In Broward and Tallahassee politics, influence peddling comes in countless forms. Here's one currently under investigation by the federal government:
A powerful lobbyist, seeking to curry favor with a state senator and benefit a major client, helps to secure the senator's boyfriend a job at th ... More >>
Scott Rothstein is allegedly South Florida'a latest Ponzi king.In 1921, Charles Ponzi began duping New Englanders with a bogus postage stamp investment scheme. He told them that by buying and selling foreign stamps -- yes, stamps -- they could see 40 percent returns. Instead, he simply took ... More >>
Doesn't this woman look like she's been taken by surprise? Or perhaps that a secret has just been found out?
Actually, the woman in the photo, Stacy Schultz, has been flying under the radar just fine.
Schultz is the "sole proprietor" of a life settlement company called LIfe I ... More >>
Want an 8,500 square foot home on the New River near Las Olas with eight bathrooms and a two-story pool house? Have $9 million?
Buy Joel Steinger's house!
The owner of scandal-ridden Mutual Benefits Corp. has his house (pictured above) listed for sale ... More >>
A Sun-Sentinel article this morning details the luxury items the fraudulent Mutual Benefits Corp. purchased for the Parkland home of Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter and her husband Russ Klenet.
That's fine, but what's really interesting is that Ritter ... More >>
After the Miami Herald over the weekend broke a story on yet another Stacy Ritter vote that benefitted the lobbying business of her husband, Russ Klenet, I think it's time we had a one-stop shopping spot for all the alleged misdeeds of the Ritter-Klenets.
Because of its length, the post jumps. ... More >>
Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter should have just kept her mouth shut.
The Miami Herald got a few words out of Ritter regarding her and her husband Russ Klenet's Ponzi scheme/home renovation/voting scandal. And what does Ritter offer? Obfuscation and lies. From the article:
Ritter, ... More >>
Sun-SentinelBroward County Mayor Stacy Ritter's involvement with a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme should finally wise Barack Obama up about his supporter, friend, and possible White House hire (that's the two of them pictured above at an Obama rally at the BankAtlantic Center la ... More >>
Scott Wyman writes this morning of a lawsuit filed against lobbyist Russ Klenet, the husband of Broward Mayor Stacy Ritter, by a former vice president of viatical company Mutual Benefits Corp.
You might remember the name of the company -- it is, after all, accused of ripping off investors ... More >>
One thing about the $1 billion Ponzi scheme that was Mutual Benefits Corp.: It loved to throw money at politicians. And boy did our fearless leaders lap up the cash.
It gave hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to elected officials, but nobody benefitted more from Mu ... More >>
While serving as a state representative in 2004, Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter voted on legislation that benefited the fraudulent company that paid her husband $20,000 a month, renovated her Parkland home at a cost of $100,000, docked her family's boat, and provided ... More >>
I've always thought of Broward Commission newcomer Ken Keechl, who now holds the position of Vice Mayor, as a benign force. Sure, he's subject to the wiles and temptations of Broward's ruling class like anyone else, and he's fallen prey at times to special interests. But he's sort of a goo ... More >>