Mitch Kraft

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Bob Norman's Greatest Hits

    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 >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Newsflash: Jim Notter Wasn't the Real Problem

    Jim Notter couldn't even tell the truth as the was going out the door. The Broward schools superintendent made a surprise announcement that he was retiring yesterday, leaving three years left on a contract that pays him $299,000 a year. Notter always did pretend to be boss, but he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    UPDATED: Stephanie Kraft Was Behind The Dr. Bill Boondoggle

    You may remember the post about Bill Mathis, the psychologist hired by the board four years ago after it was discovered during the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that the board was "dysfunctional." He was also contracted to help the school board do its dog-and-pony show evalu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Sheriff's Top Political Aide Defends Criminally Charged Krafts

    You may not expect much drama and controversy out of a Coral Springs/Parkland Democratic Club meeting, but you got some last night. The night was meant for Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, who gave a very successful speech, but the drama arrived in the form of Sheriff Al Lamberti and his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Grand Jury Report Another Exercise in Futility

    When ineffective governments lack the strength or wherewithal to act, there is only one thing left for them to do. They issue reports. After Rick Scott is sworn in as governor tomorrow, grand jury starter Crist will have more time to party​I can't say that the statewide gran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    UPDATED: Alleged Bribe-Taker Serves On Powerful City Committee

    ​When elected officials are charged with crimes, the governor suspends them from office until the case is resolved. But if a member of a key government committee or other government appointees get hit with, say, felony bribery charges, there is no such prot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Evidence Piled High On Stephanie Kraft's Hubbie In SAO File

    Bova girls always brighten a room​You know, every criminal investigation has its side notes apart from the nuts and bolts of the case, the stuff that fills in the dialogue when the story needs to be told.  The Stephanie Kraft school board corruption case has some of that. We know abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Is Stephanie Kraft Working Off Time?

    It's a question that keeps popping up: Is Stephanie Kraft cooperating with law enforcement? I've never seen anyone so disgraced try to retain such a high profile. She's running around town, claims she's going to beat the nails-hard case against her, and is trying to maintain a presence in scho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Official: Supt. James Notter Made Call for Dirty Developers

    In a sworn statement with state prosecutors, late Broward Superintendent Michael Garretson gave a downright creepy description of the telltale sign of when "cunning" former School Board Member Stephanie Kraft, who is facing corruption charges, was lying.   ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Deadlocked Jury in Leyritz Trial

    ​ UPDATE: This just in: The jury is deadlocked in the Leyritz trial. They're apparently ready to call it a hung jury, but Judge Marc Gold is trying to get them back in there to try again. That's right, we're looking at a probable 'nother go-round. Call it: Leyritz Trial II, The Sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Stephanie Kraft and the Lobbyist

    Broward County School Board records show that on October 10, 2008, then-School Board Member Stephanie Kraft and lobbytist Neil Sterling exchanged four phone calls in the afternoon. The Krafts​On that same day it was announced that the insurance committee on which Kraft was sitting had chos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Honey, I Rigged the Vote (Part II): With Wasserman-Rubin Charged, Time to Revisit the Juice's Corrupt Couples Watch-List

    ​Way back in October, this blog used the Tom Ridge terrorist threat chart to rank Broward County's power couples according to the threat they posed to the integrity of local government. The duo of Richard Rubin and Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin posed an "elevated" risk of committing corruptio ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Honey, I Rigged the Vote: Broward Power Couples Screw Each Other; Then They Screw Us

    Can Ritter and Klenet hold on to the top spot on our corruption watch list?​In light of the explosive findings Bob Norman's been posting over at Daily Pulp, it's time we identify a trend in Broward corruption: power-mad married couples, ruling the region like a king and queen, carving up our publi ... More >>

  • News

    October 1, 2009