| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:11 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:23 AM
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...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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....
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:19 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Human Rights Watch on Thursday blamed the Urabeños criminal gang for helping cause one of Colombia’s worst humanitarian crises in years: the forced displacement last year of 19,000 people from the city of Buenaventura.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:37 PM
MEXICO CITY — If nothing else, the slaying of cartel boss Nazario Moreno Gonzalez by Mexican soldiers may have burst the bubble of mysticism that had made him one of the stranger figures to emerge in the country's drug war.
Moreno, whose nicknames...
| May 28, 2014
| 8:31 AM
As the final days of the state Legislature’s spring session wind down, lame duck state Rep. Derrick Smith finds himself in a federal courtroom in Chicago today as his scheduled trial gets underway on charges of bribery and extortion.
| May 12, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The scent of limes in the air, Papa Pitufo shouted orders to his men and consulted by cellphone with his far-flung forces.
The gray-bearded farmer has emerged as the senior leader of the vigilante movement that has taken over a large swath of wealthy...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:10 AM
HARTFORD — Not many people would consider a 10-year prison sentence a solid career move. But William P. Grasso wasn't like most people.
In 1968 he was running dice games and hustling street loans for Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano, a mafia soldier from...