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Corrupt Practices

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  • Rhonda Swan: In Palm Beach County, ethics are just a rumor

    When Palm Beach County created the Office of Inspector General and the Ethics Commission in 2009, it was to help end the stigma as Corruption County. It hasn't worked. The recent court ruling that the Delray Beach city commission broke city rules when...
  • Proposed state law could force Ethics Commission changes

    Proposed state law could force Ethics Commission changes
    A proposed state law could force Palm Beach County’s Ethics Commission and other local ethics oversight boards to change the way they rule on suspected violations. State Sen. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, proposed legislation that would allow...
  • Schnur: Secretary of state should be 'reformer-in-chief'

    Schnur: Secretary of state should be 'reformer-in-chief'
    SACRAMENTO--Secretary of State candidate Dan Schnur, denouncing lawmakers' response to the recent series of ethics scandals in the state Senate as "diffident and lackadaisical," cast his bid to be the state's top elections official as a campaign to be...
  • Where corruption and insurrection go hand in hand

     Where corruption and insurrection go hand in hand
    On Feb. 20, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan fired his respected central bank governor, who was trying to discover what had happened to an estimated $20 billion that disappeared from the nation's oil revenue over an 18-month period. Four days later,...
  • Priore joining Ethics Commission without facing competition

    Priore joining Ethics Commission without facing competition
    Former Wellington mayor Carmine Priore was picked Wednesday to become Palm Beach County’s newest ethics commissioner … after no one else applied for the post. The Palm Beach County League of Cities approved Priore as its recommended...
  • 'Bridge-gate'

    There is one thing about the “Bridge-gate” event that does not add up. How could a person (Bridget Kelly), who rises to assistant chief of staff for a New Jersey governor, do something so stupid and arrogant as to send an email causing...
  • 'Nervous' mafia could target Pope Francis, prosecutor warns

    Pope Francis' campaign against corruption in the Catholic Church has made Italy's most dangerous mafia organization "nervous," which could make the prelate a target, a leading Italian prosecutor warned Thursday. The pope's vow to clean up church...
  • The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley dies at 85; outspoken Catholic priest

    The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley dies at 85; outspoken Catholic priest
    A self-described "loud-mouthed Irish priest" ("And may they carve it on my gravestone!" he once quipped), the Rev. Andrew M. Greeley rejected a conventional definition of his vocation. Denied a parish, the Roman Catholic priest created his own pulpits...
  • Ethics Commission changes suggested by state review

    Ethics Commission changes suggested by state review
    A state inquiry recommends changes to Palm Beach County’s Ethics Commission, while acknowledging that it is too soon to fully evaluate the county’s three-year-old watchdog board. The county’s five volunteer ethics commissioners need...
  • Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County

    Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County
    Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...
  • The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley, outspoken Catholic priest, dies at 85

    The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley, outspoken Catholic priest, dies at 85
    The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley, the irrepressible Roman Catholic priest whose broad talents drove him to prominence as a sociologist, novelist, newspaper columnist and voluble church critic, has died. He was 85. The controversial cleric died in his sleep...