Just in time for Thanksgiving, North Miami Beach EX-Mayor/Felony Defendant Myron Rosner received another gift from his CRIMINAL LAWYER, the Master of Delay, Ben Kuehne. On November 21, 2014, the Florida Elections Commission sent two letters to Ben each advising him that “at its regularly scheduled meeting on October 28, 2014, in Tallahassee,” his Motions to Continue cases FEC 11-087 and FEC 11-089 were GRANTED.
What a shock, eh?
The two Complaints regarding Myron’s Adventures in Bus Bench Campaign Signage during his failed bid for re-election in May of 2011, were filed more than three and a half years ago. Both were found to be legally sufficient by the Commission.
In a letter dated April 20, 2011 regarding the first Complaint, the Commission stated its intention to investigate him for (1) certifying that his Campaign Treasurer’s Reports were “correct, true and complete when these reports were not as alleged in the complaint;” (2) accepting a campaign contribution in excess of the legal limit; and (3) falsely reporting or failing “to include information required by Chapter 106 of the Florida Statutes.” Allegedly, of course.
As to the second Complaint, the Florida Elections Commission sent a letter dated May 3, 2011, advising Myron that he also was under investigation for (1) certifying that a Campaign Treasurer’s Report was “correct, true and complete when this report was not as alleged in the complaint;” (2) falsely reporting or failing “to include information required by Chapter 106 of the Florida Statutes;” (3) writing a check from his campaign account without “sufficient funds on deposit” in that account; and (4) making or authorizing “an expenditure in violation of Section 106.11(4), Florida Statutes.” Again … allegedly.
The Commission’s determination of the legal sufficiency of these two Complaints eventually led to Myron’s being investigated by the Public Corruption Unit, and ultimately led to his arrest on September 20, 2012.
CRIMINAL LAWYER Benedict P. Kuehne has managed to delay Myron’s FELONY trial all this time. According to the docket of Myron’s CRIMINAL CASE NUMBER F-12-023663, so far a total of FIVE (5) trial hearings have been scheduled in this case, all of which were continued. The trial hearing scheduled for September 2, 2014, TWO YEARS AFTER HIS ARREST, was continued until February 17, 2015.
We are not holding our collective breath, are we?
In the meantime, a third prosecutor, Luis Perez-Medina, has been assigned to try this case, replacing Miesha Darrough, who replaced Breezye Telfair. Aside from a telephonic hearing scheduled for December 3, 2014, there is nothing new to report other than the fact that justice has still not been served.
The way I see it:
- If the Florida Elections Commission finds Myron guilty, that would help the state’s CRIMINAL case against him.
- If the CRIMINAL Court finds Myron guilty, then the Florida Elections Commission has more evidence to prove its case.
- If Kuehne can keep delaying both cases, justice will never be served.
Here’s the thing. Although Ben Kuehne seems to have an impressive track record, I’ve heard that in an actual trial setting he sucks. His success rate has less to do with his acumen in the courtroom than his ability to delay a trial to death. Considering that his most recent high-profile client, former Homestead Mayor Steven Bateman, was found guilty after Ben had to actually argue the case in court, it’s entirely possible that his reputation as an unbeatable CRIMINAL lawyer is, in fact, overrated.
In the case of the State of Florida vs. Myron Joel Rosner, however, Ben Kuehne will most likely earn his fee. Since no Miami-Dade County judge wants to touch this one, Ben’s motions for continuance could keep getting granted indefinitely.
After all, being married to CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE SARAH ZABEL has its privileges.
“Spreading the Wealth”