NEW MATH

The legislature is doing everything it can to help incentivize lawyers to run against sitting judges, state attorneys, and public defenders.

Currently, the budget is awaiting Rick Scott’s signature, which would grant 10% raises beginning October 1st, bumping state attorneys and public defenders to nearly $170,000 per annum, county judges to $152,000, and circuit judges to $161,000.  The proposed 6% raise for assistant public defenders is dead, while what amounts to a modest cost of living increase would apply to lawyers handling daily caseloads on both sides of the aisle.

Judicial pay is already a windfall to a majority of lawyers that have the free time to successfully navigate the political pathways of the JNC or the campaign trail.  Factor in the raise and 3.3% pension multiplier, and it’s like hitting the lotto for 99% of the public interest legal and general civilian populations.

Some very quick math:

For a single six-year judicial term – 3.3% x 6 = 19.8% of salary, or $31,878 pension payout per annum for life, starting at age 62, or after thirty years of state employment.

For two six-year terms – 3.3% x 12 = 39.6% of salary, or $63,756 per annum for life … etc. …

(and don’t forget to add in prior years of state employment, which can increase the payouts dramatically)

There you have it.  Being a “public servant” has some very lucrative benefits, in addition to a great health plan, setting your own schedule, staff, parking, ample vacation time, and free meals galore.

Don’t you and your family deserve the financial security offered by a judgeship?  Don’t you think majority registered Democrat Broward deserves something besides Republican appointed judges, year after year? Don’t you think, win or lose, that a vibrant democratic process makes for a better informed, sensitive, efficient, and more diverse bench overall?

Don’t you think 2018 is the time to run against a sitting judge, just like Judge Duffy and Judge McCarthy did in 2016?

GET RICH QUICK – RUN FOR JUDGE 

145 thoughts on “NEW MATH”

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    Or they could just be born with a silver spoon inheritance up their ass like Bill Gelin and never accomplish anything of distinction during their entire legal career.

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    I strongly disagree. $150 or $160 is sh*t money and that’s why there’s sh*t judges. The pension? The time value of money dictates a pension is for suckers. Florida gets what it pays for.

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      Very true! And there are no free dinners galore as Bill says. Just rubber chicken dinners for the judge on occasion, not for the spouse or families. And half the time the judges are being used so that people will attend the events, so their admission is free. And do you see how far away the judges park from the building?. Outside parking and not covered. The state attorneys have better parking. Really Bill????

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    Hopefully the Governor vetoes it and takes care of the people doing the real work like the prosecutors and pds. Its disgusting to see the lazy fat cats getting fatter and everybody else getting the shaft.

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    But logically I understand he needs the support of the vote controlling fat cats when he tries for Senator and feeding them can’t hurt.

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        We posted it a few threads ago.
        Here it is again. We are still working on a new page for the election so it may not be complete yet. Here’s what we have so far:

        Broward judges facing re-election in 2018

        Bailey, Tim

        Diaz, Robert F

        Fishman, Jane D.

        Haimes, David

        Holmes, Ilona M.

        Lee, Robert W.

        Lerner-Wren, Ginger

        Levine, Olga

        Levy, Jill K.

        Lopane, Nicholas

        McHugh, Kathleen Mary

        Miller Terri-Ann

        Phillips, Carol Lisa

        Porth, Ari Abraham

        Robinson, Michael A.

        Rothschild, Michael Ian

        Schiff, Louis H

        Singer Michele Towbin

        Speiser, Mark A.

        Usan, Michael

        Wood, Marina Garcia

        Zeller, Sharon

        Three Florida Supreme Court Justices mandatory retirement & one Merit Retention.

        C. ALAN LAWSON
        Took office 2016
        Merit retention vote 2018

        BARBARA J. PARIENTE
        Took office 1997
        Mandatory retirement 2019

        R. FRED LEWIS
        Took office 1999
        Mandatory retirement 2019

        PEGGY A. QUINCE
        Took office 1999
        Mandatory retirement 2019

        Looks like most of the Supreme court will be replace soon.

