In this week's cover story, we explore the strange living situation and gruesome death of Ron Vinci, who had just moved into the Tarpon River home where he was found dead in a bag by the side of the bed. His girlfriend, Catherine Pileggi, faces trial for the murder.According to Pileggi's attorney, t ... More >>
The bulk of the background information for this week's feature story about the murder of Ron Vinci came from evidence released by the prosecutor's office at the end of last year, during an initial media inquiry. At the time, media outlets had been reporting that Vinci's body had been found wrapped i ... More >>
An attorney's attempt to hide documents that might implicate his client on a murder charge ended when a judge ruled from the bench today that the evidence is a public record. Boca Raton defense lawyer Bruce Udolf had argued in court documents that releasing records to New Times about his client, ... More >>
A lot of people didn't think it was fair that while his wife was hit with felony corruption charges for voting on a grant that benefited him, Richard Rubin seemingly got off scot-free after he and other officials gamed the Town of Southwest Ranches for millions of dollars. The RubinsWell, no ... More >>
Cindi Hutchinson, who won an upset bid in 2000 to become a Fort Lauderdale city commissioner and then rose to the position of CEO of the Riverwalk Trust, turned herself in today at the Broward County Jail on corruption charges. The Broward Sheriff's Office released a mug shot of a tired-looking H ... More >>
Was it worth it, Cindi? Former Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor Cindi Hutchinson not only wins the the award for selling out her seat the cheapest -- a toilet, really? -- but also for the worst mug shot in a procession of public official mug shots. Look at that ... More >>
Let's start this thing off with a couple of blog votes. On Amendments 5 and 6, it's pretty easy: If you like gerrymandering, vote against them. As for me, it's a yes vote on these two. On the judicial race between John Fry and John Howes for County Court Judge in District 1, I've made a decision. T ... More >>
-- Remember those shady attack ads aimed at Florida Attorney General candidate Dan Gelber accusing him of being "toxic to Jewish education"? Pam Bondi Campaign Gelber and Bondi at last night's Univision debate.Initially, it didn't appear that Gelber's opponent, Pam Bondi, ... More >>
New Times photo by Tara NieuwesteegWiley ThompsonIt sure sounds like a troubling bit of news: Former Broward Sheriff candidate Wiley Thompson has landed a sweet job with victorious Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti -- the same candidate Thompson had crossed party lines to endorse after he lost in the Augu ... More >>
If only we could fit all the bums in...
Corruption-busting lawyer Bruce Udolf wants to be Broward sheriff. After the Ken Jenne experience, though, are voters too suspicious of lawyers turned cops?
Shahruck Dhanji's campaign for Broward sheriff is suddenly mired in sticky money problems