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  • Sextortion scam hits online daters, Sheriff's Office warns

    Sextortion scam hits online daters, Sheriff's Office warns
    Online daters are falling prey to a sextortion scam that bilks them out of explicit snapshots and cash, the Broward Sheriff's Office warns. The scammers persuade prospective daters to send sexually explicit photos. Once received, they identify themselves...
  • Coral Springs man, 19, gets five years in sextortion case

    Coral Springs man, 19, gets five years in sextortion case
    A 19-year-old Coral Springs man thought he could use nude photos as blackmail for sex and cash from three teenage girls. Instead he got five years in prison. Ricardo Antonio Carrion received that sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to three...
  • Publix bomber wanted 'bigger boom' for bigger bucks, feds say

    Publix bomber wanted 'bigger boom' for bigger bucks, feds say
    After Brian Henderson's threatening emails failed to reap the $5 million that he demanded from Publix, he figured he needed to deliver a "bigger boom." The Broward man told FBI agents that he planted a pipe bomb – made with fireworks, a model...
  • Reputed mob boss arrested in 1978 'Goodfellas' airport heist

    Five people said to be part of a New York crime family were arrested today. including a 78-year-old man accused of participating in a notorious 1978 airport heist that inspired the movie "Goodfellas." More than three decades after $5 million in cash and...
  • Lawsuit targets website that posts mug shots

    Lawsuit targets website that posts mug shots
    In 2010, Zim Rogers was waiting to hear from his bosses about whether he would be promoted. Rogers, who works in global securities, said that instead of getting a better job, he was fired after a cursory Google search turned up an 11-year-old mug shot...
  • Youth boot camp operator gets prison for sex assault, kidnapping

    Youth boot camp operator gets prison for sex assault, kidnapping
    A man who operated a youth boot camp in Pasadena was sentenced to state prison Friday for charges including sexual assault, kidnapping and extortion stemming from two cases, prosecutors said. Kelvin Bernard McFarland, 43, was sentenced to four years and...
  • From the archive: For teen program's chief, tough love may have turned criminal

    From the archive: For teen program's chief, tough love may have turned criminal
    The surprise visit to Alberto Ruiz's house was swift. Dress quickly, he was told. You're going to boot camp. His parents, worried about his drug use and habit of skipping school, had followed a friend's advice and called Kelvin McFarland. Ruiz's...
  • Vigilantes to disarm in Mexico's Michoacan state

    MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government has set a date for the so-called self-defense militias in the troubled western state of Michoacan to dissolve and account for their weapons, a move that does not necessarily signal the end of the vigilante...
  • Three more convicted in Armenian Power fraud, extortion schemes

    Three men with ties to the Armenian Power gang were convicted in federal court this week for their roles in a vast racketeering conspiracy and a sophisticated debit card skimming scheme that targeted thousands of customers at 99 Cents Only stores across...
  • FBI file sheds more light on disgraced ex-Metra CEO

    FBI file sheds more light on disgraced ex-Metra CEO
    The FBI conducted a 22-month investigation of former Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano, concluding that he did not embezzle any money other than the $475,000 he was accused of taking from Metra, newly released records show. The documents shed light...
  • Beleaguered producer of martial arts movies hopes to strike gold again

    Beleaguered producer of martial arts movies hopes to strike gold again
    Julius R. Nasso made a name for himself as the business partner of Steven Seagal, producing some of the ponytailed martial arts expert's best-known films. That was before Nasso's own life began to resemble a Hollywood mafia saga and he landed in prison....