Another Big Law Firm Implodes

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​-- The Daily Business Review has an interesting story about the implosion of another law firm, Adorno & Yoss. The central figure in the disintegration of that firm -- which had major offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and a satellite in West Palm -- was Hank Adorno, who often boasted that the outfit was the largest Hispanic-owned law firm in the United States. He could say that because he owned 51 percent of the firm. 

Now that stake looks to be worth less than nothing as the firm has been shut down and will almost surely soon face bankruptcy proceedings. The article by Julie Kay shows that Adorno -- who came up under the wing of powerful Cuban exile Jorge Mas Canosa -- was living the high life even as his firm was fighting a crippling malpractice suit, office rent payments for swank digs were missed, and his lawyers' paychecks were bouncing.

Now the 23,000 square-feet of upscale office space the firm occupied at Las Olas Centre in Fort Lauderdale is going back on the market as the tedious work of formally shutting down a once-powerful law firm continues. 

Inside more on Adorno and some observations on the latest coverage of Ann "N-Word" Murray.  
Adorno, like another well-known ruined attorney, was known for his acts of charity -- but when it came to his practice his greed undid him. He has lost everything in part due to the infamous fire fee case in which he won a $7 million lawsuit against the city of Miami. From the DBR article: 

[T]he city of Miami fire fee scandal rocked the firm in slow motion. In 1998, the budget-busted city created a fire rescue fee, charging homeowners for fire services on top of property taxes. Homeowners represented by Adorno sued weeks later. The Florida Supreme Court declared such fees unconstitutional in 2002, and Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Peter Lopez ruled the fee illegal in 2004.

Adorno and another lawyer at the firm settled the case the same year, but the $7 million agreement benefitted just seven people, cut out Miami taxpayers and allotted $2 million to Adorno's firm.

Lopez invalidated the settlement, but Adorno & Yoss appealed. In a scathing opinion, a 3rd District Court of Appeal panel called the settlement "a scheme to defraud" and labeled the attorneys' actions unethical and reprehensible.

The Florida Bar followed up with disciplinary charges against Adorno. While a Bar referee recommended a simple reprimand, the lightest possible punishment, the Florida Supreme Court took a much harsher view and suspended Adorno indefinitely. The court is considering disbarring Adorno.

While steadfastly defending Adorno, the firm said it was prepared for his suspension. In 2006, Adorno left Miami for Atlanta, where the firm opened an office in 2004. He bought a $4.2 million house on Tuxedo Lane, sharing the block with the founder of Home Depot and the Atlanta Falcons, and a $2 million Blue Ridge Mountain estate in North Carolina's exclusive Linville Ridge, where Dick Cheney is a neighbor.

You see that? While the firm was going down the tubes due to his avarice, Adorno headed for Atlanta to spend millions on himself and live next to Dick Cheney. Getting the link to the story for you. 

-- Finally we have the latest Sun-Sentinel story on Ann Murray and the N-word controversy. It was headlined: "Will N-word fury define Ann Murray's career?" 

First, what "career"? She was a bus driver turned supervisor who by some strange twist of fate was elected to the school board. Since her election, she has only blended in seamlessly to the general inept and corrupt state of the school board. On top of that, her right-hand man is a convicted felon (though I hear that George Bograkos has resigned from his Murray-appointed posts on key school board committees after I wrote about it last month).

Second, in the article Murray is supposedly "at a loss to explain why the controversy has come up now, three years before she will have to face voters again at the polls." Let me clear that up. After the Bograkos blog post and Murray's incredibly ignorant response to the grand jury report (which she admitted she didn't even read), I realized that this woman wasn't fit to be in elected office. I figured there was more so I shook the trees and a source I can't name told me there were rumors about a racial slur. I tracked it down and wrote about it now because I'm a journalist, not a political strategist.  

Third, the article says that "Murray said she's at a loss to explain why the controversy has come up now, three years before she will have to face voters again at the polls."

