Did Campaign Cash Help BSO Promotion?

I am hearing new information regarding Broward Sheriff's Lt. Rick Reilly, and it's not good.

I won't get into details, but suffice it to say that Reilly's late wife, attorney Caryl Boies, may have a lot in common with Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of onetime presidential contender John Edwards who also died with cancer. Boies, it should be said, also retains, like Elizabeth Edwards, a sterling reputation.

Reilly filed for divorce from Boies in October, late in her long battle against the disease. In the divorce, he was contesting his share of the couple's marital assets and wanted his wife to pay his legal bills. Caryl Boies' estate is valued at $13 million.

Now there is speculation surfacing that Reilly got his much-coveted job in Sheriff Al Lamberti's command staff at least partly as a result of big campaign contributions given to him by his wife and her prominent family, including her famed father, attorney David Boies, who was the face -- and voice -- of 2000 presidential contender Al Gore in the recount.

It is true that the Boies family came out in a big way for Lamberti in 2008 when he beat Scott Israel to retain his office. Sources say Reilly and Boies threw a major fundraiser at their Rio Vista home for Lamberti. Campaign records show that the Boies family gave no less than $5,000 to Lamberti's campaign, with maximum $500 contributions from at least nine family members and a real estate holding company. It made the family one of Lamberti's largest contributors and raisers of funds.

Lamberti elevated Reilly to the position of lieutenant colonel in January 2010 to oversee the entire Investigative Services Bureau. Reilly is fourth in command at BSO, according to the website.

But the speculation will remain just that, as it's unprovable. It's also important to note that Reilly apparently has a strong work record and was initially promoted to captain by former Sheriff Ken Jenne in 2003, the same year he married Boies. There appears to have been no campaign contributions tied to that.

Anyone, however, who says that politics -- especially money politics -- doesn't play into decisions made by the sheriff is full of it. And I'm not just talking about Lamberti. That applies to his predecessor (in spades) and all the predecessors before that.

Inside, we pinpoint where Shaq dissed Miami Heat President Pat Riley during last night's Late Show With David Letterman.

Here's the video:

 

You have to forward it with your cursor to about the 6:10 mark. That's where David Letterman mentions names of basketball people to get Shaq's reaction. The first name he mentions is Riley. Shaq, who helped the Heat to a championship season, greets the name with stony silence before he takes a drink of water and stares off into space. "Should I go onto the next one?"

"Yes," says Shaq to applause.

The next name was Phil Jackson. Shaq applauded him.

For some reason, I don't think Riley is going to lose any sleep over the slight.

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Anybody
Anybody

Just Follow The Money...look at public disclosure campaign donor contribution sites...compare the file of his previous divorce...look at history of past real estate purchases (not in his name but married name and/or maiden name of mother)...request FOI of his BSO service files examining discipline notes...Look for conflict-of-interest disclosure; court duty; extra-detail and "special" pay particularly for private consultations,,,And most importantly: speak to past colleagues, perps, motorcycle salespeople, and of course girlfriends

martha
martha

Caryl was smart and didn't have children with this "WHEN I GROW UP I'M GONNA... I'M GONNA ....DRINK MD20-20 (THE $600 VARIETY) AND I'M GONNA BE A SLEEZY "MF" - AND BE "PECTED LIKE BOSS HOGG"

Rrrichierichdllar2
Rrrichierichdllar2

Hi all you fools! You forgot about the multi-million dollar life insurance policy I took out on Caryl after we got marrried. The best part is that the policy was paid every month on Boies' dime. Right Val?

Hahahahaha all the way to the bank! Suckers!

Stank Bitch
Stank Bitch

Kudos Pulp to this latest blast. It is absolutely correct. Many insiders can testify that Reilly worked hard on the Sheriff;s campaign and that is absolutely all he ever worked hard at. He has always been known as the missing supervisor. The last thing he was ever interested in was doing law enforcement work. Good record? No. No work equals no mistakes or record of anything in BSO. Just another slug with an ambition and taste for more social status. $1000 suits, vacations in Africa, constant trips on Daddy Boise's dime to NYC and California and Mexico, bragging about $600 bottles of wine at the best Las Olas restaurants. These are the life of Reilly and the Sheriff rewarded him and his BS as sure as

Sherriff Lamdirti
Sherriff Lamdirti

Memo to Donors;From Al Lamdirti

This is the current rate changes effective immediately per contribution to my election!BSO Sherriff $4000Captain $10 500Public relations officer 8500Jail guard $1000Attorney $12500Lieutenant $9000

Harrasment of Neighbors $1000Harrasment of business competitors $2500Loss of Paperwork on Criminal cases (misdemeanor) 3500(felony) $7500

There will be no deviations form this schedule unless prior approval is obtained from Wheeler, Benjamin, or Santucci.

If not on the above list please contact one of the community relations officers on my payroll. There are approximately 10 such personnel around the county and all these requests must go through them.

Zigytwo
Zigytwo

fire everyone , they all need to go, gawdddd are we delusional, its all a conspiracy and we do , in fact, destroy all our heros.

Court Watcher
Court Watcher

What Lamberti did with Benjamin and Wheeler is just plain wrong. That they still have jobs. It's time to overthrow the local goverment in Broward County. Who's up to the challenge? If one qualified person stepped up to the plate, a coupe would move forward. They're doing it in Miami and we can, too.

RancherUSAFLA
RancherUSAFLA

Keep kicking the living sheet out of this POS lamberti Bob ... he needs to resign and quickly! He is destroying innocent people/employees. Keep the fire hot under his colostomy bag!

JHC
JHC

You didn't leave the sleazy Adler piece up there long enough, Pulp. Please come when the judge rules on that POS.

AngryLarry
AngryLarry

Stop it Larry Dafuria!!!! We know you are still Angry!!!

Larry D. is at it again
Larry D. is at it again

Thanks Larry, are you still upset that you were asked to resign from BSO!!!! Or are you more mad that Rick took your job!!!

DeathFrog3
DeathFrog3

Rick worked hard back in the 80's and 90's he was on SWAT and K9. His rise to power came when he was dating Boies, who is D royalty. He was not quiet about it. He was a Lt then. They get married and poof he's a Captain and after Lamberti gets elected he becomes a Lt.Col. He rides motorcycles with Benjamin a host of others whose names constantly come up in the Steroid investigation.

Mind
Mind

very funny but was reilly the one that bergeron had al appoint?

JHC
JHC

Please come "back with a story" when the judge rules on that POS.

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