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Morning Juice: Questions Raised About What Rothstein Knows About Handling of August Car Crash, Law Partner's Murder

Lots of news on this Friday morning in Broward and Palm Beach. Umm, sorry. None of it good:

  • City officials appear to agree with blog commenters that the blurry figure standing next to Scott Rothstein at the site of an August crash involving his then-friend Moe Sohail was Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderly. Now the question is whether Adderly had any role in the department's opting not to conduct a more thorough investigation of whether drugs or alcohol impaired Sohail's girlfriend, who was driving. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Alberto Milian, attorney for Tony Villegas, accused of murdering former Rothstein partner Melissa Britt Lewis, wants to depose Rothstein in advance of that trial, because "I think Rothstein knows a lot about a lot of things." Things like murder? [Miami Herald]
  • State prosecutors believe that a Lake Worth man, Jarvis Jackson, embarked on a Death-Wish-esque murder spree starting in October 2006 after his brother was killed by Haitian gang members. He was charged yesterday in a March 2007 backyard massacre that claimed the lives of three of men thought to have gang connections. [Palm Beach Post]

  • After the Broward County School District removed two top officials in its transportation department, the Broward Teachers Union is asking the state to investigate whether it's related to the federal corruption investigation. [Miami Herald]
  • Remember that fender bender involving a Hollywood cop, where his buddies on the force were heard saying they'd do "a little Walt Disney" to absolve him of blame? The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating. Come to think of it, why don't we just invite every single investigator, or any kind, to Broward for all of 2010. Deal? [WPLG]
  • They're not kidding about the "loco" in El Toro Loco. The West Palm Beach-area nightclub was the site of a shooting last night that left one person injured. A man in a burgundy Cadillac Escalade was arrested. The victim is expected to survive. [WPTV]

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