On Wednesday, we told you about how FBI agents raided the West Palm Beach medical office of Dr. Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor and contributor to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, who also may or may not have provided the senator with underaged Dominican hookers. See also: FBI Agents Raid Off ... More >>
Sheheryar Alam Qazi, and Raees Alam Qazi, two Pakistani-born brothers charged by the FBI with conspiring to funnel "material support" to terrorists planning to explode a weapon of mass destruction somewhere in the United States, pleaded not guilty at a hearing in federal court in Fort Lauderdale on ... More >>
If you recently made a purchase at one of ten different Barnes & Noble stores throughout South Florida, you may want to check your bank statement for any unusual purchases. You may also want to change your PIN number. According to the FBI, identity thieves breached PIN pad devices at s ... More >>
Myles Dowling of Newton Massachusetts was arrested for robbing a PNC Bank in Boca Raton last week, according to an FBI criminal complaint filed in federal court. The complaint says Dowling demanded money from the tellers using a black revolver handgun, and then took off in a four-door 2000 Honda Ci ... More >>
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue officials were called to Palm Beach International Airport on Sunday after two separate suspicious white powder incidents. The first powder was discovered on a baggage carousel after some luggage was opened and the mysterious stuff spilled out. The other was found on a ... More >>
Here's the latest from a 9:10 p.m. press conference from authorities about the shooting this afternoon; information is pulled together from the FBI, Broward Sheriff's Office and other news sources.From FBI spokesman Tim Donovan:It started at about 2:20 p.m., when a man stole a car at the intersectio ... More >>
South Florida's favorite anti-Islam nut bag masquerading as a Republican congressional candidate has his knickers in a twist over a recent meeting between Broward sheriff's officials and Muslim leaders.Joe Kaufman, head of the hate-mongering group Americans Against Hate, is upset because the sheriff ... More >>
As part of a plea deal, former Lantana cop Mark Ott was sentenced to just three years in prison (out of a possible 45) for robbing three men, specifically, Hispanic men.According to his arrest report, Ott was targeting Hispanic men that "he thought were illegal immigrants," and would steal money fro ... More >>
Americans for Prosperity Foundation Florida, part of the Koch brothers' political-funding machine, announced yesterday that it's going to be "providing essential educational tools to Floridians in advance of the upcoming 2012 elections."Among the "influential leaders" AFP Florida is bringing on t ... More >>
Mikel Jones, a former aide to Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings, was convicted for his role in a scheme to defraud a New York venture capital fund that financed the operation of his Philadelphia law firm.Jones, a 55-year-old Boynton Beach resident, was convicted of conspiracy, money laundering, 14 c ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsDan Christensen lost his job in the Miami Herald's Broward bureau in 2009, a casualty of rampant cost-cutting in daily journalism. Rather than throw in the towel, Christensen started his own local news site, Broward Bulldog, and vowed to continue breaking stories. "This website w ... More >>
Photo by Mike RiceTuesday night's protest at the Masjid Jamaat Al-Mumineen mosque in MargateThe indictment of Izhar Khan -- the former imam of Margate's Masjid Jamaat Al-Mumineen mosque -- has sparked outrage from religious groups and tea party members, leading to the their protest attempting to ... More >>
The many faces of Vincent Colangelo, the convicted heroin and cocaine trafficker who decided he could make more money in the pill mill business, where authorities say he unloaded some 770,000 high-powered pain pills in a single year. Fort Lauderdale activist Cal Deal put together ... More >>
via www.tnr.comWe hate bombs, hate radiation, and (most of us, some?, no?) hate getting groped by strangers, but America, it seems lately, we can't have our safety and keep our dignity too. People are really upset about this, and it's great that they give a damn, because it would be really awful ... More >>
Beverly GallagherIn the weeks that followed the announcement last September that Broward County School Board member Beverly Gallagher had been busted for taking bribes in an FBI sting, several of her colleagues got anxious. So did the school district administration. "The FBI was asking a lot ... More >>
