Keith Wasserstrom

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    May 11, 2011

    Stephanie Kraft, It's Time to Plead Guilty

    The most resounding message sent by the conviction of former Deerfield Beach Commissioner Steve Gonot is this: Not this time, Stephanie.​Juries, at least those in Broward County, don't buy politicians' convoluted explanations for apparent wrongdoing. So those of you now facing corruption char ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    UPDATED: Did Judge Lazarus Violate Judicial Canons?

    The recent ridiculous "Convicted Criminal" mailers targeting Broward County Commission candidate Chip LaMarca is indeed tied directly to Broward Mayor Ken Keechl's campaign. Another egregious Keechl mailer​Turns out that the address of the "Broward Good Government Commi ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    UPDATED: Maus Should Step Down From City Board

    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 >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Madoff's Man

    Fort Lauderdale multimillionaire Michael Bienes never cut ties with Bernie Madoff — even after the SEC shut him down.

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    January 11, 2009

    Sun-Sentinel: Corruption Is Suddenly ... Everywhere!

    Jennifer Gollan had a nice little scoop about elected officials' travel that centered on mayors Richard Kaplan, Joy Cooper, and Frank Ortis billing hundreds of dollars to stay at a hotel for a convention in Miami -- all of about 30 miles away. Nothing earth-shattering, but a sweet daily&nb ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    The Mayor's Private Dick

    Al Capellini takes the Nixon route against his rival on the commission

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    April 17, 2008
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    February 21, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    The Holocaust Card

    Mara Giulianti's allies don't know when to stop

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    January 29, 2008
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    January 18, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Rambo and the Phantom

    Investigating a gun-slinging city commissioner and the mayor who hides in the bathroom

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    October 11, 2007
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    October 9, 2007
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    April 26, 2007
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    March 25, 2007

    Hollywood's Dirty Brotherhood Exposed

    Granteed: Is He The Leaker? The Sun-Sentinel's John Holland revealed the depths of Hollywood Police Chief James Scarberry's delusions in this morning's newspaper. Scarberry swears the leak of the FBI investigation into his department didn't come from his men even though he squealed about it to six ... More >>

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    March 22, 2007

    Mayor's Boy

    You know Mara and Stacey. Now, meet Michael, the Giulianti family's tough guy.

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    February 28, 2007

    The Sons Of Hollywood

    Scarberry Another morning, another day of Hollywood fallout. First came the news last week that four veteran officers in the Hollywood P.D. had become ensnared in an FBI sting. The four believed they were protecting a mob family from New York and helping it run heroin when really the wiseguys were ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007

    Who Killed Kenny's Project?

    Cynthia Berman-Miller, at far left, with Hollywood Commish Cathy Anderson (in purple), lobbyist Alan Koslow, and County Commish Sue Gunzberger (watch that hand, Al!) I'm going to be updating this damn bloggy beast all day long, but wanted to start with news coming from Hollywood that former state ... More >>

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    December 28, 2006

    The Dirty Dozen of 2006

    They're all graced with an ineffable South Florida quality

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    December 13, 2006

    Ellis Rubin: King Of The Bullshitters

    Rubin On Rubin The Sun-Sentinel's front-page headline on the death of lawyer Ellis Rubin was so crazy that you might have thought Rubin wrote it himself: "A defender of the poor, defenseless." That's rich. I'm not saying that Rubin, who died of cancer in his home at 81, was a bad man. He was a ... More >>

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    October 26, 2006
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    October 19, 2006

    Bubba the Love Expunger

    A Porn Starlet's Appearance on Satellite Radio Was More Rough-up Than Tete-a-Tete

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    October 5, 2006

    Die Bold, Die Wussy

    An Invitation to Steal an Election

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    September 14, 2006

    Turkey for Builders

    Hollywood Commission meetings are a dysfunctional family feast for developer pals.

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    August 3, 2006

    Somebody Listened

    Here's to Ray McKinney. Who is Ray? He's just a retired fellow in Fort Lauderdale who doesn't like corruption. He called me after I wrote stories about Southwest Ranches last year and said he was going to do something about it. Based on the stuff I'd dug up, he filed an ethics complaint based on th ... More >>

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    April 21, 2006

    Toppling the Tower of Babble

    There's been a lot of controversy lately regarding the New Times' takeover of the Village Voice and the resulting carnage at the legendary weekly in New York. Blood has been spilled, great reporters have left or been fired, a lot of people are concerned. I don't pretend to understand what's happen ... More >>

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    April 21, 2006

    The Rainbow Sentinel?

    So I was interviewing Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle last night about a story and he starts going off about the media, specifically about the Sun-Sentinel. Here's a synopsis of what was said: Naugle: It's a national crisis. People have really lost faith in the media and the new media is saving t ... More >>

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    February 16, 2006

    Access Hollywood

    To be a development star in Hollywood, it’s all in who you know, baby

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    May 19, 2005

    A Work of Art

    Michael Satz's office clears Ilene Lieberman. Some might call it a travesty, but we call it transcendence.

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    January 13, 2005

    Geller's Giveaway

    Hollywood peddles prime downtown land for a steal with the help of a developer-loving senator

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    November 11, 2004

    Our Mayor, the Lobbyist, Part 4

    She visited Hollywood the same day as the developer. Now residents fear for their homes.

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    September 2, 2004
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    June 3, 2004

    Letters June 3-9, 2004

    Once a commission candidate, always a critic: