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This Week in South Florida: Billy Corben and David Samson

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla.a – For nearly a decade, soccer icon David Beckham and his businesses partner Jorge Mas worked to get a soccer stadium in Miami. They are now negotiating a 99-year, no-bid lease to develop Miami’s public Melreese County Club into their private soccer, entertainment and retail complex.
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Inter Miami CF Fires Back At David Samson, Billy Corben Video Which Blasts Miami Freedom Park – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Soccer club Inter Miami CF is responding to a video blasting its plans to build a stadium on City of Miami park land. Former Marlins President David Samson appears in a video, saying the soccer deal planned for the Melreese Golf Course is even worse for taxpayers than the sweetheart deal the Marlins got to build loanDepot park.
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‘This Is A Billion Dollar Heist’: Ex-Marlins President David Samson Teams Up With Billy Corben On Inter Miami CF Stadium Controversy

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Former Miami Marlins President David Samson has joined forces with Miami activist and film maker Billy Corben on the on-going Inter Miami CF stadium controversy. “This is a billion dollar heist happening in broad daylight,” says Samson on a 2-minute video released by Corben. The duo is slamming the proposed Inter Miami CF Soccer Stadium and Freedom Park deal with the City of Miami and Samson is using his own experience security a deal for the Marlins ballpark as ammo. (Source: Billy Corben) “The City of Miami wants to give billionaire Jorge Mas, David Beckham, and their Inter Miami soccer team...

‘Trying To Save His Own Job’: South Florida Film Director Billy Corben On Miami City Manager Asking Chief Art Acevedo For Action Plan

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami’s city manager has asked embattled Police Chief Art Acevedo for an action plan. It was due by the close of business on Monday. The 57-year-old Acevedo was the subject of two stormy meetings at city hall last week after criticism that he had said said the police department was run by the “Cuban mafia,” that he had demoted several police officers and supervisors and that he had done a controversial Elvis Presley impersonation during a fundraiser. And last Friday, City Commissioner Joe Carollo said he had heard that Acevedo was planning to have him and two other commissioners...

‘Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami’ Director Billy Corben on Revisiting the Drug Trafficking World in a Netflix Docuseries [Interview]

Fifteen years after the release of his cult-classic film, Cocaine Cowboys, director Billy Corben is returning to Miami’s cocaine wars with a new docuseries. For Corben, this subject matter comes naturally: a lifelong Miamian, he grew up seeing the headlines and hearing the tales from local reporters. Where his previous work looked broadly at the rise of cocaine and the Miami drug war, this upcoming docuseries hyper-focuses on the cocaine cowboys themselves, Willy Falcon and Sal Malguta.

Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami Interview with Director/Producer Billy Corben

Director Billy Corben once again revisits his acclaimed documentary series, Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami, which offers insight into the world of drug dealers Augusto "Willy" Falcon and Salvador "Sal" Magluta. With new interviews and footage, Corben discovers a different angle to talk about in the 6 episode Netflix series Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami.

Billy Corben talks Cocaine Cowboys and A-Rod with Joe Rose

Billy Corben has documented some incredible Miami stories over the years. From "The U" to "Screwball" where he tells the A-Rod Biogenesis story. Billy's newest show "Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami" is just another incredible look at how the city of Miami came to be. Billy stopped by The Joe Rose Show on Thursday morning and provided some more insight into his new show. Of course Joe was able to get some A-Rod questions in as well. Check out the full conversation above!

Florida’s Foremost Drug Documentarian, Billy Corben, On His Latest ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ Series For Netflix

Billy Corben’s latest documentary, Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings Of Miami (the fourth installment of Cocaine Cowboys, for those keeping track) is framed around an opening local news segment from the ’80s about Seahawk Racing, a powerboat racing team run by Sal Magluta and Willy Falcón. The two happened to be prolific cocaine traffickers at the time, with numerous warrants out for their arrests under various aliases. The fact that they would willingly participate in a news segment about their boat team at the same time underlines the brazenness and panache with which they conducted their business.
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Feud between Billy Corben, Joe Carollo sparks exchange over racism, abuse claims

Documentary filmmaker Billy Corben and Commissioner Joe Carollo are locked in a war of words that grew tense in Miami City Hall on Thursday, with references to Carollo’s previous arrest on a domestic violence charge and Corben’s penchant for mocking Cuban-American politicians by posting images of them dressed like Fidel Castro.