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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

IS TODAY THE DAY?



UPDATE: here is the complaint in Scotty boy's case courtesy of the Miami Herald. Judge Cohn gets the case. He could have done a whoooooollllle lot worse in Ft. Lauderdale Federal Court which is a veritable mine field. I was somehow expecting that Judge D would have pulled the case. Just a guess.

UPDATE: YES IT IS. CBS 4 and reporter Jim Defede have reported that Scott Rothstein surrendered to the FBI and was in custody at 7:45 am today.

Various local news outlets including the Miami Herald (motto:
"If it's news, we'll get around to it at some point") , The Daily Pulp, and most importantly, the Justice Building's "Captain" are reporting that disgraced Fort Lauderdale Attorney Scott Rothstein will be taken into custody sometime Tuesday afternoon to faces RICO charges (but not driving without shoes).

The Sun Sentinel via Mike Mayo is reporting that Rothstein has said he will NOT turn himself in. Mayo's article is a good read on just how obnoxious Rothstein can be.

Good move there Scotty boy. You stole about a billion bucks, impersonated a
Federal Judge, flew off to Morocco (but did come back which also wasn't the brightest thing to do) and now you're shooting your mouth off and refusing to surrender.

Who is giving you advice, Tiger Woods? (Tiger will be charged with driving without shoes).

The Captain asked people to speculate about bond. Here's Rumpole's predication: NO BOND. Risk of flight (check); Danger to the Community (check); Dumb beyond all measure(double check).

Updates all day as we watch Scotty boy run. And a quick memo to the FBI- check those "orders" Scotty boy may have, supposedly signed by a local Magistrate, a partial copy of which we obtained at considerable expense and reprint for your enjoyment:

"That this court is shocked by the government's contumacious behavior.
That because of the government's misconduct, all police agencies are ordered not to arrest one Scott Rothstein, and if he is arrested, he is to be released forwith.
That due to the government's malfeasance, the US Treasury is directed to released one hundred million dollars forth with to one Scott Rothstein.
That the government, through their misconduct has waived their right to appeal- those who seek equity must have clean socks.
Done and other stuff this day in Ft. Laudedale, Florida....."




(yes, we know Scotty boy misspelled Fort Lauderdale and forthwith)

24 comments:

EyeontheQ said...

FIRST!!! And let me be the first to say this:

SCOTTY BOY- CALL THE Q-

1800-GET- THEQ

Word of the day guyz said...

RUMPOLE!! What a word! Contumacious. W
We dropped the ball the last time you used it and mentioned us. So without further ado.... (BTW ADO-heightened fuss or concern)


Contumacious: Stubbornly disobedient.

Usage: The Contumacious Judge refused to read the rules of evidence.

Fake Alex Michaels said...

No bond? Dis is bullsheeeeeeet!

Anonymous said...

did anyone read the herald article on Zables husband-front pg of metro. He is gonna sue disney??? what a little pussy!! that thing looks like a segway to me. how on earth does that thing balance on two wheels!?

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, what is your obsession with Scott Rothstein? I'm not defending the man--shitbags like him are a large reason lawyers are largely distrusted, and he deserves everything he has coming to him (and then some). My guess is that you were at one time close to him and then 1) had a falling out with him; 2) he screwed you over; 3) he ripped you off/scammed you or 4) a combination of some or all of the above.

The Straw Buyer said...

Another high profile white collar criminal gets to surrender himself to authorities. Why wasn't the attorney in my story afforded the same courtesy?

http://thestrawbuyer.blogspot.com/2009/12/another-high-profile-surrender.html

Not Joe Gersten said...

Kudos on the no bond predic, Rumpole. What do you think his threshold is for changing the plea? I'm thinking 20 years.

Rumpole said...

I am fascinated by Rothstein. Never met him. Despite our mutual affinity for NetJets, we didn't run in the same circles, and thankfully don't now.

I guess it's just that good times or bad, for almost 30 years now I have gotten up every morning and slogged through my day, sometimes for a lot of money, mostly not. I just wonder what makes a guy like him tick. he didn't have one luxury car, but like 6. He didn't buy one mansion and one vacation home, but several of each. I just don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Reminder for all those attorneys involved with civil traffic infractions (cue bottom feeder comments):

Judges Slom and Leifman will be meeting tomorrow (Wed) at 2 pm in ct room 1-4 to adress any issues regarding civil infractions.

This is our opportunity to have our voices heard. Please think of thoughts and suggestions for changing the system, as well as gripes you may have.

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

to 8:50 am .....

Winner of the Justice Building Blog's Daily "Jerk of the Day" Contest. Awarded at 2:00 pm with ten hours to go in the day, no one could possibly top 8:50 am.'s comment.

What did he do to deserve such an acclaim to fame? He called North Miami Beach Mayor Myron Rosner, a paraplegic, a

"little pussy".

What does he win? A severed spinal cord a C2-C3 courtesy of Guido and his henchmen.

Guido, what do you have to say to today's winner?

GUIDO: "We know who you are, we know where you live, and we know exactly where to strike our baseball bat to sever at C-2/3.

Cap Out ....

Anonymous said...

if disney would have denied entry to a person who was not confined to a chair, would they be sued?

i dont think so...

you dont get special rights to money judgements just because you have had a terrbile accident.

captain you have always been a mental midget. your brain is confined to a think skull.

