George Platt

  • Blogs

    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 4, 2011

    Rick Scott Appoints Shutts & Bowen Lawyer to State Ethics Commission

    Rick Scott never rests. Every day, he comes up with another assault on the senses of good Floridians.  Scott, right, and his apparent alter ego.​Today, in another example of Scott's incredible disdain for all that is good and holy, the governor appointed attorney Linda Robison to the Florida ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Ilene Lieberman: From Political Godmother To Star Witness

    Historical artifact: An invitation for a fundraiser Ilene Lieberman held for Talabisco to kick off her 2006 election.   I think it's safe to say we now know the primary reason Broward County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman was, quite literally, out of commission ​recently for se ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    The Incredible Mr. Rand

    There is no bigger believer in the power of activists in Broward County than the Pulp. When watchdogs in the media fail (which happens more frequently than you can imagine), their hard work and perseverance have helped to bring one scandal after another to light. Russell Rand speaks at a recent ... 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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    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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    May 27, 2010

    Florida Ethics Czar Asks for Leniency for Corrupt School Board Member

    Sun-Sentinel This shot by Mike Stocker should have won a Pulitzer.​The top ethics official in Florida penned a letter asking a federal judge to show leniency for former Broward County Board Member Beverly Gallagher, who has pleaded guilty to bribery and other federal charges that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    A Sneak Peek at the Candidates for Broward Health Board

    davidmaymon.comDavid Maymon​The list of candidates for the Broward Health board is full of attorneys, contractors, politicians and health-care business owners. They are vying for at least one open seat -- the one formerly belonging to Maureen Jaeger, who left this fall to join George Lemieux's U.S ... More >>

  • News

    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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    June 25, 2009
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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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    August 2, 2007

    The Stacy 'n' Russ Show

    Ritter & Klenet sounds like a lobbying firm

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    July 26, 2007
  • News

    July 26, 2007

    Marital Law

    Does Stacy Ritter's lobbyist husband swing her vote?

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    October 5, 2006

    A Politician Weeps

    Confronted with evidence of influence peddling, a school board member tearfully claims she'll quit her job.

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    November 24, 2005

    Terrible Twosome

    Vice Mayor Eggelletion's golfing and business buddy stands to profit from county land deal

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    July 20, 2000

    Feud For Thought

    Real estate squabble puts Broward school board member in a snit

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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 7, 1999

    Raising Kane

    How Jim Kane transformed himself from a special-interest lobbyist into a lobbyist who's also Florida's best-known political pollster

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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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    October 29, 1998

    The Reeducation of Ms. Kristin Jacobs

    Broward's leading reform candidate discovers that money really is the root of all influence

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    May 28, 1998

    Frivolous This Is Not!

    Two Broward superpowers are squabbling over legal black eyes and personal vendettas. For taxpayers it's a $400,000 feud worth watching.