Browsing: Repeat Offenders

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In 2013, Miami New Times called Jimmy Sabatino Florida’s “most notorious con man.” For a con man, the word “notorious” basically means “has been caught a bunch of times,” so we’ll refrain from calling the 39-year-old “talented” — but damn if he isn’t persistent.

Case in point: Federal authorities said Thursday that Sabatino has once again been caught posing as a Sony record executive from prison in order to steal valuable property from people. That’s the same ruse that allowed Sabatino to build and blow several ill-gotten fortunes in the past.


After Angel Nolasco was arrested on charges of practicing dentistry without a license in 2011, you’d figure he’d take the hint and pack up his probes and retractors for good. Sure, the charges were eventually dropped, but that didn’t mean he was free to keep on pulling teeth.

Turns out not only did the 81-year-old Nolasco get back into the practice of back-alley dentistry, but he also brought his son into it. Both ended up arrested this week for running an illegal dentistry practice in the back of a Little Havana office. 


Miami-Dade police were charged with extraditing Alberto Morales to Las Vegas, but the convict managed to escape by stabbing a detective with his eyeglasses in a Walmart parking lot in Grapevine, Texas.

The detective, Jaime Pardinas, is still in serious but stable condition. Morales, however, remains at large. Miami New Times has the story. 

8. Rebecca Lynn Burrell

Former True Crime Report editor Pete Kotz has pulled together and ranked a real grab bag of awful people who did awful — and often strange or just plain sick — things this year. Head over to the St. Louis Riverfront Times for Pete’s rundown of the 25 worst people of 2012.

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