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crime-scene-tape-300x200Antwoine Shane Brown of Miami, Florida was arrested last week for allegedly defrauding six people on Craigslist by taking payments for heavy equipment and a classic car, but never delivering the goods.

Brown, 24, is charged with grand theft, defrauding a financial institution, money laundering, and scheming to defraud and structuring transactions to evade reporting requirements. He is being held at Broward County Jail on $145,000. The press did not name an attorney for Brown.

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Lionel Orrego was arrested on August 31 for his alleged involvement in a fatal multi-vehicle DUI car crash in Miami that killed four people.

Orrego, 42, is charged with four counts of DUI manslaughter, three counts of DUI with property damage, two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury, and one count of resisting arrest with violence. He is being held in lieu of a $128,000 bond. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

According to the arrest report, the fatal car crash occurred some time after midnight on Friday in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near NW 62nd Street. An unidentified motorcyclist was involved in an accident on the highway and several drivers pulled over to offer assistance. Orrego, who was allegedly driving a white GMC Savana, ran over several of the drivers who stopped to help. Investigators allege that he was intoxicated at the time.

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Four people were killed on Tuesday after two small airplanes crashed into each other over the Everglades.

According to news reports, people who live around the Everglades heard an explosion at around 1 p.m. and called the police. The airplanes were seen in a remote area accessible only by helicopters and airboats.

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Axel Rojas Hernandez of Miami was arrested on June 25 for allegedly driving a vehicle while drunk and crashing into two parked cars.

Hernandez, 21, is being charged with DUI and DUI causing property damage. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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mario_figueroa_kicking_suarez_facebook-300x203mario_figueroa_kicking_suarez_facebook-300x203Miami police officer Mario Figueroa has been suspended with pay after a video of him kicking the head of a suspect who was on the ground in handcuffs went viral.

Figueroa was suspended by Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina, who said that the circulating video “depicts a clear violation of policy.” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has also launched an investigation that could potentially lead to Figueroa’s prosecution.

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