If you ordered up a bounce house for Junior's birthday or celebrated a quince with a pony ride in South Florida over the past few months, you might want to listen up. According to police, a suspected gangbanger with some nasty associations may have been splitting his time between law breakin' and a ... More >>
A new year is a great opportunity to practice the "out with the old, in with the new" mantra. If you're like most people "the old" includes piles of obsolete junk hidden in dark corners of the house or stuffed into impossible-to-open drawers. In every secreted-away collection of crap exists at least ... More >>
Alyssa Ainsworth, and her boyfriend, Ronald Stidd, were pulled over by police on West Second Street and Naranja Road in Valusia County on Friday for driving with an expired tag. But upon further inspection, an expired tag was the least Ainsworth had going against her. She was also driving with a s ... More >>
Well, at long last it looks like John Goodman's douche caught up to him, and he is finally going to spend some time in the slammer. The International Polo Club owner, who has been under house arrest on a DUI manslaughter charge for killing 23-year-old Scott Wilson back in February 2010 with his ca ... More >>
Though former Fort Lauderdale legislator Mandy Dawson said in April that "no different than any other person walking the streets of America" with tax problems, she's certainly different from people walking the streets now: She'll be locked up.Dawson was sentenced to six months in prison today a ... More >>
Another year has just about gone by, which means it's time for South Florida to appear once again on the American Tort Reform Association's list of "judicial hellholes."Now every year since 2003 -- when they actually just picked Miami-Dade County -- South Florida has maintained its spot among ... More >>
Allen West, self-admitted former member of a "white supremacist motorcycle gang."Remember that absurd attack on Rep. Allen West stating that he'd been in sort of a motorcycle "gang" that didn't care too much for nonwhite people?Well, it's true, West admits -- 13 months after NBC Nightly News ran ... More >>
Felix Phelps told police he accidentally shot his 17-year-old brother in the head.A Fort Lauderdale man says he accidentally shot and killed his 17-year-old brother over the weekend as the boy was helping his older brother close down the gas station he worked at, police say.Fort Lauderdale Police ... More >>
aclufl.orgACLU of Florida's Howard SimonThe American Civil Liberties Union says Florida is "ground zero" in their fight for civil liberties -- which explains why it filed two lawsuits in three days against Gov. Rick Scott-approved legislation.The ACLU filed two federal lawsuits last week -- o ... More >>
Police say a gang of men came up with a novel idea for a series of robberies: Call escorts, meet them at hotel rooms, and then rob them at gunpoint. For some reason, the robberies sometimes ended in the men pepper spraying the escorts. In response, cops from Plantation Police, Fort Lauderdale Pol ... More >>
When Dalia Dippolito's trial began on charges that she tried to have her husband killed, her defense attorney dropped a bombshell. Attorney Michael Salnick claimed in opening statements that Dalia's husband, Michael, had planned the whole thing in an attempt to get on reality TV. It was a crazy defe ... More >>
State lawmakers want to keep people from having sex with animals. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson wants to keep lawmakers from screwing voters.Although it seems like Gov. Rick Scott will make the bold and progressive move of banning bestiality, he still plans to screw voters. The election overhaul bill, wh ... More >>
Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato made her name as a Mafia fighter. As a former prosecutor and cop, she has both presided over, tried, and investigated high-profile mob cases. John "Johnny Meatballs" Piteo is oft-convicted bookmaker with suspected organized crime ties who has done two str ... More >>
Richard Rubin, with his attorney David Bogenschutz at his side, was contrite in federal court as he pleaded guilty to a tax evasion charge. An emotional Rubin, who is the husband of criminally charged former Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin, admitted to Judge William Zloch that ... More >>
Outgoing Chief Judge Victor Tobin called a closed-door meeting of all 90 Broward judges this afternoon to discuss a budget shortfall that is threatening to shut down courthouses across the state. During the meeting, the idea was raised to "call the bluff" of Rick Scott and the Florida House and ... More >>
flickr.comHow low can you go? Apparently six feet under wasn't low enough for the Fort Lauderdale man sentenced to nine years in federal prison last Friday for stealing identification from mourners attending funerals as part of an ID theft ring. But Diaz's funeral fraud ring isn't the only s ... More >>
