West Boca Lawyers Arrested For "Fraud"

As always, those arrested are innocent until proven guilty.
Two West Boca lawyers were arrested on fraud charges in a sting by state “Division of Insurance Fraud.” Brian Greenspoon (left, 42) and his wife purchased a house in Boca Isles South back in 2010. His office appears to be in Deerfield Beach. Greenspoon was arrested on Thursday morning and released on bond that afternoon. This is why it’s important to find the best and the most reputable personal injury attorneys that are available to you.
Cory Meltzer (right, 33) is a graduate of the St. Andrews School on Jog, south of Yamato, and his office is in East Boca. The Sun-Sentinel’s mugshot page indicates Meltzer was arrested by the Broward Sheriff on Thursday and held on felony charges from another county, which we assume is Palm Beach. We do not see any case filed in the system for him yet, nor can we tell if he has been released yet.
Meltzer has no criminal history but we do see 22 traffic cases since 2008, which appear to arise out of 13 separate incidents.
For Greenspoon we also see several traffic cases but no previous criminal history. His current criminal case does show up in the system. The blotter shows the charge as Fraud – Unlawful Solicitation. The court record points to this specific provision:

A person may not solicit or cause to be solicited any business from a person involved in a motor vehicle accident by any means of communication other than advertising directed to the public for the purpose of making motor vehicle tort claims or claims for personal injury protection benefits required by s. 627.736, within 60 days after the occurrence of the motor vehicle accident.

It seems a stretch to call that fraud. We’re not sure why this would even be considered a felony or even a crime. It seems more a matter of attorney discipline. I’ve heard lemon law attorneys in California would never commit such a transgression. So if you’re in California make sure you work with the right attorney. Working with other attorneys in their area can correct this, hopefully.
The docket shows the case was originally filed in mid-September and a warrant was issued then. Oddly the offense date in the court records database is listed as October 28th, after the case was filed.
The Greenspoon Dougherty website appears to be down at the moment but we were able to find some background information in Google’s cache.

Mr. Greenspoon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in History and Political Science. Upon graduating from Penn, Mr. Greenspoon went to New York City where he worked with an investment banking firm for over 3 years. He then decided to pursue dual graduate degrees at the University of Florida. Mr. Greenspoon graduated with honors and earned both his Master’s in Business Administration and his Juris Doctorate.
After graduation, Mr. Greenspoon went on to work for one of the largest commercial litigation firms in Florida. There he practiced corporate law, real estate law and commercial litigation. Feeling the desire to help average people and realizing that the big corporate law firm was not where he wanted to spend his career, Mr. Greenspoon took a job with a small boutique trial firm and began shifting his career focus to personal injury law. In 2011, Mr. Greenspoon founded the Law Offices of Brian N. Greenspoon, P.L.

The Meltzer Taylor website is working and we found this background for Mr. Meltzer.

Cory Meltzer is a Florida native who was born in Miami and grew up in Boca Raton. Cory is also a proud alumni of St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton. After attending Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, and serving as a member of the school’s trial team, Cory returned to Palm Beach County to serve in the Public Defender’s Office. His tenure working in the public defender’s office provided him with valuable jury trial experience.
To date in his legal career, Cory has tried approximately 90 trials to verdict. Since leaving the public defender’s office to practice personal injury law; Cory has handled thousands of cases representing persons injured by the negligence of others. Cory is admitted to practice law in the (Federal) Southern District of Florida, along with all Florida State Courts. Cases like this highlight the importance of finding a personal injury defense attorney that you can fully trust, so be sure to do your research before hiring anyone.
Cory holds a B.A., Government, Georgetown University, 2003, and a J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2006. He is a member of the Georgetown Club of Palm Beach, the Florida Justice Association, and the Florida Bar.

Per the Sun-Sentinel, five others were either arrested or are wanted including two chiropractors.
Disclosure: This author did meet Mr. Meltzer back in 2012 while sitting in court waiting for our unrelated cases to be heard. We had a pleasant conversation and he seemed nice. We talked about meeting for lunch but that never happened.

