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  • From Versace Mansion to TLC's "Four Houses

    From Versace Mansion to TLC's "Four Houses
    It's not like her appearance on TLC's "Four Houses" on Monday, July 30th at 10 p.m. EST will be Katia Bates' first time in the interior design spotlight. After all, the Fort Lauderdale resident re-did the Versace Mansion in South Beach...twice. But...
  • Thursday Morning Reads: Ponzi schemes, the Everglades and foreclosures

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas… But we've still got plenty of news to share. Here are the top five stories you should be reading. * Convicted Ponzi schemer and former political fundraiser Scott Rothstein said...
  • Forget $310 million Powerball dreams -- I'll settle for 3 percent mortgage

     
    Random thoughts for a dreary Friday morning: --Powerball is up to $310 million, and even though you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning just after you sprout wings while on a date with a supermodel, most everybody......
  • Power broker Bill Scherer cashing in on Rothstein's crimes

     
    Here's one of the best plotlines of the ongoing Scott Rothstein Ponzi saga: the man who stands to gain the most from Rothstein's downfall is a power broker whose star was eclipsed briefly by Rothstein. That would be Fort Lauderdale......
  • Friday Morning Reads: FAMU, PIP and Ponzi schemes

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and welcome to the Friday morning reads. Here are the top five government and political stories we're reading this morning. * The Orlando Sentinel reports that suspects have surrendered in the FAMU hazing case. * The Sun-...
  • Sheriff's race: Who's funding anti-Lamberti slime ads?

     
    As I wrote for my Tuesday print column, the Broward Sheriff's race rematch between incumbent Al Lamberti and Democratic challenger Scott Israel is getting nasty, and now there's a new wrinkle: anti-Lamberti slime ads that have just starting airing on........
  • E-mails reveal desperate final days of Rothstein's Ponzi scheme

    E-mails reveal desperate final days of Rothstein's Ponzi scheme
    As Scott Rothstein was hiding in Morocco from anxious investors last October, he exchanged a series of desperate e-mails with a financial adviser as his $1.2 billion fraud scheme was blowing up. The e-mail exchange with Michael Szafranski, a Miami-Dade...
  • Versace mansion set to relaunch as The Villa by Barton G.

    Versace mansion set to relaunch as The Villa by Barton G.
    As he prepares to relaunch Gianni Versace's opulent mansion, food impresario Barton G. Weiss doesn't hide his distaste for past attempts to make it a South Beach hot spot. ``The concept never worked,'' Weiss said of the palazzo's run as a private club,...
  • High-ranking police officers guarded over Rothstein

    High-ranking police officers guarded over Rothstein
    Twenty-eight city police officials, including captains, majors, undercover officers and the department spokesman, helped guard the home and businesses of attorney Scott Rothstein while, federal agents say, he ran a $1 billion Ponzi scheme. Rothstein...
  • BSO's top cops wooed by Rothstein

    Scott Rothstein's quest for friends in uniform stretched high into the command of the Broward Sheriff's Office, rattling the agency into opening an internal affairs investigation, the sheriff announced this week. Already affected is Lt. David Benjamin,...
  • Rothstein asks to voluntarily give up law license

    Rothstein asks to voluntarily give up law license
    Fort Lauderdale lawyer Scott Rothstein has asked to voluntarily surrender his license to practice law, the latest fallout of his alleged $1 billion Ponzi scheme. The Florida Bar's executive committee approved Rothstein's request for disbarment Tuesday...