I'll answer that question now. I broke that story because I found that Murray was a piss-poor school board member. After the Bograkos story, I knew there had to be more, so I shook the trees. Sources who I can't name told me she was written up for a racial slur and I tracked it down. I wrote about it now because I'm not a political opponent of Murray, I'm a journalist and I don't sit on stories for elections. 

Third, Murray recounts in the article "one of the most difficult conversations she's ever had." What is it? Why it's telling her grown children about the fact that she used a racial slur while working for the school board. From the article: 

Before she issued a public apology for using the N-word in front of co-workers four years ago, Murray, 68, a member of the Broward School Board, had to admit it to her five grown children.
"It was the most regretful position I've ever put myself in," Murray said. 

Oh please! Believe me, if Murray is dropping the N-bomb at work in front of several black employees, those five adult children have heard her use the word before, likely many many times. Hopefully they didn't pick up that habit themselves. 
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Anyone
Anyone

For anyone interested: the citrus canker compensation case just recently wended to a settlement in Palm Beach County.

It found that WalMart gift certificates (previously given as total compensation for the destruction of a single tree on a single property) was woefully inadequate,and instead ordered Palm Beach homeowners who lost trees to receive settlement at a more equitable vlauation at $250 for each tree (if I recall correctly plaintiff attorney showed evidence that average replacement value for a mature tree was $500-700).

But seems the State's lawyer Wesley Parson's of Adorn and Yoss (Zeder) will be filling Appeal.

In any case, this is phyrric victory since there is not a dime left in the cancelled Citrus Eradication kitty to pay anyone other than the lawyers and the PR shills.

I see a trend
I see a trend

I tell you, I would not want space in the 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd office building. First Berenfeld Sprtizer and now Adorno & Yoss.

Jack Carlo
Jack Carlo

Has anyone seek Kimmie? Someone said she is living in NYC now.....good for her! The rest of the RRA crew are still here, stinking up the streets of Ft. Lauderdale. And now another law firm on Las Olas bites the dust....Las Olas is a morgue....drive by...nothing going on....dead.

jad
jad

Years ago, I met an older gentleman (who, like almost all of the others of the group, was a veteran of the Vietnam War) who eventually became a very good friend of mine. He was a bit of a health nut, and mainly purchased (organic foodstuffs) from a Whole Foods franchise, but did not eat any citrus unless he grew it -- mainly from the knowledge of sec. 601.92, F.S., which liberally permitted arsenic to be used on & around certain citrus trees (which could cause or exacerbate health problems, like cancer). Our group of irregulars were a bunch of do-gooders or volunteers who had become devoted to learning the law of the land, that had been instructional in fortifying this great nation, and, of which, our country had become well-respected -- wherein each person would find a project outside of the group in which to become involved, that could be openly discussed (when we would meet at a local restaurant, where all members of the public were welcome). My friend chose to commit himself to a fight against the State of Florida, once his prized citrus trees had been felled. My contribution in the undertaken “war effort” was writing articles, titled “Articles from the Front” (subtitled “the Great Citrus Canker War”). Anyone who read these articles knew that they documented an onslaught by what were considered mercenary troops (from the law firm of Adorno & Zeder) & other illegitimate activity (with the action intentionally ignored by the commander, Bob Butterworth), of which the details were dripping in sarcasm.

