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Monthly Archives: October 2018

State Enforcement Actions Spark Jump in Jail Time

State securities regulators brought enforcement actions last year resulting in 1,985 years of prison time and probation, a 47% increase over the prior year. State securities regulators brought enforcement actions last year resulting in 1,985 years of prison time and probation, a 47% increase over the prior year, with actions against advisors outnumbering those against broker-dealers. The North American Securities Continue Reading...

Heat Star Udonis Haslem Sues Vet Over Neutered Purebred Mastiff

Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem is suing a veterinarian for neutering his show-quality dog Juice during surgery to remove a swallowed piece of rope. Haslem spent $30,000 training Juice as a watchdog to protect his family when he is away, said the Broward Circuit Court lawsuit filed Tuesday. An impressive dog he must be. Juice is a brindle Cane Corso, Continue Reading...

Ex-Big Law Partner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Conspiracy in Broward

Michael Ralph Casey. (Photo credit: FBI) Michael R. Casey had pleaded not guilty on several federal felony mail and wire fraud conspiracy charges before absconding to Mexico in 2014. Since being extradited back to Florida in July, he’s changed his tune. Michael R. Casey, the former Greenberg Traurig attorney who jumped bail in 2014 while being tried for his involvement Continue Reading...

A rapper turned South Beach club owner was arrested five times for playing loud music

Since opening a club on Ocean Drive, former rapper Akinyele Adams has racked up a long rap sheet: at least five arrests in two years. The alleged crime? Turning up the music too loud at V-Live, a club Adams owns on the iconic South Beach street that combines soul food, music and scantily clad dancers who twirl around poles but Continue Reading...

Madrid sues newspaper that said it forced Ronaldo to settle

Real Madrid says it has taken legal action against a Portuguese newspaper that reported the Spanish club forced Cristiano Ronaldo to settle with the woman who accused him of rape. Madrid says the information published by the Correio da Manha newspaper is “categorically false” and was printed in an effort to “seriously damage the image of this club.” Madrid says Continue Reading...

Legal Fight Over Miami Beach Minimum Wage Could Have Far Reaching Impacts

The City of Miami Beach is in a battle with the state that could impact hundreds of Florida municipalities. It’s about home rule and the city’s ability to set its own policy when it comes to wages. Florida’s minimum wage is $8.25 an hour. The amount may go up each year based on changes in the Consumer Price Index. Miami Beach leaders Continue Reading...

In Miami, Dark Web Trafficker Forfeits About $700,000 in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash

A French national has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to using cryptocurrency to facilitate drug deals on the dark web. Gal Vallerius was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. to 20 years in prison on Monday. The proceedings, which took place in the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. U.S. Courthouse, followed Vallerius’ entry of a guilty plea on charges of Continue Reading...

Court Backs Sale of Miami Property to David Beckham for MLS Stadium

Veteran soccer star David Beckham won an appeal Wednesday challenging a real estate purchase for his planned Major League Soccer stadium. It’s just not the latest plot of land in play for the team’s Miami home. The Third District Court of Appeal affirmed the lower court decision backing Miami-Dade County’s right to sell 2.79 acres in Miami’s Overtown to Beckham without competitive bidding. Continue Reading...

‘Judicial Charade’: 11th Circuit Judges Polarized on Sentencing for Violent Crime

Nuts. Judicial charade. Mess. Those are not words judges typically use to describe their own work. But that’s what the U.S. Court of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit did in a 5-4 en banc split debating federal career criminal sentences for violent crime. The 153-page package released Thursday includes a majority opinion from five judges, a concurring  opinion from the same judges explaining Continue Reading...

Federal Judge Blocks Releasing Records on FIU Bridge Collapse

Siding with arguments of transportation-safety officials, a federal judge blocked an attempt by the Miami Herald to get records related to a March bridge collapse at Florida International University that killed six people. Senior U.S. District Judge William Stafford quashed a ruling by a state-court judge that would have required the Florida Department of Transportation to turn over records requested Continue Reading...