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Another One Falls: Arrest Warrant Issued for Commissioner Wasserman-Rubin

SAO spokesman Ron Ishoy sent out this release:

The Broward State Attorney's Office has obtained a warrant for the arrest of Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin.

The warrant lists seven counts of Unlawful Compensation for improperly advocating for, and benefiting from, numerous

In her resignation letter, posted by the Sun-Sentinel, she writes:

"I intend to vigorously defend myself against these charges and see myself vindicated in court. To do so; however, will require that I devote myself full-time to working to prove my innocence in the months ahead. This, combined with my debilitating illness, will require every measure of physical and emotional strength I can muster... For that reason, I regret that I must tender my resignation..." 

Rumors were hot and heavy in May that Wasserman-Rubin -- who spent 12 years as a Broward School Board member before elected to the commission in 2000 --  would be charged then. The reason for the delay isn't known. Wasserman-Rubin, said to be shocked at the investigation, aborted her reelection bid earlier this year. Richard Rubin also worked for county lobbyist George Platt's firm Shutts and Bowen and the government-contract-snaring engineering firm Craven Thompson while his wife was a commissioner.

When I contacted her attorney, Bruce Udolf, earlier today, he refused comment.

After the jump, some telling photos from Wasserman-Rubin's campaign kickoff.

Here's Wasserman-Rubin with lobbyist Neil Sterling, who along with cohort Barbara Miller, got a stranglehold on the Broward County School Board, where Wasserman-Rubin previously served.




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