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  • 'Scottish aristocrat' pleads guilty in welfare fraud case

    A self-described "Scottish aristocrat" accused of collecting government benefits while living on a million-dollar yacht in South Florida has been sentenced to a year behind bars and ordered to pay the money back after pleading guilty in a welfare fraud...
  • Should big banks be broken up?

    The idea that some banks are "too big to fail" became common in 1984 when Continental Illinois was on the brink of failure. The then-seventh-largest bank in the U.S., Continental Illinois had $40 billion in assets, but many of those assets were bad loans,...
  • No: Make management accountable

    In 1985, some 3,500 savings-and-loan associations held nearly half of bank deposits in Florida. Today, more than 80 percent are held by 20 "big" banks. Is Florida better off? The answer is at the heart of the debate on whether big banks are too risky and...
  • Ruling good for community associations: My Word

    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...
  • Player, not pawn, Rothstein associate gets five years

    Player, not pawn, Rothstein associate gets five years
    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....
  • Investing: small banks, big dividends

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Not all banks have been dividend duds since the Great Recession, when many firms slashed payouts to pennies per share. A recent report by SNL Financial, a financial-services research firm, found that 20 banks had lifted their...
  • Ex-Rothstein partner Stuart Rosenfeldt charged with conspiracy

    Prosecutors filed a criminal conspiracy charge against former Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler partner Stuart Rosenfeldt on Thursday — accusing him of committing bank fraud, making illegal political donations and running a prostitute out of town when...
  • Hillsboro Beach mansion listed for sale at $139 million

    If $139 million is burning a hole in your pocket, you might consider a castle that hit the market Thursday in Hillsboro Beach. Le Palais Royal, a more than 60,000-square-foot estate under construction at 935 Hillsboro Mile, is one of the nation's...
  • Former Fort Lauderdale executive pleads guilty in million dollar bank fraud

    The former owner of a Fort Lauderdale-based consulting company has pleaded guilty to bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer announced. Henry Fecker III, 60, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, was the owner of Camden Consulting, Inc., a shell company used...
  • Pompano woman faces up to 32 years in prison for involvement in ID theft fraud

    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...
  • Bank of America halts dividend boost, buyback after finding bad data

    Bank of America halts dividend boost, buyback after finding bad data
    The Federal Reserve on Monday said it required Bank of America to suspend plans to increase dividends and buy back stock after the firm told regulators it submitted incorrect data about its finances as part of the government's annual stress tests. The...