Miami-Dade Police Sergeant Charged With Plying Boy With Drugs, Groping Him

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James H. Edwards III, a Miami-Dade Police sergeant and 27-year veteran of the force, now finds himself behind bars. Edwards allegedly provided a 15-year-old boy with booze and drugs, groped the boy, and then masturbated in front of him. He now faces charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and exhibition.

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Justin Bieber to Plead Guilty Today to DUI, Attend Anger Management Course in Miami

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Crack open a Molson, Miami -- our long Canadian nightmare is finally coming to an end. Justin Bieber, the tweeny-bopping scourge of South Beach, is reportedly set to plead guilty this afternoon to driving under the influence. Bieber was arrested in January after police say he and his crew blocked off part of Pine Tree Drive to drag-race their sports cars.

The pop star will reportedly agree to take an anger management course in Miami and watch a series of videos about the consequences of driving under the influence, the Miami Herald reports.

See also: Justin Bieber Arrested in Miami Beach on Charges of Drag Racing, Failing a Sobriety Test

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Man Stabbed Outside Mekka Nightclub

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In the early hours of Sunday outside of Mekka Nightclub in Miami's 24-hour downtown entertainment district, a confrontation involving two different groups of friends ended up with one man stabbing another.

The victim, 31 year-old Marlon Sanchez, is listed in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, and police are still trying to identify the attacker according to WSVN.

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Biogenesis Scandal: Three More Arrests, Including the Guy Who Sold MLB Stolen Records

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Tony Bosch once worked at a clinic in this Coral Gables tanning salon registered to Anthony Carbone, who now faces federal charges.
If you thought the Biogenesis scandal couldn't get any more seedy or bizarre, you haven't been paying enough attention to the case that brought down A-Rod and resulted in seven indictments last week, including one against clinic founder Tony Bosch.

Feds have now arrested three other men tied to the scandal, including Gary Jones -- the guy who sold Major League Baseball a batch of stolen Biogenesis records -- on charges that he sold an AK-47 to an undercover agent. Anthony Carbone, the registered agent of one of Tony Bosch's anti-aging operations, has also been booked on drug charges.

See also: Tony Bosch and Biogenesis: MLB Steroid Scandal

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Yuri Sucart Faces a Decade in Prison After Years of Doing A-Rod's Dirty Work

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Yuri Sucart's arrest in 1993 set the stage for years of dependance on his famous cousin.
It would be hard to imagine a character less suited to Alex Rodriguez's luxury lifestyle of private jets and South of Fifth condos than the shackled man federal agents led into the DEA's Weston headquarters the morning of August 5.

Yuri Sucart was clad in a baggy white T-shirt, ill-fitting black pants, socks and sandals. He looked more like a paunchy, balding soccer dad than a guy who'd spent decades in A-Rod's tight inner circle. Yet the truth is, no one was closer to the suspended Yankees superstar through his whole career than his older primo.

See also: Tony Bosch and Biogenesis: MLB Steroid Scandal

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Greg Oden Arrested for Punching Ex-Girlfriend

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After being dusted off by the Miami Heat last season, former number one draft pick Greg Oden has found himself in some off-the-court trouble. The oft-injured center was arrested in Lawrence, Indiana, early this morning after allegedly brutally punching his ex-girlfriend.

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Third Man Arrested in Connection With Brutal Undercover Video of Illegal West Dade Slaughterhouse

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Miami-Dade police have arrested Yurianne "Elvin" Hervis-Gonzalez, 34, and charged him Tuesday with 30 felony counts of animal cruelty in connection with an illegal West Miami-Dade slaughterhouse where pigs were brutally killed -- some via sledgehammer attacks, some with gunshots and others boiled alive. At the time of his arrest Miami-Dade police also charged Hervis-Gonzalez on a separate case of grand-theft auto.

Hervis-Gonzalez is the third man charged in connection to an undercover investigation by the Animal Recovery Mission. The private group had offered a $10,000 reward for Hervis-Gonzalez's capture, and believe they now have one of the most vicious operators of the slaughterhouse now in custody.

See also: Yuppie Rambo Richard "Kudo" Couto takes on the C-9 Basin, Miami-Dade's most lawless outpost

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Biogenesis Scandal: Tony Bosch Charged by Feds UPDATED

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One year after Anthony Bosch's roster of Major League Baseball clients -- including hometown star Alex Rodriguez -- received a record round of suspensions for buying performance enhancing drugs from Biogenesis, his Coral Gables clinic, Bosch himself is finally facing the music.

Federal agents have reportedly arrested Bosch and some of his associates this morning and charged them with illegally providing steroids.

Update: As of early Tuesday afternoon several others have been charged with illegal steroid distribution in relation to the scandal, including Lazer Collazo, a former UM pitching coach. Carlos Acevedo, Christopher Engroba, and Jorge "Oggi" Velazquez, Bosch's business associates, were also charged, as were A-Rod's cousin Yuri Sucart and Juan Carlos Nuñez, a former employee of ACES, a player agency.

Separately, Carlos Acevedo was charged with running a ring selling Molly, along with three other defendants, Giovanny Brenes, Jorge Canela,Jr., and Carlos Luis Ruiz.

See also: Tony Bosch and Biogenesis: MLB Steroid Scandal

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Man Shot Wife and Stepson in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Northwest Dade

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Authorities are still trying to piece together the puzzle after they found three bodies inside a home near NW 55th Court and 193rd Lane early this morning. According to unconfirmed reports, Charlie Davis is suspected of killing his wife and his 20-year-old stepson before turning the gun on himself.

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John Snavely's Lawyer: Prosecutors Trying To Turn Porn Star Into "The Perfect Monster"

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The law office of Raúl Recoba is located on Calle Ocho across from a liquor store and above a discount beauty-supply store. Here, the sidewalks are stained dark with discarded gum and cortaditos. Recoba works inside a small, clean room down a long, white hallway. His window provides a sweeping view of Little Havana, obscured only by pigeons pacing the sill.

Recoba is not one of South Florida's highest-powered attorneys. In fact, the 41-year-old Uruguayan joined the Florida Bar only three years ago. But he has already been tasked with handling one of the state's most headline-grabbing cases: the upcoming murder trial of porn star John Snavely, better-known as Champ.

It's a tall order. Snavely's fingerprints and DNA were found at the scene of the crime. Detectives even claim he confessed. But Recoba says that the police work has been sloppy and that his client is innocent. "They are choosing the path of least resistance and John is the only guy that they have," he says. "Is that justice?"

See also: Champ: A Porn Star, a Tortured Beauty Queen, a Dead Millionaire, and a Half-Smoked Joint

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