JQC Files Formal Charges Against Broward Judge Matthew Destry For Secret Deal With Controverisal Political Activist

Just days before the August primary, the Investigative Panel of the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) determined Broward County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Destry violated numerous judicial rules by meeting with a local political activist. JAABlaw first reported the formal charges against Destry. While he was soundly defeated in the primary, the severity of charges …

Betsy Benson Using Democrat Vendor To Market Her Broward Judicial Campaign

BETSY BENSON CAMPAIGN PAID PARTISAN NGP VAN GROUP FOR MARKETING Betsy Benson used the top Democrat electioneering firm in Washington, D.C. to market her campaign for Broward County Court Judge. Campaign reports filed with the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office show Benson paid NGP VAN for “marketing.” Rules for Florida judicial campaigns prohibit candidates from …

Son of Chief Judge Slams “Tyrannical” Broward Judge Matthew Destry

The son of Broward County Chief Judge Peter Weinstein is the latest attorney to question the decision-making process of Circuit Court Judge Matthew Destry. In a Broward/Palm Beach New Times article, attorney Michael Weinstein, Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein and others attacked Destry’s harsh sentences. Last month, Destry sentenced a 23 year-old felon to sixty years in prison for …