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Hurricane-Irma-1-300x227Looters have reportedly been breaking into empty homes and businesses around Florida despite stern warnings from authorities. Some have been caught on camera.

ABC News caught footage of a group looting a shoe store in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday. The footage shows looters leaving Simon’s Sportswear with boxes of shoes. The perpetrators went on to rob a nearby pawn shop, sources say.

The suspects, six adults and three teens, were arrested by Fort Lauderdale Police hours later. The adults were identified as Rossano Henry Jr., Tyrell Pratt, Teonhki Robinson, Kenneth Pinkney, Michael Brown, and Zara Dumornay. All the suspects are charged with burglary during a natural disaster.

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Joey-Bautista-300x199Ex-Miami Jackson Adult Education Center principal Joey Bautista was arrested on August 23 for allegedly using over $41,000 in school district funds to pay his housekeeper.

Bautista 48, is being charged with official misconduct, grand theft, and organized scheme to defraud. Attorney information was not available.

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Thomas-Mahon-240x300Jackson Memorial employee Thomas Mahon of Miami, Florida was arrested on August 15 after he repeatedly attempted to view child pornography on a hospital computer.

Mahon, 61, faces charges for attempting to transmit child pornography and has reportedly posted bail. It is unclear if he has obtained legal representation.

According to the police report, the alleged searches were performed at Jackson Memorial Hospital in January last year. Mahon allegedly searched for child pornography on a hospital computer using the credentials of another employee who had neglected to log off his work account. His searches were blocked by the hospital’s internal computer security systems.

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Jason-Edward-Meyers-240x300Former Palmetto Senior High School teacher Jason Edward Meyers was arrested in February 2016 on a sexual battery charge involving one of his students. A lawsuit was filed this week in federal court on behalf of a student against the Miami-Dade School Board that claims the school district did nothing to stop Meyers’ behavior.

“As alleged, the School Board knew that Mr. Meyers posed a serious risk of sexual abuse against our community’s children. Yet it did virtually nothing to stop him,” Miami attorney Mark Schweikert told The Miami Herald. “Instead, the School Board merely relocated the risk posed by his predatory behavior from one school to another.”

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Jorge-Emilio-Perez-De-Morales-259x300Jorge Emilio Perez de Morales of Cuba was arrested in Madrid, Spain last week on a money laundering charge in compliance with an international arrest warrant issued in 2012 by the Justice Department and U.S. attorney’s office in Miami.

Morales, 52, has been wanted in Miami, Florida for the past five years for allegedly running one of the largest Medicare-related money-laundering operations in U.S. history. He was indicted on a conspiracy charge in 2012 for laundering $238 million in illicit Medicare payments through South Florida. His attorney expects him to seek bond in Spain and challenge his extradition to the U.S.

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