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  • Defense attorney in pill mill case calls for former clinic owner to show his Nazi tattoos

    Defense attorney in pill mill case calls for former clinic owner to show his Nazi tattoos
    The trial of two pill mill doctors took a dramatic turn just before lunch when the defense asked a key witness - the former owner of the pain clinics - to take off his shirt for jurors.  Jurors were escorted out of the courtroom before attorney...
  • Broward Sheriff's Office announces district leadership changes

    Broward Sheriff's Office announces district leadership changes
    The musical chairs among the Broward Sheriff's district chiefs began with resignations before Sheriff Scott Israel even took office in January. It seems the shuffle is over, as the new leadership was announced today. The agency provided bios that are...
  • 'True Blood' keeps top DVD sales spot; 'Gangster Squad' top rental

    'True Blood' keeps top DVD sales spot; 'Gangster Squad' top rental
    The fifth season of HBO's vampire series "True Blood" maintained its spot atop the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart, while the action crime film "Gangster Squad" knocked off Tom Cruise's "Jack Reacher" to take the top spot in rentals.   Here are the top...
  • Feds pursue Manhattan art dealer suspected of smuggling

    Feds pursue Manhattan art dealer suspected of smuggling
    Federal agents have seized an estimated $100 million in art over the last two years from a prominent Manhattan antiquities dealer they describe as one of the most prolific antiquities smugglers in the world. Subhash Kapoor, a 64-year-old American...
  • Lawyer Says Whitey Bulger A Scapegoat For Feds' Crimes

    A trial that many feared would never take place opened in a packed federal courtroom Wednesday when a prosecutor gave a cold-blooded recitation of what he called decades of terror inflicted on the city by its most notorious crime boss, James "Whitey"...
  • From the Boathouse: Watch out for suspicious boats

    Ahoy, and summer officially begins next Friday! Does anyone find it surprising that a sailboat carrying 80 to 90 bales of marijuana was beached in Newport Harbor after a brief chase by the Coast Guard? This occurred at 1 a.m. on June 3 after the drug...
  • Brazilian journalist slain in apparent effort to silence coverage

    CURITIBA, Brazil -- The head of a newspaper renowned for reporting on crime and corruption was shot to death Tuesday in a town outside Rio de Janeiro, the latest in a string of apparent assassinations of Brazilian journalists. Jose Roberto Ornelas de...
  • Officials: Murder, intimidation kept $11 million-a-year gang going

    Officials: Murder, intimidation kept $11 million-a-year gang going
    The top leaders of one of Chicago’s most violent street gangs have been charged in a sweeping racketeering case that alleges they controlled their West Side drug empire through pattern of intimidation, kidnappings, shootings and murder dating back...
  • 'Whitey' Bulger Trial Focuses On FBI Protection Of Gangster

    'Whitey' Bulger Trial Focuses On FBI Protection Of Gangster
    A former senior Massachusetts state police officer testified Thursday that some local FBI agents were so consumed with protecting James "Whitey" Bulger that they repeatedly sabotaged state police investigations and even threatened the careers of the...
  • Couple who leaked federal court records to Armenian Power sentenced to prison

    A Hollywood couple accused of disclosing confidential court records to members of the organized crime group Armenian Power was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison, officials said. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Fitzgerald sentenced Nune Gevorkyan,...
  • Witness Brings Smile To 'Whitey' Bulger, Tells Of Extortion

    James "Whitey" Bulger, whose racketeering trial continues to be the best show in town, finally flashed a smile from his seat at the defense table Friday, although it was unclear from the context whether Bulger found one of his accusers amusing or was...