Eventually, my friend had to stop his quest because a cancer had reoccurred, and his court case had become so corrupted that he just did not have the health & stamina to also battle such a corrupt force to reopen the cause. What I remember about his battles with the State is that he was the first person to timely file in the federal court, naming the State of Florida (while making an allowance for the Florida Department of Agriculture). However, it seems that the lawyer that answered worked for an unnamed, unrecognized party, the Department of Citrus. The Department of Citrus is similar to Enterprise Florida. It is considered a quasi-public entity, but governed entirely by private business-persons. (See sec. 601.04, F.S., & sec. 601.05, F.S.) Since my friend had a homestead residence, where his trees were mutilated, and he had never been under the regulatory authority of either the Department of Agriculture or the Department of Citrus, he felt that the response by an entity not a party to the suit was not legitimate -- especially when a private-practice lawyer feigned a grant to work for the named party (which was the State of Florida), and, when questioned, would not identify the power or authority for itself. (Read sec. 16.015, F.S. Also read sec. 570.07, and compare sec. 570.10, F.S., to sec. 601.10(3), F.S., & sec. 602.075, F.S. -- Chapter 602, F.S., titled “Citrus Canker Disease,” was deleted, as of 2000, but can still be reviewed on the internet, under the 1999 Florida Statutes, at the State’s official web site.) The papers & pleadings, of case # 01-7225-CIV-Roettger/Seltzer, are much more definitive in that area. Moreover, document entry # 20 clearly details the contested representation of the private-practice lawyer & private-practice law firm, named on the docket sheet as the State’s lawyer & law firm, by requesting information for the authority of Wesley Parsons, a lawyer with the law firm of Adorno & Zeder, and requesting proper credentials be presented to document the authority for the right to represent the State of Florida (the only named respondent party).

My friend went to battle with the law firm of Adorno & Zeder, to remove the law firm from representation of the State. The problem was that Adorno & Zeder danced around the issue & never admitted to a representation of any Department (while filing as the legitimate authority for the State of Florida). Thus, my friend was left to fend for himself to prove the manner that the State of Florida or the State’s Department of Agriculture would use in-house attorneys to respond to a lawsuit, not a private-practice law firm (like that of Adorno & Zeder, which might have been employed by the Department of Citrus). He thought that the matter would be able to be heard in a court of competent jurisdiction. However, before District Court Judge Roettger could hear the cause, the cause was inappropriately reassigned to Judge Highsmith (and the sidekick magistrate Garber, who knew how to flick a termination switch, no matter the law or rule of court).

My friend did not know anything about Judge Highsmith, but felt it odd that his case would be reassigned. Therefore, he examined the Order of Recusal that had purportedly been signed by Judge Roettger and a Clerk (Elizabeth J. Lawson), and pulled records of other cases with the Judge’s signature and/or this particular Clerk’s signature. It was quite evident that both signatures had been forged, and that the order had emanated from another computer, not the one used by Judge Roettger. A Suggestion of Error in the Clerk’s Assignment was filed as document entry # 33, which had an attached appendix (that included Exhibit A – Exhibit Q) of certain of the court’s records in that case & in other cases. The Order of Recusal, filed as Exhibit A, was document entry # 7, in case # 01-7225-CIV-Roettger/Seltzer, that showed the Operations Supervisor (Lawson) signing on September 6, 2001, and Judge Roettger signing on September 4, 2001. Exhibit A could be compared to another Order of Recusal, filed as Exhibit B, which was document entry # 6 in case # 01-14242-CIV-Roettger/Lynch that showed the Operations Supervisor (Lawson) signing on September 14, 2001, and Judge Roettger signing on September 13, 2001. Realizing that the signature of a sitting judge had been forged in order to have the case reassigned definitely set up some red flags. It did not matter if Judge Highsmith did not realize his court was a sham. The way that the case had been reassigned worried my friend and made him realize that he did NOT want to appear before that judge.

He especially did not like the fact that the Fort Lauderdale Division would no longer take any of his papers & pleadings for filing, and he was forced to drive to Miami to file in the Miami Division because of the reassignment. That did not make sense, because neither residence for the filing plaintiff party or the named respondent party would have been changed, whether the Order of Recusal was or was not a fraud. The representation of Adorno & Zeder as lawyer for the State of Florida was contrary to law. Sec. 16.01(5), F.S., made it a duty of the Attorney General to attend to suits or appear in a court of the United States. Bob Butterworth was the Attorney General. He had been served a Summons, just like the State of Florida had been served, yet Bob Butterworth was letting the unsupervised law firm of Adorno & Zeder do the job of the State’s counsel, who was the Attorney General.

