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Fired BSO detective imprisoned for a year and a day for Rothstein scandal

Fired BSO detective imprisoned for a year and a day for Rothstein scandal

As he tearfully apologized in court Thursday to the woman he illegally arrested, fired Broward Sheriff's Detective Jeff Poole said his crime has changed his life, cost him his job, and damaged him and his family forever. Just moments before he was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison — and taken into custody immediately in the courtroom — Poole said he knew precisely who is responsible for his downfall. "I stand here a broken-hearted and humbled man," Poole told the judge. "At the end of the day, I have nobody to blame except myself — and I know that." "I had choices, and I did not choose what was right," Poole said. ...

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