Tuesday, November 17, 2009


UPDATE: The Anatomy of A Scam: How Rothstein did it. Bob Norman of the Daily Pulp has put together an interview with an investor who pitched by Rothstein.

Check out "You Make The Call" on the
Broward Blog here.
Basically, in Broward the police have as much respect for the 4th Amendment as the Judges North of the Border have for Dade Lawyers.
Especially nifty is the warrant-less entry into the defendant's home to "make a protective sweep" looking for the defendant while the other part of the same squad has the Defendant detained at a traffic stop.

You make the call.

As if we didn't have enough to worry about, now comes word from medical researchers that men over 40 have a 1 in 8 chance of dropping dead from sudden cardiac arrest. The WSJ bad news is here.

From the article: "It's fairly astonishing data," said Muriel Jessup, a cardiologist at University of Pennsylvania who headed the program committee for the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions here, where the findings were presented Sunday, and who wasn't involved in the study.

Rumpole moans: "fairly astonishing data" doc? How about "it's the scariest f'ing thing ever printed in the WSJ"? That more sums up our feeling on the "data". This kind of news, like possible earth destroying comets, is just something better off kept in obscure journals. We mere mortals have enough to worry about. Every time we get a little whipped cream on our Starbucks we mope for days. We're gobbling fish oil capsules and Niacin like they're M&Ms. And the best we got is 8-1? We can foresee another several months of insomnia ahead.

As Bruce Springsteen sings in Badlands: "You wake up in the night with a fear so real, you find yourself waiting for a moment that just won't come. Don't waste your time waiting. ..."

Or as Woody Allen said "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying." and..."Death doesn't worry me that much. I just don't want to be there when it happens."

Sirius Satellite is thinking of putting on a "Scott Rothstein 102" news channel, right next to Howard 100 news.

Nothing new to report today on the Rothstein countdown to 360-to life sweepstakes. (Are we correct in our guideline calculations David? "Sophisticated means enhancement." " Has a yacht and house on the water enhancement." It all adds up.)

Meanwhile Bob Norman at the Daily Pulp continues to be the best source for stories in this case. From the emails from Rothstein detailing the paranoia he had with his operations center to trying to buy his way into the good graces of the Lord, Norman has all the juicy details.

Maybe we just have a surly personality, but we don't think Rothestein will be out through the weekend. This case has a Fed special Friday afternoon arrest written all over it, and the only thing missing is the long weekend special twist that would keep Rothstein on ice though Tuesday.

Risk of flight? Danger to the community? Kahlid Sheikh Mohammed (Arabic: خالد شيخ محمد) has a better chance of bond than Rothstein.

The Dolphins won and the Jets and Patriots lost this weekend. As any good trial lawyer knows, it ain't over till it's over.


Anonymous said...

Two issues come to mind: 1) What was the reason behind the Humphrey/Hawkins bill and 2) What's the difference between a sub, a grinder, and a hoagie?

Thanks, you're the best.

policy wonk said...

In response to rising unemployment levels in the 1970s, Representative Augustus Hawkins and Senator Hubert Humphrey created the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act. It was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on October 27, 1978, and codified as 15 USC § 3101.
The Act explicitly instructs the nation to strive toward four ultimate goals: full employment, growth in production, price stability, and balance of trade and budget.

In brief, the Act:
Explicitly states that the federal government will rely primarily on private enterprise to achieve the four goals.
Instructs the government to take reasonable means to balance the budget.
Instructs the government to establish a balance of trade, i.e. to avoid trade surpluses or deficits.
Mandates the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve to establish a monetary policy that maintains long-run growth, minimizes inflation, and promotes price stability.
Instructs the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve to transmit an Monetary Policy Report to the Congress twice a year outlining its monetary policy.
Requires the President to set numerical goals for the economy of the next fiscal year in the Economic Report of the President and to suggest policies that will achieve these goals.
Requires the Chairman of the Federal Reserve to connect the monetary policy with the Presidential economic policy.

Anonymous said...

word on the PD Street is that Phillies hurler Pedro Martinez was a juror in a county court case yesterday. He found the client not guilty while screaming "who's your daddy" at the State.

Keeping it Real

Anonymous said...

Based on the statistics we have a 1 in 8 chance that this blog will cease to libel the hard working jurist at REGJB.

Faux Fakey Fakerstein, Esq. said...

I think a sub and hoagie are the same thing (although some people claim a hoagie must have the bread cut vertically versus horizontally).