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            So why don’t “you” post them for everyone.
            “may not be complete yet”.
            Election’s not till next year.

            2018 will be interesting. In case you didn’t notice, practically a new Supreme Court.
            Hope it stays as diverse racially.

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    Anyone named Cohen, Kaplan, Lynch, Murphy, Levey, Mccarthy, Ross, Robinson, etal, especially females, its a nobrainer. File and win, spend no money. The JNC hasn’t given Broward a D since Jeb. Nonpartisan? BULLSHIT

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    Mike “5th” Flynn is the logical successor to Governor Scott.

    He will be filing after the dust settles and he establishes Florida residency in the croquet mallet shed at Mar y Lago.

    You heard it here first.

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    What about that Marnes guy who proclaimed on this blog several years ago that he was going to run against Diaz, then put his tail between his legs?

    You know, the guy who only wears the same black suit, and black shirt every day, what happened to his run against Diaz?

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    IDK, but typically when a lawyer makes it known they’re going against a Judge, the Judge or his minions cozies up to the aggrieved party and makes nice so it all goes away.

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      Its so sad that the automated wax works that escaped Madame Tussauds are still calling the shots in Broweird.

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    You poor diluted fool … Judge McCarthy did not run for any monetary gains or because of her job (which she was the best of the best). She ran to honor her late father and to keep his spirit alive by serving the public in an honorable way, like she always has. All of her friends and family are proud of her, the way she ran her campaign, worked hard throughout her career, and show grace in victory (respectfully recognizing her opponent). There is much more to life than fame and fortune … which is the point that you all are missing.

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          Zaccor was a nice guy, well liked. She only ran against him because she thought his odd name was vulnerable, plus being a woman v. man in a Hillary election helps.

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            Zaccor lost because he was a racist jerk. I head about how he refused to shake hands with Judge Evans after Kal beat him out while all the other guys from homicide on the elevator that day shook his hand and congratulated him.

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            Check your facts … McCarthy beat Zaccor in August and not November. How did Hillary affect that election? That was Bernie vs. Hill, not Trump vs. Hillary. I watched the guy campaigning, and the only thing Hillary had to do with it was they both were terrible campaigners. He looked like Nina’s shadow on groundhog day. The guy was mean, lied on the campaign trial and was totally full of himself. Another great Rick Scott appointee from the State Attorney’s Office. Like Bob Weir says, “Register to vote and vote them all out!”

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    2018 will definitely be interesting. Let’s hope that everyone runs a clean race and makes the legal system proud

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    There really is no reason to insult former judges who are no longer on the bench. You really want to wish everyone the best no matter where they are in their career.

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      Schmuck Destry threw a fundraiser for Schmuck AG Crist and got an appointment when Schmuck Crist became Governor. Being a Judge is all about ability. To all the Schmuck lawyers don’t forget it.

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    Let’s get down to the real business. Why doesn’t the new courthouse have a nice cafe in it or sell coffee?

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    The 110 tower used to have the best cafeteria style restaurant. It had a really nice of you and it was a great escape that was super close to the courthouse. Also the gym was much better because now that it is on the first floor everyone can see you working out there’s no privacy

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    Satz should announce his last term and prepare to pass the torch to Holden before he gets crushed by some termed out politician in the next cycle who will can half the office within 6 months.

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      The Turd is finished. What Judge or Magistrate in their right mind will appoint Turd ever again. Claudia Robinson will be removed from the Bench before you know it.

      Question is…. which loyal Turd candidate / Judge is next. Stay tuned!

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        Sounds like a fireside chat to me. This is the same as the SPD days. Smarmy, but if no smoking gun re quid pro quo, it’s a no go for removal.

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          Justice Labarga will see it differently….sorry Turd. Fireside chat, oh yeah, you wish

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      ARE BOTH LOWER THAN A
      BUCKET OF “WHALE SHIT”

      SHAME ON YOU!!!
      JUDGE CLAUDIA ROBINSON
      FROM THE OWNERS OF
      http://www.michaelgahearnesq.com/

      WOULD YOU WANT THIS PERSON TO BE APPOINTED “GUARDIAN” FOR YOUR CHILD, PARENT, NIECE, NEPHEW, AUNT, UNCLE OR A STRANGER?