CAPTAIN said...

The Captain Reports:

So you want to complain about who the JNC sends up to the Gov., well then, how about becoming a member of said JNC .........

2010
JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
NOMINATIONS TO BE MADE

Judicial Nominating Commissions: Two lawyer vacancies for each of the 26 JNCs. The Florida Bar must nominate six lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the Governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2010. Applicants must be engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the commission to which the member is applying. Applicants must comply with state financial disclosure laws. Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for 2 years following completion of their 4-year term.

Applications must be received by mail or fax, (850) 561-5826 no later than 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, in the Executive Director's office of The Florida Bar. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Screening committees of the Board of Governors will review all JNC applications. The Executive Committee will then make recommendations to the Board of Governors.

Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may download the proper application form (there is a specific JNC application) from the Bar's Web site, www.floridabar.org, or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5757, to obtain the application. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300 by the Feb. 26 deadline date.

Cap Out .....

CAPTAIN said...

to 2:32 pm asks:

"if disney would have denied entry to a person who was not confined to a chair, would they be sued?"

Answer: NO, but, if disney denied entry to a parapelgic confined to a wheelchair, because he was in a wheelchair, would they be sues?

Answer: YES.


2:32 pm, You win the seldom awarded "Book Award" for Torts.

Ever heard of the Amercians For Disabilities Act?

No?

I didn't think so.

Cap Out ....

Q CALLER said...

BREAKING! Woods gets careless driving ticket.

SOMEBODY CALL THE Q!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

captain your ignorance is exposed once again!! this poor chap was not denied entry to the magic kingdom of the morbidly obese because he has a disability! He was denied access because mickey police thought he was in a two wheel type which are specifically disallowed in the park. Stick to criminal wheel cases. lol

Anonymous said...

Rothstein amazes me too Rump. But for different reasons, maybe the same. I am no crook, but lets say for argument sake I decided to steal hundreds of millions and then stash about 20 million in a country with no extradition, I would certainly not be returning unless Dog the Bounty Hunter brought me back against me will. Scottie, you had in made in Morocco. Now you will be bunking with Madoff for the rest of your life. STUPID.

Anonymous said...

Tiger gets Withhold, Court Cost. Mrs. Tiger gets "HALF" plus the Hybrid club she used to hit him in the head.

Governor Ask Florida SCT for Grand Jury said...

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/southflorida/story/1359256.html

Anonymous said...

you're going to lose your meal ticket, jonathan.

16 inch Bubba said...

Scotty had a fun first night in the pokey last night. After fucking everyone else in the ass for years, he learned what it was like to have the tables turned, so to speak.

Anonymous said...

http://www.miamiherald.com/467/story/1360988.html

Are You Still For Crist Now? said...

"All told, Rothstein and the lawyers associated with his firm gave more than $2.1 million to state and federal candidates and political committees since he allegedly began his scam in 2005.

Crist, a Republican, received more contributions from Rothstein and attorneys of his law firm, Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, than any other candidate this year: $80,450 for his U.S. Senate bid, according to campaign finance records.

Asked whether he would return all the money now that federal authorities are alleging Rothstein's contributions were tainted, Crist said: ``Well, certainly, if there's evidence that indicates [wrongdoing] that's exactly what we would do.''

Dozens of other politicians are preparing to do the same.

Rothstein was so instrumental in Crist's successful 2006 governor's race that Crist appointed him to a panel that nominated Broward County judicial candidates. One of Crist's Democratic political opponents for the U.S. Senate, Maurice Ferré, said Crist should be investigated because Rothstein contributed large sums to the Republican Party of Florida at about the same time that Crist picked judges Rothstein favored.

``It's absurd,'' Crist said.

Republicans accused Rothstein of attempting to hatch a similar pay-to-play judicial scheme with Democratic Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, who is running for governor. Sink called the allegations ridiculous.

Except for Sink, a few Democrats and a single $200,000 check Rothstein gave to the Florida Democratic Party in September, most of Rothstein's political contributions went to Republicans. The state's Republican Party has received at least $628,000 from Rothstein and his firm since 2005."

Gov. Crist to Investigate Democrats Statewide corruption! said...

BREAKING NEWS! Good news for Republican candiates running for office in Florida, bad news for Democrats.

Fla. justices approve corruption investigation

The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Supreme Court has approved Gov. Charlie Crist's revised request to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate public corruption.

The justices issued a unanimous order Wednesday, just two days after rejecting Crist's initial request on a 6-1 vote.

The high court on Monday said Crist failed to allege the general crimes or wrongs to be investigated covering more than a single judicial circuit as required by law.

Crist immediately filed an amended request that filled in those blanks.

More Breaking News:
In a related story the Gov. stated that his opposition Kendrick Meek will be the first investigated. After which all candidates for Governor who are oppossing Atty Gen McCullum will be next. If there is time other Democrats will be investigated.

Anonymous said...

Just for the record, Judge Cohn is a horrible Judge and no matter what silly song and dance show he puts together I will personally run him out of office. Yes Don, back to your sorry practice where you barely made any money.

Don Cohn, enjoy the time you have left. I am aiming to take you out of office.