David Benjamin

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    July 21, 2014

    David Benjamin, Former BSO Deputy Connected to Scott Rothstein, Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

    David Benjamin, the former Broward Sheriff's deputy accused of accepting more than $20,000 from convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, was sentenced to five years in federal prison in Fort Lauderdale federal court at a hearing on Monday morning. Federal prosecutors filed criminal conspiracy charg ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Former BSO Deputies Connected to Scott Rothstein Charged by Feds

    David Benjamin, the former Broward Sheriff's Deputy accused of accepting more than $20,000 from convicted ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, was charged Friday for accepting that financial help in exchange for using his authority to protect and aid Rothstein. Former BSO deputy Jeff Poole was also charg ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Scott Israel Suspends Cops Tied to Scott Rothstein

    Newly minted Broward Sheriff Scott Israel isn't screwing around. First he gets into office and starts firing people willy-nilly, and now this. Israel has suspended Broward Sheriff's Officers Lt. Dave Benjamin and Det. Jeff Poole. The reason for the suspensions: The Scott Rothstein effect.

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    October 16, 2012

    Scott Israel (Campaigning?) Calls for Investigation of Decade-Old BSO Hogtieing Death

    The motto of the Broward Sheriff's Office could be "if it's uncomfortable, don't talk about it." The death of an inmate by suicide, with plenty of warning signs, in a Broward jail? Silence. The federal investigation into Lt. David Benjamin, who ferried Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein to his getaw ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    The Wek Shall Inherit Fort Lauderdale Beach?

    The Wek is buying up Fort Lauderdale Beach. Who is The Wek? Wekerle​It's Canadian trader Michael Wekerle, who owns a winter home in Fort Lauderdale. He's a veritable legend on Canadian trading floors, a true financial animal. You can read all about him here. Then you have Swedish he ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Sheriff Al Lamberti Hit With Ethics Complaint Over Super Bowl

    Lamberti​A former Broward deputy has filed an ethics complaint with the State of Florida against Sheriff Al Lamberti, alleging he violated state law when he engaged in a "fraudulent scheme" to bring his 15-year-old son with him on a security detail at last year's Super Bowl. In the complaint, ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Report: BSO Falsified Super Bowl Papers for Sheriff's Son With NFL in Dark

    U.S. Department of Justice Sheriff Al Lamberti at last year's Super Bowl security press conference. From left to right: FBI Special Agent in Charge John Gillies, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, ATF Special Agent in Charge Hugo Barrera, Miami Dade Police Department ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Russ Adler's Questions For Sheriff Al

    Will Lamberti have to raise his right hand in Rothstein court? ​Busy news night. Another Broward jail worker, this one a nurse named Carline Jean, was arrested yesterday on charges of introducing contraband to an inmate, including giving the inmate a cell phone and (this goes without saying ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    With The Super Bowl, It's Who's Your Daddy

    As the football playoffs are about to start and you can feel the inevitable commercially hyped push towards the Super Bowl, here's a thought to ponder: BSO Sheriff Al being sworn in, with son Nick behind him ​How'd you like to go to the game for free? Not only that bu ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    UPDATED: Scott Rothstein Ends Ponzi Scheme Saga With 50-Year Sentence

    ​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 >>

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    March 26, 2010

    BSO Commander David Robshaw: May the force be with you. So long as it's not excessive.

    "Civilians often confuse Use of Force with Excessive Use of Force" Commander David Robshaw told the Juice in an interview this week. "Lawful authority can be construed as excessive." Citizens! Can you tell the difference?​Robshaw thinks we've all been watching too many episodes of Law and Order. P ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Morning Juice: Lynn Students Tell Quake Survival Tale; Questions About Major Haiti Charity

    ​Here's what happened in Broward and Palm Beach over the weekend:The Lynn University students who escaped the earthquake in Haiti gave their horrifying first-person account. Two of the students and the group's two faculty advisers remain missing. [Palm Beach Post]Scott Rothstein has been a wreckin ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Should Politicians Have Known to Steer Clear of Rothstein?

    Flickr​In his interview yesterday with the Sun-Sentinel, Charlie Crist said that he considered Scott Rothstein a "friend." He said that until Rothstein's Ponzi scheme was discovered, Crist gave the Fort Lauderdale attorney the "benefit of the doubt." It appears Rothstein enjoyed the same status wi ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Awards Dinner Illuminates Ties Among Rothstein, Lamberti, and the ADL

    Lamberti received an award at the ADL dinner.​On November 4, the day after alleged Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein returned from his trip to Morocco, a special party was held at the Westin Fort Lauderdale. Its attendance list reads like a who's who of political heavy-hitters in Broward.The local ch ... More >>