David Bogenschutz

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    November 14, 2014

    Gisele Pollack, Broward County Drug Court Judge Charged With DUI, Begs for Her Career

    Broward County Circuit Judge (and misdemeanor drug court judge) Gisele Pollack, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in early May, sat before a panel of the state's Judicial Qualifications Commission on Thursday and vowed never to drink again. Pollack, who pled guilty in Sep ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Gisele Pollack, Broward DUI Judge, Fights to Save Her Career

    Broward County Circuit Judge (and misdemeanor drug court judge) Gisele Pollack, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in early May, is now fighting to save her career after her attorneys filed a document to the Florida Supreme Court this week. The documents specifically addre ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Gisele Pollack, Broward Judge, Asks for Pay During DUI Suspension

    Broward County circuit judge, and misdemeanor drug court judge, Gisele Pollack, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in early May, is asking to be paid during her suspension. Pollack, 56, has admitted last year she'd shown up to work drunk before. According to Red Broward, w ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello Gets a New Trial Date for Miami Subs Founder Murder

    Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello, who, along with Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari, had been accused of having Miami Subs founder Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis rubbed out in a Mob-style hit, has been given a new trial date after his original trial was granted a mistrial. Big Tony's defense lawyer had comedo ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Dania Beach Man Said Obama Should Be Murdered; Wanted to Hire Hit Man to Kill Family

    Jason D. Simione, a 39-year-old Dania Beach man, allegedly stockpiled bomb-making materials, sniper rifles, and ammunition, threatened President Barack Obama and sought to hire a hit man to murder his own wife and infant child. Simione's wife, Megumi Simione, 28, reportedly contacted the Broward Sh ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Ana Gardiner, Former Broward Judge, Scores a Complaint From the Florida Bar​The Florida Bar has filed a complaint against former Broward Judge Ana Gardiner over what the bar calls a "significant personal relationship" between her and a prosecutor who was trying a capital murder case she was presiding over in 2007.A jury recommended a death sentence for Omar Lour ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    David Bogenschutz and Ex-Broward Judge Ana Gardiner Possibly Engaged, According to Report​About a year after former Broward Circuit Judge Ana Gardiner resigned from her post amid a Judicial Qualifications Commission inquiry over allegations of a relationship with a former prosecutor, she's now reported to be engaged to the lawyer who defended her through ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Ryan LeVin Gets Eight Months in Illinois Prison

    Ryan LeVin​Briton-killing douchebag Ryan LeVin will spend the next eight months up the river, according to the Chicago Tribune.When LeVin decided to go to Florida to face charges related to killing two men in Fort Lauderdale with his Porsche 911 Turbo, he didn't tell authorities in Illinois that h ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Richard Rubin Sentenced to Ten Months in Federal Prison

    Richard Rubin (right) and Diana Wasserman-Rubin.​Richard Rubin -- husband of former Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin, who still faces seven felony charges of her own -- was sentenced this morning to ten months in federal prison.Rubin, 66, pleaded guilty in April to federal tax eva ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    Ryan LeVin Pleads Guilty to Deadly Hit and Run, Pays Settlement, Gets House Arrest (Updated)

    ​Ryan LeVin, the hard-partying, bad-boy scion of an Illinois costume jewelry company, came clean to a judge today, admitting that he mowed down two British tourists in 2009 and fled the scene in his Porsche. LeVin's punishment: He got grounded.Judge Barbara McCarthy decided to throw the book at Le ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Ryan LeVin, Playboy Indicted in Fatal Porsche Hit-and-Run, to Change Plea

    ​Ryan LeVin, heir of an Illinois costume-jewelry family, who was indicted in a 2009 hit-and-run that killed two British businessmen, will be back in front of a judge Friday. And it looks like he plans on changing his not-guilty plea, according to court documents. David Bogenschutz, the high-profil ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Richard Rubin Pleads Guilty, Faces Likely Prison Term

    Richard Rubin, with his attorney David Bogenschutz at his side, was contrite in federal court as he pleaded guilty to a tax evasion charge. An emotional Rubin, who is the husband of criminally charged former Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin, admitted to Judge William Zloch that ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    This Tax Day Brings Bad Tidings for "So Ethical" Richard Rubin

    Back in 2005, I questioned Richard Rubin, husband of criminally charged former Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin, about his relationship with the shadowy politically connected real estate broker Ira Cor. Ira Cor: Real estate broker to the politicians.​Rubin worked as a sales a ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Wasserman-Rubin's Hubby Hit With Federal Tax Charges

    A lot of people didn't think it was fair that while his wife was hit with felony corruption charges for voting on a grant that benefited him, Richard Rubin seemingly got off scot-free after he and other officials gamed the Town of Southwest Ranches for millions of dollars. The Rubins​Well, no ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Judge Steven Feren Hires Bogie; Is He the Next to Fall?

