The July 4th Knucklehead Marathon Part Twenty-Two
Our twenty-second winner today is former Broward County Judge Larry Seidlin. He gets the award for the following.
The Broward State Attorney's Office is calling for an independent investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by Broward Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin, who presided over the legal battle for Anna Nicole Smith's remains.Bob Norman, author of The Daily Pulp blog, is the author of The New Times article in question. It is well worth reading. I though Seidlin was a harmless goofball, now there is good reason he was one more disgrace sitting on the Broward County bench. A corrupt one. I won't defend Larry Seidlin any longer, instead I make him today's twenty-second Knucklehead of the Day.
Seidlin announced his resignation earlier this month. Last week, he sent a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist saying he would hasten his departure from the bench from July 31 to June 30.
Coral Gables attorney Jack Thompson filed a complaint with the State Attorney's Office Thursday asking for an investigation and possible prosecution into accusations that the judge inappropriately accepted expensive gifts.
Thompson's complaint was prompted by an article in the Broward-Palm Beach New Times, a weekly publication.
The accusations include property deals to Seidlin's relatives and a claim by attorney Lawrence "Chris" Roberts that Seidlin pressured him into buying Seidlin's wife a $1,000 Louis Vuitton purse for her birthday.