A former Versailles restaurant worker has filed a discrimination and harassment lawsuit that includes sordid allegations of sexual misconduct by Versailles' Felipe Valls Sr. According to the lawsuit, filed this past August 29 in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Ayler Ayala was a cashier at Miami Internati ... More >>
Last week, a Miami-Dade medical examiner released a scathing report questioning the medical treatment of local Spanish-language radio personality Betty Pino, who died in August at age 65 after wounds from a procedure to remove silicone from her buttocks became infected. In that report, Pino's fami ... More >>
Will people believe anything regarding money when the economy's tanked? We're starting to think so. In July 2008, Debra Saafield gave Zena the Clairvoyant $27,000 as a trust exercise. The Naples woman was told that her attachment to material objects was a holdover from her past as an Egyptian prince ... More >>
Derek Medina, the South Miami man who killed his wife and posted a picture of her dead body on Facebook, appeared in court today. For now, he's been charged with second-degree murder charges after he was initially arrested on first-degree charges. Medina pleaded not guilty. See also: Derek Medina ... More >>
Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are currently knee deep in a heap of legal concerns. And their latest, and most ridiculous, comes from a Florida man named David Pitchford who has sued the organization and its figurehead for emotional distress. Pitchford, who lists a Key West trailer park as his addr ... More >>
China Grill in South Beach is in hot water over a recent lawsuitWhen we head to most South Beach restaurants, we customers expect to get fleeced: $200 steaks, $50 sushi rolls, $15 mineral water. But the employees? According to two lawsuits filed earlier this summer, fancy South Beach restaurants ... More >>
As we reported in a January investigation, toxic Chinese drywall is forcing thousands around Florida to make an impossible choice between abandoning brand new homes or exposing their families to dangerous fumes. The state continues to drag its feet, protecting politically connected builders. ... More >>
The extradition saga of Jamaican druglord Christopher "Dudus" Coke, leader of the ultra-violent South Florida-connected Shower Posse, has become yet more bloody today. The Associated Press is reporting that at least 30 people have been killed in gunfights between bandits, soldiers, and cops in th ... More >>
Homeowners look for someone to blame for the material that's wrecking houses.
The feds slink away from a flubbed Internet pharmacy case.
This past March Steve Barret, a former Opa-locka city commissioner and vice mayor, filed a class action lawsuit against the city after finding he was charged the equivalent of a 126.5 percent APR in water bill penalties from September to November of 2002. Opa-locka charged more than 10 percent comp ... More >>
The police watchdog group's right to do its job is challenged
Critics say draconian drug laws held over from the Eighties pack prisons, force plea deals, and hit one errant lawyer harder than the dealers he defended
In which North Bay Village Commissioner Bob Dugger displays exceptional flair as a businessman
She says he ordered her to sue a local resident, and then fired her. He says that's a lie. Being Key Biscayne police chief isn't the hassle-free job Michael Flaherty thought it would be.
In his crusade to force compliance with federal law, Martin Marcus isn't winning many friends, but he is influencing people
Chile demands that former secret police agent Armando Fernandez Larios face justice for his role in the murderous Caravan of Death. But he seems to be safe in Miami -- thanks to the U.S. government.
Chile's infamous undercover operative Armando Fernandez Larios has lived a quiet life in Miami. But his past is about to catch up with him.
The mayor of Hialeah Gardens has a taste for vulgarity, revenge -- and for costing the city big bucks in legal fees
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.
Stanley Cohen's wife went to prison for arranging to have him killed. Years later a Miami journalist reveals a secret. Now the entire case may be unraveling.
A landmark court case could force cops to jail any man who violates a domestic violence injunction. Period.
Bruce Udolf spent seven years arguing public corruption cases for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami. A report from the front lines.
Cops are giving Miami's promotions exam a failing grade -- in court
Accused of bribery and public corruption, this power pair finds that love and justice prevail
What litigant is willing to take Madonna, the CIA, and Governor Chiles to court? It's Alfredo F. de Castro, Miami's one-man suit factory.
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?
The continuing success of lobbyist Ron Book: Perverse proof of how much lawmakers need lawbreakers
A Swiss jury finds art connoisseur/embezzler Robert Polo guilty as charged A thirteen times over
St. Hugh Oaks plaintiffs lose the first round of their battle against the City of Miami and maybe their lawyer, too
Raul Rodriguez said he killed a man during a 1991 holdup at Malaga restaurant. At his trial this spring, the jury didn't see it that way.
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.
What do Armando Valladares, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Miriam Alonso, Xavier Suarez, Alex Penelas, Steve Clark, and the Miami Herald editorial board have in common? They're just a few of the big names enlisted by accused embezzler Roberto Polo in his fight to a
The evidence was not there. The kids' stories were outrageous beyond belief. But that didn't stop Janet Reno from trying to destroy Bobby Fijnje.
Reno Consideration ( Part A) If she is confirmed as U.S. Attorney General, Janet Reno's ability to maintain discipline and impartiality among a vast bureaucracy of prosecutors will be tested like never before. The notorious cases examined here, drawn from
Even as her prosecutors prepare their murder case against Andrew Morello's friends, Janet Reno insists she's keeping an open mind