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Real Estate Mogul Accused of Defrauding Undocumented Immigrants

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Police say that Laura Luz Maria Torres purchased several Florida-area homes over the past decade with $2 million that was mostly acquired by defrauding undocumented immigrants. The law when it comes to undocumented immigrants is stranger than you may think. While it’s illegal for an employer to knowingly hire someone they know is not… Read More »

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Strange, Fraudulent Marriage Ends in Murder

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Immigration fraud is a crime. It occurs when an individual filing for a green card or citizenship makes material misrepresentations to the immigration court concerning any questions asked. It also occurs when someone hires someone else to pose as their wife so that they can become full citizens or lawful permanent residents. In this… Read More »

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Dr. Love Facing Charges for Fraud in Florida

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“Fake it till you make it” is generally good advice for aspiring artists, musicians, and more. Not so good for doctors, however. In fact, because you need a medical license to practice medicine, it’s illegal to fake being a doctor until you get your medical degree. Operating a medical clinic without a license is… Read More »

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16-Year-Old Facing Attempted Murder Charge Denied Bail

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A 16-year-old who allegedly shot a man in the head is being held without bail while facing attempted murder charges. The 16-year-old will be tried as an adult for attempted first-degree murder, a crime that carries the same sentence as a successful first-degree murder. In other words, this 16-year-old may have just forfeited the… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Officer Charged With Official Misconduct

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A former West Palm Beach police officer was asked to surrender her badge after she was accused of official misconduct. She will not, however, face criminal charges, so long as she surrenders her police certification and completes a three-month pretrial diversion program. Nicole Palladino appeared before a Circuit Court judge via teleconference. The judge… Read More »

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Criminal Trials Set to Resume Amid Coronavirus

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Palm Beach County held its first criminal trial since the coronavirus was labeled a pandemic. The courtroom featured plexiglass between attorneys and jurors, everyone in the court was required to wear a mask, and social distancing is still in effect. A public defender representing a 28-year-old woman who was charged with concealing a weapon… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Man Charged in $1.45 Million Fraud

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A West Palm Beach woman is out millions of dollars after she invested with a man whom she met at a bar. David Cohen managed to convince Tania Deutsch to invest in marijuana operations in New England and Royal Palm Beach townhomes. But she never saw a cent of return on her investment. Now… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Shooting Results in Murder Charge

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A 26-year-old man is facing murder charges after the shooting death of Rory Walker, his ex-girlfriend’s brother. The U.S. Marshals apprehended Alphonso Lingo on October 3. Lingo is facing charges of first-degree murder with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm. What Happened?  A woman told police that Lingo, with… Read More »

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