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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... [...]

Trial of officer accused of killing black man set to begin

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Opening statements are expected Tuesday in the trial of a fired Florida police officer who is charged with the fatal 2015 shooting of a stranded black motorist. Prosecutors are expected to tell the four-man, two-woman jury that former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja's actions made 31-year-old Corey Jones confuse him for a robber and pull his legally possessed handgun, causing Raja to shoot him. Raja was working in plain... [...]