wired.comThe 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 >>
mariahburton.blogspot.comAbout 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 >>
Ana GardinerWhat do judges have under their robes? The hundreds of calls and texts that onetime Broward prosecutor Howard Scheinberg, rumored to have had a close personal relationship with former Circuit Court Judge Ana Gardiner, suggest that Scheinberg might have found an answer to this age-old ... More >>
Bob Norman is not a man to gloat, so we're doing it for him. During his 13 years as a writer at this periodical (four as feature writer, nine as a columnist, five of those nine as the Daily Pulp blogger), he has had a rash of successes -- especially if you count sending corrupt public officials to ... More >>
Investigation DiscoveryScott Rothstein with Debra Villegas, left, and Melissa Britt Lewis, right, during a 2005 Christmas party for the Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler law firm. Lewis was murdered in 2008, and Villegas' estranged husband, Tony, is charged with the crime.The Investigation Discovery channe ... More >>
Michael J. MooneyAdvocates and supporters of Antonio Balta, the man sentenced to 20 years in prison for allowing his daughter to die in a hot car as he gambled, were given sad news over this holiday season: The same clemency board that voted to pardon long-deceased rocker Jim Morrison chose not t ... More >>
Here's what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach:Broward Circuit Court Judge Ana Gardiner has decided to resign her post rather than face allegations of misconduct that were first reported by Bob Norman in New Times two years ago. Gardiner was to be tried by the Judicial Qualifying Commission fo ... More >>
Ever since lawyer Scott Rothstein went missing last week, only to return to the country amid allegations of running a $400 million Ponzi scheme, some observers have wondered how this news might affect one of the story's subplots: the March 2008 murder of Melissa Britt Lewis, a young attorney who ... More >>
So the Florida Supreme Court just accepted the State Attorney's motion to vacate the death penalty conviction of Omar Loureiro. Now we'll have a new murder trial, but there won't be an evidentiary hearing into the allegations against Judge Ana Gardiner.
In other words, Gardiner, who broke judi ... More >>
If you haven't read Judge Ana Gardiner's transcript, you should. It says more about Broward County corruption than anything I could ever write. And it's clear that Gardiner has lied under oath and should be investigated and ultimately criminally charged for doing so.
The Florida Supr ... More >>
-- How do we get all these shameless, grandstanding state reps? Adam Hasner, Nan Rich, it just gets so tiresome. Now listen to this from Rep. Ari Porth, a Democrat from Coral Springs:
"I'm ashamed that my county has the unenviable distinction of being the pill-mill capital of the Uni ... More >>
-- JAABlog reports on the latest developments of the Judge Ana Gardiner saga. The evidenciary hearing to determine if Gardiner did anything wrong when she partied with then-prosecutor Howard Scheinberg during a murder trial (and allegedly spoke with him about the case) is now scheduled to ... More >>