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Miami Corruption

FBI: Miami Cop Known As 'The Milk Man' Ran Drugs, Plotted Murders

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 04.15.2014 | Crime

MIAMI (AP) — In 22 years at the Miami-Dade Police Department, Lt. Ralph Mata broke up major gangs, supervised an airport canine unit that sniffed ou...

Miami: Losers, Again

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2014 | Miami

By Nate Raymond and Zachary Fagenson (Reuters) - The city of Miami on Friday lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit by the ...

Miami Suburb Sued For Police Abuse, Racial Profiling

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Miami

(Adds detail on the city, home to shooting victim Trayvon Martin) MIAMI, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The mayor and police department of a predo...

Horrifying Allegations Against Miami Gardens Police

CBSMiami | Posted 01.25.2014 | Miami

MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) -- A Miami Gardens store owner and employee are planning to file a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and its poli...

North Miami Mayor Raided In Ballot Fraud Probe

miami.cbslocal.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The ongoing criminal investigation into an absentee-ballot request case took investigators to the private office of North Miami M...

MORE Trouble For Sweetwater

El Nuevo Herald | Melissa Sanchez | Posted 12.30.2013 | Miami

Federal authorities are investigating the disappearance of thousands of dollars in cash from a Sweetwater police evidence room, Sweetwater Mayor José...

Alleged Absentee Ballot Fraudster Takes A Plea Deal

Posted 10.08.2013 | Miami

A Miami-Dade resident accused of absentee ballot fraud has accepted a plea deal, the Miami Herald reports. Alleged boletera Deisy Cabrera stood ac...

Family: Police Raid On Wrong House Scared Man To Death

Posted 09.04.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- A Brownsville man's death during a July police raid is now under investigation after questions have been raised about whether officers had th...

How Foreign Criminals Are Laundering Money Through Miami Real Estate

South Florida Business Journal | Brian Bandell | Posted 11.01.2013 | Miami

Alvaro Lopez Tardon needed to launder tens of millions of dollars in proceeds from selling thousands of kilograms of cocaine trafficked from South Ame...

THIRD Miami-Area Mayor Arrested THIS MONTH

Posted 10.28.2013 | Miami

Yet another mayor in Miami-Dade County has begun an August day in handcuffs. Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman was arrested at his home Wednesday on p...

MDPD Reduces Public Corruption Bureau

Miami Herald | DAVID OVALLE AND PATRICIA MAZZEI | Posted 09.30.2013 | Miami

The Miami-Dade police public corruption bureau is being scaled back as the department beefs up its cooperation with federal authorities, the county's ...

CITY CHARGED WITH FRAUD

AP | Posted 09.18.2013 | Miami

MIAMI — The Securities and Exchange Commission is charging the city of Miami and its former budget director with securities fraud, according to ...

County Corruption Strikes Again!

Sun Sentinel | Paula Mcmahon | Posted 08.20.2013 | Miami

A Hollywood man used his Miami-Dade County government job to obtain more than $13,000 worth of bribes -- including a new stove, refrigerator and air c...

This Is An Outrage

Miami Herald | Julie K. Brown | Posted 08.13.2013 | Miami

A Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge is considering whether to levy legal sanctions against Miami Beach for failing to comply with a court order to turn o...

SEC Charges Miami-Dade City With Fraud

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Miami

WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - The city of South Miami, Florida, defrauded investors by not disclosing problems with the tax-exempt status of two co...

The Insane David Rivera Story Gets Even Stranger

Miami Herald | PATRICIA MAZZEI | Posted 07.20.2013 | Miami

GRANADA, Nicaragua -- In this quaint colonial town, vigilant residents who keep close tabs on their neighbors know the enigmatic woman as Doña Anita,...

INDICTED

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2013 | Miami

MIAMI, May 16 (Reuters) - The former mayor of Hialeah, a scandal-plagued city on Miami's northwest outskirts, was indicted on tax evasion charges on...

INDICTED

Miami Herald | Jay Weaver | Posted 07.16.2013 | Miami

Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina, who lost a bid for Miami-Dade County's top political position, was charged Thursday with tax evasion for allegedly...

Cops Arrested!

Miami Herald | Jay Weaver | Posted 05.07.2013 | Miami

Two Miami police officers were arrested Thursday morning in the first-ever federal case of identity theft and tax-refund fraud involving South Florida...

Woman's 'Sex Spreadsheet' Leads To Cop's Suspension

Sun Sentinel | Susannah Bryan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Miami

SUNRISE -- A married cop accused of having sex on duty and working an outside job without permission got a 200-hour suspension after supervisors deter...

Strip Club Video Costs Miami-Dade Prosecutor Big

Miami New Times | Francisco Alvarado | Posted 04.22.2013 | Miami

Ari Pregen picked the wrong strip club to throw his weight around. On January 26, the Miami-Dade assistant state attorney gained free admission for hi...

Miami Beach Cop In Huge Meth Dealer Scandal

The Miami Herald | David Ovalle | Posted 04.19.2013 | Miami

While other cops strived for the big bust or sergeant's stripes, George Navarro Jr. had other aspirations. The Miami Beach patrolman yearned for the u...

DAMNING Allegations Against MBFR

Miami New Times | Posted 04.08.2013 | Miami

Dawn was still streaking the sky over South Beach when FBI agents silently surrounded the art deco fire station on Jefferson Avenue. For months, they'...

Holy Moly This Cop Was DIRTY

Sun Sentinel | Wayne K. Roustan | Posted 04.03.2013 | Miami

A former Opa-locka police captain was sentenced in Miami federal court Thursday to more than seven years in prison and four years' probation after ple...

Yep -- Miami Really Is That Bad

Posted 01.17.2013 | Miami

To the folks at 24/7 Wall St., Magic City politicians are spending a bit too much time at the golf course -- or dipping in the public coffers, or sipp...