If being a member of an online dating site wasn't treacherous enough, there's a sextortion scam going around that you should know about. The scammers apparently use a charm offensive to cozy up with a victim, make that person believe he or she is the one, and then asks for a nude pic. Once the vict ... More >>
When Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida's 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban and ordered that couples wishing to be married in Key West to be allowed to do so as early as this week, Attorney General Pam Bondi worked quickly to stamp out the ruling. Bondi's office issued a ... More >>
A short list of the worst ways to get back at an ex: poison the goldfish, glitter-bomb the car (shit never vacuums up), and here's a new one: Have your mom write a tell-all book, then ship the skinny out to everyone in his or her life. That's the scenario laid out in a lawsuit recently filed in Pa ... More >>
Gildas Dousset, a student at FAU, has filed suit asking an appellate court to recognize his same-sex marriage after he says he was denied in-state tuition. The appeal, filed in the Fourth District Court of Appeals, argues that the state's laws barring recognition of valid out-of-state marriages of ... More >>
Bitcoin is said to have been created five years ago by an anonymous computer programmer (or programmers) called Satoshi Nakamoto. This pseudonym is a male Japanese name, but it's never been traced to a real person and no one knows for sure if one or many individuals created the electronic currency s ... More >>
Six same-sex couples who sued the state back in January have asked a state court to rule that Florida's ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional. According to Equality Florida, the couples' motion, filed Thursday, asserts that Florida's marriage ban cannot stand in light of last year's U.S. Su ... More >>
Six same-sex couples are taking the State of Florida to court for the right to marry, Equality Florida Institute announced on Tuesday. The lawsuit claims that Florida's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, denying couples legal protections and overall equality that nongay married couples have. ... More >>
Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge on Wednesday after she lied during a bail hearing following George's arrest for shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Shellie was facing a felony charge that would have put her behind bars fo ... More >>
On Saturday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Donald Trump over his involvement with Trump University -- basically, expensive seminars that promised students they'd learn about real estate and investing. The AG alleges the program was a fraudulent get-rich-quick scheme, and is seekin ... More >>
Rick Scott may have opened the door to what would be quite the dynamic duo of derpness at the top. Scott told a Tampa-area radio station that he would be cool with considering former Rep. Allen West as his next lieutenant governor. Actually, Scott basically just gave a polite answer when asked abou ... More >>
Scott Prouty's rich! Well, kinda. Scott Prouty can finally get outta debt! That's better. Five days ago, after more than 1,000 articles appeared showing how local man Scott Prouty helped vanquish the Romnoms once and for all with his commando camera skills, he set up a legal fund to battle any ... More >>
What's the best way to top off a middling and Dave Matthews Band-filled career of harrumphs and hair gel? Sue a charity. The recently retired Andy Roddick, who went to high school in Boca Raton and was the sport's most stalwart bro, has done just that.