Bob Butterworth was paid to be the art. IV, sec 4(b), Fla.Const., recognized Attorney General, NOT Adorno & Zeder or any underling of the law firm. This did cause concern, because Adorno & Zeder could not have been litigating the cause on a pro bono basis. Adorno & Zeder would have to receive payment from some person or entity. Some person was in control of the moneys paid out. If the payment was to be from public funds, Adorno & Zeder should have been able to present how the firm would be paid for litigating the case. Even though jokingly referred to as being a case involved with war, Adorno & Zeder could not mistake the law firm’s actions to be supported under sec. 16.52, F.S. The law firm was not a part of the Department of Legal Affairs. If, indeed, a resolution had been adopted by the Florida Legislature for representation, and there was no traceable contract, the law firm could have at least made the court or the plaintiff party aware of the authority under which the law firm traveled. If a resolution was involved, this resolution could have been examined to see if the case could have been represented by Adorno & Zeder -- since the plaintiff could not be identified as a grove owner, nurseryman, or business person under a regulatory scheme, but an individual with a claimed homestead whose private property had been expropriated and rights had been trampled.

The complication to the federal court action was with a previously filed State court action, that had somehow been certified as a class, even though residents & citizens of homesteads had somehow been combined with business persons. Judge Leonard Fleet had already recognized Adorno & Zeder as the lawyer that had been representing the respondent parties in a November 17, 2000 Final Judgment on Motion for Injunctive Relief in case # 00-18394-CA-CE (08) of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Broward County. The two named respondent parties, in the class action had been identified as the State of Florida and the State’s Department of Agriculture. In a Plea for Judicial Notice filed in the federal case on December 13, 2001, my friend tried to document the relationship of Adorno & Zeder to the case before Judge Fleet, whose published opinion contained certain information about private-practice law firms -- which was “The Department has, for several years, retained the premiere law firm of Adorno & Zeder to represent it in any and all litigation related to the citrus canker eradication activities. When Adorno & Zeder became ineligible, due to conflict of interest, to represent the Department before this Court, the equally premiere law firm of Greenberg Traurig was retained.”

At that time, when Greenberg Traurig would have been called-out as the premier law firm for the State of Florida in the taking of private property and trampling of the rights of the citizens, Jack Abramoff was one of its partners. Thus, the law firm must have been aware of the purchase of Suncruz Casino after the U.S. Congress acted on the citizenship of Gus Boulis, opening up an opportunity for Washington mega-lobbyist & major republican fundraiser Abramoff & his henchman, Adam Kidan, to walk away with the store, both before & after the gangland execution of Boulis on the streets of Fort Lauderdale, in Broward County. So, besides its involvement with Jack Abramoff at that time, Greenberg Traurig supposedly could also represent a named respondent party (of the Department of Agriculture) in a case filed in the State court, in Broward County, after the law firm of Adorno & Zeder had to bow out of the litigation. (Even though the Department of Citrus had a connection to the law firm Gray Robinson, it is believed that Gray Robinson may have never played its hand.) What was found out about the case filed in a State court of Broward County was that no one in the case had contested the representation by a private-practice lawyer from a private-business law firm. IT SEEMED THAT THE CASE BEING BATTLED WAS BEING SET-UP TO ESTABLISH BAD CASE LAW. That which should have been argued had never been presented, and precedent would be formulated that would write out the rights of the people.

My friend felt that a case would be consolidated if he had filed in the State Court, and he looked for a way to file in the federal system. He truly believed that a legitimate airing of the matters in a federal court setting would prevent the implementation in the State of Florida of bad case law (being made in the case that had been filed in Broward County, and appealed to the 4th, & ultimately the Supreme Court). He knew that the State had overstepped when it had not stopped a private business entity from invading the real estate of residents & citizens who were owners of homesteads, not regulated as groves or nurseries. He was not interested in money or a gift card from Walmart (being offered in the State case). He wanted the people of Florida to know that their homesteads were sacred and were especially so because of the art. I, sec. 23, Fla.Const., right of privacy, a right not found in most other States.

