The selection of new members of FAU's Board of Trustees is usually not controversial, passing easily from nomination through confirmation to installation in office. That may not be the case with Gov. Rick Scott's choice of Elizabeth Fago.See also:- Best Local Girl Gone Bad Fago's nomination w ... More >>
McCarty knows how prison works: She keeps quiet on her crimes.After spending more than a year and a half in the slammer, former Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty probably misses those nights at luxury cottages in Key West that caused her to trade her power suits for a jumpsuit. A Palm B ... More >>
Facebook.comMcAuliffe, on the war path.Palm Beach State Attorney Michael McAuliffe has attracted plenty of attention lately for his efforts to bust public corruption. He recently forced the resignation of the fourth county commissioner in four years to face criminal charges and created a Public C ... More >>
KoonsPalm Beach County Commissioner Jeff Koons today entered a guilty plea to extortion charges based on threatening a family that opposed the South Cove lagoon preservation project and using his political position to harass that family. In exchange for the plea, Koons won't have to serve time in ... More >>
Newell's official county commissioner headshotLook out, workforce. He's back.Warren Newell has made yet another awful, awful mistake.First, the former Palm Beach County commissioner pocketed half a million dollars in secret land deals. That's a no-no. In 2007, he pleaded guilty, earning himself f ... More >>
Mark Foley is baack.Now that former U.S. Congressman Mark Foley has begun his unembarrassed return to Republican politics, it's tempting to recall the many other disgraced Floridians who perhaps should have stayed hidden longer. Blithely ignoring the infamy of their scandals, these public figures ... More >>
flickr.comMost public servants are good people, even in South Florida. Most commissioners and school board members take sacred the public trust. At least during the holiday season, we try to tell ourselves that. But clearly, especially around these parts, not all our politicians are nice. And whe ... More >>
EggelletionFormer Broward County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion has agreed to enter a guilty plea in the federal corruption case against him.UPDATE: Just got off the phone with Eggelletion's former colleague, Commissioner John Rodstrom. "I think it's just a tragedy," he said of Eggelletion's f ... More >>
Any Dems want to run against Steven Abrams?After watching three Republicans on the Palm Beach County Commission head to prison on corruption charges, one might imagine local Democratic operatives corking champagne bottles in anticipation of next year's battle to fill the seat held by Republican C ... More >>
Flickr user: CxOxSThree years can feel like a long time in here.Now that suspended Broward School Board Member Beverly Gallagher has hired high-profile attorney David Bogenschutz to defend her against corruption charges, her future is looking brighter.This summer, Bogenschutz helped soften the bl ... More >>
Former County Commissioner Mary McCarty and her colleagues had a slight spending problem.Beaches without life guards, higher bus fares, laid off county workers, a major tax hike. Such a dismal budget proposal is hardly shocking in a county that's drowning in a housing bust. But Palm Beach County's p ... More >>
pbs.orgMary McCartyNow that we know former County Commissioner Mary McCarty managed to steer lucrative bond deals to her husband's bond underwriting firm, it would seem high time that the county reform the way it chooses a firm for financing the bonds issued to fund major public projects. Currently, ... More >>
State inspectors use the newest techology to curb corruption.The state wants all six Palm Beach County commissioners to testify under oath about corruption in hopes that they might teach authorities how to catch corrupt politicians. The move comes after Mary McCarty resigned under corruption charges ... More >>
As the economy goes further into the tank, there's at least one guy in Broward County whose business appears to be thriving like never before: David Bogenschutz, the go-to defense attorney for ethically challenged judges, indicted politicians, and just about anyone else with a high pr ... More >>
Jennifer Gollan had a nice little scoop about elected officials' travel that centered on mayors Richard Kaplan, Joy Cooper, and Frank Ortis billing hundreds of dollars to stay at a hotel for a convention in Miami -- all of about 30 miles away. Nothing earth-shattering, but a sweet daily&nb ... More >>
I bet on Florida (-3) in the national championship game. That's right, I actually sort of like the Gators now that Spurrier long gone, and I've always been partial to the SEC. It was just a friendly wager with a friend, though, and by the middle of the game I was sort of pulling for Oklahoma. Why? ... More >>
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Magazine mogul David Pecker rates public agencies' response to the Boca debacle
A hefty judgment has an injured local fisherman shouting, "Wahoo!"
Need to oust a school superintendent or get your favorite Democratic candidate elected? Just call Andre Fladell. But don't ever cross him.
For years private detective Virginia Snyder has accused the Delray Beach police of corruption. Now she's taking them to court.