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Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsThe law firm of new Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams wanted to know if it could keep representing clients before the commission without creating conflict of interest concerns. No, was the resounding answer delivered Friday by the Florida...
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsA timetable for a new state grand jury review and business leaders calling for reform add to the political pressure for Palm Beach County to implement changes targeting corruption. In May, State Attorney Michael McAuliffe released a state grand jury......
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsNew Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor was sworn into office this morning. Taylor replaces former Commissioner Addie Greene, who resigned in April citing health reasons. Taylor, a Democrat, gave up a re-election bid to the Florida House of...
Tags: Parliament, Politics, Lower House, Florida, Charlie Crist
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsPalm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams plans to put his district discretionary money where his mouth is when it comes to cutting the budget. Abrams on Monday announced that he would give up the more than $1 million in his......
Spin CycleStephen Baranello, who helped engineer Steve Levy's rise to county executive only to crash almost immediately on corruption charges, was sentenced Friday but got no jail time. Baranello received 5 years probation and 840 hours of community service....
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsCounty Commissioner Steven Abrams said today he favors deeper cuts in the county budget and more outsourcing as ways to tackle the large deficit. To avoid a tax increase, county commissioners would have to slash $70 million. Abrams was in......
The Swampby Richard Simon Former Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.), who gained national attention after federal agents found $90,000 in his freezer, was convicted Wednesday of political corruption. Jefferson, 62, was found guilty in federal court in Alexandria,...
Tags: Government, Prosecution, Crimes, Ethics, William J Jefferson
Company TownIn a big win for the federal government that could open Hollywood up to more investigations regarding overseas business, producers Gerald and Patricia Green were found guilty late Friday on charges of bribery and money laundering related to their running....
Mayo on the Side: Broward news columnist Michael Mayo | Sun-Sentinel BlogsAnd now it looks like it???s Broward???s turn. A long-rumored and long-awaited federal probe into political corruption looks like it???s finally bearing fruit. With reports of arrests swirling, a noon news conference has been scheduled at the U.S....
Tags: Prosecution, Government, FBI, Corruption, Fort Lauderdale
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsA federal corruption probe, South Florida elected officials arrested, scandals rocking county government ... and for once in a long while it wasn???t in Palm Beach County. As new corruption scandals rocked Broward County government Wednesday, Palm Beach...
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsMoney can mean independence for Palm Beach County???s proposed corruption watchdog, according to State Attorney Michael McAuliffe. Corruption scandals plaguing local government in recent years prompted a state grand jury review, led by McAuliffe, that...
Mayo on the Side: Broward news columnist Michael Mayo | Sun-Sentinel BlogsTo get a sense of what an insular world Broward politics is, just consider Tuesday???s alleged gun incident involving Broward mayor Stacy Ritter and her father, Edward Portner. When Ritter opened the door to her Parkland home and saw her......
Tags: Politics, Stacy Ritter, Judges, Education, Schools
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