Diego Rastrojo, the extradited drug kingpin authorities say was the leader of a Colombian organization mainly responsible for drug trafficking to the U.S., was sentenced in a federal court in Florida, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Wifredo A. Ferrer, announced Wednesday. U. ... More >>
There's a hurricane of bass pounding inside Club Cinema, which, close to midnight on a recent weekend, is a sweaty blender of 2,500 teens dancing as Canadian producer Exicison's set hits lift off. Green lasers stab through the dark in the Pompano Beach club. Shirtless kids grind against girls tricke ... More >>
Back in October, the feds caught a dude trying to smuggle 620 pounds of cocaine into West Palm Beach on a 132-foot luxury megayacht. On Thursday, another dude tried to smuggle cocaine into Palm Beach on a cruise ship. Authorities say the man tried bringing coke and heroin into Palm Beach County abo ... More >>
A California appeals court has ruled that Rick Ross cannot sue Rick Ross for using the name Rick Ross. Hip hop artist Rick Ross, known in his previous life as William Leonard Roberts II, hit the music scene hard when he created the Rick Ross persona. Ross apparently based the persona on a notoriou ... More >>
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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives think that former Coral Springs firefighter Santiago Gonzalez maybe, possibly, might have been part of the infamous Pain & Gain killings (now a major motion picture starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, based on a New Times stor ... More >>
kvue.comThis being Florida, drug news seems to make headlines more often than elsewhere. And the trend will likely increase as South Florida will become an even more dominant hub for drug traffic. This week The Washington Post reports that old drug smuggling routes between our state and the Carib ... More >>
Photo: Broward Sheriff's OfficePeriu managed a smile for his most recent mug shot.Manny Periu, the former Broward bondsman known for accidentally chauffeuring a bank robber, is back in jail after being arrested Tuesday night on charges he threatened a witness in a drug-trafficking case.That clash ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
The answer: Maybe, maybe not. But it's a fair question. Mutual Benefits, the fraud-filled firm that employed Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter's husband and paid $117,000 to renovate her Parkland home, was just a moderately successful (and moderately dirty) firm in 2001. Then it made its ... More >>
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His wife didn't.
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