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Dying Lake Worth woman fights to take lawsuit against JFK to court
 A year ago, Joyce Sirico was working as an auditor and thinking about her looming retirement, which promised carefree days at the beach and plenty of time for travel. Today, the 60-year-old Lake Worth woman barely has the strength to get out of bed. Ravaged by cancer, Sirico describes her new reality with a wave of her hand. “I&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

A year ago, Joyce Sirico was working as an auditor and thinking about her looming retirement, which promised carefree days at the beach and plenty of time for travel. Today, the 60-year-old Lake Worth woman barely has the strength to get out of bed. Ravaged by cancer, Sirico describes her new reality with a wave of her hand. “I&rsquo...
Lake Worth case could spur review of 2,000 inmates sentenced as teens
 Before Dennis Hart was sentenced in 1997 for breaking into three homes and robbing nine people at gunpoint, the Lake Worth High School student apologized to everyone he hurt and thanked everyone who helped him — including the prosecutor and the cops who put him behind bars. “Thank you, thank you for catching me and locking me...

Posted: 3 days ago

Before Dennis Hart was sentenced in 1997 for breaking into three homes and robbing nine people at gunpoint, the Lake Worth High School student apologized to everyone he hurt and thanked everyone who helped him — including the prosecutor and the cops who put him behind bars. “Thank you, thank you for catching me and locking me...
Boca man accused of bilking Miami public housing agency
 A Boca Raton man, who is an owner of a Hialeah construction firm, has been charged with wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development agency, federal prosecutors said. Diego Alejandro Estepa Vazquez, 36, who is vice president of Aaron Construction, and 47-year-old Javier Estepa,...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Boca Raton man, who is an owner of a Hialeah construction firm, has been charged with wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud the Miami-Dade Public Housing and Community Development agency, federal prosecutors said. Diego Alejandro Estepa Vazquez, 36, who is vice president of Aaron Construction, and 47-year-old Javier Estepa,...
Manalapan investment advisers sentenced in $2.7 million scam
 Two Manalapan investment advisers were sentenced to federal prison for bilking $2.7 million from clients and for lying to the Internal Revenue Service. Shawn O’Sullivan, 60, who has lived in Palm Beach and in the Lake Worth area, on Tuesday was sentenced to 16 months in prison by U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas for his role...

Posted: 5 days ago

Two Manalapan investment advisers were sentenced to federal prison for bilking $2.7 million from clients and for lying to the Internal Revenue Service. Shawn O’Sullivan, 60, who has lived in Palm Beach and in the Lake Worth area, on Tuesday was sentenced to 16 months in prison by U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas for his role...
U.S. Supreme Court hands Fane Lozman second win against Riviera Beach
 Legal lightning struck twice for longtime Riviera Beach critic Fane Lozman on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court — for a second time — ruled in his favor in his decade-old battle with the city. In an opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court sent the dispute back to an appeals court to decide if city officials violated...

Posted: 6 days ago

Legal lightning struck twice for longtime Riviera Beach critic Fane Lozman on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court — for a second time — ruled in his favor in his decade-old battle with the city. In an opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court sent the dispute back to an appeals court to decide if city officials violated...
U.S. Supreme Court hands Fane Lozman second win against Riviera Beach
 Longtime Riviera Beach critic Fane Lozman - for a second time - has won a lawsuit against the city, after again taking a legal dispute all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 8-1 decision announced Monday, the high court sent his case back to an appeals court to review a 2014 jury verdict that found city officials did not retaliate against...

Posted: 7 days ago

Longtime Riviera Beach critic Fane Lozman - for a second time - has won a lawsuit against the city, after again taking a legal dispute all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 8-1 decision announced Monday, the high court sent his case back to an appeals court to review a 2014 jury verdict that found city officials did not retaliate against...
Scam or snafu? Popular West Palm addiction counselor accused of fraud
 When Charles Kelty first met Melissa Jerace at a downtown West Palm Beach cafe, he didn’t like her. “She was very cocksure,” he said of the woman with bleached blonde hair who quickly became a regular at Subculture Coffee, a popular gathering spot for recovering addicts who have traded liquor for lattes. As the...

Posted: 9 days ago

When Charles Kelty first met Melissa Jerace at a downtown West Palm Beach cafe, he didn’t like her. “She was very cocksure,” he said of the woman with bleached blonde hair who quickly became a regular at Subculture Coffee, a popular gathering spot for recovering addicts who have traded liquor for lattes. As the...
Christian group sues PBC, Boca over bans on conversion therapy
 Before the Palm Beach County Commission in December passed a law banning therapists from trying to convince gay youths they can become heterosexuals, County Attorney Denise Nieman warned her bosses they were inviting a lawsuit. Her predictions were borne out this week when a conservative Christian group sued the county and the city of Boca...

Posted: 10 days ago

Before the Palm Beach County Commission in December passed a law banning therapists from trying to convince gay youths they can become heterosexuals, County Attorney Denise Nieman warned her bosses they were inviting a lawsuit. Her predictions were borne out this week when a conservative Christian group sued the county and the city of Boca...
Trump Foundation lawsuit cites Palm Beach flag fight, Bondi donation
 President Donald Trump’s long ago dispute with Palm Beach over the American flag flying over Mar-a-Lago came back to skewer the real estate tycoon Thursday when New York’s top law enforcer said it exemplified how Trump misused millions of dollars from his charitable foundation to pay off personal, business and political debts...

Posted: 10 days ago

President Donald Trump’s long ago dispute with Palm Beach over the American flag flying over Mar-a-Lago came back to skewer the real estate tycoon Thursday when New York’s top law enforcer said it exemplified how Trump misused millions of dollars from his charitable foundation to pay off personal, business and political debts...
Suit claims Jupiter firm trained Pulse shooter, ignored warnings
 A Jupiter-based security company this week was slapped with what is expected to be a multi-million-dollar lawsuit. The suit claims the firm ignored obvious warning signs that Pulse nightclub killer Omar Mateen was unfit to be a security guard and instead continued to train him to use high-powered weapons. Not only did G4S Secure Solutions...

Posted: 11 days ago

A Jupiter-based security company this week was slapped with what is expected to be a multi-million-dollar lawsuit. The suit claims the firm ignored obvious warning signs that Pulse nightclub killer Omar Mateen was unfit to be a security guard and instead continued to train him to use high-powered weapons. Not only did G4S Secure Solutions...
Diocese of Palm Beach blasts priest, asks high court to reject lawsuit
 Describing Rev. John Gallagher as a disgruntled priest who falsely accused church leaders of trying to cover up sex abuse by a visiting cleric, the Diocese of Palm Beach on Wednesday urged the Florida Supreme Court not to revive the defamation lawsuit Gallagher filed against the church. An appeals court was right in May when it threw...

Posted: 11 days ago

Describing Rev. John Gallagher as a disgruntled priest who falsely accused church leaders of trying to cover up sex abuse by a visiting cleric, the Diocese of Palm Beach on Wednesday urged the Florida Supreme Court not to revive the defamation lawsuit Gallagher filed against the church. An appeals court was right in May when it threw...