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Florida salesman pleads guilty to stealing $3M from clients

Sep. 17, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A salesman at a Florida Porsche dealership has pleaded guilty to scamming more than 30 customers out of about $3 million by creating fake sales orders for rare cars. A U.S. Attorney's Office statement says 45-year-old Shiraaz Sookralli pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to...

Nursing home employees formally charged in patient deaths

Sep. 16, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have formally charged four ex-employees of a Florida nursing home where a power outage after a hurricane led to 12 patients' deaths. The Broward County State Attorney's Office filed a criminal information document Monday listing nine counts of aggravated...

Massachusetts murder suspect captured in Florida

Sep. 12, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts say they have caught up with a man suspected of killing his estranged girlfriend in her suburban Boston apartment two years ago. Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey says Cornel Bell was apprehended Wednesday at a construction site where he was...

Chinese businesswoman guilty in Mar-a-Lago trespassing case

Sep. 11, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Yujing Zhang's desire to meet President Donald Trump and his family turned the Chinese businesswoman into an American felon. A 10-woman, two-man federal jury convicted Zhang on Wednesday of trespassing at the president's Mar-a-Lago club in March and lying to Secret Service...

Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents

Sep. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents.

Prosecutor: Chinese woman lied to get into Mar-a-Lago

Sep. 10, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman knew an event she planned to attend at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club had been canceled, but she still wanted to get onto the property and lied to Secret Service agents repeatedly to make that happen, a federal prosecutor told jurors during...

The Latest: Feds: Chinese woman lied to get into Mar-a-Lago

Sep. 10, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Chinese businesswoman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents (all times local): 6 p.m. A federal prosecutor has told jurors there is no reasonable doubt that a Chinese businesswoman knew...

Hearing on Florida school shooting prosecutor removal effort

Sep. 9, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has set a hearing on an attempt by defense attorneys in Florida's high school massacre case to remove the state prosecutors because they won't reconsider seeking the death penalty for the defendant. Attorneys for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz say in a court motion that...

Accused Mar-a-Lago trespasser proclaims innocence; thanks US

Sep. 9, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman defending herself on charges that she trespassed at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lied to Secret Service agents gave one of the shortest opening statements in legal history Monday, proclaiming her innocence and appreciation for the country...

Florida-bound evacuees from Bahamas asked to get off ferry

Sep. 9, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — More than 100 Bahamians who hoped to evacuate to Florida after Hurricane Dorian but didn't have visas were kicked off a ferry because operators failed to coordinate the mission with authorities, officials said Monday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that the agency...