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Judge Sentences S. FL Man For $10M Tax Fraud Scheme

A South Florida man will spend more than 20 years in prison for a sophisticated tax fraud scheme.

01/25/2014

(Source: CBS4)

2013: The Year That Was In South Florida

Florida courthouses took center stage in 2013, especially with the eyes of the nation glued to the George Zimmerman trial in Sanford.

12/27/2013

37th Miccosukee Indian Arts Festival

Miccosukee Tribe Re-Elects Leader

It was a nail biter election in the hotly contested race to decide who would lead the Miccosukee Tribe for the next four-years. Only 23 votes determined Colley Billie’s reelection victory over his archenemy, ousted former chairman Billy Cypress.

11/29/2013

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Lethal Injection Cocktail Debate Headed Back to Florida Supremes

The debate about the state’s current cocktail for lethal injections is headed back to the Florida Supreme Court, after a lower court judge ruled the drugs now being used would not violate a convicted murderer’s rights.

11/26/2013

Broward Judge Cynthia Imperato (Source: Palm Beach Sheriff's Office)

Dash Cam Video Shows Arrest Of Broward Judge

Cynthia Imperato, a Broward circuit judge since 2003, was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. Captured on police dash cam is Imperato—handcuffed and walking on the side of the road in Boca Raton.

11/15/2013

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rubio Nixes Nomination Of Openly Gay Judge

Senator Marco Rubio withdrew his support for Judge William Thomas’ nomination to the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida despite having backed the nomination more than 10 months ago, according to the New York Times.

CBS Miami–09/24/2013

File photo of George Zimmerman sitting in a courtroom last month. (credit: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

Zimmerman Hearing On Voice Experts To Continue Monday

A Florida judge is listening to testimony for a third day to decide if voice recognition experts should be allowed in George Zimmerman’s, the man charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, trial.

06/08/2013

Judge Gerald Klein (Source: CBS4)

TV Judge’s Death Leaves Void At S. Florida Courthouse

Judge Gerald “Gerry” Klein, a fixture on South Florida television sets for years, died Sunday at the age of 90.

CBS4–11/01/2012

(Source: Facebook) Robert Champion

FAMU Asks Judge To Throw Out Hazing Lawsuit

A judge will decide whether a lawsuit filed by the family of a Florida A&M University drum major will go forward.

CBS4–09/10/2012

Medicare Fraud

Report: No Area Of U.S. Cheats Medicare More Than S. Fla.

South Florida is home to the vast majority of U.S. mental health clinics with “questionable Medicare billing”, according to a new federal report.

CBS Miami–08/30/2012

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