After calling just three witnesses to testify, lawyers representing Joseph Zada on Thursday said they are nearly ready to let a federal jury decide whether the onetime Wellington high-flyer bilked dozens of people, including former NHL star Sergei Fedorov, out of more than $20 million.
On the witness stand, wearing blue prison scrubs over a frayed white T-shirt, Theodore Obermeyer recalled seeing childhood friend Jeff George holding a patient’s file folder in his hand on March 4, 2009 as he headed into a private meeting at the pain clinic Obermeyer managed for him.
In a surprise move, Delray Beach developer Anthony Pugliese on Wednesday quietly slipped into a Palm Beach County courtroom and pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit organized scheme to defraud and grand theft in connection with charges that stemmed from a soured real estate deal with Subway founder Fred DeLuca.
A 25-year-old woman who is serving a life sentence for luring her Greenacres boyfriend to his death in 2008 won a new trial Wednesday when an appeals court ruled that a Palm Beach County judge should have told a jury it could consider the woman’s claims that she had no idea she was setting a deadly plan in motion.
When pill mill mastermind Jeff George interviewed Dr. Gerald Klein in 2008 for a job at his soon-to-be opened pain clinic on Okeechobee Boulevard, he didn’t care about the doctor’s training at a prestigious medical school in Switzerland, his residency at a hospital in Brooklyn or that he was specially trained in general surgery.
Joaquin Fonseca-Ortiz, sporting a pony tail that served him well when he was working as an undercover narcotics agent for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, was led from a courtroom in handcuffs Tuesday to begin serving a one-year sentence for trumping up drug charges against a Riviera Beach man.
After deadlocking on new congressional boundaries, the Florida House and Senate divided again Tuesday before a judge, who said he will ask the state Supreme Court for help in settling the redistricting standoff.
With the money Palm Beach County spent on transportation in 2013, it could have bought The Washington Post, or the Al Mirqab, the ultra-luxury yacht owned by Qatar’s former prime minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabar Al Thani.
A 49-year-old Vermont man has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he solicited $1 million, claiming he could persuade a Palm Beach County jury not to convict Wellington polo mogul John Goodman of DUI manslaughter last year.
Even though it happened more than six years ago, the pained expression that lingered on Kenneth Lewis’ face from the witness stand Monday showed how little pleasure he took from having to fire his best friend, Joey Bartolucci, from a day laborer’s job at his father’s construction company.
On the same day Palm Beach County ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen complained about some of the rules he must follow to remain free on bond, federal prosecutors on Monday blasted his attorneys for suggesting that FBI agents broke the law to win indictments against him and his longtime friend, U.
An attorney headed back to the drawing board this week to retool what he described as a $50 million lawsuit against a psychiatrist and a therapist on allegations that they failed to properly treat a disturbed West Palm Beach woman who fatally stabbed her 10-year-old daughter and took her own life two years ago.