Federal agents are investigating whether imprisoned Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein had a cohort at the Broward Sheriff's Office who sometimes did favors for him and at times used the power of the badge as a kind of Rothstein "enforcer," several sources say.
This suspected cop is in addition to Lt. David Benjamin, the sheriff's former executive assistant who escorted Rothstein to the airport when he fled to Morocco in 2009. And we're also not talking about the unidentified law enforcement officer who assisted Rothstein in the Silversea Cruises scam. It's a veteran deputy never mentioned in connection to the Ponzi case before.
Working on this one.
-- An interesting side note on the election: More people in Broward voted in one race than any other. Guess which one ... okay, here's the answer: the Katie McHugh-Ilene Lieberman judicial race. 105,061 voters penciled in on that race, a couple thousand more than another race. That lends some evidence that it was very much a referendum on Lieberman, the veteran politician and Broward commissioner. But the truth is that the race was a brutal one for the commission, with Kristin Jacobs getting walloped by Lois Frankel in the Congressional race and Charlotte Rodstrom, the wife of term-limited Commissioner John Rodstrom, losing in her bid to hold his seat. But hey, it still pays well.