| 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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Tony Villegas’ long-delayed trial for the 2008 murder of Scott Rothstein law firm partner Melissa Lewis has been set for Dec. 1, but the intriguing case that seems worthy of a John Grisham novel has another new wrinkle.
Debra Villegas is ailing in...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Sunday print column: Catching up on some recent headlines while cleaning out my notebook (and joke book)…
News item: John Goodman DUI manslaughter retrial will import jury from Tampa or Jacksonville. Oh great, just what this case needs: A...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:16 AM
In one of the most devastating TV commercials of the season so far, an unidentified man explains that he was financially destroyed when he and many other Floridians were swindled by now-convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein. The angry victim then points...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Accused killer Tony Villegas won't face the death penalty for the 2008 murder of Scott Rothstein law firm attorney Melissa Britt Lewis, a state prosecutor revealed in court on Tuesday.
Homicide prosecutor Al Ribas also said the state has offered a...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...