| Mar 10, 2015
| 11:58 AM
Mitchell Kraft illegally exploited his wife's position on the Broward School Board to cut a deal for a father-son team of corrupt developers in exchange for $10,000, prosecutors told a Broward jury Tuesday.
Kraft, 62, is on trial on charges of unlawful...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:34 PM
Jury selection began Monday for Mitchell Kraft, who is accused of using his wife's position on the Broward School Board to save $500,000 for a corrupt father-son development team building a controversial project in Tamarac in 2007.
Kraft, 62, is charged...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 1:21 PM
Jury selection in the corruption case against former Tamarac Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco, scheduled to begin Monday after years of pre-trial fits and starts, has been delayed yet again.
Broward Circuit Judge Andrew Siegel put the bribery, unlawful...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 2:18 PM
The on-again, off-again public corruption drama of former Tamarac Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco will go back to court — for the second time.
Flansbaum-Talabisco, the city's first elected female mayor, is the last in a string of elected...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:13 PM
A real estate developer whose accusations of corruption resulted in criminal charges against a slew of local political figures took the stand Wednesday in the trial of former Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft.
Kraft, who served on the board...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The trial against former Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft resumed Monday, with jurors hearing from the son of the developer whose allegations brought criminal charges against Kraft and other elected officials.
Shawn Chait, whose father...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Jurors will begin deliberating Thursday morning over the fate of former Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft, who is accused of using her position to help win approval for a Tamarac housing project that hired her husband as a consultant in 2007....
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Former Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft was jailed Thursday after a jury found her guilty of official misconduct in a public corruption case.
The verdict stunned Kraft, who went from tears of joy to anguish while the jury's decision was being...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Former Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft left the Broward courthouse late Friday morning a free woman – with strings attached.
Kraft, who was found guilty of official misconduct a week ago, was handed a big break when Broward Circuit...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 2:21 PM
A developer duo's quest to see a northwest Broward golf course transformed into homes led them from politician to politician, where they were accused of greasing the deal with gifts and cash.
Now, the real estate vision of Bruce and Shawn Chait will...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:39 PM
A state representative and a former county commissioner showed up at the Lauderdale Lakes City Commission meeting on Monday, weighing in against a proposed RaceTrac mega-station on Oakland Park Boulevard.
Their weight wasn't enough to stop a 4-3 vote in...