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    Only if Turd had read 104.071. We just saw the 104.071(a) violation. Can’t wait for the 104.071(b) violations to come to light! Many more judges are going down the toilet bowl.

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    Dumbass!! We all know you never read Florida’s election law, but clearly you should know how to plead the fifth!

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    1- They both think that appointing almost 9 out of every 10 cases is not favoritism.
    2- They both think 250 appointments out of 300 is not favoritism.
    3- They both will lose their jobs.

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    Turd under oath will continue with his lies:

    “I swear Judge Robinson and I never had a conversation about her appointing me to 250 of her 300 cases.”

    “No, appointing me to 83% of all of her cases is not favoritism.”

    “The $30,000 per year of appointments is an annuity I no longer need.”

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      A repeat of the Ross Hog style of running judicial campaigns with Fat Boy the Turd making out like a bandit with appointments like a pig in a slop pen.
      But Broward’s always been a stinking hive of favoritism and nepotism with no restraint to those that a judgeship means a big score in income enhancement and benefits at public expense.
      No judge should be allowed to line the pockets of their campaign consultant. All judges should have their appointments audited to show which way the slop is being slung. Nobody in the legal community would be surprised at the numbers of appointments going to these slop hounds and then close the careers of these judges by removal from the bench. This is just the tip of the iceberg in Broward

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    Under Oath, the JQC asks her: “Do you consider 250 out of 300 private appointments to ATurd, equivalent to $63,000 over the two years ($31,500 per year) favoritism?”

    Judge Claudia Robinson: “It is not favoritism. I appointed 1 of every 10 of my cases to 8 other judges. I only appointed Mr. ATurd to 9 of 10. How in the world is that favortism?”

    JQC: “Did you compensate Mr. ATurd for the significant work he did as your campaign manager?”

    Judge: “No, that is not why I paid Mr. ATurd $65K in private mediation appointements over two years.”

    JQC: “Mrs Robinson, you are not responding to the question.”

    Judge: “I mean, look at my Financial Disclosure, can’t you see I have a net worth of minus $56K. I am destitute. I had no way to pay Mr. ATurd. I’m so sorry, okay? ”

    JQC: “Did you report Mr. ATurd’s work as an in-kind contribution on your campaign report.”

    Mrs Robinson: “No, I’m sooooooo sorry……………..Mr ATurd said he would terrorize me on the blog 24/7. He scared me. Ask Judge Benson what he did to her. Ask Leah Krauss. Ask Doreen Inkeles. ATurd and his best friend Red Broward would have bombed me like they have others. They scared me. I’m sooooooooooooooooooooooo sorry. I need my job. I promise I will never do it again. pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee. Oh what a nightmare. PLeaseeeeeeeee…………………………………………………………………………………(wailing heard in background)

    Mrs Robinson: “No

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    Code of Judicial Conduct
    Canon 3
    A Judge Shall Perform the Duties of Judicial Office Impartially and Diligently

    A. Judicial Duties in General.

    The judicial duties of a judge take precedence over all the judge’s other activities. The judge’s judicial duties include all the duties of the judge’s office prescribed by law. In the performance of these duties, the specific standards set forth in the following sections apply.

    (4) A judge shall not make unnecessary appointments. A judge shall exercise the power of appointment impartially and on the basis of merit. A judge shall avoid nepotism and favoritism. A judge shall not approve compensation of appointees beyond the fair value of services rendered.

    Canon 3C(4). Appointees of a judge include assigned counsel, officials such as referees, commissioners, special magistrates, receivers, mediators, arbitrators, and guardians and personnel such as clerks, secretaries, and bailiffs. Consent by the parties to an appointment or an award of compensation does not relieve the judge of the obligation prescribed by Section 3C(4). See also Fla.Stat. § 112.3135 (1991)

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    112.313 Standards of conduct for public officers, employees of agencies, and local government attorneys.—
    (1) DEFINITION.—As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, the term “public officer” includes any person elected or appointed to hold office in any agency, including any person serving on an advisory body.
    (2) SOLICITATION OR ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS.—No public officer, employee of an agency, local government attorney, or candidate for nomination or election shall solicit or accept anything of value to the recipient, including a gift, loan, reward, promise of future employment, favor, or service, based upon any understanding that the vote, official action, or judgment of the public officer, employee, local government attorney, or candidate would be influenced thereby.

