Investors Say Hotel Developers Can’t Shake EB-5 Fraud Suit

Chinese investors claiming they were duped into sinking $500,000 apiece into a Florida hotel development project through the EB-5 visa program said the companies behind the project can’t shake their fraud suit. The group of investors told a Florida federal judge Thursday that their allegations against the developers, referred to as the Greystone entities after

Man suing Miami Beach hotel after crook takes Rolls-Royce for alleged joyride

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A man has filed suit against a Miami Beach hotel after, police said, a man was arrested for allegedly duping a valet employee and taking his Rolls-Royce for a joyride around the city. The luxury vehicle was parked at the 1 Hotel South Beach, along the 2300 block of Collins

Man arrested after allegedly stealing over $1M in jewelry from Miami Beach hotel

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a man accused of stealing more than $1 million in high-end jewelry that was inside of a safe at a Miami Beach hotel during Super Bowl weekend. Jordan Shaw, the attorney for celebrity jeweler Eric the Jeweler, said his client brought a collection of high-end jewelry to

$1.5M Worth Of Jewelry Stolen From Celebrity Jeweler During Super Bowl Weekend

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Over Super Bowl weekend, about $1.5 million worth of jewelry was stolen from a celebrity jeweler. Eric Mavachev, who is widely known as “Eric Da Jeweler” from New York, was staying at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel. Police said someone somehow got inside his room late Saturday night or early Sunday morning

Investors Say PNC Was ‘Intimately Involved’ In EB-5 Fraud

A group of Chinese investors asked a Florida federal judge on Wednesday not to let PNC Bank walk away from a lawsuit accusing it of being “intimately involved” in a fraud scheme that misappropriated the investors’ funds by hijacking the EB-5 visa program. PNC said in December that the suit is “woefully insufficient” in alleging

Developers Want Out Of EB-5 Fraud Claims Over Fla. Hotel

A group of companies behind a Miami hotel project urged a Florida federal judge Thursday to shield them from allegations that they helped scam Chinese investors and dashed their chances of winning a green card through the EB-5 visa program. The companies, referred to as the Greystone entities after the hotel project, claimed the investors’

How E-Cigarettes Featured in a $42.5 Million South Florida Tobacco Verdict

“These same companies are still in business, still selling nicotine and children are still at risk,” said Stuart Ratzan, who told jurors R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris are targeting children through their involvement in e-cigarette companies. Stuart Ratzan and Stuart Weissman of the Ratzan Law Group in Miami teamed with Edward Zebersky of Zebersky & Payne in

‘What Happened Was So Wrong’: Broward Lawyers Win $5M For Family of Woman Killed by Police Patrol Car

If speeding Okeechobee Deputy Sheriff Joseph Gracie would have used his lights and sirens in response to an emergency call, 21-year-old Hilda Medrano would not have been “needlessly killed,” argued Edward H. Zebersky and Steffani M. Russo of Zebersky Payne in Fort Lauderdale. Edward H. Zebersky and Steffani M. Russo of Zebersky Payne in Fort Lauderdale landed a

‘The Funeral Home Lost Jarvis’ Body’: $1M Settlement After Babies Placed in Wrong Coffin

McWhite’s Funeral Home settled after mixing up the bodies of two stillborn infants. Richard Pravato was among the attorneys representing the children’s families. Stephanie Fervin was already distraught following the Oct. 30 funeral for her stillborn daughter, Queenattie. Her grief only deepened upon learning her daughter had not been buried at her own ceremony and had been