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Dec 13, 2012

Software pioneer McAfee arrives in U.S. from Guatemala

MIAMI (Reuters) – John McAfee arrived in Miami on Wednesday night after Guatemala deported the computer software pioneer who is wanted for questioning in Belize over the murder of a fellow American, according to fellow passengers on the American Airlines flight.

McAfee, 67, was escorted from the plane by airport security officers, passengers said. He had been held for a week in Guatemala, where he surfaced after evading police in Belize for nearly a month following the killing of American Gregory Faull, his neighbor on the Caribbean island of Ambergris Caye.

Dec 8, 2012

Once prominent Miami businessman arrested on fraud charges

MIAMI (Reuters) – A Miami businessman once named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by tax and consulting firm Ernst & Young was arrested on Friday and accused of leading a $40 million investment fraud linked to a company he owned that promoted a cutting-edge design to build low-cost houses.

Claudio Osorio, 54, the former president of InnoVida Holdings, and the firm’s former chief financial officer were indicted on two counts of wire fraud and one count of major fraud, among other charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami said in a statement.

Nov 10, 2012

Obama’s final win in Florida gives him 332 electoral votes

MIAMI (Reuters) – With almost all ballots in Florida counted, U.S. media on Saturday projected President Barack Obama the winner in that state four days after he won Tuesday’s national election.

Florida brings his total of electoral votes to 332 versus 206 for Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Nov 7, 2012

Ex-Swiss banker pleads guilty in tax dodging case

By Lynnley Browning and Kevin Gray

(Reuters) – A former Swiss banker pleaded guilty to fraud on Tuesday almost two years after the U.S. government placed him under limited home confinement as part of a long-running investigation of Swiss banks and American tax dodgers.

In federal court in Florida, Christos Bagios pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to defraud the U.S. government of just over $1 million while employed at UBS AG (UBSN.VX: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

Nov 6, 2012

Former Swiss banker pleads guilty in U.S. tax probe

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (Reuters) – A former Swiss banker pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping Americans hide millions of dollars from U.S. tax authorities, and a judge noted the banker has aided investigators in a broad U.S. probe of tax evasion that has put Swiss banks on the defensive.

Christos Bagios, formerly employed by Swiss financial giants UBS AG and Credit Suisse Group AG, changed his earlier plea from not guilty in the U.S. District Court for Southern Florida. The change of plea had been expected.

Oct 27, 2012

‘Super storm’ Sandy regains hurricane strength

MIAMI (Reuters) – Tropical cyclone Sandy revved back up to hurricane strength on Saturday as it churned toward the U.S. northeast coast where it threatens to become one of the worst storms in decades.

The late-season storm has been dubbed “Frankenstorm” by some weather watchers because it will combine elements of a tropical cyclone and a winter storm and is forecast to reach the U.S. coast close to Halloween.

Oct 27, 2012

Slow-moving Hurricane Sandy heads toward East Coast

MIAMI (Reuters) – Hurricane Sandy pulled away from the Bahamas on Saturday after killing at least 41 people in the Caribbean, beginning a slow march toward the U.S. East Coast where it threatens to hit as one of the worst storms in decades.

The late-season storm has been dubbed “Frankenstorm” by some weather watchers because it will combine elements of a tropical cyclone and a winter storm. Forecast models show it will have all the ingredients to morph into a massive and potentially catastrophic “super storm.”

Oct 27, 2012

Slow-moving Hurricane Sandy marches toward U.S. East Coast

MIAMI, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Hurricane Sandy pulled away from
the Bahamas on Saturday after killing at least 41 people in the
Caribbean, beginning a slow march toward the U.S. East Coast
where it threatens to hit as one of the worst storms in decades.

The late-season storm has been dubbed “Frankenstorm” by some
weather watchers because it will combine elements of a tropical
cyclone and a winter storm. Forecast models show it will have
all of the ingredients to morph into a massive and potentially
catastrophic “super storm.”

Oct 27, 2012

Hurricane Sandy slogs toward U.S., 41 killed in Caribbean

MIAMI (Reuters) – Hurricane Sandy pulled away from the Bahamas on Saturday after killing at least 41 people in the Caribbean, beginning a slow march toward the U.S. East Coast where it threatens to hit as one of the worst storms in decades.

The late-season storm has been dubbed “Frankenstorm” by some weather watchers because it will combine elements of a tropical cyclone and a winter storm. Forecast models show it will have all of the ingredients to morph into a massive and potentially catastrophic “super storm.”

Oct 19, 2012

Incendiary Republican Allen West faces test in Florida race

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (Reuters) – When Allen West showed up recently to inaugurate a Republican campaign office in West Palm Beach, a local party official enthusiastically introduced the Florida congressman as “Public Enemy No. 1.”

That prompted cheers from supporters of the firebrand Republican, whose provocative partisan rhetoric has made him a hero among conservatives but also a top Democratic target in this year’s congressional races.