He felt that the case he would pursue against the State of Florida would untangle the deceit & manipulation of the laws that were being used as a stranglehold on the rights of the citizenry. Anyway, he could point to chapter 602, F.S., and its instructions & definitions in a prior citrus canker war, which showed the limited reach of the Department & what type of properties could be affected by rules of the Florida Administrative Code. The Florida law already recognized what types of properties could be invaded under the Florida Administrative Code, because of the improper handling of a prior citrus canker war. Regular civilians had never been included. Homesteads could never have been invaded. The law had already addressed the ramifications of an ill-run previous program. The State of Florida knew that it would be overreaching if attacking the privately held possessions of the citizenry on the claimed homestead property of the residents & citizens of Florida. My friend did not want his case consolidated or lost to an identity of belonging to a class-action. He wanted the case to stand on its own merit, without the deceit & manipulation of outside lawyers, already seen as corrupted.

Neither before or after service of summons was there any correspondence that could be traced to Bob Crawford (or the succeeding Commissioner Charles Bronson) or the Department of Agriculture. Nothing was put in writing, other than the first complaint addressed to resident, that did not properly identify the resident, but documented the parcel number of the real estate. The dullard response by the State & its Attorney General, Robert Butterworth, was to let lawyers with the law firm of Adorno & Zeder get away with pretending that they were the lawyers that could legitimately represent the State of Florida in a federal court. The copied response (dated November 14, 2001, after Judge Fleet had recognized Greenberg Traurig as proper counsel) sent by Elise Barrett, the administrative assistant to Assistant Deputy Attorney General Gerald Cunningham (employed by the office of the Attorney General) after both the State and its lawyer had been properly served was a 1-page letter to Wesley Parsons with the law firm of Adorno & Zeder, that stated in the entirety “The attached documents in the above referenced case were received in our office on November 13, 2001, in an attempt to serve Governor Jeb Bush, chief executive officer for the State of Florida. I am forwarding the materials we received to you at this time as it is my understanding from your telephone conversation with our Agency Clerk, Sybil Powell, that you are handling the defense of the action on behalf of the State of Florida. Therefore, our office will take no further action on the case. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Otherwise, thank you for your attention to this matter.”

Bob Butterworth would do NOTHING to make Adorno & Zeder step away as representatives of the State. Even when asking the Attorney General about the payment scheme for Adorno & Zeder, the Attorney General’s office would sidestep the issue of representation. It is my belief that the stress from the case brought the cancer back that eventually killed my friend. He had been tormented by these lawyers with Adorno & Zeder, with the State’s allowance (in a similar manner as brought against Stuart Rado). In addition, a federal case filed as 02-CV-21029, that ostensibly represented all of the residents & citizens as a class action and confused the issue by suing the citrus canker eradication program (that could have possibly operated to permit entry of the private law firm), was another stressor.

My friend was proud that he had fought in Vietnam, and he was proud of his brother who had been wounded in Vietnam, and he was proud of all of his friends who had served during the era when the United States sent troops to the engagements & conflict that was Vietnam. At one time, he had questioned loyalty of those who had not served. Regardless of service to country, it greatly disturbed him that he could see his rights being eroded before his eyes. This was not what he and others had fought for, had devoted time and effort to the worthy cause to make other nations set up the same system we had, had lost limb & life. He was tormented by the deception & hypocrisy and what the State had allowed to happen during his battle in the Great Citrus Canker War.

As he lay dying, he asked me to find a way to revive his case and prove the illegalities of the lawyers owing allegiance to the law firm of Adorno & Zeder, not abiding by any oath to uphold the constitutions. I promised him that I would do all that I could to get his message out there. This is what he wanted the people to know about his commitment. He put his energy into a war effort to prevent the overthrowing of laws in this republic, and to halt the spread of rule by code. He fought against the deceit in battle by a foreign force, pretending to belong to the State. He fought the good fight for the people. He gave his all to a good cause. Most of all is that he will be remembered as a good man, who was generous with those in need, and always willing to extend a helping hand, no matter the cost to himself.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

I, too, was heavily (quite heavily) involved in fighting and counter-acting the state's heavy hands and civil violations. Thinking, talking, recollecting that period is still painful - offends the sensibilities.

