| Sep 30, 2014
| 10:32 AM
If you move away from Central Florida, almost nobody will get your reference to the Appliance Direct guy. Or John Arie, Jr. of "It's HUGE!" fame. Or Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs.
These are our celebrities. They're our elected officials. They appear...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Two local law firms are trying to figure out who sent dozens of accusatory letters to bar associations across the country about one, using the other's return address.
Someone sent anonymous letters about Brownstone Law, a Winter Park-based appellate...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Two hotel renovation projects in Orlando are in limbo in the wake of businessman Nik Patel’s recent arrest on federal allegations of fraudulently selling $150 million in loans to a finance company.
Patel is a financier who has invested millions of...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Orlando businessman Nikesh A. Patel has been arrested by federal authorities on fraud charges.
Authorities say Patel fraudulently sold $150 million in loans to an unidentified Milwaukee company. The FBI alleges he sold the loans as being guaranteed by...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Facing criminal charges of fraud and a $72 million lawsuit, Orlando businessman Nikesh Patel has agreed to sell five hotels, two multimillion-dollar homes, several luxury brand watches, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, and gold coins.
But Patel hasn’...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
There’s a ripple effect spreading from the alleged loan fraud of Orlando businessman Nik Patel, who was arrested on Sept. 30 on federal charges that he lied about $179 million in loans he sold through his company First Farmers Financial.
| May 13, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Helping a local charity paid off big time for Dr. G. She won a Cadillac valued at $35,000.
Dr. Jan Garavaglia, the chief medical examiner for Orange and Osceola counties, took part in mammoth fund-raiser Saturday night attended by 1,900. Local and...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Get ready, Sanford. Jane Velez-Mitchell is coming to town to cover the George Zimmerman trial. She will be there Monday, HLN said Wednesday.
CNN's Ashleigh Banfield is anchoring from Sanford, and she will remain there next week, the channel said. CNN...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:17 AM
Thank goodness for the legal analysts. They do help us make it through the high-profile trials by explaining court procedure, analyzing the lawyers' strategies and assessing the witnesses' performances.
At the George Zimmerman trial, the most...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:06 AM
How is the George Zimmerman case understood?
CNN's Chris Cuomo explained it this way Monday morning: "You have a man [Zimmerman] who pretty much has proven, on the record at trial, said ugly things about people like Trayvon Martin, ignored the 911...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:45 AM
You know Dr. G, and now you know Dr. D.
Dr. Vincent Di Maio, an expert forensic pathologist, won raves for his testimony Tuesday at the George Zimmerman trial. Dr. D was dynamic, smart and unflappable.
CNN's Ashleigh Banfield swooned over Di Maio's...