Category: Criminal Defense

New details discovered about men found with Gillum in South Beach hotel room

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A Democratic party star is facing questions about being alone and inebriated in a Mondrian South Beach Hotel room with a friend who once purported to be “a pornstar performer” online and who ended up hospitalized over a suspected drug overdose. It all began when Aldo Mejias, a 56-year-old unlicensed physician, who lives near Coral Gables, was so afraid for Travis Dyson’s life that he was forced to call 911. In a Rent Men... [...]

10 Arrested in Alleged Social Media Scam Targeting Celebrities & Wealthy Victims

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A network of 10 people were arrested Tuesday after detectives discovered an alleged social media scam that targeted wealthy victims. Investigators from multiple agencies called the case Operation Growing Pains, which lead to the arrest of this alleged racketeering enterprise that dealt with thousands of dollars in stolen goods, jewelry and cash.  Police say Xandi Garcia was the key person behind the organized crime operation. Garcia... [...]

A burglary suspect threw his own feces at a Miami judge. Then, the jury acquitted him

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A Miami criminal trial was delayed briefly Friday when the accused man defecated and “cast feces” inside the courtroom before closing arguments were set to begin in his burglary trial, officials said.The excrement from Dorleans Philidor, 33, was aimed at but did not reach Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Lisa Walsh. Lawyers fled as county police officers and corrections officers swarmed the courtroom. “It’s protein! It’s good for you!” he... [...]

Gunman in Fatal Blue Martini Shooting is Ex-DEA Agent: Fort Lauderdale Police

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The gunman involved in a shooting inside Fort Lauderdale's Blue Martini nightclubthat left a man dead is a retired DEA agent, police confirmed Thursday. The shooter, 52-year-old Andre Clark, has not been charged in the May 8 death of 43-year-old Arnold Person, who was fatally shot inside the club just minutes before his 44th birthday. Fort Lauderdale Police Maj. Frank Sousa said detectives were still in the process of obtaining a... [...]

Rapper Kodak Black Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Weapons Charges After Rolling Loud Arrest

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Rapper Kodak Black has pleaded not guilty to federal weapons charges that prevented him from performing last weekend at the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival, around which several violent incidents occurred. A judge on Wednesday also granted the 21-year-old Black release on $550,000 bond and house arrest, although he faces other criminal cases that could keep him locked up. In the weapons case, an indictment says Black on two occasions... [...]