| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With a recent ruling by Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal, community associations scored a victory that will provide them with financial relief during the fragile real-estate recovery.
It marks a turning point in community associations' ongoing...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:00 PM
She may have held an impressive title — chief financial officer at Scott Rothstein's law firm — but Irene Shannon's attorney described her as nothing but a pawn to South Florida's king of fraud.
Friday, a federal judge disagreed. U.S....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:56 PM
A former homeowners association president is accused of embezzling more than $180,000 from her Tamarac community, authorities said.
Michelle Changar-Coe, who was arrested Friday, forged dozens of checks totaling $181,441.85 that she deposited into her...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:51 PM
A Pompano Beach woman faces up to 32 years in prison for her participation in an identity theft fraud scheme involving personal identifying information from AT&T customer files.
Monique Smith, 31, of Pompano Beach, has pleaded guilty to one count each of...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Countrywide Financial hustled to make the loans. Bank of America, once again, is picking up the bill for the damages caused — the latest buffeting since the bank's disastrous acquisition of the Calabasas high-risk lender six years ago.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:23 PM
It is not often that a piece of Maryland architectural history goes on the market, which is one of myriad reasons that the Springfield Estate (also known as Peerce's Plantation) in northern Baltimore County is such a treasure.
At a selling price of $1....
| Aug 1, 2014
Linda Fotzler bought the Armory House, a private dorm on the University of Illinois campus, in 1973, the year after she graduated.
The students who lived there were predominantly men, and there was quite a bit of partying.
Her current challenge is...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Pasadena's OneWest Bank, which rose from the ashes of failed high-risk home lender IndyMac Bank, agreed to be bought by commercial lender CIT Group Inc. in a $3.4-billion deal that would create the biggest bank based in Southern California.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Bill Ackman promised a bombshell, but the activist investor's latest attack against Herbalife landed with a thud on Wall Street.
Shares of the Los Angeles nutritional products company jumped 25% on Tuesday after the longtime Herbalife critic unveiled...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Pulitzer-winning playwright-provocateur Bruce Norris ("Clybourne Park," "The Pain and the Itch") has proven himself an expert at depicting American middle class hypocrisy, exposing characters' true convictions as contradictory to the beliefs they would...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:39 PM
With Citigroup Inc. agreeing to pay $7 billion for issuing toxic mortgage securities, the Justice Department now turns to settling its case against what analysts call the biggest mortgage miscreant of all: Bank of America Corp.
The government has...