It's $9.99 on Amazon; you can get it on your Kindle in seconds. What better way to read a self-published book about alleged corruption in the Broward Sheriff's Office, including manipulation by everybody's favorite Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein?
A new anonymous e-book being hawked on the web retailer, and available in print from Lulu.com, is called Inside the Broward County Sheriff's Office. Chapters include "The Rise to Power of [Sheriff] Al Lamberti," "How Close Was Rothstein to Lamberti," and other promising topics. It also includes a few sections on Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderley, who has been extensively linked with Rothstein.
The response from inside law enforcement? Mixed, with some calling it old news.
"There is nothing new in this book just the same old stories that have been on [here] for months, very boring save your money," wrote "Guest" on the LEOAFFAIRS blog, where insiders frequently trade barbs, allegations, and curses.
As for Scott Rothstein, who has recently wrapped up several days of depositions in which he ratted out his former coworkers and conspirators, the author says he was one of four people who was instrumental in electing Lamberti as sheriff in 2008 (one of the others was former Gov. Charlie Crist, a Rothstein pal back then).
"Rothstein needed a sheriff and the sheriff needed money," the author writes.
It looks like the LEOAFFAIRS folks have an idea of who wrote the book, but supposedly a moderator deletes the name when it's mentioned. The discussion is worth keeping an eye on... and we can't vouch for the editorial quality just yet, but there are certainly less interesting ways to spend 10 bucks.
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