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Morning Juice: Spending Sprees for Pain Clinic Kingpins and Ponzi Wives

Headlines this Monday morning in Broward and Palm Beach:

  • New details of the luxury life that Chris and Jeff George financed through what federal investigators say were illegal pain clinics. Neither of those twins has been charged, but surely it's not legal to be such complete wankers, is it? [Palm Beach Post]
  • A pack of trappers who were catching wild pigs in Plantation Acres have pulled out until they get some more money for what looks like a bigger job than they thought it would be. Might be time to round up a pig-killin' posse. [WPLG-5]
  • Now that his year anniversary has come and gone, it's time to look back on how Palm Beach State Attorney Michael McAuliffe has changed that office since taking over for Barry Kritscher. Defense attorneys say that McAuliffe's prosecutors drive a harder bargain on plea deals. The new guy also invites more media attention. [Palm Beach Post]

  • In a mid-February deposition, Kimberly Rothstein describes the sybaritic shopping binge she embarked on while hubbie Scott's Ponzi scheme came crashing down late last year. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Another Ponzi wife, Victoria Meisner of Boca Raton, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for her role in the fraud perpetrated by husband Michael Meisner. [South Florida Business Journal]
  • The Dolphins have already landing a big fish in linebacker Karlos Dansby. On Sunday, they hosted another big-ticket free agent in Steelers safety Ryan Clark. [Miami Herald]

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Thomas Francis

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