Adler Defense: I'm Just as Dumb as the Sheriff, the Governor, and the Senator

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Jen Jen entertains the troops.

​So former Rothstein law partner Russell Adler -- the A in RRA -- is going to trial to fight an attempt by bankruptcy attorneys to recoup $1.2 million in gains Adler received from his old firm. 

The brunt of the clawback stems from hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid "loans" Rothstein gave Adler above his $300,000 salary, including money to pay for a $475,000 apartment in New York City.

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Rothstein fooling Adler.
Adler, who was the chief ambulance chaser in the RRA firm (i.e., head of the firm's personal injury practice), has claimed complete ignorance of the fact that Rothstein was a crook since the Ponzi scheme imploded. The Daily Business Journal quoted Adler in a revealing article on his deposition as telling bankruptcy attorney Chuck Lichtman: "He [Rothstein] had me totally fooled, and apparently that was true for the governor, the sheriff, the state's attorney..."

Those words presaged attempts by his attorney, Fred Haddad, to call folks like Sheriff Al Lamberti, former Gov. Charlie Crist, and U.S. Sen. John McCain, who all cozied up to Rothstein for the giant campaign contributions he gave them. That way, he can get all these high-ranking officials to come into court and say they thought Rothstein was an upstanding businessman too.

It's true that anybody off the street could see that things stank at RRA long before the scheme blew up. Rothstein came out of nowhere and started throwing millions around like dimes. In Adler's case, he had to know full well that the law firm was, as I wrote back in October 2008, a house of cards. The warning signs were everywhere that the guy was a massive fraud. Adler knew that Rothstein was pumping the firm up with millions of dollars, and he happily rode the paper tiger until it crumpled to the floor.

But big money -- be it in the form of campaign cash or a lawyer's pay -- has a way of blurring some folks' sense of propriety. The pile of money gets in the way of their line of sight. Who are these people? Unfortunately, judging by Adler's witness list, it's the folks who run the county, state, and country. 

Inside, an explanation of the photograph at the top of the page.

That's School Board member Jennifer Gottlieb enjoying a JROTC event.

So why did I put it on the blog? 

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A couple of reasons. One is that the JROTC is a big emphasis for a public official -- Gottlieb is such a large supporter of the program, which is aligned with the school district, that she's been made an honorary colonel.

The other -- more important, in this instance -- reason is that it's a funny and entertaining photograph. It would make a great caption contest.

After a recent post about Gottlieb's vanity school, Beachside Montessori Village, a Gottlieb supporter or two (they were anonymous) came on the Pulp to say that I "hate" Gottlieb and basically want to destroy her political career. I replied that was untrue, that I liked Gottlieb, in part because she has supplied such great material for the blog.

That was a little glib, but it's true. Gottlieb, for a number of reasons, is a Pulp celebrity. There are others (Stacy Ritter comes to mind). I'm not entirely sure why some reach the celeb level and some don't, but it's an interesting phenomenon. I honestly don't know if that is good for her political career or bad. In some cases, it doesn't seem a good thing, but that's usually when it's loaded with seeming ethical proprieties (Ken Keechl is an example). 

The big point: On this blog, you're going to get breaking news stories of huge import at times, and at others, it's just for fun. That's all.

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Andrea
Andrea

You are disgusting! Your dumb ass comments to disparage hard working community leaders are ridiculous!

Last Train Out
Last Train Out

You put it in here because you get paid every time someone visits your pigsty. Its worthiness as fodder for the trough has more to do with how many visitors you get than any actual value. So, snuffling visitors to Bob's "Gateway To The Abattoir", your leering gazes fill his pockets, while he provides titillation for your gently swelling corkscrewed nether parts.

Please -- Farmer Bob, Hogs and Sows -- do enjoy.

Jackmahogoff
Jackmahogoff

My caption entries:

Is that your log between my legs?

Is that youir piece of wood or are you just happy to see me?

I'll ride any of you soldiers next.

Come on boys; can't you see I love to ride?

You'd be smiling too if you had a big wood between your legs.

cindermaggi
cindermaggi

I HOPE THEY CLAWBACK THEIR SORRY ASSES!

Dave E
Dave E

Looks more like Rothstein digiting the rose of Adler's pleasure zone.

Eduardo Especial
Eduardo Especial

Why do some reach the Pulp celeb level and some don't? Well, it may sound horribly sexist, but note that the two examples given are both women, and not unattractive women at that. It's the mixture of power -- political power and the power of what Fred Exley called something along the lines of "the irresistable jewel between their legs."

Don't ask me to explain Lamberti.

Stacy Putznik
Stacy Putznik

PSOKI don't type so good. But I got way better store- bought muff melons than Jen-Jen!So there!

