Saturday, February 28, 2009

Herald writer has a memory lapse

Miami Herald federal courts reporter Jay Weaver

The Miami Herald's federal courts maven Jay Weaver penned a short item for today's paper on the selection of former U.S. attorney Kendall Coffey to a "statewide commission in charge of recommending candidates for top federal prosecutor jobs and judgeships."

Kendall Coffey

But nowhere in the story does Weaver mention Coffey's resignation in 1996 as U.S. attorney after a run-in with a stripper named "Tiffany."
"Ejected from [a strip] club after his failed attempt to kiss the stripper ended with him biting her instead, he used a credit card to pay the $900 bill. Later he sent his father to the bar to buy the credit-card slip back at a premium price of $1,200, which tipped the irate stripper and her even-more-irate husband off that they'd been dealing with someone anxious to conceal his identity. Their complaints eventually attracted an investigators from the office of the U.S. Justice Department's inspector general, and Coffey was soon toast."
Questionable behavior and attempts to cover it up which got him thrown out of the U.S. attorney's office; Yup, that's the kind of guy we want picking our judges and prosecutors!

As with many online Herald stories, you can only get the full story by reading the reader comments.

C'mon Jay, you can do better than that!

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering the same thing.

    When Hiaasen would mention Miller Dawkins in a column, he would always include the fact that Dawkins once threatened to burn down an AIDS clinic that was being proposed for his district.

    Always liked that Glenn Garvin called out CNN when it had Coffey commenting on the Spitzer sex allegations:


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