Morning Juice: Salesman Toasts to Corruption; Michael Brewer Visits Victim of Teen Violence

A glance at the headlines this Thursday morning:

  • Federal prosecutors in the case against Fitzroy Salesman played a video during yesterday's trial that showed the former Miramar commissioner accepting an envelope full of $1,000 cash, then pouring a beer and continuing his conversation with money managers seeking city business. Actually, they were undercover agents. [Miami Herald]
  • Anthony Caravella, who served 26 years in prison for rape and murder before being cleared in September by DNA evidence, was officially exonerated Wednesday, allowing him to live without restrictions. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • The Acreage Community Focus Group had its first meeting last night. The 18-member task force was formed as a way of centralizing the disparate information related to the mysterious cancer cluster in the western Palm Beach County town. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Josie Lou Ratley, the 15-year-old girl from Deerfield Beach Middle School who was beaten nearly to death on March 17, received a visit Wednesday from Michael Brewer, a former classmate who survived his own vicious attack by local teens. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Among the local health-care businesses likely to see a boom following major reforms signed into law this week: urgent care clinics. [WPBF-25]
  • More than two months after the suicide of Julie Timmerman, it's still not clear what role the Scott Rothstein revelations may have played. Timmerman was a clerk at Rothstein's firm, and the Ponzi schemer paid the 26-year-old's way through law school. [Daily Pulp]


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