1.) You won't have Dennis McHugh to kick around anymore.  After forty years, Dennis has finally had enough.  Everyone is urged to swing by Maguires this Friday, August 24th, starting at 5:30 PM to say goodbye.  If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the ghost of Warner Olds, the Public Defender when Dennis started way back in 1973; 2.) Ed Hoeg and Katie McHugh (no relation), a day or two after McHugh won the election.  Rumor has it Katie will be taking over for Stacy Ross, who's taking cover in civil before facing reelection in 2014.  As for Hoeg, he had an all male jury laughing their way to a not guilty verdict today in The Battle Of The Courthouse Treatment Specialists, on behalf of client Myles SchlamPaul Pellinger, alleged victim of a Schlam shove on the tenth floor of the courthouse, didn't stand a chance.  He was characterized by Hoeg as "a school girl" pushing "a vanity prosecution" with non-existent injuries not requiring "a trip to the school nurse".  Courthouse cafe employee 3.) Moses Arden also got to partake in the fun, called as a witness by the SAO.  A good time was had by all, except for the taxpayers, who paid the bill for a two day total waste of time; 4.) Here come da' Judge' ... 1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III ("The Judge"), spotted outside The Biergarten in Boca earlier this week; 5.) Ever get the feeling you're leading a pointless existence? (photo by Anonymous); 6.) Bobby Diaz's docket Wednesday.  Add the two quickie hearings to yesterday's tally of four total cases, and you come up with an awful lot of downtime again this week for the self proclaimed "Efficient" Diaz.  And it's only Wednesday ...

Blue Light Special - the SAO dropped all felony charges against bondsman Richard Stein a couple of weeks ago, letting him plea to a misdemeanor charge of Unlawful Use Of Blue Lights.  He got a withhold and two months of probation, and undoubtedly a correspondingly major break on his bondsman's license.  Amazing lawyering by Todd Onore, considering the awful sworn allegations contained in the PC Affidavit.

Coming Soon - Why isn't Bill Scherer on the JNC anymore?; Dreading Judge Dredd - what will happen to Post-Adjudicatory Drug Court after Marcia Beach's retirement?; Who will be replacing Sandy Perlman and Tom Lynch in criminal?; SAO Exodus; Employee Parking Crunch!