PlayItAgainSam
PlayItAgainSam

Ah, yes. The Great Citrus Canker War! I remember it well. After the first man, in Plantation, pulled out a shot gun against the Dept. of Agriculture workers who came to his house, he made all the News Stations.

I had the honor of being the second person on the news for "defying" the Dept. of Agriculture Citrus Canker workers who came to my door with photocopy of a "Blanket Warrant" signed by the governor, and, then proceeded to tell me they were going to cut my trees down.

Well, one of my degrees is in Agriculture and I am well versed in the law. I proceeded to tell them, though they barely spoke english, I did not have to allow them on my property with a phtocopy of a blanket warrant. Then asked them to take me to the property within 1200 ft. where citrus canker was detected on a tree.

They would not allow me to leave my property in my own vehicle, took me in their vehicle around the corner (more than 1200 ft) and proceeded to show me a property, who for all I knew, never had an infected tree on it.

Subsequently, by the time I got back to my home, there was a line of at least 6 BSO vehicles across the front of my property, I live in Davie. The BSO officers advised me they were staying there until I allowed my trees to be cut down. and, I wold not be allowed to leave my home until such time.

WSVN CH7 covered the story in front of my home and the spots where my trees were removed. It was absolutely unbelievable to see healthy trees being cut down for somevery "faulty" science. As someone with an Agriculture degree, I repeatedly told the Agriculture workers that Citrus Canker only blemishes the fruit on the outside making it look unattractive, but DOES NOT render it uneatable or unusable for other citruspbased products. To no avail.

To this day, I have my entire file. I received all the updates from Broward County once they got onboard to fight the State of FL and subsequently win. Sadly, all I ever got was the $100. Walmart gift card to compensate for trees which were at least 20 years old and full of fruit.

I am completely aware of how the game is played. And, as some of you have imagined, have become quite adept at it.

Monied interests ie large Citrus Growers in Central FL lobbied to get this absurd legislation passed. While everyone else, paid the price of having their trees taken down so the "monied interests" could get richer off "their fruit of their land". Asbolutely reprehensible.

And, I have the documents to prove it.

Guest
Guest

Just watched The Presidents address. He is a fabulous speaker and an extremely intelligent man. I'm very pleased he is our President.

Parkland man
Parkland man

He's a fn lawyer and the worst president we ever had he's a preacher that's it

Hal I. Tosis
Hal I. Tosis

Yeah, he's going to talk us into our graves........

Joe
Joe

Gary Plancher ran against Murray last election, she sent a commando after him. Before he got any traction in the campaign, he quite before he got started. She is a pit bull.

Guest
Guest

It's all comes out. We now know she's not a pit pull, just a dirty low life junk yard dog.I still say anyone who has been caught and admitted to using bigoted language as she has, doesn't not belong on the Broward County School Board. I hope she's removed.

Guest
Guest

Good Job Pulp! Again I say thank you for exposing "The Bastards" and that includes N word Bigot Murray!

KennyPowersSays
KennyPowersSays

"Parkland Man" is having a party in his pants with this one.

Randi Krotch
Randi Krotch

Gosh - an associate of our dear departed Jorge Mas might be a sleaze?????I can't believe it!!!!!

I wish I was an RRA attorney
I wish I was an RRA attorney

Bob - is anyone following up on the campaign fraud by the RRA attorneys? Why do you protect them? You knew the identity of the one smoking pot at the RRA office, the author of the ridiculous emails to Rothstein and you didn'r release it. What gives?

anonymous
anonymous

Wrong you are, RRA attorney wannabe, Bob mentioned that Russell Adler smoked pot in the office a long time ago. But Bob didn't talk about the "special account" the drug monies came from.

I wish I was an RRA attorney
I wish I was an RRA attorney

He wouldn't mention who Russel Adler was with. And they weren't smoking pot, they had just procured some. So, you are wrong anonymous.

I was an RRA attorney
I was an RRA attorney

Was it wrong for us to smoke pot in the office? No one ever told me...........