    Will the Tao high-rise be the downfall of Judge Feren? OK, so there's scuttlebutt out there on JAABlog about Judge Steven Feren, the former mayor of Sunrise, having hired local corruption attorney David Bogenschutz to represent him. So why did Feren hire the go-to guy for for politicians in tro ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    UPDATED: Charges Brought In Ynot Case

    ​ ​ Ynot with son Max just days prior to his death​ UPDATED: The SAO just announced that it has filed charges in the case of graffiti artist Jonathan "Ynot" Corso. The release: The Broward State Attorney's Office has charged Reynaldo Rodriguez, 32, with vehicular homicide in ... More >>

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    November 20, 2010

    Jim Leyritz Acquitted

    The jury came back today after complaining that it was hopelessly deadlocked last night and acquitted Jim Leyritz of manslaughter. ​The holdout(s) succumbed after less than an hour of deliberation on this Saturday. The jury did, however, convict the former Yankee star of DUI, and he fac ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Carpetbagger Needs Home

    The Florida Ethics Commission received state Rep. Jim Waldman's financial disclosure form this past on July 1 listing his official district address as 4509 Carambola Circle. That's the little condo in Coconut Creek owned by Ronald Sherman where Waldman -- a millionaire (barely) ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Jim Leyritz Verdict Expected Today: Top Five Lessons We've Learned From His Defense

    via the APJim Leyritz​The yellow light. That's a main point on which the DUI manslaughter trial of former Yankee, Jim Leyritz, rests today. "The critical decision for jurors is whether or not Letritz ran a red light or had yellow before the crash, meaning [Fredia Ann] Veitch [the victim] would hav ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    UPDATED: Leyritz Acquitted of DUI Manslaughter

    Associated Press No more tears for Leyritz.​UPDATED: Judge Marc Gold just issued a directed verdict in the former baseball star's favor on the DUI manslaughter charge, a reliable courthouse source tells me. But Leyritz may still be convicted of a second mansla ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    [UPDATED] Broward School Board Member Phyllis Hope Let Taxpayers Pick Up Her Legal Tab

    Phyllis Hope​During a year when state and federal investigators have been circling the Broward County School Board, it seems as though every member of that ethically challenged outfit would have reason to keep a personal attorney close by. But only one school board member had the nerve to give her ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Bova Prime Served as the Ponzi-era Headquarters

    The Rothsteins with Dan Marino and, at right, restaurateur Tony Bova.​Bova Prime, that Las Olas staple of chic, appears to have closed its doors for good this week. But before it did, Bova hosted a gathering May 20 for members of Emerge Broward, the popular young professional's organization. The p ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Morning Juice: Ryan LeVin Surrenders to Police; Gallagher to Plead to Bribery Charge

    ​While you enjoy your Irish coffee, a few local headlines:Accused hit-and-run driver Ryan LeVin was arrested last night by Fort Lauderdale police. He's been charged with vehicular homicide in the February 13, 2009, deaths of Kenneth Watkinson and Craig Elford, two British tourists. [Sun-Sentinel]A ... More >>

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    October 24, 2009

    What Gallagher Can Hope For: Prison Digs Like Mary McCarty's

    Flickr user: CxOxSThree years can feel like a long time in here.​Now that suspended Broward School Board Member Beverly Gallagher has hired high-profile attorney David Bogenschutz to defend her against corruption charges, her future is looking brighter.This summer, Bogenschutz helped soften the bl ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Morning Juice: A Bloody Mess in Local School Boards

    ​A tour of South Florida headlines on this Friday morning:The state appears to be question the finances of the state's blood banks, including the local Community Blood Centers, where disgraced Broward County School Board member Beverly Gallagher landed work with the help of a lobbyist. [Sun-Sentin ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Scientific Breakthrough May Mean Immortality for Disgraced Broward Pols