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      RUN AGAINST JUDGE MICHAEL ROBINSON 2018

      JUDGE CLAUDIA ROBINSON BAD PRESS A FACTOR?

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    this is only the beginning…this place will be cleaned up with those who choose to cheat the system.

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      Shows that maybe half your info is BS.

      We would hate to have to show your involvement of us is unwarranted, casting doubt on the rest. You seem to be “trying to do some good” in your own way, don’t screw it up by making false unsubstantiated claims.

      Administrator,
      South Florida Corruption.

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    SECTION 17. Impeachment.—
    (a) The governor, lieutenant governor, members of the cabinet, justices of the supreme court, judges of district courts of appeal, judges of circuit courts, and judges of county courts shall be liable to impeachment for misdemeanor in office. The house of representatives by two-thirds vote shall have the power to impeach an officer. The speaker of the house of representatives shall have power at any time to appoint a committee to investigate charges against any officer subject to impeachment.

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        Hulsey, 66, was accused of saying that blacks should “get back on a ship and go back to Africa” and referring to women staff attorneys as being “like cheerleaders who talk during the national anthem.” The 4th Judicial Circuit judge was also accused of referring to a female staff lawyer as a “bitch” and a “c—,” after she complained to the chief judge that Hulsey was overusing staff attorneys.

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        Hard to believe until you see it that things like that still go on in this day and age.

        Just proves that liberty and justice are not a guaranteed birth right.
        Each generation has to fight the good fight.

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    To Ahearn and Robinson emails, texts, phone etc to demonstrate extent of relationship. The Florida bar and the JQC

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    Robinson ran against a sitting Judge and won too.

    Judges Murphy, Feld, Levey Cohen, Bober, Birken, D Ross, Contini, Duffy, McCarthy, Perlman all ran against sitting Judges and ended up Judges.

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    SECTION 17. Impeachment.—
    (a) The governor, lieutenant governor, members of the cabinet, justices of the supreme court, judges of district courts of appeal, judges of circuit courts, and judges of county courts shall be liable to impeachment for misdemeanor in office. The house of representatives by two-thirds vote shall have the power to impeach an officer. The speaker of the house of representatives shall have power at any time to appoint a committee to investigate charges against any officer subject to impeachment.

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    Two women D’s filing against a male Judge with a bad name is almost a guarantee a woman will win. If not in the primary then certainly in November when everyone is out voting against Trumpism in the general. It probably won’t get that far though since there will be a bazillion wannabes on the ballots vying for one of the many open seats. The few challenged incumbents will be lost in the sea of names. Ha ha ha. Ask Zaccor, Gonzalez, Dijols, Destry. They’ll tell ya. Call them and talk while they’re driving between counties and different courthouses schlepping cases.

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      Pedro offended everybody that came before him with his tacos cooked in rancid grease and bad attitude . It was only a matter of a short time until his taco was reconstituted for a better version. He’s still smarting from his unceremonious fall from the bench.
      It’s tough for these losers after they’ve tasted the free ride they get as judges in Broward and then have to earn a real honest living. Particularly for the appointed types that think they got it because of some merit due to making good tacos.

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        I can’t decide what’s worse: the vetting by a bunch of bag ladies in the condos off a paid for palm card for electeds or the hinky dinky wink and a nod vetting by the crooked patronage appointment process.

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      Stop complaining and suck off the Governor or some condo commander for a seat on the bench if a fat government payday is your heart’s desire. Better yet, get out there and hustle like a real lawyer if its money you want (unless you don’t have the talent). Waaah waaah wa.

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    Everyone should file Bar complaint against the Turd and JQC against Turd’s Judge, Robinson. This is disgusting and embarrassing conduct that cannot be condoned in the legal community. When questioned by the authorities about ATurd, please cooperate. Do not be afraid. We need to rid this area of scum tactics.

