Miami-Dade County

St. Pete Man Among Seventeen Defendants Charged in Alleged Mortgage Fraud Scheme

A St. Petersburg man is one of seventeen defendants facing charges of mortgage fraud stemming from loans taken out on condominiums on Florida’s west coast. Carlos Mesa, Jr. is accused by attorneys from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern […]... [Read More]

Counties that Use Death Penalty the Most are Fraught with Error and Misconduct: Harvard Law Study

A recent study by Harvard Law School finds that, although death sentences have dropped nationwide, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties are among an exceedingly small group where capital punishment is apparently bucking the trend. The report, entitled “Too Broken to Fix: […]... [Read More]

Torture and Death at the Hands of Dade Correctional Institution Staff Routine Claims Ex-Counselor

  The New Yorker ran an exposé of Dade Correctional Institution’s Transitional Care Unit last month. Revolving around the story of former TCU counselor Harriet Krzykowski, the piece describes starvation, beating, sexual abuse, and a myriad of other prisoner abuse […]... [Read More]

Federal Judge Stays Execution in Miami Murder Case

A federal judge granted a stay of execution this weekend for John Errol Ferguson, who was scheduled to be executed by the State of Florida on Tuesday. Ferguson, 64 years old, has been on death row for 34 years since […]... [Read More]

South Florida Doctor Acquitted of Medicare Fraud Charges

We’ve reported here frequently over the last year or so about the increasing number of Medicare fraud charges being brought by federal prosecutors in the Tampa Bay area and in Florida as a whole. A doctor in Miami-Dade, though, challenged […]... [Read More]