With Michael Bay's big-screen adaptation of Pain & Gain opening atop the box office this weekend, masses of moviegoers discovered what Miamians already knew: Pete Collins' tale of bodybuilders gone bad is one hell of a great yarn. But the Sun Gym Gang's capers barely scratch the surface of Miam ... More >>
As his Hialeah sugar company burned through cash and failed to pay employees, vendors, and landlords, Alexander I. Perez gave plum jobs to former drug-trafficker buddies and raised bundles of cash for Danilo Medina, president of the Dominican Republic.Two weeks ago, Perez's Banah Sugar filed for Cha ... More >>
During Miami's cocaine heyday in the Eighties, weird and interesting and scary things happened all over town all the time. Our coke map of Miami is by necessity incomplete, but even selected highlights make the point: Blow knew no neighborhood boundaries.
Billions in cash generated by the cocaine trade fueled Miami's economy
Willie and Sal trial jurors
The Riddle That Cracked the Case
Having lost their case against the drug kingpins, federal prosecutors vowed to convict jury foreman Miguel Moya of bribery. Didn't quite work out that way.
When infamous drug smugglers Falcon and Magluta won the first round, prosecutors vowed revenge. This time it's personal.
Welcome to Sonya's world, where the clients are grateful, the money is good, and the risk is minimal
Outgoing U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey has a little farewell soiree, at which everyone remains fully clothed
In Miami breaking bread has become an intricate part of breaking the law
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?
When federal prosecutors seek the death penalty in drug-related murders, the defendants are almost always black. Why should Miami's first "kingpin" case be any exception?
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.
Chapter Two, in which the alleged drug kingpins are linked to a cellular telephone smuggled into their unit in the federal pen