MIAMI, FLORIDA- Last month the US Department of Justice, IRS-CI, and Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) filed charges against BSO Lieutenant David Benjamin, 48, of Boca Raton, and BSO Detective Jeff Alan Poole, 47, of Weston, for fraud and conspiring to commit crimes.
According to the charges, both defendants used their respective positions within BSO unlawfully to further the interests of the former Fort Lauderdale law firm of Rothstein, Rosenfeldt and Adler, P.A. (RRA), its Chairman and CEO, Scott W. Rothstein, and other persons associated with Rothstein.
According to the indictments, up until October 2009, Rothstein was operating a $1.9 BILLION ponzi scheme via RRA. Benjamin set up a front corporation called “DWB Consulting Group, LLC” for the purpose of accepting $185,000 in bribes from Rothstein in exchange for providing Rothstein and his employees with extra ordinary access to law enforcement and illegal corporate “benefits.” [Read Full Article]