Month: February 2019

Double Amputee in Wheelchair Allegedly Opens Fire in South Florida VA Center, Shoots Doctor

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A double amputee hiding a gun in his wheelchair allegedly opened fire in the emergency room of a South Florida hospital Wednesday, striking and wounding a doctor. The FBI said 59-year-old Larry Bon entered the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach, Florida at 8:30 a.m. and acted “combative” with staff all day, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Sources told the outlet Bon was taken to the restroom by a... [...]

Did South Florida pastor write $27,500 in bad checks? Roofer says bank told him account from check had been closed for months

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - A police report has been filed against a pastor who apparently wrote $27,500 worth of bad checks. According to a police report obtained by Local 10 News, pastor Eric D. Readon wrote several checks to roofer Jose Macedo.  Readon is the pastor of the New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church on Northwest 155th Street in Miami Gardens. As Local 10 News reported last week, the church was recently... [...]

Despite booze and cocaine, Miami DJ won’t face arrest in crash that killed ex-city worker

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Authorities won’t be charging a Miami DJ who had alcohol and cocaine in his blood when he crashed his BMW near downtown Miami, killing one of his passengers — a former Miami Beach official who spent almost three years in jail for public corruption. The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office concluded that it could not prove that Hugo Milochevitch, 27, was actually impaired at the time of the March 2017 crash that killed Gus Lopez, the... [...]

Former top Venezuelan official surrenders to U.S. prison for role in $1 billion racket

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Alejandro Andrade, the former Venezuelan national treasurer and close friend of the late President Hugo Chávez, surrendered to U.S. prison authorities Monday to start a 10-year sentence for his key role in a $1 billion money-laundering racket extending from Venezuela to South Florida. In exchange for staggering bribes, Andrade provided access to the Venezuelan government’s lucrative foreign-currency exchanges both before and after... [...]

Florida man used a New Yorker’s diamond as the key to a $1.3 million pawn shop ripoff

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A Lake Worth man managed a $1.3 million pawn fraud that connected Arizona with New York and South Florida. Now, 61-year-old Scott Meyrowitz will pay for his scheme with a little time, three years in prison, after he pleaded guilty to wire fraud and was sentenced in Fort Lauderdale federal court Wednesday. Meyrowitz also owes $1.8 million in restitution — $1.25 million to the Scottsdale pawn shop owner and $567,400 to a New York diamond... [...]