Broward Sheriff Scott Israel has some high profile friends.
Late last year, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler co-hosted a re-election fund raiser for Israel. The connection was Richie Supra, the former Aerosmith guitarist who now lives in Plantation and who performed at Israel’s swearing in ceremony.
Aerosmith fans paid $1,000-a-head to mix with Tyler, Supra….and Israel.
Now another friend of the sheriff’s, retired basketball star Shaquelle O’Neal, is headlining a $2,500-per-person fundraiser at a private home in Southwest Ranches.
Ira and Wendy Goldberg are hosting the event next month at their home. Ira Goldberg is a captain at Broward Sheriff’s Office and a long time friend of Israel’s.
Shaq has been involved in law enforcement for years. He has gone through reserve training and has been a Los Angeles Port Police reserve officer and a Miami Beach reserve officer.
The 7-foot-1-inch Shaq, 43, lives in a 63,000 square foot mansion in Orlando. He played 19 years in the National Basketball League and currently is a commentator on ESPN’s “Inside The NBA.”