    Gallagher: A model of self-destruction.​The New York Times is reporting that the human body's ability to cannibalize its own cells is a major factor in maintaining human health. In short:Increasing our body's ability to self-destruct may, paradoxically, let us live longer.And no local bodies self- ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Source: Capellini's Motion to Dismiss Denied

    Flickr: daverm_98​That was quick. Here we expected to wait two weeks for Broward Circuit Court Judge Dale Cohen to rule on the motion to dismiss felony corruption charges against former Deerfield Beach Mayor Al Capellini -- and now comes word from a well-placed source that Cohen will deny that mot ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Capellini Case Continued

    Capellini​Former Deerfield Beach Mayor Al Capellini was in Broward County Circuit Court this afternoon to present his motion to dismiss the felony corruption case against him. He was represented by the ubiquitous David Bogenschutz. Two weeks till the judge rules on the motion.This report brought t ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    March 3, 2009

    Capellini "Not Guilty"? We'll Be The Judge Of That

    Yesterday, the Juice blog published one of the deceptive headlines from one of ex-Deerfield Beach Mayor's Al Capellini's newest propaganda rag, the Deerfield Beach Dispatch. In huge letters, the headline says, "Capellini Cleared." In small letters, between those words are the crucial ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Boom Times For Bogenschutz

    As the economy goes further into the tank, there's at least one guy in Broward County whose business appears to be thriving like never before: David Bogenschutz, the go-to defense attorney for ethically challenged judges, indicted politicians, and just about anyone else with a high pr ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Mayor Al Capellini Charged With Criminal Corruption

    A government source just informed the Pulp that Deerfield Mayor Al Capellini has been charged right now with crimes of corruption by the State Attorney's Office. His mug shot, taken hours ago, is pictured at right. UPDATED: The charge is unlawful compensation, a third-degree fel ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    Courthouse Surprise

    Ian Richards bucked the ol' boys and ousted the incumbent judge

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    June 12, 2008

    Speak No Evil

    When a Margate priest misbehaved, the archdiocese punished his secretary

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    April 24, 2008

    Judge's Gambit

    Gardiner's only defense was an off-the-wall cease-and-desist letter

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    April 24, 2008

    Judging Ana

    Broward Judge Gardiner's alleged relationships with defense lawyers and prosecutors raises troubling questions

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    April 17, 2008

    Lambs to Slaughter

    Again and again, local claims of abuse point to one priest, the Rev. Neil Doherty, and the Catholic archdiocese that protected him

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    September 13, 2007
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    June 28, 2007

    In the Bag

    Judge Seidlin heads off to la-la land with collateral damage to his image

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    August 25, 2006

    A Trumped-Up Tempest

    Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne won't testify in Donald Trump's case against the developers of the Seminole Hard Rock after a judge admonished the real estate tycoon's lawyers for hyping the case in the press and ordered them to name the Sun-Sentinel reporters to whom they had leaked information. Tha ... More >>

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    June 10, 2006

    When Is A Correction Not Enough?

    It was like any other correction, tucked away on page 2A in Saturday's Sun-Sentinel: An article and headline on Page 1A of Wednesday's edition incorrectly reported that Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne did not disclose the 2001 sale of a Lake Worth condominium on his income tax return. In fact, the $20 ... More >>

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    June 9, 2006

    You Have The Right To Remain Absolutely Fabulous

    In the Miami Herald, Darran Simon had a wonderful story about a Sunrise cop who gave a Christian conservative group a good ol' fashioned hassle. The Florida Family Policy Council, led by the vile James Dobson, claims Sgt. Stephen Allen harassed them during a drive for signatures to support a gay mar ... More >>

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    June 8, 2006

    Sheriff's Atty: Sun-Sentinel Story On Jenne Was Bogus

    After being beaten soundly by the Miami Herald on coverage of the federal investigation of Sheriff Ken Jenne, the Sentinel took drastic measures. It put its investigative team, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize this year for its coverage of FEMA, on the story. And then came the newspaper's ... More >>

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    July 26, 2001

    Captain of Deceit

    It's clear the BSO's Richard Scheff lied under oath. So why isn't he charged with perjury?

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    March 4, 1999

    Lecher's Little Helper

    Partially paralyzed Michael Creedon depended on Kristina Lewis for everything, including sexual favors. But when he turned his attention to other female employees, she went for his wallet.

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    December 18, 1997

    Witness for the Persecution

    Kim Mascola's life reads like a made-for-TV movie script. In fact, it nearly became one. Then the lawsuits started to fly.