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South American Jewelry Thieves Terrorize Miami; Feds Offer $20K for Help

10 years ago by Tim Elfrink
In 2008, a New Times investigation brought you the story of the growing problem of South American gangs targeting local jewelers in violent robberies. "Highly organized South American theft gangs" are targeting local merchants, we wrote, employing "sophisticated surveillance and commando-style assault tactics." The gangs struck again two weeks ago,...
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Jorge Uscamayta, Skycap Arrested In Luggage Scam, Is Dad Of Bomb-Strapped Bank Robbery Victim

9 years ago by Tim Elfrink
How's this for a truly bizarre crime connection? Last night, Miami-Dade police announced the arrests of more than 20 curbside baggage handlers at MIA on charges that they'd taken cash bribes. One of those "skycaps" is 62-year-old Jorge Uscamayta.If that name sounds familiar, it's because he's evidently the same Jorge...
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Is Miami guy Robert Kelly a spy or a wacko?

10 years ago by Tim Elfrink
Is Miami guy Robert Kelly a spy or a wacko?
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Meet Robert Kelly. He Says He Infiltrated Castro's Spy Service And Tricked Miami Exiles

10 years ago by Tim Elfrink
Robert Kelly certainly has the tricks of the spy trade down pat. He talks in mysterious acronyms, like "NOC" -- which stands for "no official cover." He refuses to have his photo taken. He talks about elaborate take-downs and ruses straight out of a Burn Notice plot.Getting the full truth...
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The Foolproof 9/11 Antidote

18 years ago by Brett Sokol
Brian Andrews has been up for sixteen hours now. Rising at 3:00 a.m., the reporter for WSVN-TV (Channel 7) substitute-anchored the station's morning news show from 5:00 to 9:00 a.m. Then he hit the streets to cut live on-air spots as the John Acosta story broke: a grand juror indicted...
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Freedom for Sale, Part 2

13 years ago by Carl Jones
Part 1 described a federal sting designed to catch a bad lawyer named Israel Perez Jr. A convicted drug dealer named Antonio Monroy told authorities that Perez had promised to provide two DEA agents who would lie to reduce his sentence. Read the details in our archives from the issue...
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FBI tries to deport Muslim man for refusing to be an informant

10 years ago by Trevor Aaronson
Unholy War: FBI tries to deport North Miami Beach imam Foad Farahi for refusing to be an informant
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Going Postal

17 years ago by Francisco Alvarado
Judy Johnson, ex-general president of American Postal Workers' Union Local 172 (representing 3500 employees), was pacing the floor of the Scoreboard Bar & Grille in Doral, talking intently on her cell phone. Two weeks had elapsed since she and her colleague, Warren Pearlman, were suspended pending a hearing -- she...
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The Salsa Wars

19 years ago by Kathy Glasgow
Just before midnight on Saturday, July 21, Jacira Castro sat down at her computer to check her e-mail one last time before going to bed. Up came the homepage of the Internet site she publishes. But it wasn't her homepage. In huge type here's what she saw: "THIS IS A...
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The Accidental Terrorist

18 years ago by Mike Clary
When he stepped off a plane in Miami, Shaheed Mohamed says, he was running for his life. At the airport he immediately reported to immigration officials and asked for asylum. Within hours he was telling FBI agents all he knew about a plot by Islamic militants to bomb the U.S...

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