Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union Married at Redland Castle

Though the security and secrecy surrounding Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's wedding was tight, it turns out the pair got married at a moat-surrounded castle in the Redland.

Yet despite the signed confidentiality agreements, key details about #TheWadeUnion still leaked.

See also: Castle With a Moat in the Redland Selling for $10.9 Million

More »

How a Scammer Preyed on Gulliver Schools Parents and Derailed a Life-Saving Company

Categories: Crime, Upper Class

photo courtesy Jerry Gonzalez
Leandro Depontes' Platinum Air failed before his fraud against two local doctors.
The doctor and the lawyer showed up at Opa-locka Executive Airport ready for a fight. As they rolled down the tarmac toward the yawning hangars, the pair was well past the boiling point. For months, they'd dealt with evasions and lies, and now -- after weeks of detailed forensic accounting -- they knew the truth: They'd been scammed.

Leandro Depontes had seemed like the perfect partner for their dream company: an emergency medical airlift firm that could jet sick mothers and infants from the Caribbean and Latin America to life-saving treatment in Miami.

More »

Design District Developer Craig Robins Ordered to Pay $2 Million to Rival Developer Over Private Jet Dispute

Categories: Upper Class

Oh, the problems of Miami's mega-rich developers. When they weren't busy gentrifying neighborhoods and erecting luxury destinations, developers Craig Robins (currently transforming the Design District) and Ugo Colombo (known for building several Brickell luxury skyscrapers and owning the Collection car dealership group) decided to buy a jet together in 2007. However, when the recession hit in 2008, the duo's deal soured and they've been involved in a long simmering lawsuit that also involved Fontainebleau owner and supermodel Elle Macpherson's husband Jeffrey Soffer over the plane ever since.

Today, after a two-week trail a jury ruled in favor of Colombo. Robins is now on the hook for $2 million.

More »

Fisher Island Club CEO's Wife Spent Christmas at Rikers Island for Grand Theft Sweater

Categories: Upper Class

For Stefanie Lackner, the socialite wife of Fisher Island Club CEO Bernard Lackner, orange was the new red-and-green this Christmas. According to the New York Post, the 46-year-old blonde is serving a month behind bars at New York's infamous Rikers Island for snatching a $5,000 sweater last year.

More »

Rosa de la Cruz Bashes MOCA, Bass and PAMM: "Why Is It That Miami Museums Are Becoming Places Just For Parties?"

Categories: Upper Class

Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz
Rosa de la Cruz has been on a bit of a tear lately. On Thursday, she sent the Miami art world into a mid Basel tizzy with an interview claiming that the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) was moving.

Now she's not only doubling down on her remarks but also sounding off on the city's other art museums, including the just opened Perez Art Museum Miami and the Bass Museum in Miami Beach.

"Why is it that Miami museums are becoming places just for parties?" she told New Times. "It's embarrassing that in our city these things are happening."

More »

Miami Man's Plan to Impress With Maserati Backfires When the Car Won't Stop Making Frog Noises

Categories: Upper Class

via Instagram
Jose M. Perez
Jose M. Perez wanted to be a kamikaze in a Maserati, so he threw down $64,000 for a 2008 Grand Turismo from H Greg Auto Auction in Doral. He works as a real estate agent to the stars, a job in which it's important to provide comfort to clients. His business investment backfired, though, he claims, because the dealership sold him a car with an unusual problem they refuse to fix.

So now there's a Maserati in Miami that croaks like a frog.

More »

Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Giving Away $2 Billion to Charity

People were left scratching their heads wondering why a man worth more than $4.4 billion was asking tax payers for more than $200 million to renovate his football team's stadium. But it appears that Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross isn't a total tightwad. He's now pledged to give away at least half of his net worth to charity.

More »

De La Cruz Family Yacht Used By Corrupt Officials in $3.4 Million Drug Deal

Categories: Crime, Upper Class
DR drug money bust.jpg
Dominican officials unveil $3.4 million in drug money during a press conference last week
For Miami power couple Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz, wealth has begotten cultural influence. The Cuban immigrants have built a business empire and used the profits to assemble one of the best private art collections in the country.

Last week, however, the De la Cruzes' wealth became a liability when the family's yacht was used in a $3.4 million cocaine deal in the Dominican Republic. Investigators say, however, that the De la Cruzes are not suspects but victims of corrupt local officials.

"Just to have your name in the same article [as a drug bust] is enough to hurt," says family attorney Joaquin Monserrate. "But things have been cleared and we want to help in that matter."

More »

Miami Pastor Kevin Sutherland Indicted for Trying to Sell Fake Damien Hirst Artwork

Categories: Crime, Upper Class
damien_hirst_spin_painting_d5377053h.jpg 338×340 pixels.jpg
It's not too difficult to imitate the artwork of Damien Hirst. Paint some circles on a canvas, throw some crystal on a skull, or encase a big-ass animal in a tank of formaldehyde and call it a day. But you didn't think of it first, did you? Which is at least part of the idea anyway.

Well, Miami resident Kevin Sutherland has been indicted in New York City for allegedly trying to sell some fake Hirst artwork.

More »

Micky Arison Is the Richest Man in Florida, But We Have 30 Other Billionaires

Categories: Upper Class
Florida is officially home to 31 billionaires according to the latest Forbes list (and that doesn't even count the ones who have second ...or third ... or fourth homes here), but Miami Heat owner and Carnival Cruises CEO Micky Arison is the richest of them all. Forbes estimates the 63-year-old has a net worth of $5.7 billion, making him the richest dude in Florida, and 211th richest person in the world.

More »

Now Trending