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Thursday, March 06, 2008
THREE STOOGES AND SILENT JOHN
WE CORRECTED THE ERROR IN THE POST TO RELFECT THE TIMONEY ISSUE IS BEFORE JUDGE SIGLER AND NOT JUDGE PLATZER. SORRY.
David Ovalle has this news story about some of our soon to be clients
It seems Moe, Larry, and Curly, went to rob a jewelry store; jumped out of the car with masks and guns; ran to the door….and realized that the owner needed to buzz them in.
Woops…no harm, no foul, but the police were called and apprehended our soon to be clients shortly thereafter.
No one ever said you needed an advance degree to try and commit a robbery. You just need a modicum of smarts and planning to do a successful robbery.
And the Herald has
this story about Miami Police Chief “Silent John” Timoney, and Judge Sigler's pending decision to hold him in contempt for refusing to answer questions put to him by the Civilian Investigative Panel.
Silent John went before the panel and raised his middle finger…err raised his right hand, was sworn in, and then refused to answer questions about how he came into possession of a Lexus SUV for a year without having to pay for it.
It occurs to us that many of our clients suddenly and without explanation find themselves in possession of luxury automobiles without having to make the requisite monthly payments. However, when our clients get caught, they don’t have the luxury of a panel investigating them. A withhold and a years probation and restitution seems the appropriate sentence here.
In any event, we shall be watching to see if Judge Sigler can convince Silent John to shed his shyness and fess up to the phat ride.
And finally, our Florida Bar (motto: "we never met a lawyer we didn't want to disbar") has decided to move forward with a formal complaint against Broward attorney Sean Conway for his comment calling Judge Aleman an "evil, unfair witch" on the Broward Blog. The blog's post on the topic is
HERE along with Fred Haddad's (Conway's counsel in the matter) thoughtful legal analysis of the complaint: "a piece of shit".
Truer words were never spoken.
See you in court, where none of our dear robed readers in Dade is either evil or a witch.