Knows more than he should
Knows more than he should

ADDENDUM/CORRECTION

And then during that same time that they were theoretically "partners" of the firm, they listed their employer as "self-employed" on the official contributor information that's required by law to be reported by the campaigns.

WTF ? ? ?

parkland man
parkland man

When are they going to be selling the yellow pads and pens,that's really all a law firm has,the copier and some computers are all on lease,everything else is all bullshit.the dry cleaner is going to get stiffed all the shirts and pants are in hock.there cars get repoed and its all over but the crying this makes for a good day,thanks bob for the story.

Nucky Thompson
Nucky Thompson

The only thing Ann Murray should be at a loss to explain is how somebody of her obviously limited capabilities could find herself on the board of one one the biggest school districts in the nation.

Hal I. Tosis
Hal I. Tosis

She was on the board because she is a dumb-assed bus driver who could easily be controlled. All she really needed was a route-map to the meetings and instructions on how to vote on the current proposal.

I wish I was an RRA attorney
I wish I was an RRA attorney

The legal profession in Ft. Lauderdale is a joke. There are no consequences for anyone. No one is going to jail in the RRA debaucle. The attorneys that worked for that firm that were involved in campaign fraud are just going on their merry little ways. Here's an interesting little piece of info - RRA attorneys gave money to campaigns, were reimbursed by Rothstein, THEN after the implosion many of the campaigns wanted to give back monies received from any RRA attorneys, so the RRA attorneys made money off the deal. They were reimbursed by Rothstein, then paid back by the campaigns. No consequences - just rewards. Lovely.

Knows more than he should
Knows more than he should

And then during that same time that they were theoretically "partners" of the firm, they listed their employer as "self-employed".

WTF ? ? ?

anonymous
anonymous

It's not whether you're a lying thief ... it's whether people in high places let you go on lying and theiving while giving you a wink and a smile, and asking for a kick-back.

Steve-O
Steve-O

Looks like Ofc. Deanna Garcia is now part of the growing PR Department of FLPD. Although her delivery needs some polishing, you can tell she's got nice tits under her uniform:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/ne...

parkland man
parkland man

A lawyer named Strange died, and his friend asked the tombstone maker to inscribe on his tombstone, “Here lies Strange, an honest man, and a lawyer.” The inscriber insisted that such an inscription would be confusing, for passersby would tend to think that three men were buried under the stone. However he suggested an alternative: He would inscribe, “Here lies a man who was both honest and a lawyer. That way, whenever anyone walked by the tombstone and read it, they would be certain to remark: “That’s Strange!”

Tony
Tony

Here is a quick summary of Adorno's case

He filed a class action case against Miami for fire fees. settlement was $7,000,000, he collects $2,000,000 fee. His problem was he excluded a large percentage of the plaintiffs from the settlement to fatten his fee. There is no nice way to put this he is either guilty of...

1) Theft of others property 2) money laundering

The Florida Bar took the drastic step of a "public reprimand" (yes I am being sarcastic) . I guess the FL supreme court denied the bars recommendation and gave him s suspension. Yeah you heard that correct Adorno steals millions of dollars and his punishment is a suspension from his job/profession. The legal profession still believes the FL Bar is right organization to police itself yeah right.

parkland man
parkland man

Hey jim cramer from mad money just gave me a great big south florida bull yaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol

parkland man
parkland man

Man the lawyers around here are like draino,there going down the drain fast and going into the sewer where they belong, it seems people have had enough of them shitbird lawyers,i mean think about it they dont make or produce anything but trouble,thats it just trouble.there is no better site then to see them shitbirds close,and go to jail. where is kimmie these days and meatballs i havent heard about meatballs since the reporter beat him up,some bodyguard he was, a skinney reporter took him out,lol ok lets see how much fraud comes up with these creeps,im sure there is a ton.

Nucky Thompson
Nucky Thompson

Hey Pulp , looks like we have a dead heat for third. If you are looking for a proof reader I'm sure Christy is available :)

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