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 >>
Colin and Andrea Chisholm liked to tell people they were Scottish aristocrats. It wasn't hard to fake. They were living on a $1.2 million yacht in Palm Bay and training Cavalier King Charles Spaniels -- a breed popular in the U.K. One of their pups even got an award at the Westminster dog show. Al ... More >>
"It didn't go the way it was supposed to." That was the news from a clearly-disappointed Gary Karp about his trip last week to the Bahamas. After spending a decade squeezing out every tiny scrap of information possible in the still-unsolved murder of his daughter, Karp was hoping a Hail Mary swing t ... More >>
Last week Gary Karp was on the phone with John Curcio, the Broward Sheriff's Office detective now investigating the death of Karp's daughter, Marissa. The men touch base often, endlessly groping through the dark spots in a case file that's been gathering dust for more than a decade. This time, Kar ... More >>
Venezuelan police take Abarca to the airport before he's extradited to Cuba.Francisco Chávez Abarca didn't make it far when he tried to get into Venezuela on July 1. Authorities detained the Salvadoran at the airport on charges that he allegedly planned bombings in Cuba.After Abarca's arrest, Ve ... More >>
South Florida papers refer to John Patrick Fravel (pictured) as a "Coral Springs man," while to upstate New York papers, he's a "Salina man." In fact, the real Fravel appears to be a modern version of the carpetbagger: According to police, he finds a mark, fleeces him, then leaves town one step ahea ... More >>
This February, 47-year-old Cezar Mancao went to the Philippine consulate in Fort Lauderdale to give a sworn affidavit. When the contents of his testimony were leaked this month to a Philippine news outlet, no one here seemed to notice, and nothing about it was reported in the U.S. press. His allega ... More >>
How a mother of two ended up in a plot to smuggle high-tech gear to the enemy
Speaking about the ill-fated efforts of the Dunkin' Donuts suspects to board a ship bound for Bermuda, a trip for which they would have needed passports they didn't have and which was a stupid choice anyway because the Bahamas would have arrested and extradited them. Nudge. That's your cue, Al."They ... More >>
The DEA's "Twin Oceans" hooked a big fish, but can they reel it in?
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.
Escape artist Steven Russell fills in the details about how he bluffed his way out of prison and plotted his next big score