sideshow

    ​You might not know it from the freak show that is Bravo's Real Housewives of Miami, but star Lea Black is a pretty prominent figure in Florida's Democratic party fund-raising machine. Along with her attorney husband Roy Black, she held the very first fund-raiser for then-candidate Barack Obama in ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 2009
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    August 26, 2009

    Ted Kennedy: A South Florida (Not So) Elegy

    ​Okay, I acknowledge Ted Kennedy did great things in the US Senate. He was a leader and a charmer.Health care would probably be done by now if he hadn't suffered, then died last night, from a brain tumor. But, like everybody else, he showed his dirty side down here in the subtropics. Back in 1 ... More >>

  • News

    May 28, 2009

    Helio Castroneves Strikes Back

    After a year of dodging tax charges, Miami's fastest driver takes the Indy 500.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    The Herald Kuehne Connection

    Today’s big local story is the news that Miami attorney Ben Keuhne, the Democratic Party hero who represented Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election, was indicted on six counts of money laundering, money laundering concealment and obstruction of justice. The U.S. Department of Justice is accusi ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    Awash in a Sea of Money

    Billions in cash generated by the cocaine trade fueled Miami's economy

  • News

    August 4, 2005

    Free Bird?

    New evidence may exonerate Luis Diaz, imprisoned for 26 years as the Bird Road Rapist

  • News

    August 19, 2004


    There are good reasons to vote August 31, but the county mayor's race isn't one of them. Here are five reasons why.

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Letters from the Issue of March 4, 2004

    From nightclubs to culture wars to defending the defenders

  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Sustained Objections

    A group of young attorneys are in open revolt against their boss -- Public Defender Bennett Brummer

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    A Cabbie's Crusade

    Javier Peña is a maverick cabbie on a mission to turn the notorious Miami taxi industry into a respectable profession. So far he's been threatened, shot at, fined, and fired. In other words, he's making progress.

  • News

    January 17, 2002

    Farewell, My Lovely 1800

    It was a place where you drank Scotch with your sirloin, where journalists, politicians, and other practitioners of the dark arts felt at home

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    The Education of Shawn Lewis

    Lesson #1: Hard work and an aptitude for computers can make a young man rich. Lesson #2: Some rich young men take to South Beach like fish to water. Lesson #3: South Beach is the shark. A young man with money is the bait.

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    The Team's Dreams

    The attorneys who represented Elian's Miami relatives may have a political future

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    Goon Over Miami Part 2

    Clubland king Chris Paciello ain't exactly a Mafia don. But it sure seemed he was headed that way.

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    Goon Over Miami

    Chris Paciello, the dangerous darling of the SoBe nightlife set, has a reputation for fisticuffs. And mob ties.

  • News

    February 25, 1999

    In Pursuit of Willy and Sal

    When infamous drug smugglers Falcon and Magluta won the first round, prosecutors vowed revenge. This time it's personal.

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    A Bird Gets Burned

    After the feds indicted Falcon Tony Martin this week, some friends in Liberty City dropped a penalty flag

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    Deconstructing Tommy

    How a Bensonhurst boy rose to the summit of South Beach's promotion biz

  • News

    December 4, 1997

    The Waiting Game

    After more than a year, Commissioner James Burke may finally learn what lies ahead: Prosecution or exoneration

  • News

    February 29, 1996

    The Impossible Victory

    The feds spent years building their case against drug kingpins Willy Falc centsn and Sal Maglutaa. Life in prison was assured. Too bad the jury didn't see it that way.

  • News

    January 18, 1996
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    December 14, 1995
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    December 14, 1995

    The Trial of Willy & Sal

    Smuggling coke by the ton and making money by the bushel. Getting tortured in Panama and eating smoked pork loin in Houston. The courtroom show is riveting, but like Al says, where's the justice?

  • News

    June 15, 1995
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    May 11, 1995

    Secrets and Sunshine

    One thing is clear: Some county commissioners broke the law last December. Another thing isn't so clear: Will they ever be punished?

  • News

    February 9, 1995

    Hired Gums

    "Makeup! Would someone please powder Mr. Black's nose?" South Florida's legal eagles peck away at the O.J. Simpson trial.

  • News

    December 29, 1994
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    June 22, 1994
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    November 10, 1993

    The Further Adventures of Willy and Sal

    Being thrown in jail was supposed to bring down the curtain on Miami drug lords Willy Falc and Sal Magluta. But there was an encore: Death threats, clandestine cameras, illegal searches, and major security violations.

  • News

    September 29, 1993

    Daud Descending

    With prison just around the corner, Miami Beach's former golden boy looks back at the gravity of his corruption and broods on the sorrow of his fate

  • News

    July 28, 1993

    What's Trim and Tanned and Hands Out Free Legal Advice?

    Ellis Rubin (Seriously! This isn't a joke! Really!)

  • News

    June 30, 1993

    The Conner Conspiracy

    He was an aviation classic: independent, stubborn, savvy. And he was convinced powerful forces were out to ruin him. Did that include government informants and federal agents? Gus Conner will never know.

  • News

    June 30, 1993

    Lozano Deconstructed

    A history professor examines the Orlando trial -- and finds defense attorney Roy Black guilty.

  • Film

    June 9, 1993
  • News

    February 17, 1993

    The Bird Road Rapist: Part 2

    A victim comes forward to claim that police misconduct led her to mistakenly identify Luis Diaz as her assailant