The SoFlo Scoop: Formal Doral resident on FBI Most Wanted List; Chief Keef arrested in Miami Beach; Panthers hire new general manager

2017-04-13T07:54:56+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Tuesday, April 11. Miami is expected to have a high of 80 and low of 69 with partly cloudy skies, while Key West will have morning showers with a high of 79 and a low of 72. Fort Lauderdale will see partly cloudy skies with a high of 79 and a low of 71, and those in Naples will also have partly cloudy skies with a high of 86 and a low of 63. Time to get smart fast:

  • A former resident of Doral has been added to the FBI’s Most Wanted List for white collar crimes he committed in South Florida. Jaime Jesus Sola Avila, who reportedly still has ties to both Doral and Westchester, hasn’t been seen by authorities since being indicted for wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud earlier this year. Avila and his team’s scheme took place in 2007 and 2008, and reportedly had a take of $2.4 million. Miami Herald
  • Popular hip-hop artist Keith Cozart, also known as Chief Keef, was reportedly arrested in Miami Beach on Saturday. Authorities say Cozart was arrested after police officers discovered “sizzurp,” a street term for codeine, in the rapper’s vehicle. Cozart was detained and brought to Miami Beach Police headquarters, though no charges have yet been filed. NBC Miami
  • Following their final game of the 2016-17 season, the Florida Panthers announced that former general manager Dale Tallon would be returning to his role. Tallon was demoted to president of hockey operations in 2016, and the Panthers fell short of expectations and missed the postseason. Tallon’s first task will be to find a new head coach, as it was also announced that interim head coach and former General Manager Tom Rowe wouldn’t be given the full-time position. Palm Beach Post
  • Hyperloop One, a company working on introducing Elon Musk’s hyperloop technology to U.S. cities, announced that a train could be introduced that would take travelers from Miami to Orlando in just 26 minutes. The Florida Department of Transportation reportedly helped to pitch the idea at a meeting with Hyperloop One, despite the Brightline high-speed train already being approved. Miami New Times
  • An attorney representing the Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival has reportedly threatened to sue the city of Miami for $30 million in damages if the concert is voted to be canceled at Tuesday’s board meeting. Dope Entertainment, the company in charge of Rolling Loud, announced that it was being moved to Bayfront Park in August, but Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo called for a special meeting this week to approve or deny the use of the park. The festival is scheduled for May 5-7, and has reportedly sold almost 40,000 tickets. Miami Herald

— Jacob Spiwak, South Florida News Service