Police Women of Broward County Arrest Former Political Pimp

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Sun-Sentinel
Vicente Thrower got busted again.
Vicente Thrower was once a rising star in local politics.

But unfortunately the 31-year-old political activist was a protégé of imprisoned former Broward County Commissioner Joe Eggelletion. He learned from the worst -- and now it looks like he's going to follow Eggelletion into the big house.

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TLC
Huerta
​Thrower was arrested in a sting that was part of the production of the TLC show Police Women of Broward County, which is done in conjunction with BSO. The idea of the show is simple: Get video of female deputies -- preferably hot ones -- taking down criminals. 

Seems the idea for this particular show was to dress up the girls as prostitutes and put them out on the street to pose as hookers to nab their customers. It's a dubious law enforcement exercise, but it makes great TV, especially when the undercover deputy looks like Erica Huerta, a deputy who was once overweight before losing 70 pounds and becoming a fitness model. 

Seems Huerta and other Broward deputies starring on the show hit the streets to attract -- and arrest -- guys who craved their services. Vicente Thrower -- who was featured by the Sun-Sentinel in 2009 as a "full-fledged community leader" -- was apparently one of those guys. 

And he had what must have seemed like an ingenius idea at the time. Why not engage two of the women to meet him in a motel and have
an oral sex "competition"? Sure said the TV cops, who likely drew out the drama in the nearby Relax Inn before throwing Thrower into the paddy wagon.

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Thrower mug shot for corruption arrest.
​It wasn't the first arrest for Thrower. Again, at one time he was considered a rising political star. He showed up for all the community meetings in Pompano and was appointed to several boards. Thrower was a young soldier in the Joe Eggelletion political mob, so it's not that surprising that he got popped last year for accepting some $50,000 in unlawful compensation from entities looking for him to use his influence on the CRA board. 

Half of that money came from none other than the Habitat for Humanity in exchange for his help in getting the CRA to purchase land owned by the charity. Which begs the question: What the hell is Habitat for Humanity doing paying bribes

Anyway, Thrower is still facing trial on the corruption charges. Now Assistant State Attorney Dave Schulson is asking to revoke Thrower's bond based on the most recent arrest, according to the Sun-Sentinel

More coming. 

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Rome71rome
Rome71rome

i would love to get a blowjob from deputy Huerta anyday!

EyemNotFree
EyemNotFree

I admit I've had more male officers try to seduce me into committing a sex crime than females. Its freaky when some guy is drooling on you and you'd swear it looked just like a cop. Oh well, I am just trying to get a monitoring device out of my back from when the Reagan administration was hallucinating everyone is turning into John Hinckley. Politically I am ruined and I have not done anything short of yelling at a secret service agent for allowing his dog to defecate in front of a slide my child was playing on. He attacked me with a baseball bat. The politics in this state stink and are for religious showing of the first amendment. Anyone who does not agree with the hallucination of a supreme being is Fidel Castro Cuban Commie scum. Made for TV only. If you do not like it the drug cartels can shove goober mental religious drugs down your throat until you see the red white and blue.

Joe123321
Joe123321

How come it’s not racists when Deputy Shelunda Cooper says "I'm sure I'm the only one here with all my teeth"? Don't believe it watch her in the episode "Justice Has Been Served" and then report back to me why that is not racism!

Freak
Freak

Huerta can handcuff me anytime she wants !

Jdoh
Jdoh

Stevens -- you mentioned extortion as a part of the enterprise practiced by Thrower. Extortion is included in the Florida RICO Act, at sec. 895.02(1)(a)39, F.S. It seems that there might be more than ample evidence to charge the Thrower associates with RICO charges. Some very good witnesses could come from Habitat for Humanity & other groups & organizations, pulled into the pay-to play game organized by the Thrower gang.

Funding & grant money could be in jeopardy if these groups do not come clean. If they don’t cooperate, it is possible that law enforcement & members of the general public might look askance at the participants of the local level non-profit organization. It would seem that they would surely want to help law enforcement expose the criminality of the Thrower mob, in order that the good works they do can go on uninterrupted. The people who had been used in acts of extortion, whether knowingly or unknowing, should testify to the matter. The quicker that this is done, the faster that any scandal can be removed. No one should let this continue without properly addressing it in full. This way, people will be more forgiving & it will not disrupt any of the openhandedness of those who were generously sharing their wealth for the betterment of society (NOT a bunch of lying, conniving, scheming, manipulative politicians on the take, organizers, and associates).

