I will give to you summer w(h)ine:
1. The Pizz hits a fizz:
Combative Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi, who beat a federal bribery rap and won a fight against the city to return to office, was bruised up in a battle with a tree Monday night, police said.Hmm, blood on the airbag -- my favorite Dylan bootleg!
According to police, Pizzi drove his Kia into a tree, the airbag deployed, and the mayor left the scene before returning a short time later wearing a baseball cap and sporting a cut on his forehead. Miami-Dade Police Lt. John Jenkins said Pizzi, who was the only person in the car, refused medical attention. Jenkins said Miami Lakes police, contracted by the city through the county, were already at the scene when Pizzi returned. The crash happened at Northwest 140th Street and 82nd Avenue, a residential enclave in Miami Lakes.
“He hit a tree. He didn’t go to the hospital. There was blood on the airbag,” Jenkins said.
2. Seven million in (allegedly) fake billings -- God I love South Florida:
New allegations are swirling around embattled former Butler & Hosch CEO Robert Hosch, who is accused of creating more than $7 million in fake invoices in a failed attempt to secure loans for his sinking foreclosure law firm.
Hosch's troubles appear to be mounting as former employees added claims of fraudulent billing to their class action suit under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
Former employees Stephen Regal and Gianna Hillis filed suit May 22 seeking back pay and benefits from the Orlando-based law firm that handled about 60,000 foreclosure files in 27 states and the District of Columbia. The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom in Fort Lauderdale.
They amended the complaint Thursday to add Hosch as an individual defendant and tack on allegations that he and his firm created more than $7 million in "receivables through false invoices that were never delivered to clients."Darn greedy
3. Benjamin Crump's got an interesting practice:
Two of B.B. King's daughters said Friday they have enlisted a lawyer involved in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida and the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, to review their suspicions that the blues icon's longtime business manager looted his accounts and hastened his death in Las Vegas.The King is gone but his estate is not forgotten.
Attorney Benjamin Crump, appearing at a Las Vegas courthouse with another lawyer already handling a challenge to King's designated estate executor, said he'll take an independent look at King's death May 14 at age 89 and the handling of his finances.