Wachovia Corporation

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Oscar Luis Franco Padron Staged Car Accidents, Got Eight Years in Prison and $4.3 Million In Fines

    South Florida is a grifter's paradise. And the latest con to emerge in this skeezy swampland is as brazen as it is complex: staging car accidents. Earlier this week, the FBI announced that at least ten people have been sentenced in a West Palm Beach court for their role in the scheme. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Cinema Paradiso Chases Out Top Managers

    Photo by Eric Barton​If 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Glenn Wright Charged, Tied to Rothstein Rabbi

    Wright  ​ Kaplan​Developer Glenn Wright, whose firm was involved in the Cindi Hutchinson scandal that blew up Friday, was charged today with stealing $20,000 from the homeowners association of one of his upscale housing developments. Wright allegedly used the stolen mone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Cindi Hutchinson Booked on Corruption Charges; Another Broward Politician Goes Down

    ​Cindi Hutchinson, who won an upset bid in 2000 to become a Fort Lauderdale city commissioner and then rose to the position of CEO of the Riverwalk Trust, turned herself in today at the Broward County Jail on corruption charges. The Broward Sheriff's Office released a mug shot of a tired-looking H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Lemonade Stands Sprout Up in Hollywood To Fight Childhood Cancer

    ​Every year, employees of global tech firm PerkinElmer team up and run lemonade stands for a day. They're not just playing hooky. They're raising awareness and money by teaming up with Alex's Lemonade Stands, a 501(c)3 charity that helps kids with cancer.Back when she was only four years old, Alex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Today and Tuesday: Benefit for 17-Year-Old Lindsey Nick @ Sicilian Oven

    Get well soon, Lindsey!​Lindsey Nick is a 17-year-old senior at Highlands Christian Academy. In September, she came down with symptoms that resembled a cold and flu. Things went from bad to worse, and on September 12, she was admitted to the pediatric ICU at Broward General in severe respiratory d ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009


    Flickr: .:FlickrDrew:.Wachovia Bank building in downtown Fort Lauderdale, lookin' like Superman's Fortress of Solitude​

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Downtown Fort Lauderdale's Brown Baggers Need a Place to Squat

    Photo by Lisa Rab​By the time the eviction notice appeared on the front door of Cafe Pisa, it was too late. Downtown office ladies with brown bags, paperback novels, and Tupperware had already descended on the shuttered restaurant's outdoor wrought-iron tables. Ideally situated in the plaza area o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Green is Color of the Summer for Local Criminals

    Boca bank robber goes for the green​Green may be the new buzzword in political and development circles. But green is also the new black for South Florida criminals when it comes to sartorial choices this summer. Fashion-forward scammers are tossing those dowdy stocking masks and dark T-shirts in f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    That's Low-Down: Pembroke Pines Man Gets Rich by Stealing From Disabled Cousin

    John Kopras, formerly of Pembroke Pines, entered a guilty plea in Fort Lauderdale's federal court Thursday to charges that he raided the Social Security accounts of a cousin who was mentally disabled.According to the federal prosecutor's news release, Kopras set up trust accounts at Wachovia Bank th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Did This Hollywood Dentist Uncover a Security Glitch at Wachovia Bank? Banks are having a hard enough time these days without people like Ed Sossen. The Hollywood dentist recently had a friend going out of town and wanted to do him a favor. "He asked me if I could go to the bank and make a deposit for him," Sossen told the Juice. Before he made the tri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    The Cat That Got Away

    Flickr User: autorin22In a post Friday, we described the "Houdini-esque predicament" of Charles Saltzman, a former treasurer of the Deerfield Beach cat shelter, Feline Friends. Three years after leaving that position, he'd seemingly been caught red-handed, raiding a Feline Friends-controlled bank ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Breaking: Police Arrest Serial Bank Robber Suspect

    South Florida cops have been looking for the rotten-toothed bandit for a month. Fort Lauderdale Police spokesman Frank Sousa says officers believe they found their man: a man arrested this morning, suspected of robbing the Wachovia Bank at 4875 N Federal Hwy. The suspect fits the description of the ... More >>

  • News

    August 21, 2008

    Two Tales From the Trail

    Pols being pols: Rodstrom cleans house, Gallagher goes missing

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Last Man Standing?

    For restaurants in a recession, it's survival of the fittest

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008
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    June 12, 2008
  • News

    March 20, 2008

    Priestin' Ain't Easy

    For a couple of Delray padres, the high life allegedly got in the way of their priestly duties

  • News

    March 6, 2008

    They'll Take Your Houses

    South Florida's real estate forecast calls for pain

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007
  • Culture

    September 1, 2005

    I've Been Searchin'

    A summer walking tour of Fort Lauderdale's public art will make you hot, thirsty, and occasionally happy

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    The Doctor's Trials

    Meet Hollywood's Donald Tobkin: caring M.D., feared lawyer, accused felon

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Knotty Head Bandits

    In the bank robbing business, these guys are the best. They're also the most wanted.

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Prelude to a Butt Whippin'

    The GOP eyes a George W. Bush victory in traditionally Democratic Palm Beach County. Here's why.

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Bad Operation

    Prominent parasites bleed the taxpayers in the name of medicine

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2001

    Pork Fest 2001

    The Second Annual Kiss-a-Pig Kick-Off