Silver and Gold bars are made in Opa-locka at one of the nation’s largest refineries

Republic Metals, a South Florida-based gold refiner that is one of the nation’s largest, says that it makes 350 tons of gold per year.
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Republic Metals, a South Florida-based gold refiner that is one of the nation’s largest, says that it makes 350 tons of gold per year.

Nicholas Nehamas is an investigative reporter at the Miami Herald, where he was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that broke the Panama Papers. He attended Columbia Journalism School and joined the Herald in 2014.

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Jay Weaver writes about bad guys who specialize in con jobs, rip-offs and squirreling away millions. Since joining the Miami Herald in 1999, he’s covered the federal courts nonstop, from Elian’s custody battle to A-Rod’s steroid use. He was on the Herald team that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news in 2001.