Did Ryan LeVin Buy His Way Out Of Prison?

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Ryan LeVin -- the hard-partying, Porsche-driving, Brit-killing douchebag -- managed to escape prison time in his sentencing yesterday.

Judge Barbara McCarthy sentenced LeVin to two years house arrest, ten years probation, and 1,000 hours of community service for making roadkill out of two British tourists in a hit-and-run on Fort Lauderdale's Seabreeze Boulevard in 2009.

Well-connected Broward lawyer J. David Bogenschutz may be the man to thank for that.

Bogenschutz, 67, is the go-to guy for the rich and famous -- and those in political office -- when they get into legal trouble.

He's defended former New York Yankees star Jim Leyritz, former Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne, the son of billionaire and former Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga, and Eleanor Adderly, the wife of former Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Frank Adderly, among others.

Bogenschutz always seems to manage lighter-than-expected sentences for his clients in criminal cases, but that comes with a price.

He won't discuss how much LeVin payed him, but he did tell the Sun-Sentinel in 2010 he "might earn in the six figures" for a murder trial -- which he's probably low-balling.

Sources tell New Times that former Deerfield Beach Mayor Al Capellini is paying Bogenschutz more than $200,000 to fight off a corruption charge.

So while Bogenschutz managed to convince a judge that LeVin being grounded for two years was an appropriate sentence, we want to hear from you -- did LeVin buy his way out of prison?

Cast your vote below:



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MK
MK

Two articles appeared the news at the same time, bothconcerned hit and runs. One received a 9 year jail term. The other lied abouthis involvement, killed two innocent people and was rich. He simply paid offthe victims' families. Proving once again the there are two sets of laws inthis country. A clear message was sent. The penalties mean absolutely nothing.I retired after 34 years of law enforcement in South Florida and after readingthis I am so glad to be done with this system of money buys freedom. When I wasyounger I watched the television show Superman. The opening statement was abouttruth justice and the American way. I thought truth and justice was theAmerican Way. I understand the families needed money due to the loss of thewage earners but there is still the side of these murders and allowing theperson responsible to give society the finger. America is really a third worldnation. Florida should be ashamed. I think everyone should own a judge. ShouldI ever commit a crime I demand this same treatment. 

PARKLAND MAN
PARKLAND MAN

Posted by: Betsy Krajik | February 24, 2011 10:15 PM I have some interesting news for everyone, and I'll give ya a sneak peak of my finding. It seems Timothy Richards Stevens AKA Chaz isnt so honest.A little research and I've uncovered a pretty troublesome life for Timothy. In 2004 Kelly had put a restraining order against Timothy. He was charged and found guilty of Statue 784.047. This is just the beginning. In the next coming days I'll be launching a new website at exposing the real Chaz. Oh and Chaz, I have Kelly's side of the story =)Apples, hows them.

PARKLAND MAN
PARKLAND MAN

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IRS tax liens dog Deerfield candidate CoddingtonBy Brittany Wallman February 24, 2011 04:05 PMLarry Barszewski reports:Deerfield Beach City Commission candidate Ron Coddington’s past financial headaches aren’t behind him just yet. Coddington declared bankruptcy in 2004, a public records search shows. He also accrued IRS tax liens of more than $800,000, which all have been satisfied.“The bankruptcy was necessary primarily to divide the assets in a divorce … We were going to dissolve it anyhow,” said Coddington, who co-owned Team Land Development with his former wife. The business was also facing an insurance judgment against a bonding company of about $1 million, he said.“There were no personal debts absolved as part of that,” Coddington said of the bankruptcy.But now that he’s running for the District 1 commission seat against incumbent Joe Miller and Cody Loomis, his financial problems are gaining new currency on the Internet. “It’s no small wonder why Coddington wants to cut taxes,” blogger Chaz Stevens wrote in listing the bankruptcy and liens.The IRS filed tax liens totaling $680,000 for the 1996, 1998 and 1999 tax years. Coddington said the liens stemmed from money he invested with Sterling Foster & Co., which fleeced investors of millions of dollars. Coddington lost more than $1 million in investments because of the fraud, but ended up owing tax money on the investments even after the money disappeared, he said.“It took me about 10 years to pay it all back. The final amount was paid back after the bankruptcy,” Coddington said.A $135,000 IRS lien for the 1990 tax year occurred because of the accounting method used by his firm’s accountant, he said.“We incurred taxes on paper for money we hadn’t received,” Coddington said. An amended tax return eventually was filed, reflecting the actual income earned and reducing the amount of the lien, which was satisfied in 1993, he said.Categories: City-Town-Village Elections (276) Permalink | Comments (11) 0diggsdigg

