I'm bored to bits here.
Can someone explain how a lawyer who has accepted voluntary disbarment is still on the 4th DCA JNC and our Governor has "no immediate plans" to remove him?
I also love the ridiculous application he made to the Governor for appointment, preceded and followed by boatloads of cash (was any of it his?):
"I am driven to insure (sic) the integrity of our judiciary,'' Rothstein wrote. "I will accept nothing less than professionalism and integrity.''Once again, the question arises -- how did this man get this far in the South Florida legal community without anyone calling bull@($t?
Rothstein was a major contributor to Florida's Republican Party and donated to Crist's campaign for attorney general and governor. A photo hanging in Rothstein's law office when the investment scandal broke late last month shows Crist hugging the lawyer with a handwritten note from the governor: "Scott – You're amazing!''
Ivey did not respond to questions about whether the governor's relationship with Rothstein or his political support influenced the appointment. Rothstein's term is up in 2012.
Earlier this month, the Florida Bar removed Rothstein from a Broward County grievance committee that hears complaints against attorneys.
The Best Lawyers in America had included Rothstein in its lawyer referral database since 2005 but removed him on Nov. 4, the day of an FBI raid on Rothstein's office, a spokesman said.
Rothstein touted his inclusion in Best Lawyers in his gubernatorial application. He also noted that he had handled more than 150 jury trials, and he had a "unique insight into the judiciary.''
"I am a confidante (sic) of many members of the judiciary and am called on regularly for counsel,'' Rothstein wrote.
Rothstein listed auto magnate Ed Morse Jr. as one of three character references. Morse's family now says that Rothstein swindled them out of millions.
The governor selected Rothstein and two other attorneys for the commission from a pool of 24 applicants.
At the time, Rothstein, his partner and their immediate families had donated over $200,000 to the Republican Party of Florida, and Rothstein had contributed $8,500 to Crist. Four days after the appointment, Rothstein contributed $140,000 to the GOP.
A middling Broward employment defense lawyer but he claims to have tried 150 jury trials?
Hey, did he mention his $57 million sanctions order before Judge Marra?
Love ya South Florida!!