Did Crist Trade Judgeships For Campaign Cash?


    From the Powerline Blog —


    Who has less credibility, a convicted Ponzi scheme operator or the Daily Kos? It’s probably a toss-up.


    But general lack of credibility and being wrong about a particular set of events are not the same thing. And in the case of the judgeship-selling allegations against Charlie Crist, the Ponzi man and the Daily Kos may well be right.


    Scott Rothstein, who pleaded guilty several years ago to running a $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme, has testified under oath that he and Crist had an arrangement whereby in exchange for campaign contributions, Crist named judges to the bench in Broward County who would rule favorably for Rothstein’s law firm. Rothstein’s allegation doesn’t come out of the blue. In December 2009, the Daily Kos reported the following:


    Rothstein’s law firm gave $52,000 to the state GOP on July 28, 2008, the same day that Crist appointed Jay Hurley to the Broward County court. A day later Rothstein’s firm donated another $25,000 to the party….MORE HERE