Gov Won’t Appoint Her, So M-D Prosecutor Rifkin Asks Voters To Name Her Judge

Abbe Rifkin
Abbe Rifkin prosecuting a murder trial, 2014 (Courtesy NBC6/BrowardBeat)

Veteran Miami-Dade prosecutor Abbe Rifkin really wants to be a judge!

Not only is she one of three running against Circuit Judge Matt Destry. But she is once again a finalist for an appointment to the bench, this time for former Judge Cyndy Imperato’s seat on the Broward Circuit Court.

Rifkin has been a finalist previously for appointment by the governor.   Somebody in the governor’s office obviously doesn’t like her because she clearly has the necessary experience.

A trial attorney for the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office since graduation from University of Miami Law School in 1981, the string of bad guys and gals she locked up is decades long.

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Take Harrell Braddy, a case she cited to the Judicial Nominating Commission when seeking an appointment in the past.

Braddy is a bad, bad guy — a career criminal with a rap sheet for kidnapping, attempting murder and escape.  Included in this list is the attempted murder of a corrections officer who he strangled and left for dead after stealing his clothes and attempting to flee.

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By Buddy Nevins,, for, April 13, 2016