Did Political Operative Bev Stracher Pass On Scott Rothstein Campaign Cash?

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Wild Art: "Super moon" rising this weekend off Fort Lauderdale beach (by Art Seitz)



 


 

 

 

 

Political operative and Broward County Commission aide Beverly Stracher has deep connections to the state's corruption investigation, but did she also serve as a pass-through for Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's political cash?

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I raise the question because Stracher, who received immunity in exchange for her testimony in the corruption investigation that nabbed Tamarac Mayor Beth Talabisco last week, contributed some $4,600 in 2008 to ... John McCain's presidential campaign.

Now why would Stracher, a devout Democrat with longstanding ties to Mitch Ceasar and other disgraced party officials in Broward, give money to McCain? It would be like Ed Pozzuoli giving five G's to Barack Obama.

It makes no sense, until you remember that she was married to Rothstein's law partner, Les Stracher, who also gave big to the McCain and the Republican Party. It's obvious that Bev Stracher was just another straw McCain donor for Rothstein -- which is supposed to be illegal.  

  Which leads us to the really big question: Why haven't any of Rothstein's law partners -- who contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars into political campaigns via bogus bonuses -- been charged in that scheme yet? 

It's one of the biggest campaign frauds in U.S. history -- are the feds really going to get a pass on the Rothstein political pass-throughs? 

Inside, three more beautiful photographs from another political activist of the Fort Lauderdale moon over the Atlantic this weekend.

Here's a before-and-after shot from activist and artist Cal Deal:

 
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Cal Deal

​Moments later: 

 

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Cal Deal

​And night falls

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B_tan
B_tan

Heh, anyone know anything about Tony Villegas' status?

anonymous
anonymous

Russ Adler is the person who knows about Melissa Britt Lewis and Tony Villegas. Ask him.

anonymous
anonymous

Rosenfeldt, Adler, Szfranski, Boden, Lippman, et al. They are have their law licenses, haven't been disbarred or even suspended. They all are crooks. Why aren't they arrested and put on trial for their crimes? The people in charge of sanctioning these guys should be charged with a crime for not acting and protecting the citizens of South Florida. Are they all getting immunity for turning in each other and pretty soon everyone has immunity and no crooks go to jail. Nice.

Guest
Guest

So very Sorry for the sloppy cut & paste.

Guest
Guest

This just in from the Sun-Sentinel.....

Broward schools chief to get early report card . Olmeda, Sun Sentinel 9:00 p.m. EDT, March 21, 2011School Board voted unanimously on Monday to perform an early evaluation of Superintendent Jim Notter as the district's leadership struggles with real and perceived challenges to its integrity.

Still reeling from last month's grand jury report, board members seemed split at first on whether an early evaluation of Notter was necessary. The report accused the School Board and its senior administration of being so incompetent that corruption had to be at least partly responsible.

Veteran board members Maureen Dinnen, Robin Bartleman, Jennifer Gottlieb, Ann Murray and Benjamin Williams first were opposed to the early evaluation, concerned it would be unfair to Notter by holding him responsible for mismanagement that took place before he became schools chief in 2005.

But new board members Patricia Good, who called for the evaluation, and Laurie Rich Levinson and Nora Rupert, who supported it, said the board had to address the erosion of public trust in the district's leadership. Board member David Thomas was not present at Monday's meeting.

two sides of the debate came together when Dinnen pitched a review that would use the grand jury report as a springboard but would be open to other issues. Notter embraced the review, calling it "the right thing to do."

Board members will meet at a workshop within 30 days to hammer out the terms of the evaluation.

Notter's last report card was completed in July 2010. It was unclear whether the interim evaluation will be in addition to or in place of Notter's next scheduled evaluation.

raolmeda@tribune.com or 954-572-2083

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Related storiesFrom other South Florida sourcesBroward School Board may soon approve ethics code |miamiherald.com E-mail Print Digg Twitter Facebook StumbleUpon ShareComments (1)Add / View comments | Discussion FAQ InsiderJoe at 9:19 PM March 21, 2011 Thirty days should fall right in line with the fact that indictments still may be forthcoming. The State Attorney and Special Prosecutor are NOT finished with this mess. Expect more bad news for the Board and ELT before there is any good news.

The Grand Jury could not bring charges forward if the crimes did not involve multiple jurisdictions....if crimes were committed in Broward..expect the hammer to fall soon.

