BY BUDDY NEVINS
Judicial candidate Frieda Goldstein works for Homeland Security, but it seems she doesn’t have security in her home.
Goldstein owes taxes on the property of $18,963.99.
I wanted to ask her about this 2009 property tax bill. But Goldstein did not answer written questions sent to her home and office e-mail.
Owing taxes on a piece of property is not a crime. In this recession, many homeowners are arrears in taxes.
Goldstein has already lost the discount for paying her taxes November through February.
Because she works for Homeland Security, her address and telephone number is blocked out on her election documents.
Goldstein is the second circuit court challenger I found who owes more to the banks than their property is worth. In Goldstein’s case, it is just slightly underwater.
She says on her financial disclosure statement that her house the address is blocked out but it is apparently on Key Biscayne is worth $1.2 million.
She has mortgages worth $1.254 million.
That’s a real South Florida story.
Goldstein is running against a judge much esteemed in the courthouse Carlos Rodriguez.
She seems to have few ties to Broward. She lives in Miami-Dade County and practices there.
Why? Maybe because her married name is Goldstein. Her full name is Frieda Montanti Goldstein. She is married to Steven Goldstein, an immigration lawyer, and their home is owned with him.
Maybe because she made $80,286.73 at Homeland Security last year, while Rodriguez made $143,145.32 as a judge.