| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Saying it's a true story that outshines most Hollywood movie scripts, the trial of one of Scott Rothstein's former employees began Monday with her defense asking jurors to remember that Rothstein is a master deceiver who conned everyone from powerful...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:06 PM
South Florida's billion-dollar conman Scott Rothstein kept jurors — and a packed courtroom — enthralled as he testified for more than six hours Wednesday about sex, the Mafia, his involvement in political and police corruption and the...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:54 AM
When Scott Rothstein takes his first turn on the witness stand — probably this week, in the criminal trial of his former employee Christina Kitterman — her defense hopes she will look like a very small pawn easily manipulated by the $1.4...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:45 PM
During a telephone conference call this week, Sharon Day of Fort Lauderdale, the No. 2 official at the Republican National Committee, offered some counter-programming to former Gov. Charlie Crist’s book tour.
Crist, a former Republican running for...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:03 PM
When Scott Rothstein's massive Ponzi scheme was exposed in 2009, the disgraced Fort Lauderdale lawyer sang like a bird to federal authorities, implicating friends, family and former colleagues in crimes and promising to testify against them.
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Sheriff Scott Israel worked so hard to become Broward County sheriff, he might consider that victory priceless. But if you had to pay for it, it'd be valued at about $1,500 a day, according to a silent auction by the Museum of Discovery and Science....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:27 AM
Every region of the country has its Ponzi villain, but it’s hard to imagine another who could match Fort Lauderdale’s pugnacious despot Scott Rothstein for the audacity of his $1.4 billion crime against friends, neighbors, co-workers and...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Can Kim Rothstein’s infamous cache of hidden jewels offer the opportunity to score some loot of your own? Of course -- it's South Florida, right?
It seems only fitting that there will be elements of black humor and extravagance in the air when ...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:34 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Friday. Here are the top stories we're reading this morning. * The Sentinel/Sun-Sentinel writes that Gov. Rick Scott gains more control of the higher ed system with new appointments to the Board of Governors. *...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 4:26 PM
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........
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:16 AM
A sheriff's office employee whose relationship with Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein dogged Sheriff Al Lamberti has resigned.
Undersheriff Tom Wheeler "announced that he will be retiring,'' spokesman Jim Leljedal told us, right before he, too, announced...