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PattyLynn'sEvilSister
PattyLynn'sEvilSister

Pulp,

Why does Bev "get your fucking fat ass over there" Stracher get to keep her County job after all this? My employer would have cut me loose right away for all the right reasons. This bitch works for us! She's getting paid, getting health insurance, and she's earning a fucking pension! How can this be? How does the County Commission, much less Lieberman, get away with this. This is the biggest slap at the taxpayers yet! WTF?

anonymous
anonymous

wow. Your post is so nasty, it's almost like you ARE Patty Lynn.

therealyaz
therealyaz

Slow day out there? I love the back and forth, when i have time.

Jeff
Jeff

Don't they all go to the same synagogue? or same jewish circle? look at who are committing all ponzi scheme? you tell me? Same circle and they all go the each other kids bar mitzvah.that answer you question to the state attorney and co. anyone else who is not you will get busted in a new york minute. ask broward district commissioner 9 who is sitting in jail.

Linda
Linda

Baby. That's like saying all Priest are pedophiles.

therealyaz
therealyaz

That would be EGG HEAD i believe!!!

Guest
Guest

It appears there's larceny through and through in Bev Stracher. She may have received immunity for The Mayor incident, but she should be prosecuted on these shady campaign contributions. In my opinion it's an outrage that Miriam Oliphant has be reinstated ahead of others' at the highest pay rung after her digraceful removal from the SOE office. Those photos are absolutely beautiful. Tey make you forget(for a moment) what dirt and corruption we have here in Broward County. Great work Pulp. Don't let up on em. Expose "The Bastards"

Patti Lynn
Patti Lynn

ATG, you're right on re: the photos.., AND Ms. Oliphant. When we have teachers who have been IN the classroom for 25 years, and are making LESS than Ms. Oliphant, then there is a problem. How did she pass the background check? She had to take a year off to "bone up" on the teachers' qualification test and she started at TOP salary??? And we're supposed to say, "Oh, that's okay, she has experience?" I would not want my children to be taught, counseled, or otherwise influenced by Ms. Oliphant and the experience that governs her conduct.

therealyaz
therealyaz

Any arrests today? Crooks are crooks.Read this.(off topic) But why can't justice be served in a timely manner? What is the status of the florida elections complaint against Stacy Ritter? Read for yourself: 2http://www.doah.state.fl.us/i...

Steve-O
Steve-O

"Are the feds really going to get a pass on the Rothstein political pass-throughs?"

You're goddamn right! The government at all levels is poking us in the chest by protecting RRA. The only person sentenced thus far is "Scott Rothstein" and he no longer exists.

Hb72059
Hb72059

Since when it is illegal to contribute to a campaign? Why don't you look up the partners contributions to Obama and Al Gore in Mitch Berger's law firm, or many others, like George Platt's? It's part of doing business and supporting the law firm that is supporting a national campaign in hopes of generating new business for the law firm. To imply there were paybacks is both libelous and slanderous- something you need to be careful of Mr. Pulp.

Windsome Lad
Windsome Lad

Just for fun, Hb72059, differentiate slander from libel . . . without taking the time to google the terms.

Csharplaw
Csharplaw

How's this for proof Hb.......I used to work for The Jewish Avenger three years before his little Ponzi scheme imploded and it was common knowledge in the office that if you made a contribution, Scotty boy would offer to reimburse you in cash. Now, whether he ever kept his promises to everyone I have no idea but I think its safe to say that Pulp is on solid ground here. Come to think of it, I think he still owes me for the contributions I made to Charlie Crist and John McCain.

Randi Krotch
Randi Krotch

Amazing but True:"Stracher" is the Yiddish derivative of "Starcher!"

Anonomyte
Anonomyte

Looks like every perp in these transactions is getting immunity. WTF!

City Activist Robert Walsh
City Activist Robert Walsh

Ok so we are playing the immunity game here. So now this aide to Comm.Lieberman has been given immunity. So the St. Att. Off. lets her slide basiclly. What the Feds could do is charge her federally. I see that her and her boss Lieberman spill the beans after the fact to keep themselves out of jail. Believe me the Feds have to be watching these shady polticians and aides. Also with great disgust how some of them are geeting a get out of jail card because they are coperateing. So. The US Att. Off. needs to take over all these investigations. To have Mike Satz ' in charge who is friends w/ all these politicians has got to be compromising his judgement. It should not. I guess the pattern like w/ Lieberman and pencil pusher Stracher is get them in for questioning, threaten jail time and watch them sing like canaries. So again why didn't any of these subjects come before now?? I'll tell you because they where not being question by the DA. Now that they are under the radar,god knows what they will say to keep themselves & others out of jail. Bunch of crooks. Lock them up.NOW.

Luther
Luther

Beautiful pictures. Kind of makes me forget about all the assholes who are fortunate enough to be surrounded by Natures Delights.....kind of.

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