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List of U.S. Attorney Applicants Is Out

10 years ago by Thomas Francis
Sixteen lawyers have applied for the job of being the next U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes from Palm Beach County south. Here's the list, which was released this morning by the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission:David M. Buckner, from Kozyak Tropin...
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State Attorney OKs Wasteful Double-Dipping in Office, Blames Parkland Case

1 month ago by Bob Norman
When veteran Broward prosecutor Carolyn McCann retired from the State of Florida in March, she collected a lump sum of about $280,000 from the state for her retirement plus roughly $60,000 a year for life. After collecting that generous payout, McCann isn't legally allowed to return to state employment for at least a year...
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Broward Sheriff's Office Expresses Interest in New ICE Deputization Program

20 days ago by Simon J. Davis-Cohen
The Broward Sheriff's Office is one of at least 46 departments in the state that have requested the Florida Sheriffs’ Association (FSA) reach out to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on their behalf for assistance with a new ICE program, according to FSA emails.
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South Florida Pastor and Trump Ally Courts Latin America's Religious Right

5 hours ago by Manuel Madrid
The Trump administration has been a boon to all kinds: con men, comedians, corporate shareholders, nativists, white nationalists, pollsters, pundits, political scientists, and even Vladimir Putin. The list is long. But go down far enough and you're sure to find the name of South Florida Pastor Mario Bramnick.
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Despite Nick Carter Allegations, Backstreet Boys Have Avoided #MeToo Backlash

3 days ago by Angel Melendez
Most fans and much of the media largely overlooked sexual assault allegations against Nick Carter during the promotional tour for the Backstreet Boys' DNA.
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Sentencing Set for Pompano Man Convicted in Fake Lawyer Case

6 days ago by Teri Berg
A jury in Broward Circuit Court found Kenneth Frank, of Pompano Beach, guilty of 16 charges related to practicing law without a license.
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South Florida's "Super-Commuters" Drive More Than 90 Minutes Each Way to Work

7 days ago by Manuel Madrid
What do you call someone willing to face more than three hours of South Florida gridlock five days a week? Crazy? A masochist? Well, take a look at how much these people earn, and you might just change your mind.
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Then There Were Three (Candidates for U.S. Attorney in South Florida)

10 years ago by Thomas Francis
The next U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida will be either David Buckner, Willy Ferrer, or Daryl Trawick. They were selected by the Judicial Nomination Commission after interviews this month of 16. All three finalists are members of Miami's legal community -- Buckner in private practice, Ferrer in...
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Anti-Riot Bullets Made by Two Florida Companies Used to Brutalize Protesters in Hong Kong

8 days ago by Manuel Madrid
Violent clashes between protesters and police in Hong Kong continue weeks after mass demonstrations in the city first turned ugly in June. The unrest, which began in response to a now-shelved bill that would have allowed for the extradition of people to China, has expanded to a wider struggle over Hong Kong's sovereignty and the use of excessive force by law enforcement.
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Broward Public Defenders Accuse Head Prosecutor of "Institutional Failures" of Justice

14 days ago by Jerry Iannelli
State Attorney Mike Satz has been the top prosecutor in Broward County since 1976. He's somehow won every single reelection bid, every four years, for the past 43 years. In that time, the criminal-justice world has changed around him.

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