Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal has denied International Polo Club founder John Goodman’s request to have his DUI manslaughter case sent back to state court so he could argue allegations that the lead prosecutor in his case overzealously prosecuted him for political and financial gain.
The denial, entered into court records this morning, comes nearly a month after attorneys for the Wellington polo mogul accused former prosecutor Ellen Roberts of using Goodman’s case first to secure recommendations for an interim state attorney’s job last year and then to angle for a post-retirement job with the law firm that represented the father of Goodman’s victim in a wrongful death suit.
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