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VIDEO: FAU prof loses free speech battle; lawyer calls media ‘presstitutes’
 Minutes after a federal jury rejected claims that Florida Atlantic University fired communications professor James Tracy because he publicly declared the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School a hoax, his attorney lashed out at the media, calling reporters “presstitutes.” “Shame on you fake news,&rdquo...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Minutes after a federal jury rejected claims that Florida Atlantic University fired communications professor James Tracy because he publicly declared the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School a hoax, his attorney lashed out at the media, calling reporters “presstitutes.” “Shame on you fake news,&rdquo...
VIDEO: FAU wins in lawsuit by fired prof who said Sandy Hook a hoax
 A federal jury on Monday afternoon found that Florida Atlantic University did not violate the rights of communications professor James Tracy when it fired him. The jury found that Tracy’s blogs that the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax were not a “motivating factor” in Tracy’s...

Posted: 22 hours ago

A federal jury on Monday afternoon found that Florida Atlantic University did not violate the rights of communications professor James Tracy when it fired him. The jury found that Tracy’s blogs that the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax were not a “motivating factor” in Tracy’s...
With election 3 years away, lawyer enters PBC public defender’s race
 A year after he was defeated in his bid to unseat longtime Palm Beach County Public Defender Carey Haughwout, attorney Bill Abramson is back on the campaign trail. While the election is still three years away, Abramson last week filed papers with the Florida Division of Elections, opening a campaign account for the 2020 election...

Posted: 2 days ago

A year after he was defeated in his bid to unseat longtime Palm Beach County Public Defender Carey Haughwout, attorney Bill Abramson is back on the campaign trail. While the election is still three years away, Abramson last week filed papers with the Florida Division of Elections, opening a campaign account for the 2020 election...
NEW: Gardens mental health counselor loses license
 The license of longtime Palm Beach Gardens mental health counselor Kathryn Lee Friedman has been revoked after state regulators found she improperly borrowed $85,000 from a client she befriended and didn’t repay the money. In action that became official this week, the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy...

Posted: 4 days ago

The license of longtime Palm Beach Gardens mental health counselor Kathryn Lee Friedman has been revoked after state regulators found she improperly borrowed $85,000 from a client she befriended and didn’t repay the money. In action that became official this week, the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy...
Claims against FAU by Sandy Hook denier headed to federal jury Monday
 A lawsuit accusing Florida Atlantic University of violating the First Amendment rights of a professor who publicly decried the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre as a hoax is expected to be go to a federal jury on Monday. The university rested its case Friday, setting the stage for closing arguments and jury deliberations when the trial...

Posted: 4 days ago

A lawsuit accusing Florida Atlantic University of violating the First Amendment rights of a professor who publicly decried the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre as a hoax is expected to be go to a federal jury on Monday. The university rested its case Friday, setting the stage for closing arguments and jury deliberations when the trial...
Lawyers tussle over whether Melgen’s misdeeds cost $64K or $136 million
 How much time Dr. Salomon Melgen should spend behind bars for billing government and private insurers for treating hundreds of elderly patients for eye ailments they didn’t have is now a $136 million question. Saying the Palm Beach County retinal specialist’s practice was “permeated by fraud” federal prosecutors on...

Posted: 5 days ago

How much time Dr. Salomon Melgen should spend behind bars for billing government and private insurers for treating hundreds of elderly patients for eye ailments they didn’t have is now a $136 million question. Saying the Palm Beach County retinal specialist’s practice was “permeated by fraud” federal prosecutors on...
Dr. Melgen blew $177 million, leaving zip for fraud victims, feds say
 A staggering $177 million Dr. Salomon Melgen raked in giving painful and unnecessary injections and laser treatments to hundreds of elderly patients over six years is gone - leaving nothing to reimburse government insurance programs or compensate those who were pawns in his scam, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. While Assistant U.S. Attorney...

Posted: 5 days ago

A staggering $177 million Dr. Salomon Melgen raked in giving painful and unnecessary injections and laser treatments to hundreds of elderly patients over six years is gone - leaving nothing to reimburse government insurance programs or compensate those who were pawns in his scam, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. While Assistant U.S. Attorney...
Dr. Melgen lauded, pilloried during sentencing hearing for practices
 Luminaries from Dr. Salomon Melgen’s homeland — including a former Dominican Republic interior minister and the conductor of the island nation’s orchestra — offered glowing accounts of the retinal specialist’s generosity and medical prowess on Tuesday to persuade a federal judge to show mercy when he sentences...

Posted: 7 days ago

Luminaries from Dr. Salomon Melgen’s homeland — including a former Dominican Republic interior minister and the conductor of the island nation’s orchestra — offered glowing accounts of the retinal specialist’s generosity and medical prowess on Tuesday to persuade a federal judge to show mercy when he sentences...
FAU boss denies Tracy claim that his firing linked to conspiracy blog
 When word leaked out that Florida Atlantic University communications professor James Tracy was publicly claiming the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax, complaints poured into the Boca Raton-based school, a top FAU administrator told a federal jury Monday. Students, faculty, community residents, alumni...

Posted: 7 days ago

When word leaked out that Florida Atlantic University communications professor James Tracy was publicly claiming the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax, complaints poured into the Boca Raton-based school, a top FAU administrator told a federal jury Monday. Students, faculty, community residents, alumni...
Ex-FAU prof on trial tries to downplay attack on Sandy Hook parents
 Upset that the South Florida Sun-Sentinel published a letter from parents who lost their son in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy dashed off a retort, disputing the couple’s claims that he compounded their pain by declaring the mass shooting a hoax. “The Pozners...

Posted: 11 days ago

Upset that the South Florida Sun-Sentinel published a letter from parents who lost their son in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy dashed off a retort, disputing the couple’s claims that he compounded their pain by declaring the mass shooting a hoax. “The Pozners...
FAU professor James Tracy claims school fired him for Sandy Hook rants
 James Tracy insists Florida Atlantic University officials fired him from his tenured teaching position because of his conspiracy-laced rants about the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed the lives of 26 students and teachers. But on Thursday, the first day of trial in his wrongful termination lawsuit against...

Posted: 12 days ago

James Tracy insists Florida Atlantic University officials fired him from his tenured teaching position because of his conspiracy-laced rants about the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed the lives of 26 students and teachers. But on Thursday, the first day of trial in his wrongful termination lawsuit against...