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  • 8/23/2012 8:34 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Congrats Dennis on a job well done!
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  • 8/23/2012 9:22 AM Anonymous wrote:
    Dennis is the bomb in trial.
    I learned watching him.
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  • 8/23/2012 10:28 AM The Hoegy wrote:
    Ed Hoeg is one great trial attorney. I was in the cafeteria that day and saw that weirdo pellinger jumping up and down like a spaz. I am glad schlam was acquitted so fast. He is a good guy and has helped a few of my clients.
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  • 8/23/2012 10:42 AM Outraged Taxpayer wrote:
    I don't know about you, but as a tax payer i am outraged that the state would even file that B.S. pellinger case and then drag it out for six months forcing it to go to trial. From what i heard there wasn't a single witness to this alleged shove. Why didn't the state just nolle pross the case from the beginning?
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  • 8/23/2012 10:43 AM Outraged Taxpayer wrote:
    I don't know about you, but as a tax payer i am outraged that the state would even file that B.S. pellinger case and then drag it out for six months forcing it to go to trial. From what i heard there wasn't a single witness to this alleged shove. Why didn't the state just nolle pross the case from the beginning?
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  • 8/23/2012 11:01 AM alleged victim wrote:
    ummm the reason why the state did not drop that case was because the alleged victim mr. pellinger was crying to the state attorneys on a daily basis about how he was victimized and needed to have justice. It turns out that schlam was just trying to protect his female client that pellinger was trying to pull into an elevator. I hope schlam sues his ass good now.
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  • 8/23/2012 11:07 AM Sammie wrote:
    Dont see the humor in it. Sad that there are so many cases involving people who are really hurt, battered. And taxpapers are paying to hear what seems to be a personal vendetta. Sure the jurors were thrilled to sit in on such a life changing case.
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  • 8/23/2012 11:25 AM Schlam Dunk wrote:
    Would it be safe to say that eddie hoeg's case was a Schlam Dunk?
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  • 8/23/2012 11:53 AM Anonymous wrote:
    All of a suden Satz pffice wants to take everyoe to trial only because he is running for relection. Spit on the ground with a wipe of the mouth. Please. Right know he dose not care who goes down he wants everybody to think he is the man. NOT. Oh! unless you are part of the good olwboy club. Jim Lewis fro SAO nuff saaaid. And I am a Dem how do you like them apples and is telling alllllllll my friends well aleast one rep. I like what he said he will do and I believe him too. I have a best friend who is a rep he has his views and I have mine but one thing we come together on is the love we have for one another oh and he is white too. lick our boots Satz. He said he is not voting at all a Rep who would of thought Dems saying the same thing. Everyone needs to get this country business together real fast because it is going to hell faster then we know or think. Put a end to corruption in the State Of Floridda NOW.
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  • 8/23/2012 11:56 AM pissed jurors wrote:
    I heard schlam was representing himself until recently and after two full days of voir dire, they could not pick a jury because the prosepective jurors felt the case was so ridiculous.
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  • 8/23/2012 12:23 PM Bye Sandy wrote:
    Bill you made my day. Seriously the fact that Sandy is leaving is making me smile. Oh happy day! As for Dennis. He'll be missed!
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  • 8/23/2012 12:46 PM Sammie wrote:
    two days of tax payers money. Another two days of trying to find a jury who could find a person guilty for an alleged tap. Why take a case that the state knows they cannot win?
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  • 8/23/2012 1:21 PM Richard Stein wrote:
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  • 8/23/2012 9:51 PM Anonymous wrote:
    More about Myles. 955 So.2d 504
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  • 8/23/2012 10:12 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Perlman probably wants to pal around with her old buddy's from the criminal courts. On the family bench or something like it she can do that.
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  • 8/24/2012 8:56 AM Schlam is a Scumbag wrote:
    Nice posts above Schlam. Yes, Ed Hoeg is an awesome attorney, but you're still a scumbag. Was the case a wast of time? Yes. But here's the facts, from in-the-know:

    You went in before Magistrate Rita Berry, pretending your J.D. means your a lawyer. You know, like you always tell people on the 10th floor, when your up there soliciting for business..."I'm a "J.D..." The "actual" lawyer shut you down so hard you started arguing the law, wherein Berry put the kabash on you. Pellinger's was simply in the room and laughed. Talk about a little girl, you almost started crying. Out in the hall, Pellinger is already in the elevator, when your "client" enters, as the door is closing. Pellinger reaches his hand over to stop the door and you came dashing across the hall and smack arm away. Twenty people are standing there as you start playing slapsies with Pellinger. What a twat.

