Barry Stone (2011)
Fourth DCA alum/senior judge Barry Stone is taking over Cindy Imperato’s division full time, starting February 10th. All hearings will be set via Imperato’s office in the North Wing, where Stone will share space with Imperato until Peter Weinstein moves her back to Criminal full time. Get those Motions To Suppress filed ASAP …
As far as the pending Imperato family DUI’s, there’s not much new to report. Alexander’s is still unfiled, and Jeremy Kroll has been retained. The judicial DUI up in Palm Beach has been set off to March 10th, for case disposition.
Will Cindy be going to trial? It’s anyone’s guess. But one thing’s for sure. The JQC is likely to take a hard look at anything that sticks to the elder Imperato, based on today’s publication of the stipulation between the judicial police and Hillsborough County’s resident DUI judge Tracy Sheehan.
The Sheehan JQC documents are found here. She’s agreed to a public reprimand, after blowing a .171/.161 following her first DUI arrest during a night out in Ybor City. She did roadsides, submitted to the breathalyzer, accepted full responsibility for her actions, sought help, and apologized profusely. The JQC categorized Sheehan’s crime “an isolated incident“.
Imperato, still only accused, refused roadsides and a breathalyzer. She’s currently exercising her right to fight the charges. And, according to the Sun Sentinel, this is her second DUI, after a 1988 arrest in Leon County with property damage or personal injury. It’s unknown at this time if this is a first or second refusal.
The facts as alleged are certainly much different than those in the Sheehan matter, so the stakes could be a lot higher for Imperato than previously thought. In the meantime, she’s still officially the judge in Randy Tundidor’s death penalty case …
Coming Soon – Jose Izquierdo and Jim Lewis are throwing AG hopeful Perry Thurston a party …
Miami Herald: Kudos to Judge Sheehan who owns DUI mistake (July, 2013)
” … The judge blew.
“I had already made a horrible decision and could not compound it by playing lawyer,” she says … “
Bob Norman’s Pulp: Judge Imperato and the Wiseguys (2011)
We’re all just pumping gas at Mr. Satz’s station …
Coming Soon? – judicial candidates John Contini, Donnie Goodwin, and Dennis Bailey? General Master Julie Shapiro Harris? …
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Would you buy a bible from this woman?
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Barry Stone (2011)