Thursday's local news roundup:Three officers with the Plantation Police Department have been arrested, along with a Lauderhill cop and an FBI agent, based on an undercover investigation that they conspired in a mortgage fraud scheme. Also arrested was Steven Stoll, who with his wife, Rebecca, is ... More >>
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 >>
Photo: City of Pompano BeachDennis BeachDennis Beach, city manager of Pompano Beach, wants to put prospective volunteers through a more rigorous training course before allowing them to volunteer on city committees. He hopes that it will help to prevent arrests like the one that occurred Monday, w ... More >>
New Times blogs pounced on Monday's two big stories. Scroll down to check out Juice coverage of the break in the Porsche hit-and-run case. And check out Pulp, where Bob Norman got the scoop on Scott Rothstein's role as an informant in a federal investigation of the Mafia. In other local news:In a ... More >>
FlickrAccording to a scoop in yesterday's edition of the Broward Bulldog, he's the businessman who went undercover to help FBI agents lure corrupt Broward County officials, like Josephus Eggelletion, who will be entering his guilty plea in a money-laundering case tomorrow.Judging by Dan Christens ... More >>
courtesy GlobeTelA couple of years ago, we ran a feature story about GlobeTel, a company that was supposedly going to deploy blimp-like satellites across the country and beam down internet signals. There were a few problems with the scheme: building hi-tech airships seemed a job more suited for b ... More >>
Flickr: invisibleElementFor South Florida-based junk faxes, the Plains states are a no-fly zoneAs every other movie attests, being an FBI agent is exciting! Except in a place like in Wichita, Kansas, where crime-busting business is so slow that agents apparently have time to take their investigat ... More >>
Your daily dose of news from around Palm Beach and Broward:The FBI's due to hold a press conference this morning to ask for public assistance in agents' ongoing investigation of Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein. [Miami Herald]Curious about how Rothstein tricked Ed Morse into doling out $5 ... More >>
Photo: Courtesy Boynton Beach PoliceThe scene Friday night at PlatinumAfter DEA and a Boynton Beach Police SWAT team stormed into the Plantinum Showgirls nightclub on Friday night, it was a good bet that that was going to be the sexiest news story of the weekend. But with the FBI now hanging out ... More >>
Hopeton Joseph Reid, of West Palm Beach, was one of 16 men arrested in Texas last week in connection with what authorities are calling a "major drug ring" that allegedly moved tons of marijuana from Mexico across the U.S. A grand jury in Houston indicted all 16 individuals on ... More >>
Yesterday morning's headline on the top of the front page of the Sun-Sentinel was, "5 Guilty In Sears Tower Plot." This morning's lead headline is: "Desperation Turns Deadly Off Florida." They are connected in a way, because both are about Haitians. The first about several Haitians from Liberty Cit ... More >>
A brutal and mysterious murder opens a Pandora's box of DNA privacy.
You could be there for Lindsay's next embarrassment! So you've opened the presents and done all your dreaming about sugar plums, which is probably what the kids are calling some kind of messed up pill these days. Now your brain moves on to the next challenge: how to spend New Year's Eve. Sou ... More >>
Hang on tightly to those Picassos at Basel. Art crime is on the rise.
Billy Ray takes on another liar: FBI traitor Robert Hanssen
On the high seas, it may be best to resist the urge to buy a masterpiece.
Anna the Medic, one of the FBI's top informants, has cut a wide swath through the antiwar and animal rights movements.
Sandra Bullock fires off another Miss
A father assesses his anarchist son's chances of becoming Lake Worth's next mayor
The Palm Beach Post, October 3, 2003 Sun-Sentinel Travel editor Thomas Swick
Prominent parasites bleed the taxpayers in the name of medicine
A good, upstanding American family gets mixed up with the mob
An airport security company received a surprise visit from the FBI. Here's why.
Jimmy Sabatino scammed millions of dollars' worth of goods and services by claiming he was a Hollywood player. But the self-described Mafia kid played too rough when he threatened to kill President Clinton.
The story of a freedom-loving teen who posted a screed by one of the Littleton killers on his Website. The authorities were not amused.
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