Last week, when it came out that North Broward Hospital District General Counsel Marc Goldstone was allegedly practicing law without a Florida license, it seems commissioners had a good excuse (shock, to name one) to procrastinate dealing with the scandal of the previous week: an investigator's finding that Commissioner Joseph Cobo may have broken state ethics laws.
Then again, why not swallow this yucky medicine in one big gulp?
The hospital district now has a general counsel in Sam Goren who really can practice in Florida. He should be able to advise the commission as to its handling of the Cobo mess -- provided he's not too busy dealing with the legal ramifications of one of the nation's biggest public health care districts using an unlicensed lawyer for six months.
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Or at least it's worth a try: A district spokeswoman says the commission will address the Cobo matter at the May 27 meeting, as originally scheduled. June couldn't possibly be worse, could it?