We've heard all about how the Centurion and Platinum hedge funds in New York sank hundreds of millions of dollars into Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme. Fort Lauderdale attorney Bill Scherer is suing them, claiming they were privy to the fraud and now must cough up ... More >>
flickr.comA former long-serving federal inmate living in South Florida says the real reason for the proliferation of cell phones in prisons has more to do with privately owned institutions gouging inmates and their families with ridiculously overpriced phone time than it does organized crime.The ... More >>
We all know that three Broward Sheriff's Office deputies were arrested earlier this month and charged with supplying contraband to inmates and having sex with them. Deitrick Johnson and Dep. Kiara Walker (inset)The shocking part, though, is the identity of ... More >>
This week, our favorite local virgin published her most vapid screed yet at Human Events, her "editorial home." Wondering why our nation's top "legal eagles" have yet to make a compelling case for the criminal prosecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, she draws on her lawyerly training to ... More >>
The closer.Wanna close a GameStop? Then rob it. Twice.It seems to have worked for Boris the Bandit -- the fellow who robbed the GameStop outlet at 2223 SW 22nd St. in Pompano Beach, twice in the past 12 months and most recently on November 6. We cannot be absolutely certain the same man was behin ... More >>
All grown up.Jose Torres is a child who will be tried as an adult on a manslaughter charge for allegedly accidentally shooting his playmate in the face.Adults, as it turns out, have "playmates."Jose, a 17-year-old Deerfield Beach teenager, shot that playmate in the face with a 9-mm pistol, which ... More >>
flickr.comNever bring a gun to a sandwich fight.Steve Lebrun, a manager at the Miami Subs on Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale had an amazing encounter with a robber on Sunday evening, according to police. The suspect, Devane Jenkins, entered the restaurant at 661 West Sunrise Boulevard Sunday ... More >>
This past week saw a series of headline-friendly bank robberies in South Florida. Two of them involved bomb threats scribbled on notes, in which the offenders were arrested within minutes of the attempted robberies. The most recent, at the BankAtlantic branch on Fairway Drive in Deerfield, was mo ... More >>
Professor Jill Levenson says not all sex offenders are alike.In a world where residency restrictions exile convicted sex offenders to live under bridges and on park benches, a glimmer of sanity has emerged. Working with psychology professors at Lynn University, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Off ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
From FacebookManny Periu's colorful career as a bondsman may be over.Turns out last week's Juice post about bondsman Manny Periu was not his first brush with local news infamy. In June 2008, Periu and his bail bonds partner were featured in this exclusive CBS4 report about how they unknowing ... More >>
Facebook.comScott Wilson, 23, drowned in a canal after Goodman's Bentley crashed into his car.As polo mogul John Goodman faces vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter charges for the Wellington car accident that led to the death of 23-year-old Scott Wilson, many wonder if he'll receive special le ... More >>
Good luck getting onto a jury in the South if you're black. And if you're a black defendant, good luck challenging the fact that the prosecutor eliminated potential jurors just because of the color of their skin. Unless you live in Florida.The Sunshine State's laws aimed at protecting jurors from ... More >>
Today's suit alleges Chiquita funded AUC terroristsThe Juice has obtained the 110-page civil suit filed yesterday in West Palm Beach Federal District Court on behalf of 242 Colombian plaintiffs against Chiquita Brands International. The suit, brought by Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, which ha ... More >>
Hang on tightly to those Picassos at Basel. Art crime is on the rise.
Gil Fernandez Jr. could be responsible for as many as nine murders. If he's truly repentant, his former prosecutor says, he needs to confess his sins.
Meet John Mamone -- devoted father, Mafia soldier, government witness
The state legislature should soon pass a bill criminalizing failure to pay child support, but those who live within the system say this reform doesn't go nearly far enough
Bryant Troville served out his sentence for his sexually violent acts. His prospects for freedom? Not good.
Four years after hed been convicted of murder in Belgium, Jean-FranCois Buslik was a pilot and a family man living quietly in North Palm Beach. Then justice came calling.
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