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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
After a year of dodging tax charges, Miami's fastest driver takes the Indy 500.
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 >>
Billions in cash generated by the cocaine trade fueled Miami's economy
New evidence may exonerate Luis Diaz, imprisoned for 26 years as the Bird Road Rapist
There are good reasons to vote August 31, but the county mayor's race isn't one of them. Here are five reasons why.
From nightclubs to culture wars to defending the defenders
A group of young attorneys are in open revolt against their boss -- Public Defender Bennett Brummer
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.
It was a place where you drank Scotch with your sirloin, where journalists, politicians, and other practitioners of the dark arts felt at home
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.
The attorneys who represented Elian's Miami relatives may have a political future
Clubland king Chris Paciello ain't exactly a Mafia don. But it sure seemed he was headed that way.
Chris Paciello, the dangerous darling of the SoBe nightlife set, has a reputation for fisticuffs. And mob ties.
When infamous drug smugglers Falcon and Magluta won the first round, prosecutors vowed revenge. This time it's personal.
After the feds indicted Falcon Tony Martin this week, some friends in Liberty City dropped a penalty flag
How a Bensonhurst boy rose to the summit of South Beach's promotion biz
After more than a year, Commissioner James Burke may finally learn what lies ahead: Prosecution or exoneration
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.
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?
One thing is clear: Some county commissioners broke the law last December. Another thing isn't so clear: Will they ever be punished?
"Makeup! Would someone please powder Mr. Black's nose?" South Florida's legal eagles peck away at the O.J. Simpson trial.
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.
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
Ellis Rubin (Seriously! This isn't a joke! Really!)
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.
A history professor examines the Orlando trial -- and finds defense attorney Roy Black guilty.
A victim comes forward to claim that police misconduct led her to mistakenly identify Luis Diaz as her assailant