Dalia Dippolito

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    October 2, 2012

    Dalia Dippolito Cop, Sgt. Frank Ranzie, Under Investigation For Possible Kiddie Porn

    Boynton Beach police Sgt. Frank Ranzie, the cop who handled the Dalia Dippolito murder-for-hire plot, is reportedly under investigation for having kiddie porn on his laptop. According to the report, the porn was discovered after Ranzie brought his laptop in for service after it was hit with a virus ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Tupac Shakur and Other Rich Felons Who Bonded Out While Appealing Convictions (UPDATED)

    UPDATE 5/18: Goodman was released from jail this morning and is now home in Wellington.5/17: When polo mogul John Goodman goes home to Wellington to serve house arrest while appealing his conviction for DUI manslaughter, he will join a prestigious group of felons who had a similar luxury. As we note ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    John Goodman to Join Dalia Dippolito: Home on Bond During Appeal

    Multimillionaire John Goodman will soon return to the lap of luxury, at home beside the lush green grounds of the International Polo Club he founded in Wellington. Rather than immediately serving his 16-year prison sentence, he will win this get-out-of-jail pass after posting a $7 million bond and p ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    Dalia Dippolito Murder-for-Hire Story on Investigation Discovery Tonight

    Improbable as it may sound, there is an entire television series devoted to people who hire hit men to kill their loved/hated ones. The Investigation Discovery show Nothing Personal is hosted by Steve Schirripa, the jovial comedian who played Bobby Baccalieri on The Sopranos. Now ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Dalia Dippolito Saga on Snapped: The Abridged, Pro-Michael Dippolito Version

    ​​For the national media, Dalia Dippolito's murder-for-hire saga is the gift that keeps on giving. Boynton Beach's most infamous newlywed has been convicted of plotting to have her husband whacked, and is now on house arrest while appealing that conviction. Yet national TV crime shows are s ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Dalia Dippolito Murder-for-Hire COPS Episode Airs Saturday (Video)

    [Insert COPS theme song here]​In August 2009, the Boynton Beach police took a gamble on a sexy case. A young, flirtatious, cosmetically-enhanced newlywed named Dalia Dippolito was plotting to have her husband killed. She hired a hit man, who turned out to be an undercover cop.One morning Dalia ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    UPDATED: Who Will Help Dalia Dippolito Skip Jail and Post $500K Bond?

    PBSODalia got the dough she needed.​UPDATE: Dalia Dippolito posted the $500,000 bond on Monday and is now on house arrest at her mother's home in Boynton Beach. She'll remain there while appealing her conviction for solicitation to commit murder.August 11, 2011: After calling her "pure evil" and s ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Dalia Dippolito's Lover Backed Her Reality-TV Defense

    PBSODalia Dippolito is now facing 20 years in the slam.​Many observers have wondered why Dalia Dippolito chose a reality television defense to explain why she plotted to have her husband killed. Her attorney argued that Dalia's attempt to hire a hit man was part of an elaborate ruse designed to ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2011

    Did Dalia Dippolito Receive a Fair Sentence?

    PBSODalia Dippolito​Dalia Dippolito -- the Boynton Beach escort/newlywed convicted of trying to hire an undercover cop to kill her husband -- was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday. Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath called her plot "pure evil," and said she was taking advantage of her husba ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Dalia Dippolito Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

    Dalia Dippolito​Dalia Dippolito -- caught on camera two years ago promising to pay a hit man to kill her husband -- was sentenced to 20 years in prison today by Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath.UPDATE: Click here for details on Dippolito's sentencing.There wasn't much ambiguity in Dippolito's murde ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Judge Calls Dalia Dippolito "Pure Evil;" Michael Dippolito Says He Feels "Shit On" In Court

    Boynton Beach Police DepartmentThe happy couple.​In a murder-for-hire case inhabited by a circus of bizarre, conniving characters, Dalia Dippolito's sentencing hearing today in Palm Beach Circuit Court lived up to its promise of tabloid-worthy antics.Michael Dippolito, the husband and ex-felon Dal ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    Dalia Dippolito Lawyer Files for Retrial -- Not Going for Reality TV Defense This Time

    Dalia Dippolito​The lawyer for Dalia Dippolito -- the escort who was found guilty of trying to hire an undercover cop to kill her husband -- has filed for a new trial, this time not to focus on the reality TV defense he tried last time around.Her attorney, Michael Salnick, filed a request for a ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Dalia Dippolito Guilty Verdict Comes After a Reality-TV Defense Not Based on Actual Reality

    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 >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Michael Dippolito to Get Grilled Today During Dalia Dippolito's Trial

