Christopher Chaney, a Florida man, has been arrested for hacking into dozens of email accounts belonging to celebrities and others in the entertainment industry. Chaney has been confirmed to be the man who leaked nude pictures of Scarlett Johansson online, but also targeted other celebr ... More >>
IRS: the tax man cometh.Did you pay Tomeka Wimberly at Wizard Tax Services Inc. to fill out your return this year? Did she claim Doritos and Mountain Dew on your work expenses? How about the little known "new underwear credit"?And did you get a nice refund of roughly $4,000?If so, we hope you hav ... More >>
Elisha L. Dawkins, the veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy who was jailed on a seemingly minor passport fraud charge only to discover he was not actually a US citizen, has rejected a deal that would see the charges dropped. Now, Dawkins' case will go to trial, and he could see up to ten years in jail ... More >>
Elisha Dawkins immigrated to Miami from the Bahamas as a young boy. It was only until after he served in both the Army and Navy and found himself in jail on a passport flap that he discovered that he was not a legal citizen. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami has offered a deal to Dawkins that w ... More >>
Dawkins was a photographer in the Army, shooting photos like this one.Elisha L. Dawkins was born in the Bahamas but immigrated to Miami as an infant. He was brought up believing he was an American citizen and after high school enlisted in the Army, where he served what he thought was his country ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkShapiro's autographed UM helmet inside his palatial Miami Beach mansion.Nevin Shapiro, the South Beach architect of a $880 million Ponzi scheme, will have to endure another few weeks of Jersey lockup before learning his punishment. His sentencing, which was originally schedule ... More >>
Speaking to a jam-packed room of reporters, cops, and politicians yesterday, Mayor Tomas Regalado trumpeted eight corruption arrests as proof of his commitment to cleaning up city government.
"For the first time ever in the City of Miami, we have an anti corruption department," Regalado crow ... More >>
For years, Lew Freeman was Miami's go-to "forensic accountant" -- the numbers guy who cleaned up the mess when a high-profile company imploded.
As detailed in Jay Weaver's excellent profile back in October, Freeman gave to charities, boosted the University of Miami and palled around with poli ... More >>
Late Friday, at 9:05 p.m., Miami-Dade Judge Beatrice Butchko dealt a serious blow to stateC. StilesGaston Smith's public corruption trial begins this week, but prosecutors won't be allowed to use incriminating recordings prosecutors' case against a popular pastor in Miami's black community.B ... More >>
The sad saga of Marlon "X-Large" Moore has come to an end with a decidedly un-X-large prison sentence.Moore, you may remember, was arrested this summer after one of the best diabolical schemes ever hatched somehow failed to net him a $14 trillion payday. Fresh out of the federal pen after 6-year ... More >>
Jim Dougherty exposed insurance fraud for Lloyd's of London -- until they concluded the Miami Beach lawyer had overbilled them by millions. Now the U.S. attorney is involved and things have turned very ugly, indeed.