Morning Juice: Judge Ana Gardiner in Ethical Trouble; BSO and Pompano Move Closer to Deal

Your daily spin through the headlines in South Florida:

  • Nearly two years after New Times' Bob Norman printed allegations of misconduct against Broward Circuit Judge Ana Gardiner, the Judicial Qualifying Commission has filed formal charges against her on the basis that she discussed a pending death row case outside the courtroom with an attorney who was prosecuting that case. [Daily Pulp]
  • Three pain clinics in Palm Beach County were raided Wednesday by federal agents working with local law enforcement. They belonged to twin brothers Chris and Jeff George, whose father is a wealthy developer. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti has sweetened the deal in hopes of renewing the agency's policing contract with Pompano Beach, whose new city manager Dennis Beach last month recommended the city break ties and form its own police department. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Investigators say that Erika Morales, the West Palm Beach woman accused stealing the identities of 11 people to open accounts with Florida Power & Light and AT & T may have had many more victims. [WPBF-25]
  • In an appearance before Palm Beach County commissioners, Florida Surgeon General Ana Viamonte Ross pledged that her staff would perform more testing on the cancer cluster in The Acreage and open a local office to help ensure that residents are better informed. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Play ball! The Marlins started their Spring Training circuit with a 19-3 throttling of the University of Miami. [Miami Herald]

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