    What were you doing with all that money, Michael Dippolito?​Boynton Beach's most shameless newlyweds are in court this week, as Dalia Dippolito goes to trial for allegedly plotting to have her husband, Michael, killed. (Read New Times' cover story on the case for all the juicy details.)Yesterday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Dalia Dippolito's Trial Rules (Shhh. Don't Mention She Was an Escort)

    Boynton Beach Police DepartmentDalia and Michael Dippolito, before all the drama.​Dalia Dippolito, the Boynton Beach newlywed accused of plotting to have her husband killed, was in court yesterday preparing for her April 25 trial. Her lawyers and prosecutors from the Palm Beach State Attorney's Of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    The Best Texts of 2010: Rothstein, Villegas, Obama, You?

    PBSODalia Dippolito texted her complaints about her hubby.​Another year, another round of thumb-induced regret. In the age of smart phones, texting has become an essential part of the news cycle.Here are our favorite screeds that were either written or released to the public in the past year. Feel ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Morning Juice: Would-Be Chain-Saw Killer Busted in Miramar; Police Fire Shots in Boca Raton

    ​The headlines in Broward and Palm Beach:Mercedes Morales may be an even more bloodthirsty spouse than Dalia Dippolito. The Miramar women is accused of hiring a hit man (who turned out to be an FBI agent) to murder her ex-husband as retaliation for his providing information that led to her arrest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Dalia Dippolito's Valentine's Day Wishes

    Courtesy of Boynton Beach Police Department.The happy couple.​Between her racy text messages to a secret lover and videos of her rendezvous with a supposed hit man, there's little evidence left to scandalize followers of Dalia Dippolito's salacious murder-for-hire tale. Yet buried in a mountain of ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Police: Dalia Dippolito Offered to Hire a Cop to Investigate Her Husband

    Courtesy Palm Beach County State Attorney's OfficeDalia Dippolito meets with an undercover cop.​Dalia Dippolito, South Florida's most infamous escort, has already been accused of hiring an undercover Boynton Beach police officer to kill her husband.But a newly released police report alleges that s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    More Questions About Michael Dippolito's Finances

    Courtesy of the Boynton Beach Police DepartmentThe Dippolitos in happier times.​In between professing love for her California boyfriend and plotting ways to have her husband arrested, phone records show that Dalia Dippolito made some interesting allegations about Michael Dippolito's finances.She t ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Dalia Dippolito's Multiple Lovers and Schemes

    Did Dalia's lovers know about each other?​Dalia Dippolito tried to enlist at least two ex-lovers to help in her plot to have her husband arrested or bankrupted. But did the two men know about each other? And did they both know about her alleged murder plot?Text messages released this week by the P ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Dalia Dippolito's Life as a Working Woman

    Dalia Dippolito kept texting clients, even when she couldn't follow through.​She met her husband while working as a professional escort. But even after they married, Dalia Dippolito never completely gave up her past life.According to phone records included in the the Palm Beach County State Attorn ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Dalia Dippolito's X-Rated Text Messages

    Courtesy Boynton Beach police department.Dalia and Michael Dippolito.​Professing love via racy text messages, and telling him "cant wait to fuck ur hard cock," professional escort Dalia Dippolito convinced an ex-lover to help her try to bankrupt her new husband. According to lengthy text message t ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010
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    January 21, 2010

    Best Dippolito Blogs

    Courtesy of Palm Beach County State Attorney's OfficeDalia Dippolito meets with an undercover cop.​This week's New Times cover story explores the bizarre marriage between Michael Dippolito, a convicted fraudster; and his wife, Dalia, who's accused of trying to have him killed. The Juice has been c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Morning Juice: Another Quake in Haiti; Fins Find a Defensive Mastermind in Denver

    ​A glance at local headlines this January 20:A 6.0 quake rattled nerves in Port-au-Prince this morning, but there's not much left to destroy in a city where the death toll is at 72,000 and counting. [Miami Herald]The Broward County School District has to trim $47 million from its budget, and a who ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Michael Dippolito's Business Partner

    Courtesy of Palm Beach County State Attorney's OfficeDalia meets with the "hit man."​When Dalia Dippolito met with an undercover Boynton Beach cop to plan her husband's murder, she revealed some interesting details about Michael Dippolito's finances.Dalia told the cop -- who she thought was a hit ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Caught on Tape: Dalia Dippolito Tells Her Friend to Hire a Hit Man

    For anyone with lingering doubts about Dalia Dippolito's alleged plot to have her husband killed, this is required viewing.Dippolito doesn't realize her longtime friend has become a confidential informant for the police, and his car is wired with surveillance equipment. At the end of their conversa ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    The Unhappy Dippolito Marriage

