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Saturday, February 16, 2008

THE GREAT FLOOD

Latest Herald article on the "Kuehne sting."
HERE
The Government was using an informant to feed Kuehne phony information that drug money was legitimate. They ought to hang their heads in shame for prosecuting this man.

And God looked upon the earth (and North Of the Border), and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die…

For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him.And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth…

And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights…

And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered…

And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

Book Of Genesis, Chapters 6-7.

Item:
The Broward County Main Courthouse is shut down for the forseeable future, due to an unepxected "great flood".
The Sun Sentinel story is HERE


21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Notice there is no Ark taking the righteous away........not even Jack Thompson

Anonymous said...

too bad it didnt break on the floor og reg. maybe then we'd get a new courthouse....

Fake Clay Kaiser said...

Rump- this just in: Dale Ross surveyed the damage, was walking away from the courthouse when he turned back to look at it one last time- and turned to stone!!!! Plans are being made to put him next to the Napolean Bonaparte Broward Statue in the new building.

Anonymous said...

The Broward edition of the Herald reported:

"the flood appeared to be caused by a backup in one of the main water lines on the third floor and a continuously running and overflowing toilet."

Question, isn't the Broward Courthouse and a continuously running and overflowing toilet the same thing?

Anonymous said...

Rump- you're being played. Fake Alschuler is not "indisposed". He is all over the Tallahassee and Jacksonville courthouse blogs trying out his sthick there. You should ban him from this blog before he gets a gig somewhere else for more money. No loyalty.

Anonymous said...

"...some legal and money-laundering experts say the government's sting operation appears suspicious.

''What really makes this stink is that behind the relied-upon documented sources of this money was, in fact, a government sting operation,'' said Miami lawyer Thomas Tew, who has been involved in numerous bank and securities fraud cases over the years.

''If Saravia was cooperating, and it appears that he was, then Saravia and the government were working together to conceal the source of the dirty money at their end from Kuehne,'' Tew said. ''Kuehne should have suspected the [two] Colombians were unreliable. However, how would he have known that a U.S. sting operation was behind the money attributed to Saravia and his businesses? The government was placing him in harm's way in a classic entrapment. Who better to conceal the dirty money than a government sting operation?'' Tew said.

Others agreed.

''Since available information seems to indicate that Saravia played a key role in landing Kuehne in the dock, the question becomes: Did Saravia help prosecutors to snare a laundryman or did he set up an innocent, high-profile target to take a fall?'' said Brett Wolf, a U.S. money laundering analyst with Complinet, a London-based firm that helps financial institutions meet their compliance obligations.

''Taking into account Kuehne's outstanding reputation, one must assume the latter until such time as prosecutors present compelling evidence to the contrary,'' Wolf said. ``They clearly haven't done so at this time.''

South Florida attorney Myles Malman, a former federal prosecutor, said Saravia's informant role became the linchpin to the government's case against Kuehne.

''Saravia has the chip in his pocket -- the Ochoa linkage to the money in Colombia for his defense fund in Miami,'' Malman said. ``He's helping federal agents by becoming an undercover informant, an active informant. He's a key witness in the Kuehne case.''

Justice Department spokesman Paul Bresson declined to comment...."

Fake Ted Mastos said...

The Government did this to Kuehne? AND there's no court Monday. But Broward is open? This is all too much. I think I need a continuance.

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Anonymous said...

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Thomas Moore said...

I know that lawyers sometimes have to take on depraved clients, but really, how can anyone stomach being an Assistant State Attorney?

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to know know if ICE were involved in this case at all. The Herald article says that the charges originate from activities occurring 6 years ago. Wasn't the current US Attorney of SDNY the director of ICE at approximately that time? And who was his principal legal advisor at the time? The strange coincidences abound.

Full disclosure: I am not an attorney and I'm not from Miami.

Anonymous said...

the indictment of ben keuhne is disgusting.

he was naive and mistaken in his actions but he is not a money launderer.

Miami Frunk Bruni said...

No Country for Old Men is as good a film as the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, have ever made, and they made "Fargo." It involves elements of the thriller and the chase but is essentially a character study, an examination of how its people meet and deal with a man so bad, cruel and unfeeling that there is simply no comprehending him. A bounty hunter trying to recover drug money named "Chigurh" is so evil, he is almost funny sometimes. "He has his principles," says the bounty hunter hired by the business man who owns the money and wants to find Chigruh (the bounty hunter for the bounty hunter is Woody Harrelson), who has knowledge of him.

The moview twists and turns at its own pace and is a rewarding film for film's sake, forgoing the sappy hollywood ending that we could otherwise see ten miles off. None of that here, and we are better off for it. Go see this movie.

abe laeser said...

Mr. Moore,

First, let me thank you for the over-simplistic platitude. Everyone loves to be reduced to a stereotype.

Then - Next time someone hurts someone you love (G-d forbid), maybe you can call Santa or the Great Pumpkin to try to gain some semblance of justice.

Prosecutors are decent persons who try to do their best. Ask the criminal defense Bar - most of whom have had a stint as prosecutors. They did not have to check their decency at the door.

Rumpole said...

Re: The Obama Article. Long time and careful readers of the blog know you are not allowed to publish an entire article in the comments section. You can summarize it and post the link.

Anonymous said...

I agree. There are lots of good prosecutors and there is nothing wrong with being one.

Anonymous said...

Abe,

Talk about "over-simplistic:"

1. Please stop with the "who-you-gonna-turn-to-when-someone-you-love gets-(hurt-killed-raped-robbed)" argument. If it's not beneath you, it's certainly beneath your reputation. And, it has nothing to do with some people, owing to their nature and/or their view of the government, not being comfortable with being in the role of a prosecutor. There is need for prosecutors, but that doesn't mean all lawyers could stomach being one. (Especially with the lack of discretion in your particular office!)

2. Excuse me while I get out of the way of your ridiculously broad brush: "Prosecutors are decent persons." Simplistic? Yes, and naive, to boot!

abe laeser said...

Sorry. sorry, sorry.

Did I forget to say "tongue-in-cheek"?

Sometimes my efforts at sarcasm do not reach the level when they can be recognized by others.

My fault.

Anonymous said...

abe is a gossip ninny.

Rumpole said...

Here is what I don't get- almost every article about a defendant getting a new trial based on DNA is followed by the prosecuting attorney swearing they will re-try the scoundrel. And then about a month later, the case is quietly dropped. Just about any top prosecutor that I know in Miami would race to court to drop charges if DNA exonerated someone and there would not be any nonsense about a trial anyway. What gives with the rest of the nation? Why can't they admit they made a mistake, say sorry, and move on?

Valeriano Orobón Fernández said...

If someone I knew was murdered, I would rather call Santa or the Great Pumpkin to try to gain some semblance of justice. I know I would not get justice from the sovereign State of Florida; an evil oppressive murdering bastard.

Maybe I could respect a prosecutor if his client did not come into court with blood dripping off his fingers. And don't give me that free country nonsense when they don't count my votes or give me a candidate worth voting for.

¡A las Barricadas!