CommentsEverywhere one looks, it becomes quite obvious that Ron "Does His Homework" Coddington doesn't do his homework. From campaign signs that are non-complaint and most likely illegal to ... what is this now? A ponzi scheme? What else is there Ron? Anything else we might end up finding out about when it's too late to do anything about?Folks, I ask you. How are we supposed to trust Coddington with our tax dollars when he can't even look after his own? Answer = we can't.Coddington labels himself DC's Goto Guy. I guess that's code for Goto The Tax Lien Office.Posted by: Chaz Stevens | February 24, 2011 5:18 PM It's ironic that Stevens, a once self-announced candidate for the same seat, has similar issues in his background.Posted by: Mark Widdington | February 24, 2011 5:31 PM Mark Wittington would you mind sharing your info? ballbase1979@gmail.comPosted by: Stacy | February 24, 2011 5:47 PM Stacy- Links were posted and should appear shortly unless the blog owner chooses to censor the entry.Posted by: Mark Widdington | February 24, 2011 7:19 PM Who again is running? Stevens or Coddington?Posted by: Ace Ventura | February 24, 2011 9:48 PM They never came through, can you email them to me? ballbase1979@gmail.comPosted by: Stacy | February 24, 2011 10:02 PM The one who had the balls to. Posted by: Betsy Krajik | February 24, 2011 10:15 PM I have some interesting news for everyone, and I'll give ya a sneak peak of my finding. It seems Timothy Richards Stevens AKA Chaz isnt so honest.A little research and I've uncovered a pretty troublesome life for Timothy. In 2004 Kelly had put a restraining order against Timothy. He was charged and found guilty of Statue 784.047. This is just the beginning. In the next coming days I'll be launching a new website at exposing the real Chaz. Oh and Chaz, I have Kelly's side of the story =)Apples, hows them.

DutchmanDan
DutchmanDan

And this is supposed to be the bl€€din' democracy that is so needed over the world!?

Parkland man
Parkland man

Chaz,I must say I never meet a balless fn scumbag closet fag like you,it must be hard to hide like a cunt and try to break peoples balls on the computer,and maybe you got away with it for a while but this time you didn't,I really think your fucked ah.using that picture might have been a big mistake,

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

The LeVin plea deal should never be approved by any judge in a democratic society.

Even a token sentence of a few years would have been more acceptable.

This was a disgrace!

Nucky Thompson
Nucky Thompson

Your headline sounds like the next Geico commercial

PARKLAND MAN
PARKLAND MAN

Chad Stevens a homeless pussy he lives at home with mommy and only fights with girls lol what a fn looser and a dirt bag,and soon to be on the run. go # 2

parkland man
parkland man

chaz,hey scumbag i almost forgot about the lawsuits your talking about when you make over 5 million a year every lawyer in the world will try to steal some,so yes i do not like lawyers and as far as Jews go my best friend is Jewish,i have no problem with Jewish people just lawyers,and if you look real close you will see i won 99 percent of the battles with them,there about 3 left and i will win them also,I'm looking forward to see how you tuff guy is going to make out with the people in district 2 lol

It wasn't me
It wasn't me

Can we please establish a price breakdown for some of the more innocuous crimes that many locals commit but fear prosecution from.  If this is the treatment we give to out of towners we need to establish a payment system for locals who may get pegged from time to time committing crimes that the state deems illegal but society does not.

parkland man
parkland man

Chaz,hey pussy i knew i had you pegged first you punked it by not showing up to stand behind you tuff words yesterday,you only fight girls that's why you were arrested for hitting a girl, real tuff guy,hitting a girl chad Stevens wow real tuff guy,and the next thing is i gave away more money in deerfield beach then you have ever made,you like looking up records i own over 10 million in broward county alone most paid off,its over 20 if you check all of Florida,you know nothing about business or moves so don't even try to figure it out,you can only hide behind a computer and play tuff guy in witch you are not.you don't even have a house you fn dirt bag you live with and on your mother that's right chad stevens lives with his mother, hes fn broke and a pussy,and last but knot least the people in district 2 came by to see me today and i hear you got big problems with them,i will tell you one thing for sure I'm glad I'm not you.your about as important as a fly that sits on dog shit take care looser and go fuck yourself. 

SayWha
SayWha

Pulp like you got after Scotty you should go after this judge.  It seems to me when a lawyer says...The money will only be paid if he gets no jail time; that's gotta be some violation of a law. And since when can a criminal act(s) leaving the scene of a fatal accident, lying to police, on and on be mitigated by a payment to anyone? 

