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Orlando-area's Most Powerful
On Tuesday, we started counting down The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida by unveiling 10 people, including two who are shaking up the establishment, a couple of media mavens and several behind-the-scenes political players and fundraisers.

Orlando's Club Paris Nightclub Founder Posts Bail in Probation Violation Over Rape Charge
Two surprise witnesses helped the founder of Orlando's Club Paris persuade a judge Monday to let him post $10,000 for bail on a charge of violating probation with his recent arrest on rape charges.

Ex-partner in Paris Hilton Nightclub Arrested for Second Time in two Days
Nightclub owner Fereidoun "Fred" Khalilian's bad week got worse Thursday with his second arrest in two days. The founder of Club Paris was picked up on a warrant, according to Orlando police. It happened a day after police arrested Khalilian, 35, on a rape charge involving a former employee who told investigators he raped her last Friday at his condominium overlooking Lake Eola.

Ex-partner in Paris Hilton Nightclub Accused of Rape in Orlando
Paris Hilton's former partner in Orlando's Club Paris has been arrested on rape charges. Fereidoun "Fred" Khalilian turned himself in to police Wednesday afternoon after the Orlando police SWAT team failed to find him during a raid of his home overlooking Lake Eola earlier in the day. (See photos of Paris Hilton and Khalilian at Club Paris.)

Club Owner Re-Arrested After Bonding Out
An Orlando nightclub owner has been re-arrested after initially bonding out of jail on Thursday. Fred Khalilian, who owns Dolce, a popular downtown club, was re-arrested on an outstanding warrant in connection with battery on a law enforcement officer.

Former Paris Hilton Nightclub Owner Held on Rape Charges
Orlando entrepreneur and former Paris Hilton nightclub owner Fereidoun "Fred" Khalilian turned himself in this afternoon to face rape charges, the Orlando Police Department said.

Immigration Law Migrates to Orlando
With the surge of immigrants into Central Florida comes the phalanx of immigration attorneys. Orlando criminal attorney Mark NeJame is branching into immigration law, and has assembled what he calls a "dream team," including a former Immigration and Naturalization Services attorney and a former aide to a U.S. senator.

Longtime Prosecutor Crossing Over
Rick Jancha, a veteran federal prosecutor who helped imprison drug traffickers, hit men and other outlaws for two decades, has no shame about his new line of work.

As Storm Rolls Through Florida, Obama Sees Winds of Change Ahead
After an overcast and rainy morning gave way to a clear and brilliant afternoon Sunday, Sen. Barack Obama told about 2,000 people here that an equally dramatic change is brewing in America.

Commissioner Daisy Lynum Under State Investigation
Eyewitness News obtained documents that show Orlando Commissioner Daisy Lynum is under a state investigation for abusing her power. The State Ethics Commission is leading the investigation into a controversial phone call she made after her son was pulled over by an Orlando police officer.

NeJame Brings Little Buddha to Town: Paris-based Clubs are Renowned for Food, Decor and Music
Central Florida is in for a world-class lounge, if Mark NeJame has his way. He's cut a deal with George V Restauration, the Paris-based company behind the original Buddha Bar restaurant and lounge in Paris, to build a $6 million to $7 million spinoff called Little Buddha in Central Florida.