Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be coming to Fort Lauderdale on Monday for a $50,000-per-person couples fundraiser.The shindig will be hosted by the president and COO of Auto Nation, Michael Maroone, and his wife, Michelle, and cohosted by Rick Case of Rick Case Honda, and his wife. ... More >>
Toussain Puddie, the former TSA screener who grabbed car dealer Rick Case's Montblanc pen at the airport last June, has been facing third-degree Grand Theft charges for months. We published a feature story on the case in December.Now Leland Garvin, Puddie's lawyer, tells the Pulp that prosecutors ... More >>
We're interviewing candidates in the race for Broward County Sheriff. So far, that means Scott Israel, this guy, and incumbent Sheriff Al Lamberti (who has not accepted an interview request).The Pulp orders coffee, black.
The Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO) is one of the largest sheriff's departments in the country. It provides law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency medical services to areas across the county, as well as other services like corrections and parole supervision. Sheriff Al Lamberti is facing ... More >>
keywordy.netCrime in Broward -- sometimes it's hilarious, sometimes it's depressing, and sometimes it's just downright freaky. From a guy getting busted while fingering a Chihuahua to a TSA agent getting caught stuffing a passenger's iPad down his pants, crimes in Broward were anything but ta ... More >>
CandaceWest.comDefense attorney Leland Garvin may take Puddie's case to trial.Say you're a defense lawyer. How do you prepare to try a case in which your client signed away his Miranda rights and confessed to a crime?In the case of Toussain Puddie, the TSA screener who took home Rick Case's pen ( ... More >>
Rep. Allen Bernard West is sorry about that whole Congress thing that happened this year.Rep. Allen West took about 14 minutes to speak on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday, apologizing to Americans for not really being able to do anything.Right after his apology, though, he mad ... More >>
CandaceWest.comToussain PuddieOur cover story this week deals with a subject on which pretty much everyone has a strong opinion: the Transportation Security Administration, tasked with frisking, scanning, and searching you before you get on a plane.It was about this time last year when the "Don't ... More >>
FacebookToussain Puddie"I don't feel like I did anything wrong," maintains Toussain Puddie, the 32-year-old former TSA screener who took home Rick Case's pen and now faces grand-theft charges at the behest of Case and his family.After our coverage of Puddie and his lawyer preparing to face the he ... More >>
FacebookToussain PuddieToussain Puddie, the 32-year-old former TSA screener who says he mistakenly took home a Montblanc pen belonging to car dealer Rick Case, was arraigned on Monday for grand theft charges relating to the incident. Case's daughter filed a missing-property report with the Browar ... More >>
Lamberti gets a bit testy when asked about Rick Case.It sure seems like car dealer Rick Case is getting special treatment from the BSO, but don't try to ask the sheriff about it. Sheriff Al Lamberti has refused to respond to questions about whether his department is doing special favors for a cam ... More >>
Update 10:20 a.m.: Dolly Gibson from the Supervisor of Elections called to tell us the information has now appeared online. Enjoy!
Nearly every candidate* who was elected to Broward County government office in the November 2008 election has an itemized list of campaign contributors available onli ... More >>
Flying high with Rick and Rita.According to campaign finance records that have belatedly appeared on the Supervisor of Elections' website, Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti received $4,000 in check donations from auto dealer Rick Case and his family members before the 2008 election.Pulp readers questio ... More >>
The Montblanc StarWalker pen, allegedly taken by Puddie.Toussain Puddie used to work as a TSA security screener at Terminal 1 of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport -- until he told police last month that he had taken home a pen belonging to local car dealership owner Rick Case. Case ... More >>