It didn’t take long for the knives to come out for Ruby Green, the assistant public defender who lost to Howard Finkelstein’s chosen successor Tuesday night.
Finkelstein fired Green on Wednesday morning in a terse e-mail.
“Thank you for your service,” the e-mail began. “Your services are no longer required. Your termination is immediate.”
Green, 33, began working for the Public Defender’s Office eight years ago and was one of three candidates seeking to replace Finkelstein, who is retiring after 16 years in the job. Chief Assistant Public Defender Gordon Weekes won handily, with Green finishing second and former Broward Circuit Judge Tom Lynch coming in third.