Everyone knows Miami is the place Hollywood goes calling when it wants sexy done right. Various films, from The Godfather, Part II to Scarface to Pain & Gain, have been shot in the Magic City. But what many don't know is that a lot of films were also shot in Fort Lauderdale. And we're not just ... More >>
As far as identity thieves go, Coral Springs resident Dorothy Boulin is among the scummiest.Last week, Boulin was sentenced to five years in prison and three years probation for running a scam that pilfered the social security numbers of U.S. Marines and filed fraudulent tax claims in their names.Co ... More >>
See also "Reggae Great Buju Banton is Locked Up On Drug Charges. Was He Entrapped?" and "Buju Banton's Legal Team Blasts Feds"Buju Banton's attorney on Tuesday filed a motion with the Middle District of Florida requesting that the incarcerated reggae star be granted a new trial.The filing follows a ... More >>
Last month, Terry Jones (the "Burn a Quran Day" guy) hung President Barack Obama in effigy on the front lawn of the Dove World Outreach Center, the Gainesville church where he was the pastor until late last year. It earned him a few calls from the Secret Service and an IRS complaint that said his ch ... More >>
A panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Thursday shot down Grammy-winning reggae artist Buju Banton's appeal on federal drug charges. The judges also reversed the lower court's decision to throw out a gun charge. Now the same judge who decided there wasn't enough  ... More >>
(EDIT, 2:20 p.m.: Jose Lambiet is reporting Faulk doesn't even own the condo anymore because the condo association bought it from him after a deal in 2010.)PNC Bank filed a foreclosure complaint late last month on the Pompano Beach condo of Marshall Faulk, the former St. Louis Rams running back who ... More >>
chinalawandpolicy.comRemember that $87,000 former State Sen. Mandy Dawson allegedly received from ophthalmologist-turned-felon Alan Mendelsohn between 2003 and 2006? That investigation finally landed her a trip to jail yesterday.Dawson was hit with federal tax-evasion charges yesterday in her fir ... More >>
Scott W. RothsteinThe gifts of prison sentences keep coming, thanks to Scott Rothstein.Debra Villegas, the second in command for Rothstein's gigantic Ponzi scheme, surrendered to her new home at a minimum-security federal prison last week to begin her ten-year sentence.Villegas, now 44, pleaded g ... More >>
Photo by Eric BartonIf you hit Cinema Paradiso's Italia Film Festa this past weekend you might have been lucky enough to catch Come Undone, a steamy flick about an adulterous affair set in Milan. After seeing it in December, Village Voice reviewer Nick Pinkerton wrote: "The hot sex has the rhythm ... More >>
Alan MendelsohnAlan Mendelsohn -- the Hollywood ophthalmologist, GOP fundraiser, lobbyist, and adviser to former Gov. Charlie Crist -- will be sentenced in federal court today after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge in December.Mendelsohn's conspiracy charge specifically claimed scheming to ... More >>
Margate political powerhouse and consummate deal maker Jack Tobin, who died Tuesday at the age of 69, will be laid to rest Friday. He's remembered with near reverence by many who knew him, even those who also knew the rather unseemly nature of his long political career as a state legislator, Ma ... More >>
Here's an outrageous piece of video, courtesy of Acts of Sedition.com. It's from last night's Deerfield Beach Commission meeting. You'll see City Attorney Andy Maurodis talking to the commissioners about his failure to get any response from his requests for financial records from Arlington Park Fami ... More >>
FlickrSynagogues received big money from Rothstein.Based on this weekend's Daily Pulp, we know that Scott Rothstein's investors are going to try to get money back from the many charities that received his generous donations. That post triggered a conversation in the comments field about whether i ... More >>
Hold your fire, save your ammo, and belly up to the bar at the Lodge.
Will Smith encores his Pursuit of Happyness
Ministry says farewell in a gesture of animosity and spite
A priceless Fort Lauderdale property is sold on the cheap, and it's not the economy, stupid
Janitors go jobless for months, and students don't give a damn
Meet Hollywood's Donald Tobkin: caring M.D., feared lawyer, accused felon
The charismatic lawyer and power broker took one last lap in a New River mansion during his run from the law
There isn't much going on in Campbell Scott's latest project
The story of a Hollywood couple's love and death is heart-rending. It should also spur change.
Proposed payment of millions to a wealthy clan amounts to nothing more than stealing from taxpayers for the Bush boys' political gain
Once convicted of fraud and in debt to the IRS for a cool million, Steven West is some kind of businessman
Getting down and dirty with Broward's school janitors
America gave Franco Nicoletti opportunities and riches beyond belief. But it didn't give him a conscience.
Coming soon to a courtroom near you: dueling conspiracy theories that pit Fort Lauderdale's finest against their political bosses. One certain verdict: There's a price to pay for tangling with civic activist Sonny Irons.
On the trail of the elusive (yet surprisingly TV- friendly) Pastor Bob, fallen man of God and new South Florida resident