Monday, September 10, 2007
Excellent News for Keith Wasserstrom?
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
Broward Circuit Judge Joel T. Lazarus today dismissed a felony corruption
charge against suspended Hollywood Commissioner Keith Wasserstrom, saying he is
"presumed innocent" of obtaining unlawful compensation. That means the
jury will consider only the four remaining felony charges, that Wasserstrom lied
on his conflict of interest statements and that he misled the mayor into lying
on hers. The maximum penalty for each of those counts is five years in
prison. Lazarus agreed with the defense that the state had failed to prove
its case on the main corruption count.