A grinder is if memory serves from my days in Somerville and Newton, Mass. a sub/hoagie that was toasted.

Faux Fakey Fakerstein, Esq., for XXXXXXXXXXX County Judge, Group XXXX 2010.

eyeonshumietime said...

Latest sign that the apocalypse is upon us:
Run a Google search for "shumie time" and this is what you get:

Results 1 - 10 of about 8,210 for shumie time. (0.47 seconds)
Search Results

Anonymous said...

The miamifauxlawyers blog has an excellent article on the need for lawyer appointments in 3.850 hearings.Are the judges listening?

Anonymous said...

Rumpy-- "How did Felix update his WWII song, "Let's Hit Hitler Where He Lives?"

Anonymous said...

From the New Times Comments re Rothstein Case: "Charley Varrick says: This just in .

Reuters , Washington D.C. November.17 :
An interagency federal task force to crack down on fraud and other financial crimes was created today under an executive order issued by President Barack Obama.

The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force will be headed by the Justice Department and will include representatives from more than 20 other federal agencies, including the Labor and Treasury departments.

The task force, among other duties, will advise the Justice Department on cases involving financial crimes, including the Scott E. Rothstein case.
Posted On: Tuesday, Nov. 17 2009 @ 4:54PM "

I smell a bailout (remember Long Term Capital) for all of the Obama supporting rich Democrats of Broward County. Obama knows that Broward is the key to winning Florida again in 2012, and he will want his supporters bailed out so that they will help him steal Florida again. Scotty, largly a republican supporter, will walk alone, just like Jack Abramoff, and all the other schlubs will be paid back with taxpayer money. The O will win Florida and it will be 4 more years.

Rumpole said...

8:29 - I'm not sure I understand your question and use of the word "update". I think you're referring to the episode where he changes the song he wrote in the Army to...."Happy and Peppy and Bursting with Love. "

Is that what you mean>

Rumpole said...

of course the song went through many changes and you may be referring to the time he was tinkling on the piano and changed the lyrics to some like "Lets Kiss Kissinger where he lives"...is that what you mean?

Felix didn't really change Lets Hit Hitler to Happy and peppy, its just that every time he started to compose Happy and peppy his old song kept intruding in his thoughts. It was a cleverly written scene.

Anonymous said...

Great article in this month's American Lawyer about Chad Paulson, the ex-PD who now runs the legal department for the Dubai Oil Company ENOC (Emirates National Oil Company) - Chad is the highest ranking foreigner in the company and has been called the most powerful american in mideast oil. The Kid flies around the world in his own G4 and has apartments in Dubai, London, Hong Kong and NYC. Not bad for a guy who started out in Juvie not too many years ago.

Anonymous said...

Florida Statutes do not mandate a court appointed lawyer in post conviction proceedings unless your a death sentenced inmate, or the Court orders and evidentiary. How about we just follow the law? Let them hire lawyers for post conviction.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, are you more like Oscar, or more like Felix?

Rumpole said...

I think I identify most with Speed.

still in juvie said...

I worked with Chad! And I remember when he got an offer to go work in Dubai and we all thought he was crazy. And then the lawyer he was working for got sick and Chad stepped in to complete some difficult negotiations with OPEC in Paris and the Shiekh who runs ENOC was very impressed and gave him the head spot in the legal division because Chad's boss needed to retire based on his illness. The Sheikh was roundly criticized by members of his own family because they didn't trust any American. But Chad had learned the language and had also impressed the Sheikh by not converting to Mulsim just to get ahead, but by learning the customs and respecting them.

BTW- Chad has THE hottest GF- a former Parisian runway model who is part Egyptian and part French. He is living THE life.

treasury secretary said...

Everyone knows that Chad's daddy, Henry Paulson, yes, that Henry Paulson, opened up all the doors for his son.

Eliot Ness said...

Note Rumpole's obsession with Mr. Rothstein, a civil lawyer based in Broward County. I earlier posted, as a way to find clues, that I believed that Rumpole was Scott Rothstein. While Rumpole denies they are one and the same, he did admit it was the closest guess to date.

Based upon the above, I surmise that Rumpole lives in Broward County, practices law there to some degree and is involved with civil litigation more than he cares to admit. I am going to find out who Rumpole is, do so quickly and collect multiple bounties.

Anonymous said...

Hey 6:26...Florida statutes do not mandate that anyone have a brain either.

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