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Judge Stettin Accrues Millions In Private Payments and Fails to Make Proper State Ethics Disclosures

The investigations into the Rothstein Ponzi scheme, the biggest fraud in South Florida history, are also raising questions about Judge Herbert Stettin, the Chapter 11 Trustee for the victims of the scheme.

Rules or Guidelines? A Closer Look at the Florida Judicial Administration

The Florida Constitution and Rules of Judicial Administration provide guidelines on the assignment, reassignment and transfer of cases to prevent “judge shopping”, the favorable manipulation of a judicial assignment to serve the benefit of one party. However, these procedural safeguards seem to work on merely a theoretical level, plaguing the Florida judicial system with unethical decisions and fraud.

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