Eggelletion: Does Financial Disclosure Form Offer Clue?

Early word on the arrest of Broward County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion is that it involves a complex scheme to launder money through his contacts in the Bahamas.

Also arrested in connection to the Eggelletion case, according to a federal complaint, are Ronald Lee Owens, attorney Joel Williams, and Bahamian Sidney Cambridge.

I obtained the commissioner's financial disclosure form to look for clues and found an interesting item: Eggelletion admitted in the form to accepting $15,000 last year from -- wait for it -- Ronald Lee Owens, who lives in Hollywood. Owens is a friend of Eggelletion's.

The form states no other details. Another elected official nabbed in the probe, School Board member Beverly Gallagher, failed to file a form. In light of her arrest and the revelation that she obtained thousands of dollars in bribe money, it's pretty obvious why.

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Journalist Bob Norman has been raking the muck of South Florida for the past 25 years. His work has led to criminal cases against corrupt politicians, the ouster of bad judges from the bench, and has garnered dozens of state, regional, and national awards.
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