Bernie Friedman

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    April 18, 2011

    Embattled Stacy Ritter Back on the Fundraiser Trail

    Cal Deal Wild Art: Sheriff Al Lamberti at a pill mill protest Friday at the Galleria in Fort Lauderdale. Also pictured: Broward Commissioners Chip LaMarca (left of Lamberti) and Kristin Jacobs (far right). Thanks to Cal Deal for the photo. â€‹Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter may be in t ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Joel Steinger's Ponzi Palace

    Want to live like a Ponzi schemer? Buy Joel Steinger's house. Steinger​Steinger, the felon behind the giant Mutual Benefits viatical scam, is facing federal fraud charges. As I told you this morning, he's on house arrest while he awaits his day in court, assuming it will ever come af ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Stacy Ritter Hit With 28 Election Charges, Complains She Feels "Stalked"

    [UPDATE: Stacy Ritter has posted a somewhat surreal YouTube video press release on the elections commission charges. See it above. Caution: There's a weird kung fu movie lag between the audio and video.]  The Florida Elections Commission found probable cause this morning to ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010
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    August 13, 2009

    Crooked Courthouse

    The Broward Commission will build a courthouse, even if voters don't want it and there's no good way to pay for it.

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    April 30, 2009

    Dubious Port Tank Deal A Bernie Friedman Special?

    A county selection committee today chose a Brazillian firm called Cepemar Environmental Services to take over the tank field at Port Everglades. It's a big deal -- and already reeks of undue influence by a key lobbyist.      The firm, represented by lobbyist Bernie Friedma ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008
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    November 2, 2007
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    October 17, 2007
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    October 4, 2007

    Terrible Trio

    The Wasserstrom conviction should have at least a few pols shaking in fear — but, hey, this is Broward

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    August 30, 2007

    Return to Sender

    When it comes to the specter of corruption, the Ritter-Klenet-URS connection has it all

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    August 9, 2007

    Family Ties

    Broward Commission, lobbyists ooze coziness

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    July 26, 2007
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    July 26, 2007

    Marital Law

    Does Stacy Ritter's lobbyist husband swing her vote?

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    March 12, 2007

    It's All Better Now

    Mara Wants "Transparency" Mayor Mara Giulianti, after decades of being against any type of ethics in government at all, has finally seen the light. In her "Facets of the Diamond" column in the puffy South Florida Sun-Times the Hollywood honchess breaks the news that she is now recommending a new "E ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007
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    May 26, 2005

    Cash Cow, Part 2

    Things are changing in Southwest Ranches, but the outlaws are in charge

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    May 5, 2005
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    March 24, 2005

    Cash Cow

    A group of political opportunists is cashing in on the rural town of Southwest Ranches

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    December 2, 2004
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    October 14, 2004

    Our Mayor, the Lobbyist, Part 2

    Either Ilene Lieberman's timing is miraculous or...

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    August 7, 2003

    Snake Bit

    John Coleman's dance with developers lost him popular support. But will that stop him from spoiling the mayoral race?

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    July 24, 2003

    Letters for July 27, 2003

    Who do you trust?

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    July 17, 2003

    Mayor Mintz

    A Hollywood insider plans war on City Hall

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    July 10, 2003

    Letters for July 10, 2003

    Hollywood hijacked

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    July 3, 2003

    Incentivize This

    In Hollywood, developers profit. You pay.

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    September 20, 2001


    Temple Tantrum

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    January 27, 2000

    The Plot To Depose King Jenne

    Democrats and Republicans, blacks and whites, have banded together for one simple reason: to stop Ken Jenne from becoming Broward's first strong mayor.

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    October 21, 1999

    Maurie, We Hardly Know Ye

    Grant-writer Maurice Connell has become a well-paid institution in Hollywood. How? The politics of power and money.

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    August 12, 1999

    Incompetence 101

    An F in economics. That's what the Broward County school board earned when they rushed to fire construction firm Church and Tower, only to be sued for millions.

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    April 29, 1999

    Hooray For Hollywood!

    Political battles in the city are making it hard for developments like Turtle Nest Suites to win approval. Enter Alan Koslow.

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    February 5, 1998

    Face Off

    John Coleman and his fellow reform candidates in Hollywood face an uphill battle against mayor Mara and Co.