Jack Abramoff

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Gus Boulis, Miami Subs Founder, Murder Trial Finally Begins

    Gus Boulis' green BMW was pinned between two cars. One had halted directly in front of him as he pulled out of his office building parking lot. The other appeared from the opposite direction as a dark blur in the vacant Ft. Lauderdale street. Boulis' killer was facing him from the opposite car. Boul ... More >>

  • Film

    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Kevin Spacey on Gus Boulis, Casino Jack, and Being Asked About His Sexuality

    Kevin Spacey as lobbyist Jack Abramoff​ The crime is among the most famous in Fort Lauderdale history: Nearly ten years ago Miami Subs-founder and gambling boat mogul Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis was driving his black BMW sedan through downtown when the truck in front of him stopped short. Boulis sla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Man Bites Dog: The Friday Grab Bag

    Nothing ripe on the reporting end and nothing big breaking at the moment so I thought I'd cull together some interesting stories from other places. Model Citizen's latest creation ​-- We finally get a little Scott Rothstein action in the political season with Kelly Skidmore's "Angel of Dea ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 30, 2010

    Twenty Can't-Miss Art Events

    From gallery shows to Kevin Spacey's planned murder, here's a collection of the season's best to come.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Abramoff Documentary Opens With Gunshots, Murder on Lauderdale Street

    You can't be a sleazy lobbyist on the national scale of Jack Abramoff without doing some dirty deeds in Broward County. That's the setting for an opening scene in a just-released documentary, Casino Jack and the United States of Money. I don't think it's a spoiler to say that the scene involves Fort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    For Deerfield Beach Mayoral Candidate, Vindication Served Cold

    Don ClevelandDuring Deerfield Beach's recent mayoral campaign, Don Cleveland lugged a big piece of baggage: a foreclosure action in which he lost his Sunny Isles home.A troublesome issue, if only because Cleveland was fairly new in town (moved there in 2001) and had never run for office in Deerfield ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008
  • News

    January 24, 2008

    Dark Passage

    Six set sail on the Joe Cool hoping for better luck. Only two saw land again.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2006
  • Blogs

    June 9, 2006

    You Have The Right To Remain Absolutely Fabulous

    In the Miami Herald, Darran Simon had a wonderful story about a Sunrise cop who gave a Christian conservative group a good ol' fashioned hassle. The Florida Family Policy Council, led by the vile James Dobson, claims Sgt. Stephen Allen harassed them during a drive for signatures to support a gay mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2006

    Miami Herald Wrestles With Free Speech

    The Herald has been accepting comments on its web site for stories that appear in the newspaper for about a month now -- and it has the feel of a bold experiment. There seem to be few controls. The editors allow commenting on a handful of potentially controversial stories each day and readers post t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2006

    Sun-Sentinel Shut Out, Again

    What Does This Man Have Against The Sentinel? For the first time since last year, the Sun-Sentinel was kept from the Pulitzer Prize winners' circle. It had to be a tough pill to swallow, since the newspaper had three finalists (a strong showing any way you look at it). I thought the best shot for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2006

    Something Is Happening Here, Mr. Jones

    The Key West Citizen has an exhaustively reported story today by Chris Tittel about a weird murder that's got Pulp splattered all over it. Hard-luck factory worker Johnny Ray Holt in Alabama robs girlfriend's parents' house, drives down to Key West, kills a man in his house and steals his car. The k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2006

    FEMA Veddy Veddy Good To Sentinel

    Two of the South Florida-based Pulitzer finalists -- the Sentinel's FEMA stories and the Herald's hurricane tracking series -- went head to head in the prestigious IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors) journalism contest and the winner is ... The Sentinel's FEMA submission. It won a certificate ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 2, 2006

    Can I Get Potatoes With That?

    Max's Grille leaves no spud unpummeled

  • News

    February 2, 2006
  • News

    January 19, 2006


    Sheriff Shaq

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    The Bad Bet

    It turns out murdered gambling boss Gus Boulis had plenty to hide

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters for January 27, 2000

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    A Double Whammy

    Two top execs at the gaming company that Boulis built have deep ties to the Christian right