FDLE’s Miami regional office ‘like ‘The Walking Dead'”

Miami FDLE Agent Addy Villanueva, former special agent in charge. Photo: CBSMiami.com

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
The Miami regional office of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was a dysfunctional, hostile workplace where the special agent-in-charge, Addy Villanueva, was in the dark about turmoil between rank-and-file officers and her abrasive second-in-command, Robert Breeden.

Amid probe, Broward Health’s top heart doctor takes pay cut; “Every bit about the money”

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By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A prominent Fort Lauderdale cardiologist at the center of a federal investigation into alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud at Broward Health has signed a new contract featuring a hefty pay cut and an unfamiliar requirement that he treat poor people.

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Top two FDLE agents in Miami are out; Turmoil amid takeover of police shooting probes

Addy Villanueva, former special agent-in-charge of the FDLE's Miami regional office Photo: CBSMiami

By Francisco Alvarado
FloridaBulldog.org
The abrupt replacement of Gerald Bailey as Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner wasn’t the only major shake-up at the state’s top law enforcement agency in December. Also out amid reports of internal intrigue: the first woman to lead FDLE’s Miami Regional Operations Center, Addy Villanueva, and her number two, Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Robert Breeden.

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Coconut Creek police botched 82 child rape and other cases; Dashed hopes for justice

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By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The Coconut Creek police botched dozens of criminal cases involving disturbing reports about children who were raped or abused and seniors who were neglected or exploited. But what happened has remained largely hidden from public view.

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Florida congressman denied access to censored pages from Congress’ 9/11 report

One of 28 redacted pages from a congressional report regarding "specific sources of foreign support" for the 9/11 hijackers

By Dan Christensen
BrowardBulldog.org
UPDATE: JAN 10 Click through to watch video of former Florida Sen. Bob Graham, Congressmen Walter Jones, R-N.C. and Stephen Lynch, D-Ma. and others talk about the need to declassify the 28 censored pages from Congress’s Joint Inquiry report on 9/11. Wednesday’s press conference followed news that the U.S. House Intelligence Committee denied Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fl, access to the 28 pages.

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Customers accuse Broward flying machine maker of fraud; Attorney General investigating

A marketing photo for JetLev's Acquaflyer

By Ann Henson Feltgen
BrowardBulldog.org
A Dania Beach firm that sells James Bond-style jetpacks is being sued for fraud by a California watersports company that alleges it paid more than $1 million for expensive jetpacks it never received.

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Pay for play? Curbelo campaign boosted by School Board vendors he voted to help

Miami Congressman-Elect Carlos Curbelo visits Dr. Gilbert L. Porter Elementary School in southwest Miami-Dade.

By Francisco Alvarado
BrowardBulldog.org
During his campaign for Florida’s 26th congressional district, Carlos Curbelo wasn’t shy about collecting thousands of dollars of campaign contributions from individuals directly tied to corporations that benefited from his vote on the Miami-Dade School Board.

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Florida homeowners facing foreclosure catch a break in courts

Lawyers wait to sign in for foreclosure hearings at the Palm Beach County Courthouse in West Palm Beach in July. Photo: Alison Fitzgerald/Center for Public Integrity

By Alison Fitzgerald
Center for Public Integrity
Florida homeowners may soon find a more friendly reception in the state’s courtrooms after a state Supreme Court panel found that some judicial practices designed to speed up foreclosure cases may be improper.

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Florida’s chief justice and the hunt for goof-off judges

Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga

By Dan Christensen
BrowardBulldog.org
Florida’s chief justice has ordered the state’s 20 chief judges to monitor the work of each judge in their circuit looking for goof-offs – a move that’s unnerved judges in South Florida and elsewhere.

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