No innocent party wants to be confronted with the possibility of fighting a charge, like that contained in sec. 895.03, F.S., which would punish a person involved with the indirect collection of a criminal debt in the acquisition of or equity in real estate, or to conspire or endeavor to violate any provision of that section (which is a FIRST-DEGREE FELONY). The criminal penalties & civil penalties are outrageous, being 3-times the gross value or gross loss, plus court costs & costs of the investigation. Plus, no person involved with a non-profit or not-for-profit group would want patrons, sponsors, benefactors, etc. to think that the local non-profit or not-for-profit is involved in a money-laundering act, in violation of ch. 896, F.S. A $25,000 value on the matter puts the transaction in the category of a SECOND-DEGREE FELONY, per sec. 896.101(5)(b), F.S., and/or sec. 896.104(4)(a)2, F.S. When situations are looked at carefully, you can understand how good people support very bad people. I agree with you Stevens that “most likely paid it out of fear, naïveté, and desperation.” So, to Habitat for Humanity, an entity that positioned itself to assist in making an unlawful transaction of more than $20,000 (using the services of an influence peddler), the persons involved should explain how they were not involved in any criminal manner when exchanging the cash for a promised purchase of land owned by the non-profit, which purchase involved federal moneys from a community redevelopment fund.

lolol
lolol

habitat for humanity are throwing bribes, because thats the only way you can get things done in your political system.

Hmmmmm
Hmmmmm

Wow, I just saw Judy Stern cronie Ponpano Mayor Lamar Fisher on Channel 10 complain about the arrest of another Judy Stern cronie Vicente Thrower because the film crew wasnt supposed to be in Pompano. hmmmmm

Greenman
Greenman

I'm also a little disappointed in the discussion here. All half-assed politics crap. The more interesting thing to me is that joke of a TV show in the article. Think about the selection process when trying to find an officer for that group. Right off the bat, she needs to be camera-friendly. Regardless of her skill, she needs to meet society's and the media's criteria in terms of what is considered "attractive". Otherwise, a TV show about average looking female officers wouldn't get ratings. So, to even be CONSIDERED as an employee there, you can bet that they'll measure your bust size before your accuracy on the shooting range. It cracks me up.

Oranje14tf
Oranje14tf

A real pig.

I saw this phony many times before the Pompano Beach Commission playing the race card, complaining that all the City's attention (and dollars) were going to the east (white) side of town. It wasn't true but he needed to manipulate and dupe the residents of his neighborhood in order to establish himself as a "community activist" and "consultant" to the CRA board.

They'll love his fat ass in prison.

Gator
Gator

"Vicente Thrower was once a rising star in local politics."

He was never a rising star . . . from the beginning everyone knew he was, at best, a bit player trying to be a big shot.

He has an amazing amount of overconfidence coupled with a naivety about how things really get done. Although he played loose with the rules, he is not a mean-spirited person.

In many ways, he is more to be pitied than scorned.

Anon
Anon

I am going to sleep better tonight knowing this guy was picked up on solicitation charges. Thank God our tax dollars are being put to good use stopping serious crime. Just imagine the unspeakable horror - some young guy giving money to a woman who is willing to accept it in exchange for sex. Wonder how much that sting cost taxpayers?

Hal I. Tosis
Hal I. Tosis

Hey there Full Panic Mode,getting too hot in the kitchen? Whenever the race card defense is applied, I consider it to be PROOF of any allegation made. This idea of shuttling the argument is getting stale..

nanook
nanook

i was part of a jury trial where the entire case against a child molestor was in doubt because it was handle by one of the PWOBC stars, who is a weapons grade moron. this is not protecting and serving.

joe-6
joe-6

At least this doofus isn't a shitbird lawyer or married to one

DeathFrog3
DeathFrog3

Broward Politics

Deerfield's Sylvia Poitier will be a bride in May at age 75

By Brittany Wallman April 7, 2011 10:49 AM

Can anyone say Mrs. Chaz Stevens?

gimmesamore
gimmesamore

In my opinion, any arrest affectuated by this TV hungry set of ladies will be subject to an extremely high level of scruitiny by even the worse criminal defense attorney. Did they mug for the camera, take actions otherwise not taken, but for the cameras -- entrapment is an extremely viable defense. Guarantee this guy states he recognized the cops from the show immediately and just wanted to screw with them. I don't think law enforcement should ever mix with a show vying for ratings and advertisement dollars. Just another example of the stupidity in the leadership of this county...

Sylvia Poitier
Sylvia Poitier

From Chaz's blog comes this:

Apparently Vicente Thrower did attempt to bribe the BSO arresting offer. From the enclosed police incident report:

It can be noted that upon taking Thrower into custody it appeared as though Thrower was attempting to bribe Sergeant Anthony. Thrower advised Sergeant G. Anthony, "if you let me go I'll owe you". Thrower further advised Sergeant G. Anthony, "one of those days when you're a major and you need your budget approved, you'll have to come to me."