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      Who is appointing Judges in Broward?

      Russia, or the man that took the 5th on 75 occasions? Or both??

      Enough already!!!!!

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      Worst….Chief…..Judge….Ever…….Broward judiciary is like a pack of wild dogs……anyone get arrested at judicial college……?

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        Come on now, the new courthouse design is the best, so long as no one has to be somewhere on time and doesn’t have a physical disability.

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          Question : How many Broward Judges does it take to have a typical judicial conference?

          Answer : Two. At least one to act like a lightweight ahole, and another to help lie about it later.

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    When you consider how little The Turd gets for keeping his snout up the butts of these crooked Broward judges, makes you wonder why he’d even bother. Small time nickels and dimes stuff for a hog that’s just lookin for chicken feed! Lol

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      WHAT IS THE GOING RATE OF THE “KICK BACK” THAT THE JUDGES RECEIVE FROM AHEARN FOR BEING APPOINTED GUARDIAN AND OR MEDIATOR?

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    BOTH JUDGE CLAUDIA ROBINSON & MICHAEL G AHEARN NEED TO SUBMIT TO A COMPREHENSIVE INDEPENDENT AUDIT
    IT SHOULD INCLUDE BOTH PERSONAL AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE RECORDS

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      He’s a nice guy and well liked from what we know.
      Probably not very competent though.

      As of 2016, the most reversed Judge in Broward was Circuit
      Judge Timothy Bailey with 17. More than Imperato, Rosenthal, and yes, Destry.

      Likeable or not, a lot of wasted taxpayer dollars, not to mention the poor defendant’s costs.

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        ILL DRINK TO IMPERATO GETTING CAUGHT WITH HER PANTIES IN A WAD TOOT SWEET
        CHUCKY CHEEZE WILL TOO
        LONG STORY FOR A LONG DRINK

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    Ask “Lisa Lee” Arneaud. She is paid $80k to post pictures on sealing and expunging on the SAO17 Twitter account (and allegedly has other responsibilties as well). Thanks to her help the State Attorney Office has 26 Twitter followers. That is almost $3k a follower.

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    Did candidate Michael Lynch (1) in order to aid or promote his election DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY (2) give, or promise to give, pay, or loan any money or other thing of value (3) to the owner, editor, publisher, or agent, of (4) ANY communications media, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RED BROWARD to (5) ADVOCATE OR OPPOSE through such media any candidate in any election or any candidate for election.

    Is Lynch really going to testify that this enormous amount of work by Tom Lauder over the course of his campaign promoting his candidacy and opposing Inkeles was done without consideration? Is it a coincidence that Lynch shared Thanksgiving dinner with Ahearn, Lauder and Donahue? Is it a coincidence that at his robing he declared Ahearn and Donahue his best friends? Is it a coincidence that Lauder, Donahue and Lauder came together to Lynch’s “victory” celebration? What did Lauder do for Lynch to deserve an invite to his thank you party? Why was he invited to his “primary” victory party at Micky Byrne’s Irish Pub where he was photographed with Shumate and Lauder? Is it a coincidence that Lynch as Treasurer of his campaign issued multiple checks to non-existent, false entities? Is the flow of money from Lynch to Ahearn/Donahue, South Florida Arbitration or related entities going to evidence Lauder/Red Broward received compensation or an other thing of value? Is it just a coincidence that, on behalf of Lynch, Lauder and crew would show up at BagelLand or his private fundraiser at Maguires Hill 16? Is it a coincidence that Lauder and crew would happen to appear and then publish negative internet videos and blogs about Inkeles? Is it a coincidence that Lauder and his sidekick Dennis Shumate mysteriously appeared at Bill Scherer’s personal residence for a private fundraiser? Use your common sense. Ahearn has already demonstrated how slimy he is with his attempted lifetime ANNUITY of $31,500 per year over a two year period thus far.

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    Very interesting article. Bumping it up to 170,000 for Public Defenders after October is a great incentive to run.

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