A Fort Lauderdale firefighter is facing serious charges after investigators say he used a taped conversation in an attempt to extort information about a criminal investigation.
Chai Footman, who worked as a Miami Beach fire inspector, told a Miami federal judge Friday that he was part of a conspiracy that sought to shake down a Miami Beach club owner, who was actually an undercover FBI agent, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
Two Fort Lauderdale Police officers went before a judge Friday accused of betraying the badge by allegedly stealing cash and drugs from pain clinic customers.
A former Miami police officer who pleaded guilty to extortion charges has been sentenced to six months in federal prison.
Oksana Grigorieva is either making up or grossly exaggerating the violence she says she suffered at the hands of actor Mel Gibson in order to get a big pay day, according to her former bodyguard.
A second Miami Police officer has been arrested in a joint Miami Police Department – FBI Public Corruption probe.