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South Beach 'B-Girl' scammer gets 3 years prison

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MIAMI (AP) — A Russian mobster was sentenced Friday to a relatively lenient three years in federal prison after admitting he ran a South Beach scam that used so-called "B-Girls" to lure wealthy tourists into secret bars where they were charged exorbitant amounts on credit cards for alcohol. Alec Simchuk, 46, hobbled into the Miami federal courtroom on a crutch because Russian thugs broke one of...

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