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11-11-16 CampbellJovany Perez of Miami, Florida was arrested last week for allegedly taking a bribe from a woman he accused of using a fake marriage to become a permanent U.S. resident.

Perez, 34, is an officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). He is being charged with receiving a bribe while a public official. He was released on May 18 on a $200,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court on June 1. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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Alfredo-Benitez-300x225DJ Fredy Benz, whose real name is Alfredo Benitez, was arrested on May 17 by Miami-Dade’s narcotics unit for allegedly selling cocaine from his house. Benitez, 39, is being charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell. He has since bonded out of jail. News sources did not list an attorney for him.

According to news sources, Benz allegedly sold cocaine out of his home, which is near Shenandoah Elementary. Investigators reportedly found 10 bags of cocaine on him at the time of his arrest.

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Hugo-Olivares-300x225Hugo Andre Olivares of Miami, Florida was charged on Wednesday for his involvement in a St. Patrick’s Day accident that seriously injured Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Carlos Rosario-Flores as he was working on the Dolphin Expressway.

Olivares, 26, was charged with reckless driving, reckless driving causing serious bodily injury, and reckless driving causing property damage. News sources did not list an attorney for Olivares.

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11-11-16 CampbellMiami police officer Alexi Figueroa was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly ordered a 19-year-old woman into his patrol car, then kissed her and fondled her breasts without her permission. Figueroa, 27, was off-duty at the time, but was still wearing his uniform.

He is being charged with false imprisonment and two counts of simple battery. He was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center where he is being held in lieu of a $22,000 bond.

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car-crash-300x200Miami Public Schools bus driver Eletha D. Perry reportedly crashed a bus full of children into three parked vehicles while driving her regular route on April 17. No injuries were reported and no charges have been filed.

Perry, 55, received a citation for driving without a proper license and inattentive driving. The first citation will reportedly be withdrawn because her issue with a driver’s license has since been resolved.

According to the collision report, the crash occurred on East Central Avenue last Monday afternoon. Perry was reportedly traveling east in a 2013 Blue Bird school bus when she leaned over to adjust the radio.

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