    I hear even the PD's office turned you down as an intern - you know, before you got busted and can never be admitted to the BAR hmmmmmmmmmm what was that for??? What business are you in?????? Anyway, word on the street is the mighty midget himself put the word in to send you packing from the office bc you were so fk'ed up in the head. I hear your family dosen't deal with you...your know the real professionals...Dr's right. Go fk yourself Schlam.
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  • 8/24/2012 9:48 AM EDDIE HOEG wrote:
    Ed Hoeg has forgotten more about the law than any of u db's have ever known. I'd continue to put my money on him at trial over any of you. Besides that his intellectual level makes the rest of u look like you just crawled down out of the trees. So before you criticize your superior again, shove it where the sun don't shine and bone up on your trial skills and hope you never have to come up against him in trial.
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  • 8/24/2012 11:15 AM Bottom Feeder Levine wrote:
    Since everyone knows that 8:56 is alan levine who we all know is a major scum bag and disgrace to the legal profession...let me ask you this: where were these 20 witnesses to testify for that freak crackhead pellinger? Nobody but him to testify. But we all know alan levine put him up to it. It came out in the trial. Whose the scumbag now levine?
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  • 8/24/2012 3:18 PM Schlam scam wrote:
    Sorry Miles, as much as you hate Levine and Ferraro for going after you for practicing law without a license, it wasn't either of them posting earlier. However, if you recall there were many people watching you make an ars of yourself and failing to help your "client". None of us saw what happened outside but we were all witness to your "legal skills" inside. Everyone in the Substance field in the courthouse know you and Pellinger run around the courthouse looking for business and bad mouthing each other . If you want to be a lawyer get licensed. You should stop blaming others for your inability to be a member of the Florida Bar. Perhaps I was not as articulate as I could have been in my previous post.
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  • 8/24/2012 3:25 PM Light on Loafers wrote:
    I always thought that pellinger guy was gay. not that there's anything wrong with that if you are out in the open about it, but he is in the closet.

    How can someone be honest about anything if they can't even be straight about their own sexuality??

    Personally, i think pellinger has a gay crush on schlam. He was seen following schlam into the bathroom while he was taking a piss. Theres just something not right with that guy.
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  • 8/24/2012 4:31 PM aliveandwell wrote:
    the homophobia continues on this blog
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  • 8/24/2012 5:13 PM Fake Bob Nichols wrote:

    For those who dislike Alan Levine, I am running against his wife.

    Please note I will be putting up Sylvia Portier's storm shutters this weekend. Once completed, I am going to dress up in my silks, get on my knees and be Sylvia's white lawn jockey. Additionally, if anyone brings their absentee ballot with my name checked this lawn jockey will kiss their ass.
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  • 8/24/2012 7:17 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Racism continues on this blog too.
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  • 8/24/2012 7:56 PM Anonymous wrote:
    Yes this blog is truly a reflection of the racist "justice" doled out each day in Broward courts.
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  • 8/24/2012 8:35 PM Nichols and his Mrs. wrote:
    @5:13 I bet his wife will have him on a short chain for quite a while after his ass got exposed on here for "dating." I heard he has brown marks in his shorts after that came out.
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  • 9/18/2012 5:32 PM Figures wrote:
    Richard Stein getting only 2 months of probation is the most HIDEOUS, UNFAIR, UNJUST thing I've seen happen to a criminal! This was a case of proven guilty until innocent! You beat the system this time Dick! This is the first time that I've ever seen a criminal in Ft. Lauderdale get away with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, trespassing, harassment and does being an cocky ass wipe count as a crime here now a days? I bet Richard used all the money he stole from people that he allegedly bonded out, then went to collect from them again. Dick isn't even man enough to admit his faults. It teaches others how to make fast money. All you need to do is a license to carry a gun and take money from anyone that you may have ever "bonded out" of jail. Talk about highway robbery. This guys a thug with a license to steal! I can see why people take justice into their own hands! Richard will face another judge soon enough, this one won't be paid off either. What this little man is doing to past/present clients is stomach wrenching. Makes me want to go bang on his door, take his fat ass down with a gun, slam him up on a car and steal his money oh, and the best part yet....NOT GIVE A RECEIPT. Kinda like,"the checks in the mail" scam, used by Dick DAILY!!Does that ring a bell yet Dick? Maybe not, you've stoled from so many people, you wouldn't have a clue. How do you look at your face in the morning and possibly think that your dishonest way of living is right? It may be prosperous to you, but one day your day will come. I'd hate to be you when Karma comes looking for you. You're a scandalous, dishonest con man. You belong behind bars to see where you should be classified....thief, thug, hypocrite, swindler, deceiver or maybe just mentally challenged. One day you will get taken down, you'll slip again and when you do, everyone that you stole from or lied to will be there to kick you as you fall! TOTALLY REPELLED BY THIS Richard "Dick" Stein!
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