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Several South Floridians Involved in International Email Scam

Everyone knows that it's hard to start your own business and make money as an entrepreneur early on in your career. So, you can understand how there may be some suspicions when one 21-year-old in South Florida had $1,651,699 in her bank account within one month of starting her business. Unfortunately, this new entrepreneur will likely have to look for a new job in prison. 

Miami Beach Realtor Facing Up to 30 Years in Prison for Extortion

A years-long feud that had all the "Miami Beach" qualities of fancy mansions, large sums of money, and lots of drama ended recently with one man facing up to 30 years in prison for extortion. The drawn-out saga between real estate brokers, "The Jills" and rival broker Kevin Tomilson captured the attention of many in South Florida, when the details were revealed in a public court battle.

Why Arrests May Not Immediately Follow Fatal Car Accidents

A recent fatal accident in Delray Beach left four people dead, including two children under the age of 10. The driver of a pickup truck going at a high rate of speed crashed into a minivan, and the passengers of the minivan were killed on contact. The 21-year old driver of the pickup was not injured and walked away from the accident. He was not immediately arrested.

Drug Laws and the State of Florida

A recent case surfaced in Miami Beach where a popular barber was arrested after a comprehensive undercover sting. The barber was charged with several drug charges including 10 counts of marijuana possession and selling; seven counts of cocaine possession and selling; five counts of ecstasy possession and selling; and two counts of using communications devices in an unlawful act. He is currently being held on a $120,000 bond.

Florida Attorney General Opens Investigation into Fake Twitter Accounts

Usually when we think of identity theft, we think of stolen credit cards, social security numbers, and fake bank accounts. However, in this new age of social media, a stolen identity can also show up online in places like Twitter.

Proposed Bill Would Lower Florida's Tough Minimum Mandatory Sentencing for Drug Trafficking

It's well known that Florida is one of the tougher states for minimum mandatory sentencing for drug offenses. The fact is that many first-time offenders and legitimate addicts end up in prison serving lengthy sentences due to the minimum sentencing that is required for crimes categorized as trafficking. The opioid crisis and pill mills in the state have only added to the large number of people who are sent to prison every year for drug-related crimes. 

Pill Mills, Conspiracy, and Murder Charges

A Florida Keys woman was arrested recently, charged with first-degree racketeering. According to prosecutors out of Atlantic City, NJ, she is connected with the 2012 murder of a woman whose doctor-husband was at the center of a pill mill scheme in that state. The Summerland Key resident, Beverly Augello's arrest papers mentioned, "illegal distribution of narcotics and murder." However, she was not the only one involved in the conspiracy, racketeering, and murder plots that unfolded several years ago in New Jersey.

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