Rebecca Wakefield

 

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  • 14 years ago | Longform

    At age 57, Jon Roberts is a wiry fellow whose rugged mug has been whittled by time and prison into a caricature of the two-bit New York hood he once was. Over the years, his features — shaggy brows over deep-set brown eyes and a large nose &#...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Last week, in Part One of "Kilo," we took readers on a journey through the cocaine world underlying all that Miami has become in the past 25 years: the thriving banks, the overblown real estate, the drug culture, and an international identity crea...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Listen to the pugnacious Ecuadorian fellow with the New York accent, whom shady Miami bankers tolerate with a nervous smile. "Miami has a well-deserved reputation for money laundering," says Charles Intriago, a former federal prosecutor who has bu...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    A funny thing happened on José Marti's way to the Key Biscayne Police Department, even though it is only steps from the island's fire-rescue department. Somewhere along the way a black plastic trash bag containing $9881.20, which he was sup...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Sixteen years ago Miami closed out its most turbulent decade with one final spasm of violence. The last major race riot erupted in Overtown in January 1989, after Miami police officer William Lozano put a bullet in the brain of Clement Lloyd, who ...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Linda O'Brien, Aimee Artiles, Tom Guilfoyle, and Ken Drucker are all pleasant, generally helpful and professional county bureaucrats. Their jobs, respectively, are police spokeswoman, county spokeswoman, police attorney, and assistant county attor...

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