Stacy Putznik
Stacy Putznik

Adler wasn't the only dolt:Long leading arbiters of community leadership, the staff of Gold Coast magazine last year named Scott Rothstein #25 among "THE 50 MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN BROWARD COUNTY" reporting""The lawyer seems to be everywhere and doing everything, remarkable because in our first power storuy seven years ago, nobody mentioned his name. But really, he has not come out of the blue having had an active trial and appealate practice for more than 20 years. His is managing partner of Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, a firm with a broad practice which he descibes as 'a second pair of eyes.' The idea is to keep them out of court by reviewing contracts and other documents from a litigation and trail perspective."Further, Gold Coast hailed Rothstein as even more "powerful" than the like of Mike Satz (27), Ellyn Bogdanoff (29), Stacy Ritter (3) Jim Notter (36) and Bill Scherer (41).

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

"The idea is to keep them out of court"

That idea didnt work out too good for Scott Rothstein. Strange, yet prophetic comment circa 2009.

JHC
JHC

Adler is dumb as a rock if he thinks anyone is going to believe his fu**king lies. These liars, thieves, cheats, why are they so often lawyers? If Adler says one time that he didn't know what was going on, then the judge just has to put him in an efn' insane asylum. WTF with these crooks. What kind of defense is that, calling in the stupid elected officials who have no choice to be suck up to money no matter how dirty it is. This town stinks, and it won't smell better until people like Adler are put in a cell very far away from Broward County. Who on earth doesn't that happen? Jesus

Waltermitty
Waltermitty

Their cronies protect them, the systems allows them to be greedy cockroaches without recourse. But the weird thing is, that when they are caught with their pants down and d*cks hanging out, you would think SHAME would kick in. Apparently shame is not in their DNA however. What is the difference because a dirty street crook stealing someone's wallet and guys like Adler? (The dirty street crook sometimes feels guilty and makes amends. The Adlers go to court and try to make the system allow them to keep the ill-gotten gains). Despicable.

Gatorfl
Gatorfl

She's better looking than her counterpart Col. Sanders.

glass slipper
glass slipper

The reason that I support the JROTC so fervently is so that your little GOY bastards will eventually have no other employment options and the military will be their only choice.

Just think of all the adventures they will face flying off to foriegn lands fighting the enemies of Israel and securing valuble resources for the bankster elites of this world.

Everybody should support this and even if you don't there is nothing you can do as the deals have already been set and YOU ALL LOSE!!!!!

Freud
Freud

PsycologistIt is my theory that Scott had a personality like Charles Manson. The other lawyers actually became like his family and lost much of their free wills. Its a phenomenon were a strong will person dominates another. Russ should plead insanity or dimished capacity as a defense.

Jen Letter to Penthouse
Jen Letter to Penthouse

jenjen says;That poll really felt good between my legs. It was like a huge dick fantasy. I could tell it made all the guys hot to watch me staddle that thing. My heaving breasts bounced up and down. Believe me it was borderline perversion. My clit was so enflamed. I had an orgasim in my pants while all those men wee watching me while I tried to maintain a straight face. Afterwards i had my husband or maybe that other guy take me for a lobster. I forget.

Voter
Voter

Meanwhile the broward voters keep right on voting for these losers. That is the sad part. Believe me guys like Lambirti count on it.

BrowardCleansweep
BrowardCleansweep

I've seen Ms Gottlieb in person a few times. She actually comes across as quite nice and personable. While that may explain her electoral prowess, it doesn't make her one of the good guys. The only thing worse that a corrupt public official, is someone that looks the other way or goes along with corrupt schemes. Beachside Village is an blatant slap across the face of every honest and hard-working student, parent, teacher and taxpayer in Broward County. If the rich and/or well connected don't want to send their kids to public school make them pay tuition to a private school. Don't create a new school for the eastside crowd when there are greater needs.http://browardcleansweep.wordp...

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

Thats the dumbest thing you ever wrote Pulp, comparing Jen with Stacy

Jen is hot, Stacy is not hotStacy is dumb enough to take stuff that's hard to hide like kitchens and golf cartsJen cleverly confines her malfeasance to lobsters, which leave no evidence once eaten.Jen writes sexy xoxo text messages--Stacy makes creepy youtube videos.

I could go on and on.

Jen, as a commenter in good standing on Pulp's blog, let me apologize to you for Pulp's ridiculous comparison of you to Stacy.

Also, Jen, I was wondering what you had on under the khakis. Discuss.

xoxo Irving Feiner

Pulp
Pulp

As was mentioned by Eduardo Especial in the previous post, Wayne Barrett and Tim Robbins have both left the Village Voice, the mothership of VVM. I don't often quote Gawker, but they had a telling (and entirely depressing) summation of the news:

"Barrett and Robbins are both great reporters. But these days, when a single photo of a cat dressed as Lady Gaga can get more hits than a months-long political corruption investigation, great reporters have less job security than ever, unless they have a very photogenic cat."

therealyaz
therealyaz

Bob, i have just gone back through a lot of old blogs. It seems everytime you hit a nerve. The corrupt person/persons come at you with slews of name calling. Though they hide behind false names, most are the same people reading off the same page. We all appreciate and look forward to your writtings. KEEP HITTING THE NERVES.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh to be that piece of lumber...

therealyaz
therealyaz

Any arrests today? I think the puff muffins have something to do with her star status.

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