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construction-2578410_1920-300x200Two executives from a construction business based in Miami-Dade County have been jailed for more than three years each for their part in a scheme to avoid paying workers’ compensation and underpay their workers.

The brothers, Javier Estepa, age 48, and Diego Estepa Vasquez, age 37, were president and vice president respectively of the Aaron Construction Group Inc. of Hialeah, Florida. They were found guilty of defrauding Miami-Dade County. The brothers underreported their payroll as well as the number of employees they had on their books. In so doing, they were able to reduce their workers’ compensation insurance premiums as well as other costs, including their payroll taxes.
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blur-car-driving-300x195Maydelis Pulido of Hialeah, Florida was arrested on October 11 for allegedly hitting an elderly man and leaving the scene without stopping to administer aid or call for help. The elderly man, who has been identified as 79-year-old Orlando Quiala of Miami Beach, died at a nearby hospital.

Pulido, 23, is currently charged with one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death. She is being held on $10,000 bond at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. More charges are expected to be filed. The press did not name an attorney for Pulido.

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James Anthony Abravaya of Hialeah, Florida was arrested on January 18 after police discovered thousands of child pornography files on his computer. The files reportedly featured girls as young as 2 years of age.

Abravaya, 66, faces 46 counts of possession of sexual performance by a child. He is being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $46,000 bond, according to jail records. It is unclear if he has hired an attorney.

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Lyft driver Julio Perez was arrested last week for allegedly molesting a teenage boy who requested a ride home using the Lyft app.

Perez, 43, faces charges for unlawful sexual contact with a minor. He is being held without bond at Miami-Dade jail. Attorney information wasn’t available.

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Juan Calero of Hialeah is being charged for his involvement in the 2015 crash that killed high school graduate Liza Angulo of Miramar and third-year medical student Jonathan Raymond Astaphan.

Calero, 45, was reportedly operating a flatbed truck carrying unsecured concrete barriers when he made a wrong turn on I-75, causing a chain reaction of crashes that led to the death of Angulo, 17, and Astaphan, 29.

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