The woman behind the largest case of fortunetelling fraud ever to hit a courtroom has finally been sentenced. Rose Marks, the Manhattan and Fort Lauderdale psychic accused to bilking her longtime clients using a bag of tricks and mental manipulation common among fortunetellers, will go to prison for ... More >>
Our justice system is the string that holds the fabric of civilized society together. There would be no repercussions for murder, rape, and all sorts of horrible things humans are capable of doing without it. And without punishment and discipline against those who commit these crimes, people would b ... More >>
With his system overloaded with cocaine, amphetamines, morphine, and opiates, William De Jesus went on a bloody spree at a Deerfield Beach RV park in February 2012. He shot and killed a 76-year-old Canadian man, then locked himself inside a trailer with his family. By the time police broke through t ... More >>
A Florida man was sentenced to 24 years in prison in Brooklyn federal court Thursday after he was found guilty of being part of plot to murder Long Island Judge Joseph Bianco and prosecutor Lara Treinis Gatz, then preserve their heads in formaldehyde as souvenirs. Dejvid Mirkovic, 38, of Lake Wort ... More >>
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In April of 1986, the body of Daisy Ricard was found in a secluded wooded area in Hialeah. She had been shot in the head by two different .22 caliber pistols. The following day, the body of her boyfriend, Ramon Alvero, was discovered in the trunk of a car about a mile away from where Daisy had been ... More >>
Everybody's trying to ride the Trayvon Martin case's publicity coattails -- politicians are making statements about it left and right, a column in the Huffington Post tried to connect an FAU student's freakout to racial anger, and now, the University of Missouri is trying to tie a psychology s ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's OfficeSuper featherweight Brandon Hollis, who had a man sit on him yesterday before he went to jail.Here's one way of ending an armed robbery when the guy with the gun is 5-foot-5, 128 pounds -- sit on him.That's what happened with 18-year-old Brandon Hollis' armed robbery a ... More >>
bnet.comJust like Jim Cramer doesn't have access to stock from Iron Man, John Mattera didn't have access to multiple things he was allegedly selling.As they say in South Florida: another day, another alleged multimillion-dollar scam.John Mattera, 50, was arrested at his Fort Lauderdale home yeste ... More >>
The SlutWalk movement is finally coming to South Florida.SlutWalk South Florida has started to develop its online presence, hand out fliers, and begin planning demonstrations to curb sexual assaults and the blame sometimes associated with sexual-assault victims.There's no precise date set for Sou ... More >>
Miami-Dade CorrectionsMustafa Lee (left) and Francisco HenriquezTwo men have been arrested in the weekend shooting in South Beach of an off-duty detective from the New York City Police Department after one of the men dropped by Broward General Hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound.Mustafa Co ... More >>
txauction.comSome of Bernie Madoff's junk from his Palm Beach houseIf you've ever wanted to own a fishing vest, jumper cables, or a $169,000 painting that once belonged to Ponzi scheme legend Bernie Madoff, now's your chance.The U.S. Marshals Service is holding a two-day auction on tons of ... More >>
Harvey.Denise Harvey, a 42-year-old woman, did a very, very bad thing. In 2006, she had sex with a 16-year-old boy.Why's it a bad thing? Because Denise Harvey lives in Florida. If Denise Harvey lived just a few hours north -- in Alabama or Georgia -- having sex with a 16-year-old wouldn't be cons ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
flickr.comSleeping with the enemy.The Dolphins are probably going to try to fill some holes in the defensive line or the linebacking corps in tonight's NFL draft. Coaches, executives, draftologists, and fans with nothing better to do will pour over notes and highlight reels from players all over ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Downtown Jewish Center ChabadSouth Florida's Jewish community just can't catch a break. First Bernie Madoff, now an alleged Ponzi scheme by Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein -- what gives?Madoff lured Jewish friends at the Palm Beach Country Club to be investors in his Po ... More >>
The Weather Underground talked of peace, but FBI agents say members also planned a cop killing.
Photo: BSOBianca Sierra pictured with the boyfriend who allegedly killed her.Jorge "Angel" Villamizar-Ayala, wanted in the November 2004 slaying of Bianca Sierra in Pompano Beach, was arrested Friday in Brownsville, Texas, after a television viewer phoned police with the tip. Here's the news rele ... More >>
miamiarchdiocese.orgKnighted by the Miami Archdiocese, Michael Bienes may have to duel with the government's new witness.Manhattan accountant Frank DiPascali confessed this week to his role in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, and he just might be the snitch that federal prosecutors have been wait ... More >>
What's with Boynton Beach suddenly becoming a hot spot for South Florida crime? Early yesterday, a couple of exhausted Canadian tourists trying to drive through the night to South Beach, pulled off on I-95 at Boynton Beach Boulevard, then parked at a closed gas station so they could switch drivers, ... More >>
Bad news for Madoff associates -- some of whom reside in Broward and Palm Beach Counties -- who were hoping Bernie would take his secrets to the grave. Hot from the AP wire:A lawyer for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme says the financier told him during a 4 1/2-hour prison interview plenty o ... More >>
Drug counselor Richard Entriken swam a little too easily in a sea of sharks.
For the old cat burglars, all that's left is a movie script, a book proposal, and undying hatred for one another
Meet John Mamone -- devoted father, Mafia soldier, government witness
After a severely flawed trial, Michael Rivera was convicted of killing a little girl. New DNA evidence may help him.
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.