| 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...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:13 PM
My reaction to Stuart Rosenfeldt finally being charged with a crime in l'affaire Rothstein: Three words and a bleep.
As in: "It's about (bleeping) time."
It's incredible to me that it's taken the feds nearly five years to roll up Scott Rothstein's...
| May 24, 2014
| 3:23 PM
The concept of shame took a beating last week, with three high-profile criminal cases that made me roll my eyes, spit out my coffee and scream, "Are you kidding me?"
So congratulations, Al Capellini, Christina Kitterman and Stu Rosenfeldt. You've locked...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 1:54 PM
The woman who Scott Rothstein called his "right-hand confidante on the financial side" of his $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a bank fraud and money-laundering conspiracy charge.
Irene Stay Shannon, 50, of Miami, is expected to...
| 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 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...
| 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.