2. i collected benefits in Florida during that period
and every week I had to swear that I was looking for work. Further, I maxed out at 50 weeks.
Deutsch reportedly began receiving government benefits in 2009 after he was laid off from his executive position at BankUnited, where he was employed for 35 years. According to the AP, Deutsch also received a confidential severance from the bank, which failed that year and was seized by federal regulators.
The Florida Current first reported Deutsch nearly maxed out on more than $25,000 in government benefits paid at the maximum of $275 per week over 91 weeks between 2009 and 2011 -- a period during which he and his wife took multiple trips abroad despite a state law requiring unemployment recipients to be available to work.
"At the end of the day, Iím fortunate enough where Iíve worked for very successful companies for a long period of time and luckily sold all my bank stocks -- most of them at the right time, at the right price -- and quite frankly, didnít have to work," Deutsch told the Current in early November. "So my wife and I took time off and traveled a good bit; we were in Europe several times."