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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Hialeah Man Sentenced for West Virginia Bank Fraud

A Florida man has been sentenced to five months in prison for stealing personal information from bank customers to make purchases. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Roger Ernesto Ballester Caser of Hialeah, Florida was sentenced last week in federal court in Wheeling on one count of using an unauthorized access device. He also was ordered to pay more than $11,000 in restitution. Continue Reading...

Miami-Dade Cop Charged After Brutalizing Woman Who Tried to Report Crime

Civil rights activists have been begging Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle for weeks to arrest county police officer Alejandro Giraldo, who was filmed brutally arresting Dyma Loving, a woman who was simply trying to report that a man had threatened to murder her with a shotgun. Today, Rundle’s office finally announced the state is taking action. Prosecutors have charged Giraldo Continue Reading...

Miami Personal Injury Attorney Suspended After Withholding Settlements From Clients

Sure, there’s probably more to it, but the basics of personal injury law seem pretty straightforward: negotiate with insurance companies, work out a settlement, turn over the check to your clients. But according to the Florida Bar, one Miami attorney forgot to do the last part. Disciplinary documents say Raul Enrique Garcia on numerous occasions misused his clients’ settlement funds, stashing them Continue Reading...

Broward and Miami-Dade Teachers Won’t Carry Guns Even if DeSantis Signs Controversial Bill

Against the wishes of pretty much everyone involved in education, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature this week passed a bill that would allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom. The deeply controversial move, which was approved after hours of debate that sometimes brought lawmakers to tears, would ostensibly make schools safer in the wake of last year’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Continue Reading...

Florida Legislature Passes Pro-ICE Sanctuary-City Ban Despite Civil-Rights Outcry

Florida’s elected leaders last night made good on what was basically Gov. Ron DeSantis’ central campaign promise — to deport more immigrants. Last night, the Legislature finally passed SB 168, the much-criticized “sanctuary city” ban, which forces municipalities to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and hold ICE detainees in local jails. Importantly, every city in Florida already does this. Continue Reading...

Former UM, FIU professor sentenced to 6 1/2 years for possessing child porn

A Miami man, who was a former adjunct professor at the University of Miami and Florida International University, was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for maintaining two storage units that contained more than 5,000 images of child pornography, Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announced Tuesday in a news release. Adolfo Zayas-Bazan Albaisa, 56, Continue Reading...

Miami Plastic Surgeon Takes Action Against Patients Who Left Negative Online Reviews

Nicole George saved up money for three years to have a “mommy makeover.” She used online reviews to help find a plastic surgeon. “It’s good to know from the patients themselves what their experience was,” George said. “Ratings are very important.” The mother from the Fort Myers area is now questioning the accuracy of those online reviews. Positive reviews led Continue Reading...

Girl’s mother wants school’s ‘predatory pedophile’ to pay, attorney says

A substitute teacher at Ben Gamla Preparatory High School, a charter school in Hollywood, sexually abused a 15-year-old student, and her mother wants both the school and the teacher to pay for her daughter’s suffering, according to a civil lawsuit filed in Broward County court.  The girl’s mother filed lawsuits against the teacher identified as Roman Jose Fondon Jr., the school and Academica, the Florida Continue Reading...

Florida Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing More Armed Teachers

More Florida classroom teachers could carry guns in school under a bill passed Wednesday by state lawmakers, the latest response to last year’s mass shooting at a Parkland high school. The Republican-led House voted 65-47 on Wednesday to send the bill to GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign it. The measure expands an existing school “guardian” program Continue Reading...