Thursday, February 23, 2012

Miami Beach politician tries his hand at sexting...fails miserably

From the Miami Herald:
Miami Beach House Rep. Steinberg under investigation by feds for bizarre texts

by David Ovalle

Federal agents are investigating Florida House Rep. Richard L. Steinberg, D-Miami Beach, for sending a series of suggestive and harassing text messages to a married Miami female prosecutor, court records show.

Steinberg and wife, Micky Ross Steinberg
The dozens of messages, sent over the course of more than three months last fall, were sent from a phone that used software to disguise the number. The victim, Assistant U.S. Attorney Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos, repeatedly begged the anonymous texter to leave her alone.

When U.S. Secret Service investigators traced the Yahoo! screen name, “itsjustme24680,” it led to a phone and home internet account registered to Steinberg, a former Miami Beach commissioner whom Fernandez-Karavetsos knew only through professional circles.

Late Wednesday, Steinberg — in response to a request for comment from The Miami Herald — admitted in an email that he was behind the messages.

“I acknowledge and take full responsibility for sending inappropriate and unsolicited messages to Mrs. Marlene Fernandez-Karvetsos, whom I have known for more than 15 years. I deeply regret and wholeheartedly apologize for the disrespect that I have shown her, her husband and my constituents,” he said through a spokesman.

“Most importantly, words cannot express how sorry I am to my wife, for the disrespect I have shown her, and my entire family.”

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  1. Just ridin through, but, there is a big difference between feeling repentant vs being sorry that ya got caught. Adios.

  2. What an idiot. But then, one look at the guy reveals he's not the smoothest operator.

  3. Just saw a pic of his wife and she is a cutie pie. He is an idiot for screwing up his marriage and political career.


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