| Jun 2, 2010
| 9:26 AM
document.write (""); Former Broward School Board member Beverly Gallagher was sentenced to a little over three years in prison on a corruption charge Wednesday morning in federal court in Fort Lauderdale.
Gallagher, 51, of Pembroke Pines, pleaded...
| Aug 8, 2007
Broward County commissioners sought Tuesday to stem the impact Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle's spate of inflammatory comments about homosexuality could have on the area's $1 billion-a-year gay tourism business.
Using words such as bigoted and...
| Sep 25, 2009
The next wave emerged Friday in the U.S. government's investigation of public corruption in Broward County -- a grand jury delving into controversial construction spending by the county School Board.
The federal grand jury will hear testimony next week...
| Sep 25, 2009
| 12:56 PM
A federal corruption probe in Broward County appeared to be expanding today, as FBI agents returned to Broward County government offices and announced plans to interview dozens of employees.
Broward County Transportation Director Chris Walton said agents...
| Sep 25, 2009
Throughout a relatively brief political career, Beverly Gallagher has been variously viewed as a hard working advocate for students and teachers, or an untrustworthy operator who juggled the truth.
"She was very level headed. She was well thought of,"...
| Jan 27, 2010
Faced with the revelation that state prosecutors are investigating them, Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin and her husband are proclaiming their innocence in business dealings with the town of Southwest Ranches.
Both maintain she was...
| Feb 4, 2010
Former Broward County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion's sentencing has been postponed for about a month because he is on bed rest after surgery.
Eggelletion, 60, of Lauderdale Lakes, underwent a second operation last week to deal with complications...
| Mar 11, 2010
| 8:29 PM
When disgraced former Broward County Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion is sentenced Friday for a money-laundering conspiracy, he will ask for punishment of no more than 2 1/2 years in federal prison, according to court documents filed by his defense team....
| Jun 25, 2010
| 6:02 PM
Tamarac City Commissioner Patricia "Patte" Atkins-Grad was arrested Friday on charges she took $6,300 in illegal payments from developers to lease a BMW and pay for her election victory party in exchange for voting for their project.
Atkins-Grad, 64, a...
| Oct 14, 2009
| 4:19 PM
Citing an apparent "culture of corruption" taking root in South Florida, Gov. Charlie Crist on Wednesday called for a statewide grand jury to take a sweeping look at honesty-in-government in Florida.
The panel will have the authority to indict public...
| Sep 23, 2009
| 4:26 PM
And 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....