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Investigators probe affairs of former state Rep-turned-judge's wife on school board




The Broward School District now has its own Ken Starr-like report chronicling the sexcapades of an elected official.

Teachers, principals, and administrators who work for the school district are abuzz about the steamy read behind the dully titled "Florida Department of Law Enforcement Investigative Report," released this week.

Elements of the agency's lengthy criminal probe include highly detailed information about the romantic life of Jennifer Gottlieb – then a School Board member and chairwoman — and wife of a local judge (and former Democratic state Rep. Ken Gottlieb).

According to the report, in the summer of 2007, while helping to run one of the nation's largest school districts, Gottlieb was briefly involved with a married Citigroup financier who was vying for bond work from the school district.

Months later, after the affair with Richard W. Patterson ended, Gottlieb took up with his colleague, another Florida Citigroup executive also seeking money-making deals with the School Board, according to FDLE.

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[Last modified: Saturday, September 22, 2012 10:38pm]


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