In a given year, some 3,500 unpaid prisoners make up Florida’s shadow economy. A Florida Times-Union investigation into state prison labor uncovered a troubling portrait reminiscent of a century-old practice.
Carlos Polit was the chief of staff equivalent to the president of Ecuador, only to be convicted, along with his son, in a bribery caper. Coincidentally or not, his family is now tied to millions of dollars of properties in South Florida.
Every morning, thousands of hospitality workers commute for hours to get to South Florida’s tourism capital, Miami Beach, where a bitter cocktail of exorbitant rents and stagnant wages have pushed workers farther away from the workplace. If it...
Read profiles of the 17 people who were killed in the Parkland mass shooting. Current Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students remember victims on the anniversary of the Valentine’s Day, February 14 massacre.
Nicholas NehamasA remembrance of the victims from the Parkland shooting — as told by their classmates
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the plea deal that spared multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein from facing federal sex charges despite accusations that he molested dozens of underage Palm Beach victims.
Matt Crull said he was falsely arrested in December for possessing heroin in Martin County, Florida, when officer Steven O’Leary mistook his detergent for the drug. The cop was fired for 11 false drug charges.
Nicholas NehamasFlorida man spent 41 days in jail for heroin. But it was actually detergent, cops say
Palm Beach multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. Prosecutors, including future Trump labor secretary Alexander Acosta, cut Epstein an extraordinary plea deal.
Nicholas Nehamas“He ruined my life and a lot of girls’ lives. People need to know what he did and why he wasn’t prosecuted so it never happens again.” Disturbing new investigation from @jkbjournalist
Four Argentine nationals have been arrested because of their alleged role in using dirty money to buy real estate in South Florida and New York City. The cash is tied to a top aide to Argentina’s former president.
Sunny Isles Beach is saddled with 17 years of inventory of condos priced at $5 million and up, and overall, Miami-Dade County faces nearly five years of supply of high-end units, according to a new report.
Of the 348 units listed for sale on the...
Nicholas Nehamas"Sunny Isles Beach is saddled with 17 years of inventory of condos priced at $5 million and up"
In 2016 the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) initiated a “geographical targeting order,” or GTO, in Miami and those other areas that required shell companies buying high-priced homes with cash to reveal their...
New photos show severe cracks in the Florida International University bridge that fell. That’s leading to new questions about why Tamiami Trail wasn’t closed, and what caused the FIU bridge’s collapse.
Nicholas Nehamas“Those first cracks were disturbing enough. These are much more major. I’m shocked looking at this stuff. ... The bridge is clearly failing.”