U.S. Attorney Wilfredo Ferrer

Former Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño (wearing sunglasses, black suit jacket and a pink tie) can be seen entering court October 18, 2013 (Source: CBS4)

Former Sweetwater Mayor Enters Not Guilty Plea For Conspiracy Charge

Suspended Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño and lobbyist Jorge Forte entered not guilty pleas in court Friday morning on a single charge of conspiring to commit honest services fraud.

CBS Miami–10/18/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Identity Theft Exploding Across South Florida

The acting head of the IRS announced a massive national crackdown is underway to prevent billions of dollars in taxpayer refunds from being stolen nationwide.

CBS4–02/07/2013

Raees Qazi (left)  and Sheheryar Qazi (right). (Source: BSO)

S. Fla. Brothers Plead Not Guilty To Terrorism Charges

Two Oakland Park brothers accused of having ties to terrorism entered not guilty pleas in Fort Lauderdale federal court Friday morning.

CBS4–12/07/2012

Raees Qazi (left)  and Sheheryar Qazi (right). (Source: BSO)

BSO Releases Photos Of Brothers Facing Terrorism Charges In S. Fla.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has released mug shots of two South Florida brothers accused of having ties to terrorism.

CBS4–12/03/2012

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Brothers Face Terrorism Charges In South Florida

Two brothers of Pakistani descent living in Oakland Park have been charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, U.S. attorney Wifredo Ferrer announced Friday afternoon.

CBS Miami–11/30/2012

(Source: CBS4) Defendant Chai Footman, a Miami Beach firefighter, runs from cameras without comment after appearing in federal court on corruption charges.

“Not Guilty” Pleas For Miami Beach 6 Nabbed In Corruption Scheme

Six Miami Beach employees charged in a scheme to extort money from a Miami Beach club owner entered not guilty pleas Wednesday morning in Federal Court in Miami, and fled the courthouse ahead of advancing TV cameras declining an opportunity to explain their involvement.

04/25/2012

FBI Arrests

Miami Beach Code Officers, Firefighters Nabbed In FBI Corruption Sting

The top code compliance inspector for the city of Miami Beach has been charged, along with 6 other people, in a scheme to allegedly extort money from a South beach club owner. An FBI sting snared 5 Miami Beach code compliance officers and two city firefighters who prosecutors claim demanded cash for looking the other way.

CBS4–04/11/2012

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Project Safe Neighborhoods Yields A Dozen Arrests

Saying that “we are tired of gun violence that devastates our community;” U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer announced the indictment of twelve Miami-Dade men on federal and state narcotics charges Wednesday afternoon.

CBS4–11/02/2011

Pill Mill Crackdown

32 Indicted In Broward Pill Mill Crackdown

Thirty-two people in Broward and Palm Beach County were indicted Tuesday in a pill mill take down that targeted four alleged pain management clinics.

CBS4–08/23/2011

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