Simple question: How are Broward County Commissioners Stacy Ritter and Ilene Lieberman even still in office? Ritter at workSeriously. Both voted for the dirty developers Bruce and Shawn Chait and both received something from them in return. Lieberman is now a state's witness testifying again ... More >>
We've heard all about how the Centurion and Platinum hedge funds in New York sank hundreds of millions of dollars into Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Bill Scherer is suing them, claiming they were privy to the fraud and now must cough up ... More >>
Boy, was former Broward Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin living high off the widow.
A civil suit filed by Bill Scherer alleges that Seidlin -- who gained notoriety as the judge in the Anna Nicole Smith hearings and reportedly has a TV show in the works -- basically ra ... More >>
On a day when voters are going to the polls to show their power, a Broward County Circuit judge has decided to take it away from them.
Broward Circuit Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips has struck down term limits for Broward County commissioners as unconstitutional after voters went to the polls in ov ... More >>
Broward County Commissioner John Rodstrom's attempt to kill term limits (chiefly for himself) is going to court tomorrow, where a judge is expected to rule on it up or down.
Rodstrom, plain and simple, is trying to overturn the will of the people for his own selfish reason -- namely ... More >>
Scott Rothstein will spend 50 years in prison, a federal judge decided this morning. The sentence ends a seven-month saga since Rothstein's empire crumbled. Once one of South Florida's most politically connected lawyers, he swindled more than a billion dollars in perhaps the biggest fraud case in ... More >>
With all the money Broward Health spends on lawyers, you'd think it would be able to cut down on its legal blunders. The district, it seems, has a tendency to pay its lawyers excessively -- and to continue paying long after those lawyers have left.The latest example is Joe Truhe, the associate gener ... More >>
Your daily glance at the headlines in South Florida:The Palm Beach Sheriff's Office closed a 25-year-old cold case yesterday with the help of DNA evidence that linked a Fort Myers man to the 1984 murder of Vickie Lynne Long in Jupiter. The suspect, Todd Clayton Campbell, was 22 and lived on the s ... More >>
Laura SeidmanDocuments recently made available by the North Broward Hospital District show that former general counsel Laura Seidman made major improvements to a legal department that -- by some indications -- had been full of cronyism and waste under attorney Bill Scherer. The most striking exam ... More >>
The Sun-Sentinel's report on Charlie Crist's air travel (along with a parallel investigation by the Times/Herald Tally bureau) supports my image of the man who is our governor. He's a politician who wants to hobnob with the elite while trying keep his own hands cle ... More >>
Catherine Maus is the chairwoman of Fort Lauderdale's Planning & Zoning Board. And that isn't right.
Maus is perfectly smart enough and certainly seems of fine enough character to serve in such a capacity. In fact, I'm sure that she, as a lawyer, is a very valuable memb ... More >>
Prediction: Judy Paul will win the Davie mayoral election over Tom Truex.
Will Paul (at left next to white-hatted Ron Bergeron) be Davie's next mayor? This is an almost blind forecast based upon a single quote in Laura Figueroa's story on the race in Sunday's Miami Herald. ... More >>