Broward News

Morning Juice: Belle Glade Guards Snared in Federal Sting; Rothstein Partners Feeling Heat

Here's what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach:

  • It appears that yet another group of public employees walked right into a federal sting. This time, the suits were back in Palm Beach County, where the U.S. Attorney's Office revealed that state corrections officers in Belle Glade agreed to transport kilos of cocaine in exchange for cash. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Four residents of the Acreage are suing Pratt & Whitney, alleging that the defense contractor's dumping of hazardous materials is responsible for a cluster of cancer cases. [WSVN]
  • In earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the remains of another student from Lynn University were found yesterday: Christine Gianacaci. Two students and two faculty advisers who were in the Hotel Montana when it collapsed remain unaccounted for. [WPTV]

  • Attorneys handling the bankruptcy for Scott Rothstein's law firm have filed suit against three of his partners, demanding roughly $18 million in salary allegedly gained through his billion-dollar Ponzi. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Those same attorneys allege that the partners moved money around in a fashion that suggests they knew it was dirty and in need of being laundered. [Miami Herald]
  • Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Neal Jacobson, the Wellington man traumatized by financial failure who is accused of murdering his wife and two sons last month. [Palm Beach Post]

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Thomas Francis