In October 2012 just outside a pastel-painted Coral Gables apartment building, one of the largest gold heists in Florida history went down. A convicted thief named Raonel Valdez, who was supposed to be wearing a court-ordered GPS device, somehow jacked $2.8 million in gold from courier George Villeg ... More >>
Courtesy Rochelle Desiree Mermelstein GomezLast year, New Times published a feature detailing the strange last days of Max Mermelstein, the master cocaine smuggler who turned snitch in the mid-80s and died under government protection in 2008. Among the readers: Rochelle Desiree Mermelstein ... More >>
Special forces. National ad campaigns. Watching the backs of the big guys. Meet this Eastern European hunk
Junkie, jailbird, cat burglar, widow, bride, entrepreneur Laurie Lichtman keeps on truckin'.
If you were Steve Shiver, why would you meet with one lobbyist when you could meet with a bunch of them?
Jimmy Sabatino, self-described child of the Mafia, displayed a prodigious talent for confidence games even as a teenager. If he hadn't threatened to kill President Clinton, he'd probably be scamming today.
Lawyers Tina Fassnacht and Stacy Taeuber are all-purpose advocates at the West Dade immigrant camp
For two decades it was a chic hangout for South Florida's most well-to-do. Now it's a money pit with a sordid story to tell.
James and Emma Somerset came to Miami to rescue their son's girlfriend. They wound up going to jail for kidnapping.
Local, state, and federal authorities have been trying for years to dislodge the Rex Bear from the Miami River, but it simply won't budge
If racial strife and political bickering were crimes, the entire staff of Dade County's corrections department would be locked up
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.
Before TVs and VCRs made a theater out of every living room, Marty Abrams and his cronies were kings of black market bijou