| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme was unusual on many fronts — it was one of the biggest and most audacious in U.S. history.
But federal authorities say it is also unusual because, unlike most such frauds, they expect that almost all of the victims...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:59 AM
A Broward County man who is accused of feeding millions of dollars to Scott Rothstein's $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme pleaded not guilty to the charge during his initial appearance Thursday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale.
Frank Preve, 70, of Coral...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Federal prosecutors on Friday filed criminal charges against Scott Rothstein's former business manager and a broker who allegedly helped work out numerous fraudulent deals as part of South Florida's largest Ponzi scheme.
David Boden, 52, of Hallandale...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Every election cycle, we lament the assault of political attack ads as though it’s the worst we’ve ever seen. The experts tell us there are so many of these slimy, demoralizing ads because they work. For example, you may have thought of...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:52 PM
A judge has granted the government's motion to reduce the prison sentence of a Lauderhill man who pleaded guilty to playing a role in the largest financial fraud in South Florida history.
Stephen Caputi, 57, was sentenced in 2011 to five years in...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Orlando attorney Charles Denis Miner has been disbarred over shortages in his trust accounts. Three other attorneys in Central Florida were disciplined.
Miner was previously suspended pending the outcome of an investigation. As of July 10, he lost his...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Former Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti has taken a pounding lately over the revelation that his computer hard drive was destroyed by underlings with a hammer as he was leaving office in January 2013. I got him on the phone for lengthy interviews the past...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:51 AM
I got former Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti on the phone, resisted the temptation to serenade him with "Hammer time" or "If I had a hammer" and let him give his side of the story to what happened with his old work computer. I'll be following up here tomorrow...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:11 AM
They're bitter enemies who have tussled two times at the ballot box for the powerful position of Broward Sheriff. Al Lamberti prevailed as a Republican in 2008. Democrat Scott Israel beat the incumbent Lamberti in 2012.
The more I heard Lamberti talk...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:54 PM
It's not every day you get courtroom drama as riveting as the stuff on television. But it happened on Monday, when a former top cop in the Broward Sheriff's Office was sentenced to five years in federal prison — and was publicly confronted by the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:04 AM
An Orlando attorney, Monica Amelia Santiago, has been suspended on allegations that she failed to “diligently represent” clients in at least seven cases. Santiago, 70 S. Semoran Blvd. was suspended for 10 days, effective 30 days from a May...