Broward News

Morning Juice: Pleas in Mafia Case; Crist Asks for Corruption Inquiry

As we continue to watch for candidates in the race to replace Congressman Robert Wexler, let's see what else is brewing in Broward and Palm Beach:

  • Prosecutors have scored guilty pleas from six men accused of racketeering for the Bonanno crime family, but the alleged ringleader is still holding out for a trial. [Miami Herald]
  • Charlie Crist wants a statewide grand jury to examine corruption rampant in South Florida. But will it be free to go digging in your backyard, Governor? [Sun-Sentinel]
  • In Lake Worth, Palm Beach sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting last night near Homeland Road that left a woman dead and a man injured. [WPBF]

  • In the wake of the three life sentences in the Dunbar Village rape case, a critical look at the question of when it's proper to charge juveniles with adult crimes. [Palm Beach Post]
  • On that very subject, one of the 15-year-olds accused of setting fire to Michael Brewer in Deerfield Beach has been charged with attempted murder. [WPLG]

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Thomas Francis