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Florida Ex Broward deputies David Benjamin & Jeff Pool indicted in scheme to sell influence & muscle

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    Perps: Lieutenant David Benjamin, Detective Jeff Poole

    Department: Broward Sheriff's Office

    Location: Broward County, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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    Broward County Sheriff's Detective Jeff Poole, left;
    Broward County Sheriff's Lieutenant David Benjamin, right​

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    Two Broward deputies criminally charged in Rothstein case

    Two suspended Broward Sheriff's deputies were charged Friday with using their badges and abusing their power to protect convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein and settle scores for some of his lawyer friends. Federal prosecutors filed criminal conspiracy charges against Lt. David Benjamin, 48, of Boca Raton, and Detective Jeff Poole, 47, of Weston. Within hours, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel fired them both.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/crime/fl-bso-rothstein-charges-20140425,0,5509729,full.story
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    Two Broward County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Charged with Conspiracy in Connection with Rothstein Investigation [Press Release]

    Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office; José A. Gonzalez, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI); and Scott Israel, Sheriff, Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), announce the filing of charges against David Benjamin, 48, of Boca Raton, and Jeff Alan Poole, 47, of Weston, for conspiring to commit crimes in connection with the operation of the former Fort Lauderdale law firm of Rothstein, Rosenfeldt and Adler P.A. (RRA).

    In a criminal information filed earlier today, Benjamin was charged with conspiracy to commit extortion and to violate civil rights, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. In a separate criminal information also filed today, Poole was charged with conspiracy to violate civil rights, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 241. The charges allege that, during the relevant time period, both defendants were employed by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Benjamin was a lieutenant and served as executive officer to then Sheriff Al Lamberti. Poole was a detective assigned to the Strategic Investigations Division.

    The charging documents allege that both defendants agreed to utilize their respective positions within BSO unlawfully to further the interests of RRA, its chairman and CEO Scott W. Rothstein, and other persons associated with Rothstein. Specifically, the charging documents allege that Benjamin received approximately $185,000 in money and other things of value from Rothstein and RRA in return for providing his assistance when needed, including arranging with Poole to arrest the ex-wife of an attorney who was engaged in a child custody dispute with her, arranging to use force and threats of force against the boyfriend of an escort who was threatening to expose the illicit relationship that existed between the escort and one of the partners at RRA, and assisting Rothstein in loading cash and jewelry onto a private airplane that was used by Rothstein to flee to Morocco on October 27, 2009, as the Ponzi scheme being conducted through RRA was beginning to unravel.

    http://www.fbi.gov/miami/press-rele...cy-in-connection-with-rothstein-investigation
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    Broward Deputies With Ties to Ponzi Schemer Scott Rothstein Face Federal Charges

    “A day or two after I became sheriff, the FBI briefed me on the Rothstein Investigation and that’s when I made the decision to suspend the two officers,” said Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. The two officers, Lt. David Benjamin and Detective Jeff ... (Query: Lieutenant David Benjamin Broward County Florida) (Thread: 20574)

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    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Broward-Deputies-With-Ties-to-Ponzi-Schemer-Scott-Rothstein-Face-Federal-Charges-256708851.html
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    Fired BSO deputies surrender on Rothstein-related charges

    Two fired Broward Sheriff's deputies surrendered at the federal ... officers to do the bidding of Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein and his allies. Former Lt. David Benjamin, 48, of Boca Raton, and former Detective Jeff Poole, 47, of Weston, were both fired ... (Query: Lieutenant David Benjamin Broward County Florida) (Thread: 20574)

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    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/rothstein/fl-rothstein-bso-deputies-court-20140428,0,5512971.story
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    Former Broward Deputies With Rothstein Ties Plead Not Guilty to Federal Charges

    Two former Broward Sheriff's Office deputies with ties to convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein pleaded not guilty to federal conspiracy charges Monday. Lt. David Benjamin and Det. David Poole entered the pleas during a hearing in Fort Lauderdale. (Query: Lieutenant David Benjamin Broward County Florida) (Thread: 20574)

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    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Former-Broward-Deputies-With-Rothstein-Ties-Plead-Not-Guilty-to-Federal-Charges-257022941.html
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    Sheriff Al Lamberti's legacy gets black eye

    Call it a big stain on the administration of former Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti ... escape to Morocco with a half-million dollars stuffed in a suitcase. Former Lt. David Benjamin of Boca Raton, and former Detective Jeff Poole of Weston, are accused ... (Query: Lieutenant David Benjamin Broward County Florida) (Thread: 20574)

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    http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-04-29/news/fl-editorial-bso-sheriffs-rothstein-dv-20140429_1_scott-rothstein-broward-sheriff-al-lamberti-sheriff-israel
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    Two Broward deputies criminally charged in Rothstein case

    Federal prosecutors filed criminal conspiracy charges against Lt. David Benjamin, 48, of Boca Raton, and Detective Jeff Poole, 47, of Weston. Within hours, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel fired them both. Prosecutors said Benjamin received $185,000 in cash ... (Query: Detective Jeff Poole Broward County Florida) (Thread: 20574)

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    http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2014-04-25/news/fl-bso-rothstein-charges-20140425_1_scott-rothstein-rothstein-case-benjamin
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    David Benjamin, Jeff Poole: Federal charges filed against 2 Broward County deputies

    (AP) — Two suspended Broward Sheriff's Office deputies with ties to convicted ... David Benjamin and 47-year-old detective Jeff Poole. They're accused of abusing their law enforcement powers to help Rothstein, who is serving a 50-year prison sentence ... (Query: Detective Jeff Poole Broward County Florida) (Thread: 20574)

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    http://www.wptv.com/news/state/david-benjamin-jeff-poole-federal-charges-filed-against-2-broward-county-deputies
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    Feds charge 2 sheriff’s officers in civil rights case linked to ex-lawyer jailed in $1.2B swindle

    Two suspended sheriff's officers were federally charged Friday in a claimed conspiracy to violate civil rights that is linked to a now-disbarred Florida lawyer ... for the Broward County sheriff's department, and Detective Jeff Poole, 47, are accused ... (Query: Detective Jeff Poole Broward County Florida) (Thread: 20574)

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    http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/feds_charge_2_sheriffs_deputies_in_civil_rights_case_linked_to_ex-lawyer_ja/
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    Two Broward County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Charged with Conspiracy in Connection with Rothstein Investigation

    Ferrer stated, “David Benjamin and Jeff Poole used their official positions as law ... It’s a sad day when a lieutenant and a detective of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office who are sworn to uphold the law, allegedly misuse their positions by ... (Query: Detective Jeff Poole Broward County Florida) (Thread: 20574)

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    http://www.fbi.gov/miami/press-releases/2014/two-broward-county-sheriffs-office-deputies-charged-with-conspiracy-in-connection-with-rothstein-investigation

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