Last week, it was a Broward judge. This week, it's a Broward prosecutor. Molena Mompoint, a Broward State Attorney's Office prosecutor from Fort Lauderdale, was arrested Monday evening on a possession-of-methamphetamine charge. It's the second time within a week someone who is tasked with practici ... More >>
See also, Abuse Allegation Against John Bowman, and Charles Harper pleads guilty to Stalking,More than a year and a half ago, delinquent foster child Charles Harper came forward with allegations that an ex-foster dad whom he was stalking had sexually abused him.That foster dad just happene ... More >>
Nicole Okrzesik, the 23-year-old accused of strangling Juliana Mensch with her boyfriend in March, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder on Monday and has had her trial tentatively set for August 6. She could face the death penalty.Though we reported that the original trial, with co-defendant Ja ... More >>
A grand jury indicted 23-year-old Nicole Okrzesik in the March strangulation of Juliana Mensch, prosecutors say. She is scheduled to go to trial June 25, alongside codefendant James Ayers.Both are charged with first-degree murder -- a capital crime."They both could face the death penalty, although w ... More >>
Florida's 2005 "stand your ground" law has gotten plenty of attention over the past month because of the Trayvon Martin shooting. But the case involving George Zimmerman is not the only "stand your ground" case that's come about since 2005 -- it's been cited in at least 130 cases, according ... More >>
UPDATE, 2/8/12: Both Norman and Reich are off the hook -- state's attorney spokesman Ron Ishoy says "The Parkland property owners... have agreed that the issuance of a trespass warning to the two journalists is the appropriate course of action in this case. Those warnings are expected to be issued t ... More >>
Broward Teachers UnionPat SanteramoPat Santeramo, president of the Broward Teacher's Union, is currently under investigation by the Broward State Attorney's Office and the Broward Sheriff's Office, according to a spokesman from the State Attorney's Office.Additionally, a spokesman from the Browar ... More >>
Chalk one up for former Hollywood City Manager Cameron Benson and zero so far for the anonymous citizen who accused him of corruption in two letters sent to city commissioners this spring.The letters accused Benson of accepting a bribe from WastePro, which went on to win the city's waste-hauling ... More >>
hypermuscles.comSteroids? I don't know what you're talking about.Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein thinks that deputies from the Broward Sheriff's Office are juiced up like Barry Bonds wannabes and that they've been hiding it for several years.Finkelstein's complaint, sent to the ... More >>
Pedophile priest Neil DohertyFather Neil Doherty -- whose long, sordid story was recounted in a 2008 New Times cover story -- was arrested last night in Palm Beach County. Doherty is an alleged serial abuser of children who has been walking free while awaiting trial since his 2006 arrest. Police ... More >>
Tony Villegas was charged with first-degree murder.For those who insist Tony Villegas was framed for the murder of attorney Melissa Britt Lewis in March 2008, one key piece of evidence begs for extra attention.After Melissa disappeared, the Plantation police discovered her abandoned Cadillac in a ... More >>
CapelliniBroward Circuit Court Judge Dale Cohen has dismissed a motion by former Deerfield Beach Mayor Al Capellini to dismiss the felony corruption charges against him, a spokesman for the prosecutor told Juice a moment ago.We reported on Cohen's order yesterday, based on hearing of it from a so ... More >>
So rumors are out there about the State Attorney's Office investigation of Deerfield Beach Mayor Al Capellini. Word is that an FDLE probe of his political nemesis and challenger for the mayor's chair, Commissioner Steve Gonot, has also been forwarded to the State Attorney's Office for a decision. T ... More >>
I was bored so I thought I'd compile the list of all the people at the State Attorney's Office who make $100,000 or more. In light of the recent pay cuts and furloughs, I thought it might be interesting. In all, 27 of Michael Satz's 487 employees have reached triple digits, with a quartet of trusted ... More >>
When a clique is in charge, you don't stand a chance — even at the State Attorney's Office
Al Capellini takes the Nixon route against his rival on the commission
Broward Judge Gardiner's alleged relationships with defense lawyers and prosecutors raises troubling questions
The Wasserstrom conviction should have at least a few pols shaking in fear — but, hey, this is Broward
You know Mara and Stacey. Now, meet Michael, the Giulianti family's tough guy.
It's never too late to clean up Broward County.
A questionable DUI prosecution has attorneys kvetching in cyberspace.
How to deal with a man holding up $2.4 billion in development: Kick his pooch.
Who knew Amazon.com was this susceptible to shenanigans? I told you on Friday about the slime job on my little book, Florida Pulp Nonfiction, on the Amazon site. A half-dozen fake customer reviews were posted slamming and misrepresenting my book (as a novel rather than the true crime book that it ... More >>
Stacey Honowitz yaks it up on the evening talk-show circuit
Singer (in wig) and Satz goon it up (former Herald staffer and current Satz flack Ron Ishoy is on far left) Our esteemed state attorney, Michael Satz, is on the cover of the Sun-Sentinel's Society section today. Apparently he's a honcho in the American Cancer Society, an indication that he might ac ... More >>
The Long Fin of the Law.
Steve Gonot tries to cure Deerfield Beach of a political sickness.
The Luckiest Perps
If all it took was rage, Jaemi Levine would single-handedly nail the guy who molested her teenaged daughter
After even a police chief called them unfit, these officers continue to patrol Hollywood's streets
A commissioner, his uncle, and a buffalo farmer from Oregon stink up the city's sewage operation
Broward Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion quietly pulls political strings in Lauderdale Lakes -- and personally profits in the process
A Victoria Park man has been charged with the murder of Big Bird, and residents rejoice
A prosecution complex
Are they crimes or simply matters for philosophical discourse? Our state attorney wrestles with the question.
Lloyd Shank is a poster boy for free speech. The Jews are to blame.
Our new, improved column ponders a Sun-Sentinel screwup.