    Dalia Dippolito wasn't as happily married as her husband thought.​When his wife was arrested for allegedly plotting to have him killed last August, Boynton Beach resident Michael Dippolito said he was shocked. He told police that he and Dalia Dippolito were on a "fast-track" relationship, and got ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 30, 2009

    Dalia Dippolito's Shopping Habits

    Dalia Dippolito knows how to spend money.​There's been much speculation about the private life of Dalia Dippolito -- her lovers, her cosmetically-enhanced body, her lust for cash -- ever since she was arrested in August for allegedly plotting to have her husband killed.According to the confidentia ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    Michael Dippolito Says He Has Links to Organized Crime

    Florida Department of CorrectionsDippolito says he has friends in the family.​He pleaded guilty to running an investment scam. He skipped out on a hearing on drug -related charges in Philadelphia. He was once arrested for soliciting prostitution from an undercover Broward sheriff's deputy. He alle ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Following the Dippolito Money

    Why was Dippolito transferring so much money to his wife?​If you want to be confused, try following Michael Dippolito's explanation for why he gave his wife, Dalia, tens of thousands of dollars in the months before she allegedly tried to have him killed.Michael told Boynton Beach police that he ow ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Morning Juice: Court Dates for Palm Beach County's Most Famous, Glamorous Defendants

    ​Here's what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach counties this Thursday:Wearing a big pair of sunglasses, Dalia Dippolito made a court appearance yesterday in West Palm Beach. Attorneys for the accused murder conspirator want a judge to bar both sides from speaking to the media. [WPBF]Stefanie W ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Morning Juice: Day of Infamy for Merhige; for PBC School Chief, Another Angry Mob

    ​Your balanced breakfast of South Florida scoops:Turbulence for the transgendered city manager of Lake Worth, Susan Stanton, after she published on the city's website 40 unsigned emails by residents railing against the political associations of the city's census coordinator, who then resigned, not ... More >>

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    December 1, 2009

    Dalia Dippolito's "Love u" Texts to a Mystery Man

    Dalia Dippolito knows how to keep a man waiting.​Eleven days before she was arrested for allegedly attempting to have her husband killed, Dalia Dippolito was exchanging romantic text messages with another man who was waiting for her to come visit him at a local Marriott.The man, who has a Californ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Morning Juice: Rothstein Story Never Sleeps; Dolphins Buried by Buffalo Stampede

    ​If you don't bother to pick up a paper over the long, luxurious holiday, here's what you missed in the local news:Let's try to sum up the weekend's offerings on Daily Pulp, which remains ground for all things Rothstein. The Ponzi schemer is said to have treated his law firm as his personal harem. ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Morning Juice: Bernie's Boats Go to Auction; Dalia's in Deep

    ​Let's check out local news on this Tuesday:Which boat of Bernie's floats your boat? The whole "flotilla" is to be auctioned today in Fort Lauderdale, with proceeds going toward a good cause: the scores of cheated investors. But mostly, attorney fees. [Sun-Sentinel]Dalia Dippolito, the Boynton Bea ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    With One Tweak, Restricted Yugoslav Sniper Rifle Can Be Mass-Marketed by Delray Firm

    Flickr: piotrwajszczakThe Dragunov -- apparently, a more modern version of the M76​Gunmakers usually aren't keen on giving media interviews, but then maybe it's hard to pass up a chance to talk about the M76, the most exciting addition to the arsenal of Delray Beach-based Century International Arm ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Hope for Lesbian Love Angle in Dippolito Case Crashes on Cutting Room Floor

    Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeDippolito: a straight woman who allegedly took an crooked path​In the last 24 hours, Palm Beach Post reporters Andrew Marra and Michael LaForgia have had some terrific scoops on the Dalia Dippolito murder-for-hire story: that a recent deed transfer revealed Dippol ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    The Duh in Dalia: What She Could Have Learned About Hiring a Hitman in South Florida

    Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeDalia Dippolito​There are a great many lessons to be learned from the sad story of Dalia Dippolito, the Boynton Beach woman who's accused of paying a hitman (who was actually an undercover agent) to kill her husband.The first is that you shouldn't marry someone on ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Boynton Cops Aren't As Racially Insensitive as the Dalia Dippolito Video Sounds

    If you watched the above video of Boyton Beach cops telling Dalia Dippolito that her husband had been killed, then you might pick up on a line that sounds a bit racially insensitive.If you haven't followed the news, Dippolito allegedly hired a hitman to kill her husband. The hitman was actually an u ... More >>