Impeach this judge!  Or drag her to 60 mins...or Drudge!   Now, Polo player Goodman who only killed one person will not even get a house arrest.  His mouthpiece will argue...see what Judge Creepo did in Ft Laud.....YIKES we're a gonner in this state.

Nails
Nails

I love how these message board's are so full of HATERS. Actually I don't, but seriously, the poll is unacceptable. The guy did not mean to kill those people... Yes, he ran away, but do we need to waste tax payer money feeding him in prison fro 10 years? Society will benefit form his 1,000 of service more than 10 years in jail. Perhaps he'll turn is life around. I visit this website from time to time and all I ever see is grumpy trolls attacking successful or unfortunate people. This guy isn't the best example. What he did was wrong, but the poll should at least be somewhat serious.  HATERS!

Kevin
Kevin

You wonder how treatment of a rich white dude who kills people while high would compare to police & legal treatment of a poor black dude with some marijuana in the back seat.

Or how would things go for the poor black dude killing people while high, vs. the rich white guy smoking some marijuana?

Oh, but we're a colorblind meritocracy. I keep forgetting.

(Full disclousre: I'm a white dude.)

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Actually dude, I live in North Beach most of the time.   Which is in San Francisco.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Todd;

Considering you are about $60K'ish or so behind on your property taxes, I find it hard to believe you are making $5MM.   Then again, it's your lie, so tell it anyway you like.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Bro.

You are seriously delusional.   No really.   It's kinda scary frightening how really fucked up you are in the head.

I've met some whacked out mother fuckers in my time, but you are by far the person most furthest detached from reality I've run across.

If your game plan is to creep us all the fuck out, congratulations.   MIssion accomplished.

Not Chaz, Another PLM Hater
Not Chaz, Another PLM Hater

As always your comments provide as much intelligent commentary as, and I quote, "a fly that sits on dog shit."

augusta
augusta

Uh, the host of this blog isn't Bob Norman anymore, sweetcheeks. Bob got after Scott Rothstein, not Matthew Hendley.

Bubba The Wise
Bubba The Wise

1000 hours of service? Bullshit. 10 bucks an hour to buy his way out! One check and he is done with that.

SayWha
SayWha

You visit from time to time.  When you're sober or out of the slam.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Ryan.

I guess that part of your plea deal is that you are allowed a laptop and an Internet connection.   Great!   That will come in real handy when you are doing your online ordering of whiskey.

And vodka, rum, the entire schnapps family, beer, light beer, near beer, a case of beer, and the occasional pony key.

But no wine coolers, as I don't peg you as a ZIMA kinda guy.

B_tan
B_tan

Go read about Richard Cleveland Glinton Sr. who did a hit & run... and who was sentenced to NINE years in prison.  Where's the justice in the disparity between sentences? 

Ryan LeVin = Caucasion + money = 2 years house arrestRichard Glinton = Black + no money = 9 years prison

'nuff said?

Guest
Guest

Yeah. Definitely more about color than socioeconomic status. Dante Stallworth sure has a great sun tan, though.

Parkland man
Parkland man

Hey asshole Chaz it might be a good time for you to go there the brothers are coming for you lol and you don't live there scumbag you live with momey and hit women,you are a first class looser and scumbag,and broke dick mf,your such a fn looser it's almost funny that when the brothers beat the living fuck out of you I gonna laugh u ah.

Parkland man
Parkland man

Hey dick face 60 k ain't shit I pay 500 k a year in taxes and scumbags like you live off it and I don't give a fuck your a fn pussy and you know it go fuck with Gonot where it's safe for a cunt like you,I think you fucked up going after a 75 year old women and her people are hot on you scumbag!

Parkland man
Parkland man

Hey pussy closet fag I'm in south beach Stk steak house it's 4 thousand for 10 people you never had 4000 you broke dick mf don't ever talk a out money with me broke dick women beater punk,I'm beating on the brothers I don't think your gonna get out of it lol

Nowbot
Nowbot

Believe I addressed it to Pulp, not BN.  And content was about what Matt wrote not SR, cheeky lips.

White Wasp
White Wasp

And don't forget LeVin killed two, Glinton killed one.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Hey Matt;

Suggestion for the Pulp.   As you know, in 2010 I was selected the New Times Activist of the Year.

For 2011, can I suggest that you create a new award, the 2011 "Creepiest Fucker Of the Decade" and award it to the commenter "Parkland Man" (Todd)?

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Todd;

This will be the very last time I ever acknowledge, speak, or fart in your general direction  and I'll leave you with this suggestion. 

Seek professional help as you are one bizarrely twisted individual.

The Pulp Blog
The Pulp Blog

I came in after the selection process for this year, so I'm not getting a say in that quite yet.

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