| 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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Paul Brinkmann, and I am your new business blogger here at the Orlando Sentinel.
I'll be blogging about everything business in Central Florida, from the people who make the deals to new ventures to local business...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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 22, 2014
| 7:42 AM
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...
| 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....
| 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...