Nicholas Nehamas, The Miami Herald

Nicholas Nehamas

The Miami Herald

Miami, FL, United States

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Past articles by Nicholas:

After chaotic handling of Parkland, airport mass shootings, BSO loses its accreditation

A state panel voted unanimously to revoke the Broward Sheriff’s Office accreditation as a law enforcement agency over its response to the deadly Parkland and Fort Lauderdale airport shootings. → Read More

Mar-a-Lago intruder from China may get her wish — to fire attorneys, defend herself

A Chinese woman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s private club in Palm Beach has refused to see a psychologist to evaluate her mental health before a federal judge allows the defendant to fire her attorneys and represent herself at trial. → Read More

Federal prosecutors demand Cindy Yang records from Mar-a-Lago, Trump campaign

The Justice Department has issued subpoenas to Mar-a-Lago and President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection committee seeking records relating to Li ‘Cindy’ Yang and her associates. → Read More

Spurred by Cindy Yang reports, watchdog group wants FEC probe of Trump donations

The Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog group, is asking the FEC to investigate whether illegal donations were made by foreign nationals and straw donors to President Trump’s re-election fund and the RNC. → Read More

Chinese woman accused of Mar-a-Lago trespass wants to fire attorneys, represent herself

The Chinese woman arrested after entering Mar-a-Lago to attend a non-existent event told a federal judge Tuesday she does not want or need her court-appointed attorneys. → Read More

Feds open foreign-money investigation into Trump donor Cindy Yang

The FBI has opened an investigation into whether Cindy Yang, the South Florida day spa magnate, illegally funneled foreign money into President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign or committed other campaign finance violations. → Read More

Builder of collapsed FIU bridge reaches deal to pay victims, families up to $42 million

A deal that a bankrupt builder has forged with its insurance company will pay the families of those killed by the Florida International University bridge collapse as well as injured survivors up to $42 million. → Read More

‘Extreme’ flight risk: Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago says she owns $1.3M home, BMW

In her first court hearing, Yujing Zhang, the Chinese woman arrested by U.S. Secret Service at Mar-a-Lago with multiple electronic devices and a thumb drive with malware, was deemed a flight risk. The judge noted her sophistication, given the detailed questions she asked. → Read More

Trump Tourism: How Charlottesville enabled Cindy Yang to market Mar-a-Lago in China

After President Trump said there were some ‘very fine people on both sides’ of the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, charities pulled out of Mar-a-Lago. After, Mar-a-Lago opened its doors to new groups, and Cindy Yang and others marketed events for their access to Trump. → Read More

Cindy Yang helped Chinese tech stars get $50K photos with Trump. Who donated the money?

Two guests of Cindy Yang didn’t pay for their own photos, priced at $50,000 each, with President Trump at a December 2017 RNC event. Yang won’t say who paid for them, but she and others with an Asian-American political group donated $135,500 in the weeks before. → Read More

Spa operator brought head of U.S. Chinese Communist Party group to mingle with Trump aides

Cindy Yang arranged for a leader of a branch of the Chinese Communist Party to attend GOP events. She founded the FL spa where Patriots owner Robert Kraft was arrested, is famous for her Super Bowl selfie with Donald Trump. → Read More

Worker tried to warn others FIU bridge was unsafe. The collapse left him in a coma

Days before the FIU bridge collapsed onto SW Eighth Street in Miami-Dade, FL on March 15, 2018, a worker who saw cracks in the structure took photos and passed along warnings. He was on the bridge when it fell. → Read More

Cindy Yang opposed crackdown on potential foreign money at Trump fundraisers, ex-boss says

Cindy Yang quit her role as a fundraiser with the Asian GOP after its executive director cracked down on suspected foreign donors to political events, including those benefiting President Trump. → Read More

How did Li Yang go from spa owner to Trump selfie queen? ‘She likes to show off,’ mom says

Theories have emerged online about how Cindy Yang, a former massage parlor owner who founded a business where Patriots owner Robert Kraft was busted, became a fixture in Republican politicians’ obit. Her mom has a theory. → Read More

Massage parlor magnate helped steer Chinese to Trump NYC fundraiser, attendee says

Cindy Yang, whose family has run a string of Asian day-spas in Florida, doubles as an entrepreneur who helps Chinese business people meet and get their picture taken with President Trump and his associates. → Read More

Trump cheered Kraft’s team to Super Bowl victory with founder of spa where he was busted

How did the founder of a chain of Asian spas linked to sexual services end up watching the Super Bowl with the president and his supporters at a Trump golf course? Therein lies a tale. → Read More

Family behind Miami gold refinery raided coffers to fund ‘lavish lifestyle,’ lawsuit claims

Creditors are suing a Miami gold refinery for allegedly funding a lavish lifestyle for its owners. The refinery, Republic Metals, is part of a U.S. industry under investigation by federal prosecutors for dealing in ‘blood gold.’ → Read More

Ten months after Parkland, Broward Sheriff’s Office plans to change active shooter policy

After its response to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High was sharply criticized, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has drawn up a new active shooter policy. → Read More

As feds target gold industry for dirty money, this Miami refinery has bigger problems

Miami-based Republic Metals has declared bankruptcy at the same time federal prosecutors examine whether U.S. refineries are laundering money by buying ‘blood’ gold from Latin America that hurts the rainforest and local workers. → Read More

Parkland shooter’s mom hated Trump. When she died, he put a Trump hat in her casket

Broward prosecutors on Thursday released a 425-page police report on the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. Shooter Nikolas Cruz is facing the death penalty for murdering 17 people. → Read More