| 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...
| Jul 30, 2014
A federal appeals court upheld sanctions against TD Bank on Tuesday for its role in the Ponzi scheme orchestrated by former South Florida attorney Scott Rothstein.
Texas-based Coquina Investments sued TD Bank, claiming the bank aided Rothstein in...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Former Gov. Charlie Crist’s campaign – though not Crist himself – hit back hard Thursday against allegations that emanated this week from convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein.
“There’s nothing even remotely credible...
| 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...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Palm Beach County Commissioner Jess Santamaria’s rocky relationship with his fellow board members took another dip this week, when he invoked the name of Ponzi-schemer Scott Rothstein in a flap with Commissioner Steven Abrams.
Upset about an...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Palm Beach County Commissioner Jess Santamaria is adding to the chill of an already frosty relationship with fellow Commissioner Steven Abrams by backing Abrams’ opponent, Andy O’Brien, in the November election.
Santamaria and Abrams have...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:27 AM
While Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein is testifying in court in West Palm Beach today, it's a good time to drag out old emails from just before his fall.
Rothstein was busy bullying the Sun Sentinel back in the summer of 2009, just before his Ponzi scheme...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Fired Broward Sheriff's Office Lt. David Benjamin pleaded guilty to his role in the Scott Rothstein case on Tuesday, admitting that he abused his official power and accepted cash payments and other perks in return.
Benjamin, 48, of Boca Raton, pleaded...