| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:56 PM
— Rick Scott, who just two years ago was labeled the least popular governor in America, capped off a political comeback Tuesday, persuading Floridians to give him another four years in office — and leaving the Democratic Party in shambles....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Republicans are celebrating Gov. Rick Scott's narrow re-election victory, while Charlie Crist and the Democrats are left to dissect what went wrong.
Whenever there's such a tight result — 48.2 percent for Scott, 47.0 for Crist — there's...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Tony Villegas' long-delayed trial for the March 2008 murder of Scott Rothstein lawyer Melissa Lewis is off the rails again. Villegas, a former train conductor who has been held without bond for 6 1/2 years, has been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:12 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist kicked off a three-day, five-media market "Restore the Cuts" bus tour Wednesday featuring the former Republican governor literally riding a school bus across the state.
Flanked by "Charlie!"...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:09 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Two longtime political allies of Democrat Charlie Crist are calling a Rick Scott ad linking the former governor to convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein “nothing but a lie.”
"It is very clear that Rick Scott is attempting to...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:52 PM
A broker who played a relatively minor role in Scott Rothstein's $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme pleaded guilty to a wire fraud conspiracy charge Thursday afternoon.
Richard L. Pearson, 57, of Miami, was a broker who worked in the Fort Lauderdale building that...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:00 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Maybe there's an ethics equation out there somewhere that proves the degree of stink one attracts is a function of time and distance. That is, the longer the amount of time since the shady behavior and the degree of insulation...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:43 PM
It took just moments for Charlie Crist and Rick Scott to unsheathe their knives in an attempt to slice and dice each other in the first debate of the Florida governor's race, an hourlong back and forth that showcased multiple policy differences.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Former regional vice president of TD Bank Frank Spinosa was arrested at his Fort Lauderdale home Friday morning on a federal wire fraud and conspiracy indictment linked to Scott Rothstein's $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme.
Spinosa, 53, was released on $250,000...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:41 PM
The last of three partners in the law firm at the center of the largest Ponzi scheme in South Florida history was sentenced Thursday to 33 months in prison.
Stuart Rosenfeldt, 59, will also serve two years of supervised release when his prison time is...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:27 PM
If Gov. Rick Scott knows that former Gov. Charlie Crist appointed a lot of shady judges at the behest of convicted swindler Scott Rothstein, when is Gov. Scott going to release the names of all these crooked judges? Shouldn't we get them off the bench?...