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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: Values, Justice System, Crime, Law and Justice, Lawyers, Judges
Mayo on the Side: Broward news columnist Michael Mayo | Sun-Sentinel BlogsIs it appropriate, reasonable or ethical for an undercover FBI agent to use a legitimate business as a prop in a sting operation without its knowledge or consent? I ask because that appears to have happened in the FBI???s corruption......
Tags: Values, FBI, Crime, Law and Justice, Justice System, Hialeah
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsFelons should have to come clean if they want a seat on a Palm Beach County committee or advisory board, according to Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson. Volunteers being considered for appointment by the commission would have to disclose......
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsPalm Beach County Commissioner Jess Santamaria so far isn???t buying a key part of the corruption reform plan intended to restore public trust in local government. Santamaria contends that the plan still fails to give enough independence to a new......
Tags: Corporate Crime, Values, Local Government, Politics, Ethics
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsThe latest version of ethics reform gives Palm Beach County???s scandal-ridden county commission a lesser role in picking a new full-time government watchdog. Since 2006, three former county commissioners have gone to prison on federal corruption charges,...
Tags: Values, Corporate Crime, Corruption, Ethics
Mayo on the Side: Broward news columnist Michael Mayo | Sun-Sentinel BlogsBack after a day off and don???t know where to begin to catch up on Rothstein-palooza. Ready, set, go: --I???ve been in touch with all sorts of people connected to Scott Rothstein, the former Fort Lauderdale attorney whom the feds......
Dining@LargeNext Friday I'm up for the 10 Spot feature. The editors took pity on me because they knew how much I would enjoy doing an extra Top 10, so they are reprinting one that appeared before Top 10 Tuesday became......
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsPalm Beach County Commissioner Jeff Koons raised eyebrows Tuesday with a two letter abbreviation aimed at a crowd of residents raising concerns about the effectiveness of the county???s proposed ethics reforms. ???T.S.,??? Koons told the residents...
Tags: Values, Local Government, Politics, Ethics
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsWith a final vote on new ethics reforms coming Tuesday, Palm Beach County government lawyers have tweaked the rules to try to give more independence to a new proposed county watchdog. County commissioners on Dec. 1 gave preliminary approval to......
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsFormer Circuit Court Judge Edward Rodgers was selected Wednesday as the latest addition to Palm Beach County???s new Ethics Commission. The appointed commission is charged with helping enforce new ethics rules county commissioners approved in December...
Palm Beach Politics - Sun-Sentinel BlogsAttorney Manuel Farach and accountant Ron Harbison have claimed the final two spots on Palm Beach County???s new Ethics Commission. The five-member commission was created to help enforce new ethics rules created in the wake of corruption scandals that...
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