Anthony Casso
Anthony Casso

As long as we are mentioning lying, cheating scumbucket politicians in elected office stealing from the taxpayers, we should certainly keep a few local law enforcement luminaries front and center:Sheriff Al Lamberti, mendacious recipient of free Super Bowl access for himself and his teenage son under false pretenses and in violation of law, Undersheriff Tom Wheeler, recipient of several passenger jet rides within the US and across the Atlantic to play vacation games, all at the unreported generosity of legendary thief, Scott Rothstein. The Sheriff and Tom don't see anything improper about that. The Sheriff taking campaign contributions from various entities with, shall we say, 'questionable" backgrounds: A former drug dealing rich farmer, local car dealers getting no bid contracts, other contract and purchasing scams directly orchestrated by the Sheriff, cover ups of drug violations committed by his closest working friends and one relative, ad nauseum. Perhaps the TV girls could sting Al and Tom with an offer of something free. Call me-I have lots of ideas for a script.

parkland man
parkland man

. Richard Rossie requested early release saying he has paid back some $3 million he took from clients, that at age 64 he is getting on in years and that he has lost nearly 100 pounds from stress and other factors since the thefts came to light in 2007.

"I would really like to get out and try to be a productive member of society again before I die," said Rossie, who practiced law for 35 years before his guilty plea last year. "I'm extremely sorry for what I did. Money is the root of all evil and if you love money you'll do evil. I'd get so depressed sometimes that stealing became a high."

Criminal Court Judge Bobby Carter commended Rossie for helping teach classes at the Shelby County Penal Farm and for making restitution, but said it would make "a mockery of the system" to release him from custody after serving only 11 months of his sentence.

The judge, however, noted that Rossie will be eligible for parole after serving three years and did not rule out considering another request for release before then.

Rossie, who wore a blue denim prison shirt and jeans Friday, pleaded guilty last year to stealing from clients after earlier chastising former partner, John Houser Parker, for doing the same thing.

Parker, 63, who made no restitution, is serving a 22-year prison sentence.

Stevens
Stevens

Very frustrating to continually hear it repeated that the money paid to this tool referred to as "bribes". Money paid to this p.o.s. was the result of extortion. He likely was not charged with this because there probably was not enough evidence for such a charge. He would call people who had projects pending with the city and tell them that if they did not pay him _____ amount of money then he would make sure their project would not get their approvals because he "had connections and power".

I highly doubt most of the people who paid him money did so "looking for him to use his influence on the CRA board". They most likely paid it out of fear, naivete, and desperation.

parkland man
parkland man

ST. PETERSBURG — Their faces have beamed from Tampa Bay billboards, their voices from television and radio ads. Now two of the area's most recognizable lawyers are battling for their legal lives.

The Florida Bar has charged William Henry Winters, 51, and Marc Edward Yonker, 34, with deception, misrepresentation, civil theft and more than a dozen rule violations in the practice of law.

An eight-day hearing on the charges began Monday.

The case dates back 10 years to a bitter breakup of the Tampa firm of Richard Mulholland, once a pathfinder in high-marketing, high-volume personal injury law.

The Bar alleges that Winters and Yonker left Mulholland's firm to start their own practice in 2001 after stealing files, wooing clients with misstatements and covering their tracks by inducing a former secretary to hack into Mulholland's computer.

SheriffAl
SheriffAl

Let me make this perfectly clear. I did not have sex with that woman Erica Huerta.

parkland man
parkland man

Steven P. Gartenberg, 46, who had an office in Brentwood, appeared in court Tuesday and will plead not guilty Wednesday, lawyer Art Margulis said.

Gartenberg's indictment, which was handed down March 17 but unsealed Tuesday, claims Gartenberg took more than $100,000 from the estate of someone who died in 2009. Gartenberg was supposed to send money to the Kirkwood United Methodist Church, the Alzheimer's Association and three individuals but used some of the money for his personal use and use by his law firm.

The indictment also says Gartenberg was appointed guardian of a mentally disabled woman in 2007 and later "made in excess of $200,000 in unapproved withdrawals . . . through fraud, embezzlement and theft."

Reached Tuesday, Margulis said, "We'll attempt to cooperate with the government and work our way through this." He said Gartenberg has been disbarred.

parkland man
parkland man

YEA RIGHT HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANY BULLSHIT LIKE THAT BEFORE IN YOUR LIFE !

parkland man
parkland man

Attorney’s Oath of Office“I do solemnly swear that I will support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States; that I will do no falsehood, or consent that any be done in court and if I know of any I will give knowledge thereof of the judges of the court, or some one of them, that it may be reformed; I will not wittingly, willingly or knowingly promote, sue, or procure to be sued, any false or unlawful suit, or give aid or consent to the same; I will delay no person for lucre or malice, but will act in the office of attorney according to my best learning and discretion, with all good fidelity as well to the court as to my client, so help me God.”