Car Burglaries in Boca Isles

A reader reports:
Boca Isles North! Several cars were broken into last night between 12-3 in the morning. Multiple cameras captured white male in his early to mid 20s, tall and skinny, wearing an oversize tshirt, dark spiky hair and cropped beard.
If you saw something contact Officer Kevin Moss at 561-558-2700 Case# 14-137296




August Home Sales in 33498

Zip code 33498 is located west of US-441, north of Glades Road and south of Rio Poco and Saturnia Isles. It has one of the lowest crime rates in Palm Beach County. Neighborhoods include Mission Bay, Island Lakes, Boca Isles, Boca Greens, Saturnia, Lakes of Boca Raton, Boca Chase, and Stonebridge.
10951ravelct10951 Ravel Court in Mission Bay sold for $305,000. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home has new marble floors. Built in 1992, it has 2149 sq. feet of living space and a 2 car garage.

18806cypressThis ranch at 18806 Point Cypress Court in the Cypress Bend community sold for $360,000. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in 2368 sq. feet of living space. Built in 1989, it has a large front and side yard. It was previously purchased in 2007 for $424,000.

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17862heatherridge17862 Heather Ridge Lane sold for $336,864. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home is in Stonebridge Golf and Country Club. It has 3358 sq. feet of living space and was built in 1987. This contemporary home has an in ground pool overlooking a lake. It was originally purchased for $355,800.

19251creekshoreThis ranch home in Saturnia sold for $750,000. 19251 S. Creekshore Court has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3544 sq. feet. Built on a cul de sac in 1999 it has a custom bbq area and an in ground pool  overlooking a lake. The kitchen has wood cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. This home was last purchased in 2004 for $630,000.

19213cloisterThis Mediterranean home at 19213 Cloister Lake Lane sold for $465,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2660 sq. feet. Located in Boca Isles North, it has a screened in pool and a recently renovated kitchen with granite counter tops. It was originally purchased in 1994 for $240,500.

18738capesableThis ranch at 18738 Cape Sable Drive sold for $385,000. Built in 1991, it has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in 2315 sq. feet. Located in the The Lakes at Boca Raton, it has automatic sprinklers, a screened in porch and a view of the lake.

Recent Home Sales in 33498

33498The following homes sold in late May/early June in the 33498 zip code.
This area encompasses homes west of US-441 and north of Glades Road. As we’ve previously reported, 33498 has one of the lowest crime rates in West Boca and Palm Beach County.
Neighborhoods in the zip code include Mission Bay, Island Lakes, Boca Isles, Boca Greens, Saturnia, Lakes of Boca Raton, Boca Chase, Stonebridge and a few others.

20433sanrafaelct20422 San Rafael Ct, located in The Isles of Mission Bay, sold for $475,000. This single family home has four bedrooms, three full baths and a screened-in pool. The home is 2,505 square feet.

10339 Islander Drive
10339 Islander Drive

A single family home at 10339 Islander Drive, near the intersection of Yamato Road and Cain Blvd, sold for $300,000. The property in Amber Bay originally sold for $143,300 in 1987. This three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house has 2,046 square feet.

19281cloisterlake19281 Cloister Lake Ln in Boca Isles North sold for $525,000 on June 5, 2014. Located on .38 acres, this 5 bedroom home has 3 full bathrooms. Built in 1994, it has 2,805 square feet. Originally purchased for $229,00, it was again sold in 2003 for $430,000.

20058oceankeyOver in Boca Isles South, 20058 Ocean Key Drive sold for $604,000 on May 30, 2014. The Grand Cayman V model has 4 bedrooms plus a den and 3 full bathrooms. The 2,805 square foot home was built in 1995 and purchase for $296,000. It also boasts beautiful lake views and a resort style pool and spa with a built in outdoor kitchen.

10146freshmeadowln10146 Fresh Meadow Lane, located in Boca Greens, sold for $439,000 on June 11, 2014. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home overlooks the pool and golf course. It has a two car garage and 2,657 square feet.

11348islandlakesLocated in Island Lakes in Loggers Run, 11348 Island Lakes Lane sold for $475,000. This 4 bedroom ranch home has 3 full bathrooms and an in-ground pool with a waterfall. The home is 2,726 square feet.

10586stonebridgeLastly, 10586 Stonebridge Blvd in the gated community Stonebridge sold for $350,000. This courtyard pool home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and an upgraded kitchen. It was originally purchased in 1995 for $444,500.