Juiced: A Week in One Gulp
Here's a wrap-up of the juice readers ingested this week:
- A new mini-Madoff in town, as the Feds allege fraudster David McQueen ripped off investors, moving millions among multiple accounts, blowing the dough on himself and his wife. McQueen might be trading in his Sunshine State condo in Fort Lauderdale for a less accommodating cell in the slammer.
- Boca congressman resigns, leaving Washington, and the rest of us, wondering why. Did Robert Wexler fall out with Obama over Palestinian policy? And why in the world did he admit on the Colbert Show to liking coke (not the bubbly stuff) and hookers?
- In more politics (or antics, shall I say), South Florida political power couples screw us after they screw eachother, reigning over Broward, rooking us out of public money. What protection can we use?
- Rats are running rampant as Broward proves to be a wiseguy breeding ground. Although the "Dapper Don" is resting in peace, the Mafia here in Florida sure isn't.
- Governor Crist expressed concern over a "culture of corruption," calling for a statewide corruption Grand Jury on the heels of Broward politicians and contractors landing themselves in hot water over bribery allegations.
- Although we're trying, we can't forget Balloon Boy -- and the Wife Swap psychic who says the boy's dad is a possible psycho? Could the dad's story be filled with hot air?
- From the crime docket: Boynton Beach police make a swift arrest of the man wanted for shooting his two mistresses. Five teens are now charged in the torching of 15-year-old Michael Brewer of Deerfield Beach. Broward cops arrest the man dubbed "Dapper Dan," suspect in a chilling murder attempt in Dania Beach last week.
- Geico cavemen: you got company in Broward. Men are getting in touch with their inner babarian, flocking to local Mixed Martial Arts gyms.
- Laser nerds face lockup if caught playing Star Wars at the Palm Beach Airport again. Apparently the sport of shining green laser beams into the cockpits of landing jets is quite popular among pranksters. The Juice's Lisa Rab reports no planes have crashed, but at least one pilot sustained injuries. Call your local Crime Stoppers if you have the goods on these geeks.
- Royalty from another planet? Okay, not really. But Broward's Count Patrick Neptune is mystified by a judge's order to pay child support to a 26-year-old.
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