Anonymous
Anonymous

Pulp, JAABLOG is hinting strongly that former Sunrise mayor Judge Steven Feren has hired David Bogenschutz which always spells trouble. Have his (mis)deeds as Sunrise mayor finally caught up to him? Did former BFF Ilene Michaelson rat Feren out too? You were the first person to report on his dirty dealings re Tao , maybe the only one to do so, Pulp, so can you chase anything down? Is his the next mug shot we'll be seeing?

DeathFrog3
DeathFrog3

Am I the only one who wants to know???

Who won the "competition"? What was the criterea for winning?Will it be televised?Has a rematch been scheduled? How does a person become a judge?

OK OK I kid... Figured with all of the doom and gloom around here and the serious nature of my posts, I could lighten up a little bit?

Guest
Guest

That was really funny!

Jones j. Jones
Jones j. Jones

I see you are still trying (and failing) to be funny.

Windsome Lad
Windsome Lad

It was not bribery. It was not extortion. Come on, Stevens, here in Broward will call this lobbying.

http://instantrimshot.com/inde...

(In the interest of full disclosure, I stole the line from an earlier conversation with a Broward pol earlier today. Not sure if he/she meant it as a joke.0

Whocares
Whocares

No, but you fucked alot of good people.

Patti Lynn
Patti Lynn

The fact that Mayor Feren had his TAO deposit RETURNED to him, and, according to published reports, NO ONE ELSE received a refund, might be grounds for a little investigation. Hopefully, everything will turn out all right for all concerned and none of the "non-political figures" will suffer any greater loss than the Mayor did.

Randomthoughts101
Randomthoughts101

Ilene Lieberman will do anything to stay out of jail. I bet she would turn in her best friend to reduce her prison sentence. Since her husband was Sunrise city attorney (and Chaits Lawyer as well) she had good info on TAO.

FullPanicMode
FullPanicMode

Hey General Scrounger - the 1st to post and the 1st racist comment. Congratulations - you're still a loser.

DeathFrog3
DeathFrog3

Sorry to dissapoint you Ms Jones....

I'll try harder next time...

Gentile Avenger
Gentile Avenger

Good work, that should put to rest the birthers claim that Yobama was not born in this country.

Gentile Avenger
Gentile Avenger

What was racist about it ,you stupid douchebag jerkoff?

DeathFrog3
DeathFrog3

Ok not to get too serious too quickly.... If you have been around here a while you'd know that the glue that brought most of us here was Scott Rothstein AKA the Jewish Avenger (He even had a cape given to him by Steve Geller?) So I'm guessing that's where gentile avenger came from.

I dont see any "racist" things about the post. maybe ignorant... malinformed... but not racist.

Remember we can say tasteless things here (see my post about the competition)

Jake_V
Jake_V

corrupt ass politicians. And to think times have changed enough we slap them on the wrist. They used to be tried and hung from trees within days of be convicted of this crap.

Jake_V
Jake_V

I'm so tired of hearing about anyone who's even remotely conservative being called a teabagger, or a birther, or an acorn hater or a Limbaugh listener.

That would be like all the conservatives calling you an NPR junkie, or an SEIU/Acorn douche-bag, or a Polosian.

Seriously, all of the political rhetoric needs to grow up a little bit (and maybe ALL of the people dishing it out). Just because someone sees politics differently doesn't mean they are wrong, nor are you.

....to be ignorant enough to assert your self through name calling because of differing political viewpoints is about as smart as retards arguing over who's more disabled.

Greenman
Greenman

It still doesn't prove that his post was in anyway racist. The comment was ignorant, sure. It would've been a bit more truthful had he said "John Street" instead of Obama. Now there's a corrupt politician.

FullPanicMode
FullPanicMode

It's racist because what does Obama have anything remotely to do with this story? Why did Obama pop up in your mind when you saw this story? Because "black guy politican wannabe" = "Obama?" WTF? I'm guessing you are a Fox News/Limbaugh infected "Black Panther Party/Acorn" obsessor. Tell me I'm wrong, clown.

FullPanicMode
FullPanicMode

Understood, and agreed. Lots of tasteless posts are not only funny, but also make a valid point. The post above had neither. I still think the post was probably motivated by a racist sentiment. Har har - black thug politician wanna be, just like black man Obama - har har.

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